Shopping and Packing

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Registered: 09-20-2007
Shopping and Packing
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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 8:21pm
DH and I have been doing a lot of shopping for our new place. My mother has told me that I could take a lot of the kitchen and bathroom stuff, but I really would like my own stuff in terms of dishes, silverware, towels, etc. I am taking a lot of the pots and pans, since my mother doesn't cook anymore. I do have a set of dishes here, which my mother got when she was pregnant with me (she got it purposefully to hand down to me). It's never been used. It's fine bone china, so delicately made that you can almost see through it. It's a beautiful set, painted with red roses and trimmed in gold. Now whether or not I'll ever use it, I don't know. But I'm definitely taking it with me.

DH and I are going down to Charleston on Sunday to look at some places. We did originally want to get an apartment, but we have four cats and all the apartments we looked at had a little of two cats. We've decided to buy a used mobile home and saw ads for several of them.



I feel like a new bride instead of someone who's been married almost 10 years. DH and I have been physically a couple for almost 11 years and we lived as a couple for only the first 17 months of our relationship. All those other years we've lived with other people in their homes. It's way, way past time for us to have a place of our own.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 06-03-2010 - 11:00pm
HI Nancy,
Wow you sound so excited & happy, YaY!
That bone china sounds lovely & I bet you will use it at least once.

Will be fun to shop for stuff for your new place.
Long overdue I see as well.

Let us know what you find & how it goes.
Good luck looking & have a blast :)
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Registered: 09-20-2007
Thu, 06-03-2010 - 11:09pm
We've already gotten a set of dishes, two sets of sheets (I learned my lesson the hard way not to buy sheets at Walmart. They are too cheaply made), silverware and kitchen knives. We need to get bath towels and glasses next. A lot of kitchen stuff, like canisters and appliances like a toaster, will have to wait until we get a place and I see exactly how much counter space and cabinet space that I have. The kitchen will be my domain and I want it to be just right.

You're right, hugs, I am very happy and excited. I've wanted to live in Charleston since I was a little kid. If we buy a mobile home like we plan, I'll finally have a place of my own.
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 06-03-2010 - 11:13pm
How fun on all the new things you have bought Nancy,
I remember those days, LOL
A new bride is exactly how you should feel too
Charleston is beautiful ..
Glad your dreams are coming true :)




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Registered: 08-12-2007
Sun, 06-06-2010 - 5:19pm

I am glad you guys will be getting a place of your own! That will be so much fun to actually live as a couple by yourselves!


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Fri, 06-11-2010 - 5:36pm

I have a set of china that my Great-Aunt gave me when I got married the first time. I make it a point to have a "fancy" dinner once a month and use the china.