Well, we're finally in our place! The first few nights after I got to Denmark, we were staying at DH's parents' place, since we didn't have a bed. His parents were away at the summerhouse anyway, so I didn't mind that much, but I told him in no uncertain terms that we would NOT be staying there when they return. I need to feel like I'm living here, even if sleeping on the floor, instead of as a visitor! So we slept on the floor and finally got our bed yesterday.
It's IKEA and we don't want to put it together yet until we put down the new flooring, but we have a mattress on the floor and that's a big improvement over just the floor.
It's taking the expected eternity to unpack and find things. There's still a lot more to go than has been done. Plus we need to paint every room and lay flooring in most, so we've been arguing with DH's parents over unpacking anything at all. They think it's too much work to move things from room to room as we paint/floor. I think it's too much work to live without any of my belongings.
Our next argument (and I just have a feeling it will happen later today) is going to be about gifts. DH's parents keep buying us gifts, and it's very well-intentioned and sweet, but I'm getting really, really frustrated about it. We finally have our home and we get to basically start from scratch and buy all new stuff. We've been excited about doing this, and heck, I've been looking forward to being able to do this for years! Then they go and buy flatware, pillows, tupperware, and so forth for us. It's very nice of them, but it's not the stuff that we want. We want to pick out our own damn stuff. So now I have to appear ungrateful and ask for receipts, etc. etc.
The first couple of times they bought us stuff, I didn't mind so much, but they just keep doing it! In fact, they bought us some forks and knives which I actually liked a lot and decided to keep. I finally got around to unpacking them and putting them in the kitchen, and they come by with another DIFFERENT set of forks and knives.
: Am I so strange for wanting my forks to all match each other? I mean, I'm not in college anymore!
Despite in-law frustrations, I'm very happy to finally BE in our new place. I think I'll still be hanging out here until all my STUFF is here too, and unboxed!