Friday, September 12, 2008


We have been in our new house for almost a week and we just received our furniture and boxes of belongings yesterday. Let me tell you what an event that was. I had 2 movers hauling boxes and furniture strapped to their backs up the 2 flights of stairs. At the time I was amazed at their efficiency and hard work. After they left I learned the true story. The movers scratched up one of the doors, put a dent in the wall in Miss B's room and best of all....they pooped in all of my toilets (we have 3 in the house) and they didn't FLUSH!!!! Can you believe it?!?!?! I was shocked to say the least. I unpacked a grand total of 7/almost 8 boxes. Still missing at this point are: silverware, Mr C's shoes and the bedding for mine and Miss B's beds are all incognito. :( maybe I will find these items hiding in one of the boxes in the office.

The neighborhood welcome wagon (the next door neighbors) rolled through yesterday also. They smiled and waved hello as they were leaving. Later in the day I discovered these same neighbors swapped out my cute little daisy welcome mat for their old ratty grey-ish salmon colored one. I am so disappointed in the neighborly love and I was going to bake cookies, as soon as I find the cookie sheets, to introduce ourselves to the neighborhood. I was wondering if I should swap mats again in the middle of the night or just purchase a new one. I am pretty sure I will just get a new mat. It gives me an excuse to go shopping.

Big question for all of my bloggy friends...Where are the best places for Italian food in Portland? I am dying for some!


Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh MY GOODNESS! I'd call the moving company and give them a piece of my mind. How's Miss B, by the way?

Kim said...

Italian food - Mama Mia downtown on 2nd and - I believe - Washington. Caro Amico on Barbur Blvd (south of downtown) with great views from the second floor, and the old standby The Old Spaghetti Factory. They have one on the South Waterfront next to the Willamette River with great views... (If you go to OSF, get the spaghetti with Browned Butter and Mizithra - it's AWESOME!)

Hope things are working out for you!