Since Taylor has been here, she has been a wonderful help with assembling furniture and unpacking boxes. I now have a tall glass display case in the dining room, a couple new bar stools in the kitchen, and a shelving system in the study.
Looking down my street at night
The Church Brew Works's Pious Monk Dunkel beerThe shelving system is pretty neat because it's big enough to hold all the random stuff, including various computers, I haven't been able to properly store over the past few years. I'm also looking forward to putting things in the display case, but I don't know that I have enough cool-looking and shiny stuff to do justice to the amount of shelf space in it.
I also have a couple new rugs, one of which is huge and takes up just the right amount of space in the living room. Ideally, the dining room could use a rug of similar size, but giant rugs aren't exactly cheap. We'll see what happens, I guess.
Tonight begins an art show and wares sale on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside, not dissimilar to the Glow Night they held (and about which I wrote here, I think) last winter. Perhaps Taylor and I should go over there later. The festivities end at 8:00, so we'll have to get there "early" in order to browse all the galleries. The event continues until Sunday at 5:00.
Next Monday, I have another research meeting with the nano-lab group, and it looks like I won't have to complete the survey of magnetic actuation papers before then.
Dorian helping me unpack in the kitchen
One of the staircases leading from the first floor to the second floorWhich is just as well, since I haven't really even started on it, as I've been so busy with moving and with Taylor's visit. Regardless, I must attend the meeting, so that will suck a couple/few hours out of my Monday afternoon.
By the way, the pictures included with this entry are from several days ago, and my kitchen looks much different now. Dorian, on the other hand, doesn't look too different, and he's just as helpful as ever. He has been quite wonderful assisting with this move, especially in terms of occupying the space on the floor where I want to step while carrying something large and/or heavy. The photo of the case of beer is included simply because it was there, and I think it's a fine example of some very interesting packaging. Thanks to Katy, many of my dishes were packed in that box.
I imagine Taylor is out of the shower now, and maybe she has also finished primping. I think it's time to go determine her status and have some yogurt and/or cereal for my 2:00 PM breakfast. And, then, we'll continue the search for the hardware for my pot rack, which we abandoned after becoming tired and lazy some time last night.
Enjoy the photos. I'll try to post more of them, as things around here start coming together better. It shouldn't be too long until this place is completely unpacked!