|All we needed to move in, with room to spare in my hatchback.|
For minimalists like us, it doesn’t take much to move in. Our furniture consisted of only three items (two if you count doubles as one):
- 1 airbed, queen-sized
- 2 stadium fold-up chairs
|Florida dream… backyard pool in the lanai (screen porch) complete with|
the requisite rubber ducky wearing sunglasses and a lakeside view. Not a bad spot to crash while apartment-hunting.
In the interim, we are incredibly grateful to Wayne’s friend, Kevin Fogg, who consistently kept his eye out for a job for Wayne, and eventually placed his resume in the hands of a hiring manager ready to hire him. Kevin and his wife Barbara graciously let us crash at their place for the week it took for us to find a place of our own. Kevin also gave us a spin around town and ferried Wayne into work several times while I apartment hunted*.
*Apartment-hunting in the bustling Space Coast is not a task for the faint of heart. Watch for a separate post on that topic soon! As well as the continuation of our budget road trip lessons,highlights and Space Coast oddities.
|Our airbed. It ain’t much, but it does the job, for now.|
Meanwhile, after combing all (and I do mean all!) the thrift shops in Melbourne and Palm Bay, we have acquired a few more items (still all from Habitat ReStore). Thus far, all transported via my miniscule hatchback!
|This $15 recliner is in much nicer shape than the $10 couch we bought from ReStore|
in Jacksonville in 2014 on the condition it would never come back to them.
- 1 fan / light combo
- $75 2 dresser / 1 night stand trio
- 1 dining table set with 4 leather sling chairs**
- 1 $15 butt-ugly but incredibly comfortable green recliner — desperately in need of a shampoo
- 3 $5 @ rusty wrought iron bar stools in dire need re-upholstery and refinishing**
|Hardly the optimal transport vehicle for a recliner, but my trusty Prius did the deed!|
Home doesn’t feel like home until we have a mattress pad and a couch, though Wayne’s $15 recliner will get us by in the meantime.
|Thanks to the new-to-us recliner, now Goldie doesn’t need to give up her spot.|
Wifi is scheduled for installation Thursday… kind of running out excuses for not getting these posts done!
|Haven’t had the chance to test drive this yet. Soon! Temperatures have stuck around the 90s….|