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done-dids: moved in

I got the furniture out of my old apartment either thrown out or moved. Really, I moved very little: a book case, an end-table, a window AC unit, a lamp, and some clothes, books, kitchen stuff, all that. The rest came with the place. Photos below the cut. (Xposted from FB)

The buliding next door trying to get their holiday cheer on. It's not Pelzer, but they're trying.

The park across the street. You'll have to take my word that it's actually quite nice (walking paths, baseball + basketball courts) - my camera's not capable of doing it justice at night. Also no criminal activity which in this city can be a bit of a concern.

For the encouragement of various non-NYC family that worries after my safety: that's a door you can get through without a key. Behind me and up a half-flight of stairs is the locked key. This is supposed to be safer the same way the courtyard at Cambreleng was - I guess because you're fiddling for your keys you're off the street. It's clean and well-lit, and did feel safe.

The entry corridor. Nice bright colors and even some Xmas decorations.

The kitchen. Notice not only the table but the actual counter. Itty-bitty counter, but anyone who's lived in the old building (or, you know, NYC) knows this isn't to be scoffed at.

Two angles of the living room.

I didn't take photos but there's also a lovely beige upholstered sofa. That black number is a futon or something modular, and really isn't that comfortable.

And now my bedroom.

And there's that sofa!

Honestly, the most interesting place about me are the books. I'd gotten rid of most of mine when I left grad school (a lot were FU library books anyway; the rest weren't relevant), and tossed quite a few more that I just didn't need or want. So these are the ones I'm most tied to.

Have no fear, I have many, many more books and DVDs. On Kindle. That's actually how I prefer them, but it's hard to get a photograph of.


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Dec. 22nd, 2014 04:22 am (UTC)
Wow! That was a quick move!
Dec. 22nd, 2014 07:40 am (UTC)
"Quick" is not the first word that comes to mind - I've been bagging up and sorting into keep/toss piles for at least a week. But I think the move itself was quite quick. Paid help really does help in that department. The only bit I did all myself of the actual move was moving furniture and bags in from the hallway to the bedroom of my new apartment. (My new roommate was at church when I came in, and his brother was in town and supposed to be there to let me in, but had stepped out to grab dinner, so I let the movers go and waited five minutes or so, and then moved all the stuff in myself.)

But the lion's share was done by people who do this all day every day. Can you imagine having your job be dragging boxes and furniture up and down stairs? I'm on a fifth-floor walk-up and they had to carry everything I owned either down those stairs and out to the truck or down those stairs across to the other wing and down another stair out to the trash. I gave them $50 more at the end of the night than we'd agreed on just because they were so good.

As for the quickness: the place I was moving into was furnished, and I think that helps a lot - it was just my "stuff" and a few odds and ends pieces of furniture I moved in like the book case. That's not so very unusual - no one wants to move furniture in this city because parking is such a bear, particularly with movers. But it meant that while my side of things was pretty drawn-out, the move itself was mercifully short.
Dec. 22nd, 2014 04:57 am (UTC)
I can't imagine how I'd have written half my stories without that Atlas of Middle-earth at my side. What a marvelous book.

I hope your radiator keeps you nice and warm this winter!
Dec. 22nd, 2014 07:43 am (UTC)
Did you know it's out in eBook now? I just found that out when setting up my Christmas wish-list. The paper copy is dog-eared and for good reason. It really is invaluable to writing, and more than that it's just interesting to read.

Have you had the chance to look through an Annotated Hobbit? I don't know that it's invaluable to writing research, but as a reader it was if anything even more interesting than the Atlas!
Dec. 22nd, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the Annotated Hobbit, but will try to find it!
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