Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Marathon Monday (and weekend!)

This weekend Dane and I moved into our new apartment with the help of some friends (Sam, Jason and Ellen). We absolutely love it! On Saturday we got a U-Haul and moved all of our big furniture in. We had done a few smaller trips during the week to bring some of my stuff over.

Now comes the story of the couch. First Jason and Dane tried to get the couch up the front stairs.

They quickly realized that was not going to work, and on the advice of our upstairs neighbor decided to try the back stairs because it was a little wider.
Ellen had to help because she's stronger than Sam and I. We're all discussing how to turn the couch at this point.
Getting there now! We got it around the first turn. Now they asked me to sit at the bottom of the couch and push up on it.
As you can see, I was very helpful.
With everyone's help, we finally got it up the stairs and into our apartment.

On Sunday we all went to IKEA! We had so much fun and were there for almost 5 hours. We got a coffee table, TV stand, kitchen cart thingy, end tables for the bedroom, and some fun decorations (picture frames, a mirror, etc.). I also bought fabric so that I can make curtains for us. I've never made curtains before, but I feel like I can totally do it. Sam is going to help me, so between the two of us I think we'll figure it out.

On Sunday night Sam, Jason, Ellen, Emily and Ben came over for Swedish meatballs and helped put together some furniture. I made dinner on the condition that Jason make some brownies for dessert. I helped him out, and he did a great job. Then Nino joined us, stayed over for the marathon on Monday!

We woke up at 4:30am and got to our post for volunteering at 5:15am on Monday morning. We're veterans now, since we did this same job last year. We got everything we needed and picked lane 6 to be our station. For about two hours we loaded all the marathon runners onto buses. I met some people from Germany who asked to take a picture with me and then told me "You will be famous!". By around 8am we were done, and exhausted.
We went home, ate breakfast, and made the decision to take Nino to the Sam Adams Brewery. Here's Nino and Dane smelling a Sam Adams Utopia Bottle.

We had a really long, but really fun weekend! Now we're working on getting the apartment together and unpacking all the little boxes that are still left. I'll post pictures soon!


Allison said...

hooray! Welcome home! Can't wait to see pictures of the finished apt! I think a trip up to Boston might be on My Agenda this summer!

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