Just a quick update because I haven't posted a progress pic in a while! I spent a lot of time in Boston today, shopping for a sleeper sofa for the new house. Most of that time was in Room & Board, and when I found myself in front of a huge wall made of mirrors, it seemed like a good time. And since I'm feeling a bit brave, here is a night before shot I have never posted. I reserve the right to yank this down tomorrow if my nerve fails me! I regret my choice to do my "before" practically undressed... it makes me super anxious about posting them, and I'm totally not posting in bra and undies for my afters. I tried to get them about the same size/perspective so it would be a good comparison otherwise, though. I can't help the fact that I was in a ball cap and look like a Newsie, though. It was a bad hair day!
The trip was full of little victories. I went to Boston via the Orange Line and Green line, and if you know the train stations in Boston, it's a ton of stairs to get too and from the trains. A year ago if I wanted to take a train, I had to take elevators to get from one floor to another in the station. This time I climbed all those stairs, without even holding on - going up OR going down. Sometimes two or three flights in a row. Then spent at least a couple of hours in Room & Board (though part of that was "testing" sofas by lounging on them!) and going up and down THOSE stairs - there were four floors.
Then we went to Muji, a "minimalist Boston retailer" that had a little of everything - housewares, clothes, furniture, pens & stationery, just a bunch of fun stuff. I found out I'm a medium for the purposes of linen sack dresses. Riding on the train provided another NSV. Not only did I fit comfortably in a seat right next to Leah - there was SPACE between us!! About an inch of it!!! I found it so exciting I had to take a picture, of course - mine is the leg on the right.
And now on to the life update...
I may not be around much next week, and I absolutely won't be posting on my 9-month surgiversary. Turns out we're not going to have the leisurely move-out week we had hoped for. Events have conspired against us. Instead, we're going to have to have all of our stuff out of our house on the 7th, and camp out on a futon with a cat and a dog in an empty house until the morning of the 8th, when we'll have the closing on our current house. Then we will have the closing on the new house that afternoon, and move everything, including three frazzled women, five unhappy cats and a dog, ...into a house that won't have any internet until the 9th.
On the plus side, we get to the house early! I'm super excited about that. On the minus side, we have to be ready five full days before we had planned to move, and we have 24 hours in which to accomplish it when we'd thought we'd have a week. (I have already said my "I told you so's" to Meg and Leah, who have been making fun of me for packing like a mad thing for the past week or so when "we have so much time to move!")
Anyway, I will be around when I can, and I'll still be reading and reacting - just probably not posting much after this coming Monday! I'll leave you with these bonus pics of the beasts, though: