Camp counselor: Astrid, remind me, when did you turn three?
Astrid: I turned three on my birthday.
Me: I really need a shower. I hate to ask this, but, would you mind finding my pajamas and underwear for me, please?
Eric: Sure, where did you pack them?
Me: Uhhh… YOU packed them.
Me: Yeah, you said you’d take care of everything in the bedroom while I went out to situate the cat and move things over to the hotel. When I came back, all my things in the closet were gone.
Me: You don’t even know where it is, do you?
Eric: I’ll go digging around the apartment for your pajamas, then!
Eric: So, do you have anything to wear tomorrow?
Me: *blank stare* I’m never putting you in charge of packing again.
Eric: Oooookay, then, I’ll be looking for your clothes, too!
Me: I actually went out of my way to put a sweater and some other things ON TOP of your suitcase, so you’d remember to pack them, and you mean to tell me that you just packed your own things and put my stuff somewhere else?
Eric: Ummm…I brought bath salts from China, why don’t you take a bath?
Me: Like anyone gives me time to take a bath?
Eric: I would! I mean, you may as well, you have nothing to wear.
We’ve been in the drywall phase. For the past few weeks, it seems, it’s been all about plastering and sanding drywall; it’s annoying, but a necessity for nice walls. I particularly love Doug, our drywall guy. He doesn’t just plaster, he elevated it to an art form.
What’s my renovation without another snag? I went to Lowe’s Home Improvement on the Upper West Side over a month ago, asking about some tile availability (City stores are small, suburban folks, so this is an absolute necessity). I calculated that I needed about 21 boxes of a particular tile, and asked one of the department workers there if I needed to start ordering in advance, or if this tile is something they regularly keep a lot of stock of…
People have asked me why it’s been so long since the last update. To tell the truth, it’s not that a lot hasn’t happened. In fact, we moved a second time since the last update. No, not quite back home, but that’s coming soon.
The truth is, lots of stuff has been happening, but it’s small stuff. Not the dramatic before and after pictures stuff that I’ve been posting in the past. However, since you’ve already seen my apartment with pretty much everything out of it, now is probably a good time to show the little things that have been progressing.