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Getting Settled In

As part of our moving process, we decided to try and downsize as much as possible. And since we hadn't seen with our own eyes the place were we would be living, it was hard to know what large things we would really need or what would work in the house.

So, once we got here, we quickly learned what we would need and then set out to find stuff for as cheaply as possible. So, we bought everything used. Here are the great finds.
Our computer desk. It fits perfectly in the space we have for it, has a little bit of storage. This was most expensive of our purchases, but considering it is only three years old and fits our space so well, it was well worth it.
A dresser. This one is almost identical to the one we sold in Edgerton, but it had a little more wear and tear. So, I put a cloth on top to cover up the not so nice looking part and Wilbert fixed a few of the drawers. For $20 we have a very nice and functional dresser.
I really wanted a chair for in the baby's room. We found this glider rocker at the PEI ReStore for Habitat for Humanity. It was $25 and the cushions were originally a nice gold color from the 70's. But, I had these extra pillow cases lying around that I never use and they fit perfectly, so now it doesn't look quite so dated.
The microwave was perhaps our best find. It was listed on Kijiji under "make an offer," so we went and made an offer of $15 which they took and it works great. This is the purchase I think Wilbert likes this the most of all the purchases. The microwave in our house in Edgerton came with the house and it was really old. It had dials for the time and temperature and there was no light inside, so you really couldn't see what was happening. So every time Wilbert uses this microwave he says, "Wow! I can see inside! It has buttons! It even has a special button for popcorn!" He really likes to experiment with buttons to see what will happen if he uses a certain feature. So for $15 you could say he is easy to please.


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