Two weeks ago our apartment welcomed two new additions. First, the patio furniture:
Once the weather finally improved and John killed some of our neighborhood wasps, we started looking around for cheap patio furniture. After considering a set at JYSK (similar to this one but on sale for $40) we remembered that winter can last for up to 6 months, so there's no point in spending a lot on patio furniture. I almost bought two chairs and a small table from Wal-Mart that are exactly like the ones we bought, but then John thought to look on Kijiji (like Craigslist), where he found the set we have now for a whopping $15. Score!
That milk bottle has flowers in it. Duh.
We sat outside the next night and ate dinner on the new-to-us table. I plan on spending a lot of time in those chairs this summer.
Then, after a long process of talking to our landlord and calling repair guys and appliance guys, we got a new fridge! Our old one was so old that they don't make parts for it anymore, and it apparently really guzzled the electricity. It would trip the local breaker it was on and shut off until we realized and reset it. It's not ideal for times when we're traveling.
But then the new one arrived! First the guys came and removed the cabinets above the fridge, since the new one is too tall for them. I put everything out on the counter tops before they hauled it away. Watching them struggle to get it down the stairs reinforced to me that I don't want to get a couch because I don't want to have to move one in and out of this place.
AND BEHOLD!!!!!! OUR NEW FRIEND, FRIGIDAIRE PRO!
Aka, Blue Velvet.
I think we're going to get along just fine.