I haven’t had much time over the past two weeks to update. Packing up my office and renovating my apartment and then moving everything into such a small space was a challenge (both physically and emotionally). In a perfect world the painter would have been finished when he was supposed to (the Friday before the actual move). But, in true Murphy Brown form, he seemed to be living with me for an extra week. So while I would have liked for the painting to be finished before all the work boxes got delivered, that was not to be.
The Friday before my move my brother Neil , along with a few of my good guy friends (Tasso, Dave, Harvey & Alan) came over to put my new Ikea furniture together. It took 5 guys from 2:00pm till midnight to get all the pieces in the right places! Ikea furniture: $1,043.00; Pizza: $25 Friends & Family who can use an allen wrench: PRICELESS!
On Monday morning another friend, Frank picked me up on his motorcycle to go get the UHaul van that I had rented. Yes, me on a motorcycle! If I thought moving all my 15 years worth of work stuff into my tiny apt was scary, I clearly hadn’t ridden on the back of a motorcycle down the FDR Drive before!
In less than two hours, Frank and I had the UHaul loaded and ready to roll by the time Tasso & Neil arrived to escort us back uptown to unload. When I saw all the new boxes filling up my living room I thought I would melt down right then and there. But, now a week and a half later, almost everything has either found a place, been thrown away, or is heading off to my storage room. My work space is set up and I’m open for business! I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel! All that’s left to do is to hang my pictures, buy some more lighting, counter stools and maybe a new couch in time.
Now maybe I can start to enjoy the summer!
Here are some photos (before, during and almost done)