The new place should be OK overall, and we now own a fridge (I'd prefer not to own one and just have it as part of renting, but I'm not getting much of what I'd prefer of late). Unfortunately the place smells like cat pee. The landlord doesn't smell it. Probably related to the nine million air fresheners that were there. Thankfully, the black light fluoresced to show that I wasn't nuts (shows pee, among other delights - sometimes you just don't want to know), but he's only inclined to help to a small degree, so I'll be spending more money than I particularly care to spend to hopefully take care of the problem because the thought of what my cats would do to a carpet that already smells like cat pee is something I'd really rather not experience or even consider. It's worth the cost, even if he won't reimburse, which he might not, though maybe I'll get lucky.
The faux wood blinds I want so badly that I haiku'd about them are not likely to be because our window sizes just make them too expensive to spend ($90 for the 2 windows I have in mind), especially considering our track record of late for frequency of moves. Maybe if we are still there when I come back from Japan and if it looks at that point like we are staying for awhile.
Also, my whole tooth/teeth issue that seemed pretty alright at first may not be as alright as I'd like because now one side is sensitive on top and the other side is sensitive on the bottom, which doesn't really leave a side to enjoy foods that are either hot or cold. I'll give it a little time since sometimes it takes time, but I might not be done. I'd rather just be done.
On a happy note because whining is annoying, packing this time is going really well because I've basically stopped doing any packing, which rocks. I'm just grabbing a bunch of whatever and taking things over in canvas grocery bags since it's not very far away. Even fragile stuff has been fine since it's just me in my car instead of a bunch of people and stuff going in trucks and getting knocked around or stacked. My goal is to have mostly just the heavy book boxes and furniture type items when the "real" move happens this Friday. My kitchen at the new place is already about 90% ready to cook.
Now I think I just need to test out the new fridge with some cold beers just to make sure it's working properly. Or at least test the ice cube maker by making an iced coffee.