Thursday, February 26, 2015

Condo Move-In Part 1

This is going to take me at least three posts to cover the move into our condo…so sit back and read.

We picked up the keys from the previous owners on Friday, Feb. 13 (my lucky day). Here’s a selfie of us opening the door for the first time

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When we walked in we found a welcome gift left by the previous owners, Dave and Debbie, with a card saying they hoped we would love the condo as much as they have….they are only moving a block away to a two-bedroom condo so we will see them often….they have become friends.


We took a lot out of the RV, but still had to buy pots and pans, dishes, glasses, flatware, sheets and towels.


Here are some before and after shots of the condo. We bought all our furniture from American Furniture Warehouse in Glendale.  They are headquartered in Colorado and we’ve bought all our furniture from them for the last 30 years.  They delivered, assembled and set up the rooms on Saturday.  Worth every bit of the $150 it cost. The white moisture spot in the first photo has been fixed and the swag light in the dining room will be moved.

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I had to add a little “funk” to the place, so I put shelving paper not only on the shelves, but also up the back of the cabinets.  I love the “wow” affect when you open the doors.

Love the splash of color from the glasses on the shelf with Pat O’Brien’s glasses
More space than I’m use to so I just spread it out
Spice turntable…yes, all alphabetized

We went back to the RV yesterday and took down some of our pictures on the walls to add to the condo. We’ve been living the last two weeks with everything new around us from dishes to the bed and sheets we slept on. Having the pictures hung up made a big difference in our “feeling at home”.

We parked the RV at the Elks Club which was only 5 miles away.  We moved everything in grocery and shopping bags.  Jim would go to the RV and fill up 5-6 bags and bring them back for me to put away.  We were basically “IN” the condo with everything put away by Sunday…three days…I think that’s pretty good.  Come Monday we had our first visitors, Dodo and Bernie…more about that tomorrow.

Remember, you are loved.


  1. Your new place looks great and we look forward to seeing it on our next trip out west. We are very happy for you!

    1. Thank you folks, we sure look forward to seeing you.

  2. Love the paper in the shelves...does add spunk!


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