Sunday, February 25, 2007

It's a jungle in here

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!


Christa said...

Moving is tiring, but fun at the same time. And I can relate with the labyrinth of boxes and furnitures. It's nice when it's all done and unpacked though :)

Tamar said...

I'll be here waiting to hear whatever it is you wanna tell us whenever you can!

Elsie said...

Glad to hear you're in. An apartment full of boxes (and your own bed!) sure beats an empty one.

Hope you got the few inches of white that we got here today. Finally enough to sled!

Have a great trip.

Anonymous said...

I am faced with the same fate soon. My wife and I are officially empty nesters , and are moving up the street to a ONE LEVEL bungalow . All of my crew are scheduled to be here in March to start the big move. I have found boxes in the basement from our other move 18 years ago. This is going to be real great if we can get everything redone. Can you say "shag carpet"? Harvest gold , avocado green. What were they thinking. Good luck I have a friend who lives in flatbush who can help you find grits , smoked ham hocks and black eyed peas.

Anonymous said...

My, my... Busy girl... So glad it is all coming together for you, finally. I hope that train running by your window does not make too much noise during bedtime hours!

Best wishes for successful and enjoyable and safe trips to Florida and Africa. Looking forward to hearing all about it. Bon voyage!