Furniture arrived as scheduled Friday. All the boxes were brought in first (kind of a backward way of doing it, to my mind), then all the furniture. Now, the apartment is effectively a labyrinth of boxes stacked almost to the ceiling, with pathways carved out to the front door, bathroom, kitchen area and bedroom.
Got the bedroom in order first. Yes. Yes. My very own bed, for the first time in almost 10 months. Gloriously decadent sleep! And my clothes put away properly in the chest of drawers. I've set up a tiny (because tiny is all that's available) computer/writing nook in my bedroom, right next to one of the arched windows. I suspect I'll be writing a lot about trains or things that move like trains or sound like trains, since the Metro North line runs under my window. We'll see how the environment affects my little stories.
I'm really under the gun, trying to get as much in order as possible before Wednesday. I'll be in Ft. Lauderdale (I know, sob-sob) at a conference from Wednesday to Saturday. Back into NYC for Sunday, then Monday - off to Africa! It's all fast-forward right now. And since I'm working all weekend (go in at 1:00 today), I don't know how much I can get done in time for the dog-sitter to arrive. Sigh.
Thanks for all your good wishes, friends. And thanks for hangin' in with me while I get this stuff settled. (I promise to blog about Africa before I go, and - here's hoping - while I'm actually there.)
Must unpack more books - cheers!