We've lived here for ten days now! In that time, we've: bought a sectional, baked a cake, had a sleepover, bought a roll-y chair for my desk, installed a thermostat, survived massive thunderstorms with not even a power flicker, and stopped living completely out of boxes.
You may have heard that huge storms rocked through the metro-DC area last weekend, leaving a lot of people without power. (Some are still without power!) Amazingly, we were totally fine. The worst thing that happened to us and our house was our neighbor's tree coming down and blocking the street for 3 days. Our friends did lose power for a bit, so they came and spent a day and night with us. We had a fun slumber party! With cake.
We're slowly, slowly putting the house together and getting rid of boxes. We've bought a few pieces of furniture, but we're trying to take our time and make sure we buy things that we really like and fit our needs. I keep having to remind myself that it's better to have a semi-empty house for a while than have a bunch of furniture we don't like in six months.
Also, I installed a thermostat last night, so I feel super handy. I realize it's not actually a very complicated process, but that doesn't change my sense of accomplishment. There were wires! I could have electrocuted myself! (Don't worry, I cut the power first.) I used to feel accomplished after assembing IKEA furniture; now I just feel annoyed at how many screws there are. Now I need electrical wiring and preferably the use of a power drill to feel awesome about my fix-it skills.