My stuff arrived almost entirely intact. Part of my entertainment center got busted up, probably by the squirrelly brothers in Michigan. If it can’t be fixed, I will proceed to get one that is more suitable for future TV purchase (read: HD flatscreen).
I have so far:
– assembled and filled the bed, about which more in a second.
– hooked up washer & dryer, ran an empty cycle on the washer, ditto dryer, and am now washing my bedsheets.
– I did go get lunch.
Up next: vacuum the coils on the fridge and get it running, then dig out enough electronics gear to get basic TV functionality for when the DirecTV guy comes tomorrow morning.
Okay, I’m a guy. For starters, this morning I was able to figure out how to get to my DSL router and get the wireless settings to my liking.
But… remember my mentioning the purchase of a simple white bedskirt to hide the foundations? Well, do you know how you get the bedskirt on under the king-size, two-bladder softside water mattress after said mattress is full? You don’t, that’s how. It’ll have to wait until such time as I drain and refill them (which I actually intend to do in the next couple of months — after 10 years of well water in them, I want to let the city water do its thing and then purge and refill).
So, Dave, rest assured that my inherent Guy-ness led me to forget to put the bedskirt over the foundations before I got the rest of the bed assembled and filled. My room will look very much Guy Room. Yes, complete with small refrigerator (the kitchen is clear over on the other side of the house).
Now back to the tasks at hand…