Friday, January 11, 2008

Settled In









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The picture of me by the fridge is to give you an idea of the scale of the apartment. We are definitely grocery shopping in frequent, tiny batches!

I don't know when I've ever fallen in love with a city so quickly. I really adore the green line trains that pick us up and take us all over and the 1/4 size grocery carts at our Trader Joe's and Pino's Pizza down the street and the chocolatier where we went to celebrate my new job (I start Tuesday) and the sound that our radiator makes when the steam comes (umm, I particularly love that sound because it doesn't come quite often enough,) and how the lobby smells like whatever the lady in Apt. #1 is cooking (usually something fruity smelling like blueberry pancakes but sometimes hamburgers which is kind of gross for an apartment building) and how the black and white tiled shower in our apartment feels like my own little slice of the city when I take a steamy shower after being so so cold outside and I can look out of the window and see hundreds of other apartment lights. . . I've also learned a lot pretty quickly, like how, although some things are much easier in the city, Target runs are not one of them. We went last night to get some ice cube trays; three hours and three forms of public transportation later I was craving my own little slice of the city for sure. And I've learned about the extreme importance of washing my hands and or gloves after riding the T. Unless anyone is really curious, I won't go into big details on that one. . .

4 comments:

doctorbarefoot said...

oooh thank you for posting so many pretty pictures of your moved in apartment. the red placements made my heart ache, and all the books on the bookshelves matter so much too. i AM sort of curious about the hand-washing impetus, but I usually do like the grody stories.

Anonymous said...

Looks like completing the move-in has de-aged you. That's one cozy looking wren's nest. D

sussah said...

I dreamed last night you were starting a new job, so glad to hear it's true. keep warm! susanna

Paul & Heather said...

What a wonderful little apartment in the city! I loved your descriptions with all of the lights outside your windows & the radiator!