The last part is kind of fun. I can't wait to get the blue christmas lights up in the bedroom and hang the ink painting and asian fans we forced in with the rest of our stuff.
I never realized how expensive it is to 'start'. Between filling the cabinets with food and the random little necessities you don't think of until you realize you don't have one (i.e. a screw driver, door mat, step stool, ect.) one spends at least a grand. This is totally not mentioning a bed and other furniture type trappings that tend to be needed in a home.
Our house looks painfully like a bachelors pad at the moment, complete with full sink and piles of clean and dirty clothes. We're missing some pretty funky things in the furniture department. For example, we have a table without chairs, a 3 door cubby that I'm not really sure what we needed it for other than to make the back of the Explorer look more like a stage on Tetris, a foot locker to go at the end of our futon mattress that's on the floor. To top off the look with have shelves that are made of undressed plywood and cinder bricks. At some point I plan on getting some black or white contact paper and a few yards of three or four different asian fabric patterns and fixing them up to look less like poor young bachelor/newly wed-ish stuff.
Yeah that's pretty much it.