As I’ve previously mentioned before 2022, my girlfriend and I purchased our first home together! This last week, we were in fact moving into our new place and doing everything in our power to quickly establish our new routine in our personal lives, academia, and work. And, for anyone who is accustomed to these kinds of big moves, they never really go perfectly! 😉 While we did survive in the end, it did come with a bunch of unpredictable obstacles that really did their best to annoy us one way or another.
For one, the pandemic has made it near impossible for many people out there to get there hands on what I call the Big Five (stove, fridge, dryer, washer, and dishwasher). The whole chain of production has been altered for the worse and there’s very little that’s actually in stock nowadays. Luckily for us, everything we needed to purchase would get delivered within a week into moving in but we had to improvise during that period to feed ourselves since there was no appliances left behind by the previous owner. As of today, that’s all solved and we’re happy to have everything we need to continue on into this new chapter of our lives.
The other major hassle was Internet. I did everything to make sure they get it up and running the day after we moved in but one thing led to another, a couple of unexpected and insane snowstorms, some pretty bad company service, and we finally got Internet almost a week later! This explains why I couldn’t do much on my blog these past few days. But now that’s all solved as well and I’m happily typing away in my Batcave (actually, half a Batcave since I’m sharing this room with my beloved second half.) 😛
As for the click-bait post title, it just so happens that bookshelves are also very hard to come by and IKEA is one of those big companies that’s suffering the most from this pandemic. After waiting long enough for their stock to refill (which it hasn’t), and searching everywhere for decent looking bookshelves and that could hold everything I want it to hold, we’ve opted for a local handmade bookshelf that should arrive in less than 2 weeks. For the time being, enjoy my pyramidal box collection of books curated to only contain what I love or plan to read! 😀
P.S. I’ve been hearing people talk about how heavy and insane it is to move around their books from one place to another for a couple of years now but I never really realized HOW insane it actually is until now… Books are HEAVY. You better love them a lot if you’re willing to break your back for them! 😉