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msspider66 9:34pm, 6 January 2007
01 Jan 2007
01 Jan 2007

Day one and I almost forgot to take a picture. This is my painfully ugly shower curtain. It fits in with my ugly bathroom. Yes, the thing on the bottom is my tub. What were they thinking when they picked that color?
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msspider66 11 years ago
03 March 2007
3 March 2007

My journey home from my search, I was waiting for my connection train at Jamaica. I think I may have found a place in Brooklyn. I hope it works out. It is almost as big as my current apartment. More living space, but a tiny kitchen. The best part of it is a view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from the bedroom. I have a feeling if I move in there I will be using it as my "I don’t feel like taking a picture" picture.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
are u using the method from When Harry met Sally? Billy Chrystal suggests looking thru the obits and tipping the doorman ;)

Lee
msspider66 11 years ago
@ leesure - I am using a real estate agent, craigslist, newspapers, plus I have been asking everyone to keep their eyes open. Using the obits sounds kinda morbid and crude. "Sorry for your loss, by the way is the apartment free?" No tips for doormen since it is highly doubtful I will be moving into a doorman building.
ebilflindas 11 years ago
I love Brooklyn (got my last tattoo on Union St. in Park Slope)--here's to landing the flat there!
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ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
satrina* 11 years ago
Sounds like a good place, hope you get everything working out the way you want to :)

Satrina: av meg
Jissy 11 years ago
wow the train seats look so diff in NYC- shiny leather straight from the 80's tee hee ;-) i know how great it is having an empty carriage, feels like someone pinch me is this for real?

Everyday with Jissy
'stee 11 years ago
ooh, possible new apartment and new job! exciting times ahead! with, i hope, as little stress involved as possible. it took my flatmate and i ages to find our current flat, and what with the rental shortage and rents going up in sydney at the moment i plan never to leave unless forced to.

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stee's 2007: a blank canvas
msspider66 11 years ago
@ ebilflindas - Thanks. I have lived in Queens but it this works out it will be my first time living in Brooklyn. When my mother was 6 she moved from Brooklyn to Long Island. I guess it is my turn to move back.

@ satrina* - Thanks. The only thing I am sure that I want is to be settled. I will be soon, just not sure where yet.

@ Jissy - The empty car that night didn't last long, but Friday night my car only had a handful of people in it. It was wonderful!

Those cars might be from the 80s. It is one of the older trains. The newer trains aren't very shiny. I like the double decker trains but they don't run on my line.

@ 'stee - I don't blame you for wanting to stay put. The housing market here is just as bad. I know I can't be too picky. I want safe, clean, close to transportation, and a bedroom. I don't need trendy and I am willing to commute up to an hour.
msspider66 11 years ago
05 March 2007
05 March 2007

I started packing. I did three boxes and barely made a dent in the bottom of my bookshelf. At this rate I am going to need a few hundred boxes. I guess it is time to start passing some of my books on to others.

Yes, I do have 8-tracks, not too many (20 give or take). I had been carrying a few of them around for years without something to play them on. When we were cleaning out my grandmother's house we came across more 8-traclks and a boom box that played them. I rarely listenh to the 8-tracks but I like having them around/
satrina* 11 years ago
I have a little bookshelf and last time I moved it, I had the living room filled with lots of boxes, packing can be fun 'cause you come across forgotten things, unpacking is a really different situation :P

Satrina: av meg
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i've moved three times in the last four years and i'm soooo tired of packing and unpacking...
but i like moving anyway, because i feel like i'm moving to a better place, where everything is new and waiting for me :)

of course, if i ever go to NYc, i'll tell you and we'll have that drink :)


eelend's 2007
msspider66 11 years ago
@ satrina* - those forgotten things on my downfall. I get all excited with my dicoverey that packing falls to the wayside. Last night I found my Furbie. I forgot I still had it. I wonder if it still works.

@ eelend - I don't envy you for the moves. In 2000 I "moved" over 12 times. I didn't move a household but it was still hellish. I was working on the road. The moves consisted of changing hotels, different cities, and closing up an apartment. Except for the apartment my moves consisted if 3 huge suitcases,my laptop, and junk crammed into shopping bags, Yes, I am a pack rat. I had enough stuff with my to make every place homey and over 400 cds,
msspider66 11 years ago
05 March 2007
05 March 2007

I went on my interview, Did launrdry .
msspider66 11 years ago
06 March 2007
06 March 2007

7th ave

taken from the bus
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Moving...I avoid it like the plague (which is all too active I might add). Interesting laundry room with all the tubes. I do love bus rides...I like to catch a quick nap along the way...good stuff.

CollardGreens: Oops!
satrina* 11 years ago
The tubes make me think of a space ship. My shots from a bus never come out that nice and that very same thing happens to me when packing, finding lost memories makes me forget the packing :P

Satrina: av meg
msspider66 11 years ago
@ CollardGreens - I hate moving but this move is a must. I will shorten my commute by about an hour each way and save much needed cash.

I prefer the bus over the subway but I am not a bus fan. I do like trains, but only in business class. It is the best way to go from NYC to DC.

@ satrina* - Thanks. I am happy I am not the only one who "forgets" packing. I think I am going to have to have someone come over, not to do the packing, but to keep me on track.
msspider66 11 years ago
07 March 2007

07 March 2007

looking down 5th ave from 55th street

I am still trying to get approved for my apartment. I thought I had all my paperwork in yesterday. I was told this morning that they never got my paystubs. I verified the email address and resent them. I got a call at 545p today that everything I emailed them has arrived blank. They looked good in my sent folder. My question is why couldn’t they have told me this morning? I am getting frustrated and fed up.

This morning I woke up to brutal cold and a light snow fall. It was so pretty and the cold made me feel alive. I am going to miss winter. I am still loving my bright pink winter coat.
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
That is frustrating. I like the scenes from the city.
msspider66 11 years ago
@ bunaen - thanks
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Oh the trials of working with agencies. We call the people "fonctionaires" and the title is a pretty backhanded insult. They behave in just such a way as you describe...loosing things, incompetent lies (as opposed to competent ones) and in general making a single task job a multiple task. Yep...best just to mutter "mon dieu...fonctionaires...*then tsk tsk* " under your breath as you walk away to take on the next hurdle they throw...

Best of luck - heart goes out to you on the move...

CollardGreens: Oops!
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i'm going to miss winter, too
i love cold and snow and rain
and this spring is coming so soon...


eelend's 2007
Meelifluous PRO 11 years ago
So sorry things aren't going well for your apartment. I'm going to miss winter too, but we still have plenty of snow to enjoy right now. :D

Love your night shots. . .I love the bright lights of the city at night (sometimes)
msspider66 11 years ago
@ CollardGreens - You nailed it. Today I hit my limit. I was told I needed even more information. I told them I was more than willing to give them everything they asked for in the begining of the week, I gave it and was more than easy going with all the "missing" information I had to resend, but I have passed my limit. I spoke to the manager of the agency and the landlord. I said I want the apartment butI I fully understand if they don't give it to me for refusing to give more. They are suppose to get back to me by 2pm tomorrow with a yes or a refund of my deposit,

@ eelend - Spring will be nice. I do love the flowers. In my perfect world fall would start the moment after the lilacs go away. I do love lilacs.

@ Meelifluous - Enjoy your snow! We have some of the dusting left from earlier this week.

I understand the sometimes. Even if you enjoy something, a change is always good.
msspider66 11 years ago
08 March 2007

08 March 2007

All apartment stress aside, today was a good day. My clients were well behaved. My coworkers were fun. I learned a few things. Lunch totally hit the spot. And I got my favorite seat on the train in both directions. I can't ask for more.

We have a huge Spiderman in the atrium of our building. My brother in law and I plotted to bring it home for my niece who is a huge fan. Unfortunately it would be frowned upon. Instead I made it today's picture.
lramiro520 11 years ago
LOL...cool spidey pic! Kinda scary actually...He looks like he's about to attack me :-D

The Other Side Of The Fence
msspider66 11 years ago
I was right under him. He doesn't look as scaryy from other angles. Once the weather and my life settles down a bit I want to take niece to see him.

Unfortunately it will have to be on the weeken so I wont have the oportunity to show her an her sister off a bit. They are very cute and wonderful little girls. I guess they take after me :-)
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Heh heh, yup. Cute and wonderful must run in the fambly.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
wow!
that's great

eelend's 2007
ReeBeckiSupergirl PRO 11 years ago
Great photo! I feel like Spiderman is going to come through the screen and get me! I love it.
drab chicken [deleted] 11 years ago
i'd like us all to imagine spidey crawling across the satiny sheets of ms spider's bed. just the way he is in this picture. can you see it?
msspider66 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by msspider66 (member) 11 years ago
@ bunaen - you got it!

@ eelend - Thanks

@ ReeBeckiSupergirl - fortunately Spiderman is a good guy, so you'll be safe if he gets you.

@ glory defined - I just have to get those satin sheets!
msspider66 11 years ago
09 March 2007

I hope this apartment search is over soon. I doubt I can last much longer.

I was told yesterday by the landlord that I will find out if I was getting the apartment by 2pm today. I called at 230p, no word. I continued to call. Finally I was told that the landlord had gone out of the country. Yes, with 6 days until I was supposed to take the apartment he left without the courtesy of letting me know if the apartment was mine. If he was to tell me it was mine tomorrow at half the price I wouldn’t take it. I refuse to do business with someone I do not find trust worthy.

Needless to say I was quite upset. I won’t go into the drama. My coworkers and bosses were wonderful. As many complaints that I may have about work, they are good people. I am grateful they were there to keep my focused on my goal.

I left work early to once again go with a real estate agent to look at more apartments. I saw four more. Two were not for me at all. One was okay. But it was the first one I fell in love with. A nice sized balcony in the bedroom and a small one in the living room. Hardwood floors. Nice sized closets. It was slightly more than I wanted to pay, but do able. The kitchen is a bit small, but I can live with it. I like how it is open without being right in the living room.

This is the kitchen. I have a pic of the bedroom and bathroom too.

Hopefully I’ll find out tomorrow if it is mine. If it works out I will be quoting the Beastie Boys, “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”.

kitchen
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
Good luck!! I can't believe the damn landlord left the country. How irresponsible to not follow through before he left. Ugh.

Erica Day by Day 2007
msspider66 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by msspider66 (member) 11 years ago
It is his loss. Every moment the apartment is empty is money out of his pocket. I am just happy that I learned how he was now, rather than when I was his tenant.

If I get the other apartment I will be better off. The location is just a block from the subway and shopping. And it's the first stop of the subway. I'll get a seat almost every day!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Better to know in advance about a bad landlord...whatever the pain now it is less than the pain if you need a repair etc. Bon Courage !

CollardGreens: Oops!
'stee 11 years ago
i would consider i a lucky escape from a protracted relationship with a crappy landlord too!

keeping fingers crossed for this apartment - it looks nice!

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stee's 2007: a blank canvas
msspider66 11 years ago
Thanks guys!

Now the packing begins. I ran out with a friend to get boxes this morning. I should have enough to last me through the weekend. I didn't want to overbuy. The idea of buying boxes is just wrong but right now I just need quick and clean.

Time to take a deep breath and start doing the hard packing. I have been doing the easy stuff like books and cds.
msspider66 11 years ago
10 March 2007

10 March 2007

Just a quick picture for today. This is the turntable that I will eventually use to burn my old albums onto cd. One of these days I will get it going.
msspider66 11 years ago
11 March 2007
11 March 2007

No apartment news yet. I spent most of the weekend packing. Slow moving, but making progress. My phone kept ringing with friends and family asking if I heard anything yet. Of course each call required I stopping what I was doing. I admit I welcomed the break.

I had a craving for milk and cookies. I took a stroll to the littlestore down the block. They were out of regular milk. I did get chocolate milk and a cookie.

After my snack break I called a dear friend in Alabama. He has the most soothing accent. The fact that he is also a great listener and a wonderful man made him the perfect person .to end my stressful weekend talking to, I feel better and refreshed.

Now to pop in here, figure out what I am wearing tomorrrow, clear off the bed and read before attempting to sleep.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Oh the joys of vinyl...making sure the rpms just right and not too mush weight on the stylus but just enough...the care to preen the dust off just prior to listening and the joy - the pure joy of a disk with low/no noise. Then came 1 bit cds and well the rest is history...take your sweet time with the vinyl and enjoy it when you do.

Branches with buds a buildin...good stuff here -

CollardGreens: Oops!
satrina* 11 years ago
I agree with everybody, it is way better to get rid of a very rude landlord before you get more problems than solutions from him.
I really hope you get the other place you want, it seems to have many advantages -getting a seat in the morning is heaven :)

Satrina: av meg
eelend PRO 11 years ago
good luck, sweet
:)

eelend's 2007
sunshinecity 11 years ago
wow, love the shot of the spiderman!!!

~ sunshinecity,
a picture, a story
msspider66 11 years ago
@ CollardGreens - I am looking forward to when I can relax and enjoy. It has been years since have listened to them. Many have been lost overthe years. My current collection consists of 3 milk crates filled with mine, my brothers, and my mother's albums. It should be interesting listening.

@ satrina*- I didn't get it. The landlord rented it on his own and didn't notify the real estate agency until this morning. Tonight I found another one. The kitchen set up isn't the best. the closet space is lacking, the windows only face north, but it has a washer, dryer, and a dishwasher! Rarities in NYC. I'll find out tomorrow.

@ eelend - thanks

@ sunshinecity - thanks. I still want to bring him home for my niece.
msspider66 11 years ago
12 March 2007

12 March 2007

I am tired. I had to go back to Brooklyn tonight to look at another apartment, I just caught the train home. I knew I wasn't going to take anything interesting so I snapped this. "Watch the gap"
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Until I read the caption, I worried about the photo of the tree, and how it relates to your apartment search.

Couldn't get Flickr to show me the really big version of your turntable, so I couldn't tell what the record is.
msspider66 11 years ago
It is Foghat's "Boogie Motel". "third Time Lucky" is on it. I am hoping this third apartment is a charm.

I haven't gotten to the point where I am thinking about moving into a tree. At least not yet. I am going to give my search one more weekend. After that I'll look for something around where I live now. I prefer not to live on Long Island but it is easier to find a place around here.
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
Hang in there Msspider..... apt. hunting is no fun, but you'll find something soon... i'm tired too... just getting in from work -- 14 hr day... phew....
p.s. are there really 8 tracks in that box?
satrina* 11 years ago
It's a shame you didn't got the other one, good luck on the new one! washer, dryer and dishwasher included sound good.

Satrina: av meg
eelend PRO 11 years ago
take it easy, things will go better soon
:)


eelend's 2007
msspider66 11 years ago
@ BellaGaia - 14 hours at work? Sounds hellish. My record at my current job is only 11 hours. I hope you got some rest.

Yes I do own 8tracks. Your comment inspired todays picture.

@ satrina* - I can forgive plenty for those items. They will help with some of my most hated chores. I should know for sure tomorrow.

@ eelend - thanks. It will all work out eventually. I hope
msspider66 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by msspider66 (member) 11 years ago
13 March 2007

13 March 2007

Some of my unpacked 8-tracks. What can I say? I was a kid in the 70s. My stereo had an 8-track player. I can not listen to Cheap Trick's "Surrender" without expecting the track change in middle.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Burn vinyl to CD???? The Blasphamy! Vinyl sounds better (if slightly less convenient). And all the rituals. ahhhhhh...reminds me of.................

Photography?

Lee
msspider66 11 years ago
lol

I do have my reasons. It is easier to throw on a cd or two as opposed to a record. Listening to a copy on cd is less wear on the albums. Once I rip the vinyl I can put it on my mp3 player.
satrina* 11 years ago
I never had 8 tracks but remember vinyls with nostalgia, and I see what you're talking it's easier and more convenient with cds

I like the sun and moon I see there :)

Satrina: av meg
eelend PRO 11 years ago
I've never seen those 8 tracks in my life
you are educating me!! :)


eelend's 2007
msspider66 11 years ago
@ satrina* - You aren't missing much by not having 8 tracks.

The candle holders belonged to my friend Kiersten. I ended up with them a few years ago.

@ eelend - some of them are pretty good.

I had to educate my goddaughter a few years back on 8tracks. She is turning 26 soon. Years ago she found an 8-track in my brother's room. She asked me what is was. I said it was a Kiss album and wondered why she would ask. It took me a few moments to realize that she had never seen an 8-track tape before. Damn, I felt old.
msspider66 11 years ago
14 March 2007

14 March 2007

This is the view from our office window. I wanted to get the patio across the street but had glare issues. It looks like a wonderful space to hang out over looking Madison Ave, but I have yet to see anyone take advatange of it.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
I used to have a Volkswagen van (yes that dates me too) and in it was a 8 track..We had to rev the engine up high to get the thing to change tracks...and then the damn thing would eat a cartridge and you would have to throw it out the window...long spaghetti strings of tape !! I love CDs for correcting that problem...BORN TO BE WILD BABY !

It is very interesting to me what people see out the office window ...we are there so much !

CollardGreens: Oops!
satrina* 11 years ago
Even with the glare I can see that's a nice place to hang out. Wonder why people don't use it...

Satrina: av meg
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Now, having an 8-track player in the dash is the ultimate auto security device.
Tom Hall (tommune) 11 years ago
Love the street stuff....


EIGHT TRACKS?!?!?!?!??! Begone foul medium! :) Worst idea ever. :)

I'm back!

Tom Tommune's 2007 in Austin
msspider66 11 years ago
@ CollardGreens - I love the old VWs. The vans and the Bugs. My dad had gotten a beat up Bug in 76. He didn't expect it to last a year. In 83 (when he sold it) it was still puttering along. It was loud as hell. We would joke that we could hear him as he got off the expressway, a good three mles away. They were more durable than the 8tracks.

I listen to mine very sparingly. We were going to use them as "props" for my dad's 70th birthday partyy. We had a 1970s theme. But I had too much to bring so I left them home.

Looks like you to have a view of buildings from your window.

satrina* - It is a waste of good outdoor space. Although you can't tell from the pic, it is quite pretty there.

@ bunaen - lol unless the thief collects 70's stuff


@ tommune - thanks.

you dare mock my 8-tracks?

welcome back
msspider66 11 years ago
15 March 2007

15 March 2007

I love my bedroom furniture. It was the set my parents purchased before they were married. My father passed away less than a month into the marriage. I was the honeymoon baby. My mother moved back to my grandparent's house. Te bedroom set eventualy became my Aunt Kathie's. When we closed up my grandmother's house the set became mine. One of my requirements for a new apartment is that my bedroom set would fit in.

It may seem like a sad story, but it isn't. My grandfather introduced my mother to a friend of his. My mother married him when I was 2. Her new husband had a daughter. I was instantly given a father and a sister, with another sister and two brothers to folow.

My grandfater could not have chosen a better man for his daughter and granddaughter. My father is one of the best men I could ever hope to know. I am truely blessed. I can only hope that one day I could find a man half as good as my dad (and grandfather).

BTW I got the apartment!!!!! I'll be Brooklyn bound very soon. Only 1 1/2 hours from where I live but a huge change from the Island. I can't wait!

Thank you everyone for your encouragement.
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
Okay, the story about your paternal units is good. Very good. Yeah, good is definitely the right word.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Bravo - a real reason to celebrate... Une coup de Champagne... Sante !

CollardGreens: Oops!
satrina* 11 years ago
Great moving story as bunaen said. Congratulations on the new apartment, can't wait to see some pics of the new place :)

Satrina: av meg
eelend PRO 11 years ago
Congratulations!!!!!! You have a lot of things to celebrate
:D:D:D


eelend's 2007
msspider66 11 years ago
Thanks everyone! I get the keys on Monday. I have to seriously start packing so I can set a date with the movers.
msspider66 11 years ago
16 March 2007
Crossing 7th Ave
16 March 2007

It snowed today. It rained today. It did everything in between. At times it felt like little ball bearings were falling from the sky. Winter is good.
ebilflindas Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ebilflindas (member) 11 years ago
I can't believe it took so long for someone to comment on the 8-tracks! I knew if anyone would, it would be BG! So you have the cartridges, to you have the player?

Yay Brooklyn! Now you can get some of that sleep that Mike D, Ad-Rock, and MCA were talkin' about!

edit to add further BBoys ref:
...the best in men's clothing. Call Paul's Boutique and ask for Janice and the number is (718) 498-1043. That's Paul's Boutique and they're in Brooklyn.

_____
ebilflindas: Everyday Dad
msspider66 11 years ago
After carrying around 8 tracks for years I finally got a player. When we were cleaning out my grandmother's house I came across my aunt's old 8track boom box along with more tapes. Yes, it still works.

Now the serious (aka somewhat organized) packing begins!
'stee Posted 11 years ago. Edited by 'stee (member) 11 years ago
yay! brooklyn, yay!

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stee's 2007: a blank canvas
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Congrats on the new place. Looking forward to pics!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
We talked to our son in Boston...he said they got dumped with deep snow - looks like NY was not far behind ! Good luck packing.

CollardGreens: Oops!
msspider66 11 years ago
Tomorrow I get the keys.

We weren't hit as bad as Boston was.
msspider66 11 years ago
17 March 2007

The boxes pile up, slowly.

17 March 2007
AliThinks 11 years ago
Catching up...

Wow, LPs and 8-tracks. I like you! And I love the story of your fathers and the furniture, and the snow, and the move...

Alison
msspider66 11 years ago
18 March 2007

Progress? I think not.

18 March 2007

Is it too late to back out now? I really don't want to do this anymore. I am never going to move again. It is getting tempting to let the movers do the rest but at $75 an hour I guess I should get as much done as possible on my own.

I am running low on boxes. Patty took me to restock but the place was already closed. It was only 3pm, WTF? We did stop for a lovely late lunch/ early dinner.

It was my first time out of the apartment since Friday night. It felt wonderful to see that yellow thing in the sky that they call the sun.
msspider66 11 years ago
Thanks Ali! Glad to see you back,
ItinerArts 11 years ago
I hate moving-- especially in NYC. But it's not much fun anywhere.
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Liquor stores are always a great place for late night boxes. Speaking of liquor, looks like you've left it out...time for a nightcap!
msspider66 11 years ago
@ ItinerArts - the hardest part of moving in NYC is trying to find a place to move to. That part is done after much distress.

The rest is the same everywhere. Packing is hell. It doesn't help that I am a disorganized packrat that is easily distracted.

I am signing the lease tomorrow. I have a bag of cds to give to my contact at the real eastate agency. The poor woman got the brunt of my frustration even though she was only the messenger. I hope she enjoys them, they are well deservred.

@ leesure - I don't know why I completely forget to try liquor stores for boxes.

Even though I keep booze in the apartment, I don't drink here unles I have company. Or some reason I can not drink alone (a good thing).

I drink like my mother. I may have a drink or two if I go out to dinner but when the situation is right I can keep up with the best of them.

I did have a drink when I went out to eat earlier today.
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
It seems so hard to get a place in New York, it's a wonder anyone even lives there anymore.
msspider66 11 years ago
It is a nightmare finding a place, but to some it is worth it.

I am from the 'burbs of NYC (Long Isand). I have lived on Queens twice. I work in Manhattan. No matter where I go or what I do there is nothing like the feeling I get in NYC. It is dirty, crowded, and expensive. But nothing can replace the feeling I get there.

I have no desire to live in Manahattan. I enjoy a bit of a commute to transition between work and home. I think Brooklyn and I are going to be a great fit.
AliThinks 11 years ago
Good luck with the rest of the move. I am sure you and Brooklyn will be a good fit. I hate moving, and am rather disorganized, so I understand what you are going through.

Alison
bunæn PRO 11 years ago
I spent a week in Brooklyn one Indian summer in 1970. It was like paradise on earth. We stayed in a friend's third floor flat a block off of Flatbush, while he stayed in our old mill down in Maryland.

It was kind of like being home. Because I was raised in Baldwin Hills, an L.A. neighborhood that was built after the war and populated with families, Italian, Jewish, and Irish fresh from Brooklyn. The smells and sounds were the same, but the apartments back home were all pastel stucco, not brick.
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Ladybadtiming PRO 11 years ago
'stee 11 years ago
moving is a pain in the butt.but just think of how happy you'll be in your new apartment! yay!

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stee's 2007: a blank canvas
msspider66 11 years ago
@ AliThinks - thanks Ali

@ bunaen - You were lucky to be in NY the best time of year.

@ Ladybadtiming - thanks

@ 'stee - I think you are right. thanks
msspider66 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by msspider66 (member) 11 years ago
19 March 207
Kitchen

I got the keys today. After work I took my friend Patty to check it out. It was my first time taking the subway there. After walking in the wrong direction twice, we found it. I had a small problem opening the locks. Nothing that a little patience didn't fix.

We checked out my "backyard". It is big enough for chair orr two. She helped me figure out my kitchen. I was not crazy about how it is so open.

I'm surethere will be other pics as I begin to move in.
eelend PRO 11 years ago
i like it
i'm glad you found it so soon
:)


eelend's 2007
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Idea for the cuisine...get one of those roll around wooden carts and park it just where you coat is. When you need it for cooking it is there - when you don't is is hidden away. I think you will grow to like the open cuisine...better for socializing ! Nice - welcome home !

CollardGreens: Oops!
leesure PRO 11 years ago
Love the floors! I hope you have some area rugs. Kitchen looks a little tight, hopefully they made up for than in the other rooms.

Have a glass of wine (or 2) to celebrate. I've hear it's good luck (or a good excuse anyway)
msspider66 11 years ago
@ eelen - thanks

@ CollardGreens - I am going to put my breafast bar in the indentation in the kictchen floor to give me more counter space. It is white and oak, it should work well.

@ leesure - I love hard wood floors too. I have two area rugs. A neutral tan one for the bedroom and a green one that matches my sofa.

The wine is a good idea. On Saturday a friend I haven't seen in awhille is coming to take my a/c (the new place has cental air) wil be a great reason to crack open a bottle.
msspider66 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by msspider66 (member) 11 years ago
21 March 2007

I missed yesterday. I was in packing/cleaning mode.Pictures of boxes were getting a little bit old.


21 March 2007

Tonight we threw my Ops manager Janet a retirement party. I have worked with her 3 over the past 10 years at two different companies. The party was held at TheTime hotel. The food was good and the drinks were flowing.

We are just one of Janet's offices. Since te hotel was hosting the party we kept the guest list small, just our office and a handful of others. It was big enough to mingle but small enough that you got to hang out with everyone. The team that organized it did a wonderful job.
leesure PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by leesure (member) 11 years ago
Congrats Janet!

The girl in the middle i freakin' me out. I'm guessing u fixed some red eye, but now her eyes look like they're trying to hyponotize. lol.

Leesure
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
LOL Leesure that's funny. I SO don't envy you moving --

Wow -- Look The Knack, foreigner, the Cars ELO, Billy Joel ! What's more shocking is that you have a machine to play those on. It's almost like having a freaking Victrola!!!!! Congrats. I think I had about 3 8 tracks -- I think I remember listening to the BeeGee's on that and it would fade out during one song and pick up back again.... is that possible?
AliThinks 11 years ago
Yeah, Leesure made me laugh, too. Glad you had a good party for Janet!

Alison
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