A good portion of this weekend was spent moving Daniela's stuff from our house (and garage) to her new apartment. Though she and the family are still sleeping at our place, we have most of their possessions outside the house. One thought that I had as I was helping Daniela move boxes and furniture up the stairs into the apartment was how alone people in her situation really are. She was doing a lot of the heavy lifting herself while Belinda was watching our kids and hers.
On Sunday I recruited a helper for the furniture and we finally got everything in the place. Daniela's new home is a modest 2 bedroom with one bath. But she's pretty excited about the fresh start she can look forward to. After talking with her one evening—she was searching for a word (her native language is Romanian) to describe what she felt while living in her house. I told her "anxiety"—and described what the word meant. I think she's going to have less of that, despite giving up some square footage in her past life.
While the apartment is looking fairly sparse right now, we've been told that folks from Mig & Tig and Mortise and Tenon are going to donate some furnishings. (also thanks to yourfurniturelink and Ceva for free shipping) All, very cool. If you are involved with either company, I've drafted up a crude floorplan here.
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