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House Full of Boxes
So the housebuying thing is going well. We've done the walkthrough and signed everything and sent all the money to escrow. Monday the bank should "fund", and then Tuesday we actually take ownership.

Cathy has made great inroads into packing the board games, revealing that we do not, in fact, have nearly enough boxes. (I knew we needed more small boxes, for the comic books, but it turns out we need more large boxes, too.)

We have the plans for the house, and have used them to figure out where the major furniture should go. Shelves are being a bit of a problem -- between the kitchen peninsula, the French doors, the fireplace, and the windows, there's actually very little wall space in the living room, so that extra bedroom may be turning into something of a library after all. (I suspect the correct thing to do may be to get wall-mounted shelves and put them rather high up, behind the seating. Also, boy do our desk shapes not work well with that study -- we've figured out positions that should be okay, but a properly designed/selected set of desks and storage that really worked with the shape of the room would let us fit a lot more in there and free up space in some other areas.)

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Aw, I can just see you guys with the graph paper and the little paper chips that are the furniture... Yay house!

Our plans are moving along, but much slower. I'm waiting to hear from the Lansing Housing Commission.

Go go Lansing Housing Commission!

I can just see you guys with the graph paper and the little paper chips that are the furniture

I have just had an entirely different idea about where to put several major pieces. Cannot wait for A&C to get home to look at the paper bits.

Home Depot and Lowe's are fantastic for relatively inexpensive shelving. We turned our foyer coat closet into a game closest because dammit, I was tired of our board games being stacked haphazardly somewhere! :)

The game closet has been selected. I don't actually remember whether it has appropriate shelving already, but I expect that correcting the closet shelving (more shelves some places, fewer shelves some other places -- hm, I wonder if we could just move that unit with drawers from the walk-in to the guest bedroom closet, that'd be convenient) will be a fairly early Thing On The List.

We have some extra boxes (from my last move) if you want to wander over this evening or tomorrow some time.

Not to many maybe 10 ish bankers boxes.

Ooh, yay! That should actually take care of the remaining small-box needs. (I hope. Andres hasn't started packing the comic books yet, so my estimates may be off.)

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