Friday, February 20, 2009

Day of reckoning, with photos!

Today is the day that the movers show up with our stuff. Therefore, today is the day we find out how much of our stuff is still intact. Let us all cross our fingers that the vast majority of our belongings arrive undamaged. Luckily, our Civic has quite the storage capacity, so we were able to bring all our electronic stuff, important personal papers and various belongings that have high sentimental value, and all of our beautiful dishes plus a few other breakable things with us in the car, and all of them arrived in one piece and have already been put away in the apartment.

And speaking of the apartment, you asked for photos, so yesterday when we were there waiting for the guy to come set up our cable and internet, I took photos. Obviously, it's unfurnished, and please ignore the boxes and wires and whatnot everywhere.




We LOVE it. I can't wait for all of our stuff to arrive so we can furnish the place and unpack and get all set up and settled in. And don't worry, there will be more photos after that happens. Also, I still haven't photographed the sunset, but I'll work on that too.

Also, since I was uploading photos anyway, here are a couple more from the drive:





The other thing I'm doing today is calling the local prison dog training program to arrange a meeting with two dogs we're interested in adopting. Both are beautiful and we are really hoping that one of them works out. Here they are:



Even if we do end up adopting one of them, I am already sad about not getting to take home the other! They are just both such beautiful dogs and their descriptions make them sound like they would be a very good fit for us as well.

OK, off to check out of the hotel and go to our apartment to wait for the movers. Have a great weekend, everyone!

45 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos! Adorable pups! That look like an awesome apartment. Very spacious, and makes you want to make it all homey and your own! Enjoy!

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  2. Can't wait to read about the puppies! Good luck making a choice - they both seem incredibly sweet! :)

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  3. Great pics! Your apt looks wonderful. Can't wait to hear how it goes with the dogs!

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  4. Awesome apartment! Adorable dogs. Can't wait to see which you bring home.

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  5. I am so happy for you! The apartment is beautiful and the dogs look like the would be great! It seems like everything is working out perfectly!

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  6. the apartment is gorgeous!

    but more importantly i can't get past the speed limit sign. 75?!? Really??! (the speed demon in me is in awe :))

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  7. That apartment looks so bright and cheery - I love it. And you have a fireplace!!!

    Both dogs look incredibly sweet, but that first one just melted me.

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  8. Colorful Colorado. Love it! So true! And I also love that you and Torsten are looking to ADOPT a dog (and an adult dog at that). So many dogs out there to love. Can't wait to hear about the results!

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  9. Your new apartment looks beautiful! Congratulations and I hope all goes well with the furniture and dog adopting! :)

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  10. What a great apartment! And those dogs are absolutely gorgeous! That look in the last photo? Gets me EVERY time. I can't wait to find out which dog picks you guys! ;)

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  11. Oh wow! Prison dog programs are so wonderful!

    Your new home is beautiful! What a fantastic kitchen!

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  12. good luck with your move this weekend! it looks beautiful there!

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  13. How exciting!! Your new apartment looks great- and isn't it crazy how costs vary from region to region?

    I hope everything arrives unbroken and in mint condition!!

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  14. Love the apartment. The balcony made me think of sitting outside and drinking a nice cup of tea in the morning.
    Good luck with finding a dog in the near future. I hope you both find a good fit with your prospective pups.

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  15. Your apartment looks so bright and beautiful! Congratulations!

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  16. I LOVE The posted speed limit! ahhh 75!!!!

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  17. YAY! what a lovely apt! and it's so sunny and awesome there :-) i hope all your stuff arrives intact :-o

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  18. A chandelier and a fireplace? Awesome!

    Have fun unpacking (that's always my favorite part) and finding your new pup.

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  19. That is so gorgeous. It reminds me strongly of the best apartment we ever lived in, which was in some ways better than our house.

    Also, I totally called you out on the name blog. Maybe "called you out" isn't the term I want---that sounds like I suggested we "take it outside." What I mean is that I beseeched you for help. And apparently that's now how beseeched is spelled, but I can't think how else to spell it and the baby is crying which shorts all my circuits.

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  20. Our old apartment looked a LOT like that, and we LOVED it (especially the kitchen, which was way nicer than the one in our current house).

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  21. The apartment looks fantastic and the doggies adorable! I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  22. Oh man that second dog looks so sad it's almost too hard to look at him directly.

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  23. Your new apartment looks amazing! I cannot tell you how excited I am that you looked into prison programs and are going to meet a few of the dogs. Ours is an amazing dog, the handlers do such great work with the animals.

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  24. Great apartment. Can't wait to see some photos when you are all moved in.

    Darling dogs. Good luck making a choice.

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  25. Lovely apartment and ADORABLE pups, I can't wait to see who you pick. :)

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  26. How nice for you to be home! Can't wait to see/hear more.

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  27. That kitchen looks brand new. I don't think I've ever seen an oven that didn't have a window. Have a great weekend dog-hunting!

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  28. your apt is gorgeous! and i would totally pick pup#1 cute!

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  29. Awww the puppies look adorable!

    Hopefully your stuff is still in good condition- after our cross country trip a lot of our stuff was scratched. :-(

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  30. Those dogs are adorable. You can only get one? I'd be hard pressed to choose.

    That apartment looks so nice.

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  31. The apartment looks great. Those puppies are adorable. I don't think I would be able to have only one of them.

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  32. OMG the first puppy!! The scar on his nose made me fall instantly in love. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a guy with battle scars :)

    Nice place! Can't wait to see what it looks like furnished!

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  33. it's perfect!!! we have the exact same cabinets in the kitchen at my parents' house!

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  34. Your balcony is huge! I love it. Also, both of those dogs are just too cute. I would have a hard time picking too.

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  35. What lovely views! I'm excited to see your apartment all decorated! Hooray hooray hooray!

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  36. I am loving the updates! Do you know that you are making me want to move to Denver? Haha. It really sounds like a great place. And also: You are so lucky about getting a dog! How great! Both of the pictures are adorable, who knows, maybe you WILL end up with two! I am so aching to get a dog, but that will still have to wait.

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  37. Photos! great! it looks so pretty. Lovely dogs--good luck choosing.

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  38. It will be so great to see the apt once you've put all of your personal touches on it! Definitely the best part of moving to a new place, the transformation.

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  39. both of the puppies are adorable! the hardest part of picking a pet is NOT picking the others.

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  40. I like the look of your new place. And those dishes...are so CUTE. They remind me of a 1950s housewife pouring coffee while wearing an apron, her hair up in curlers. ADORABLE. Note: I bet you'd look cute in an apron.

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  41. Your apartment looks bright and happy - and I am so in love with both of the dogs!!

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  42. You have a place to live! And you're getting a dog! Glad to hear everything's shaping up just fine.

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  43. Your apartment DOES look perfect - a huge kitchen with all that great plant/display space above the cupboards and a FIREPLACE. And you guys can have breakfast out on your balcony in summer with a great view.....

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