During our recent anniversary lunch, Cool Mum and I reminisced about all of the homes we’ve had during our marriage. It took most of our lunch date to reconstruct the timeline.
In all, we’ve lived in 12 places over the 13 years of the Cool Marriage. And that doesn’t include the 12 or so places we stayed for anywhere from one night to a month when we had no place to call our own.
In chronological order with a rough estimate of size, we’ve lived in:
1. A 400 sq ft one bedroom, Gainesville, FL
A cozy starter place across the street from the UF campus. A family member may or may not have cried after seeing how cozy the apartment was. We were there a year. Continue reading →
When we got home from our Indy roadtrip, I took stock of our apartment to see if Irene junked it all up (any more than usual). Here’s what I saw.
And so you know, our apartment doesn’t usually have most of our possessions in cardboard boxes with empty boxes piled in the kitchen. Of course, we couldn’t help but engage in our favorite NYC activity as soon as we got back: Moving!
The 48 hours following our return from Indy consisted of painting, packing, and lugging boxes out of the old place, into the new. This was our 9th move since moving to NYC three years ago. Whew.
The new place, a 2-bedroom, is smaller but nicer, with recent renovations and more natural light coming in. The main area is more open than our last, and the Cool Boys can comfortably play and we can have company over. And it’s cheaper!
I’m sure we’ll give you a proper video tour when we start packing to leave it.
There are certainly video-worthy aspects of the place, like the living room door that hung by only one hinge for a week while our landlord was out of town. (I would have drilled it back in, but was afraid of splitting the door frame.) The freezer that hums and roars when I’m trying to write in the kitchen. And Cool Mum came up with an unusual furniture arrangement (that I doubted at first) that put her and me sleeping in the living room while Cool Newbie scored a bedroom and play area (called “The BounceHouse”) all to himself.
So, lacking the time to film and edit a video, lemme just describe the place to you. Continue reading →