Monday, August 8, 2011

"I think that might be illegal?!"

MelRose move in day was this past Saturday (the 6th)!! It was quite an adventure! It started with us dragging our HUGE suitcases, lugging a mattress and carrying a few chairs down a main road. Each trip we passed the same group of people sitting at a cafe. Needless to say, they weren't holding in their laughter. Afterwards, we had a friend drive us to a house to pick up a bed frame. Well, we got there and found that the frame didn't necessarily fit in the tiny car... we made it work.  
I sat in the back and held the bed parts with one hand and held a rope tied to the open door with the other. We were quite a sight driving down the road. Illegal or not, it worked. 

Driving back to our friend's house for lunch, we  happened to pass a wardrobe on the side of the road. We stopped and realized it was absolutely usable and decided to load it up. 

We tied the wardrobe to the top of the car with the rope. After having it completely secured down, we realized we had tied the doors shut. Oops. Nothings more fun then crawling through a car window.  Later that day, we found a mattress, cute doors and chairs on the side of the road as well.  Our rooms mainly have free furniture filling them. 
Successful move-in day. 

[I have been working on decorating and organizing my room. I will have pictures soon!]

Thanks to our wonderful friends, we have a cute little collection of house warming gifts! The succulent and cupcake were from the Shepki's (who also supplied Megan with the bed frame and us a kitchen table), our flowers were from the girls down the street in the "Lemon Tree House"( there is an awesome lemon tree in front of their house), and the INCREDIBLE coffee canvas is from our friend Emily(who also helped us get furniture from the road). 

Just keeping y'all updated!:)


  1. Hey Abby! I was so excited to find your blog and read all about your Australian adventure! Looks like you're having a blast! Can't wait to read more! Take care!


  2. I absolutely LOVE that y'all are finding fun furniture on the side of the road!! that's awesome! I can't wait to see pics!