Relocated

After a few false starts, including a 4:45pm “I can’t get final approval!” from the relocation manager, we’ve been safely deposited in our temporary apartment on the Upper East Side. Last night around 11 Damon basically tipped me in the front door and then headed back to Inwood so he could be there this morning at 8 to let the wall-knocker-downers in. I haven’t seen him since, but think he will finally get to poke around the place in about an hour as he should be on his way home from Ellis now.

The apartment is plenty fine as a temporary stop. It’s in a much swankier neighborhood, and features a fancy gym and a rooftop garden. The interior is a little bachelor pad, but the bed is comfortable. It’s “furnished,” which means there are three forks and four cups and a roll of paper towels. It’s exactly the kind of place a mid-level executive goes when his marriage breaks up. When I investigated what kind of cookware I have, I found one lonely pot — just the right size for a can of soup. In different circumstances that pot would make me want to kill myself.

This morning I popped awake at 5am, starving. The fruit I brought wasn’t appealing. That’s how I wound up standing outside The Food Emporium at 6am, gazing into the windows with a “pregnant lady would like to come in and buy veggie pot pies” look on my face until they finally took pity on me and let me head into the frozen food aisle.

Zoe’s doing okay with the change now. She’s finally sacked out on the couch. Mostly she’s coping by saying: MEOWMEOWMEOWMEOWMEOWMEOW

That and she has managed to fall behind and get trapped by the refrigerator TWICE. Hugely pregnant women think it’s hilarious when cats repeatedly force them to move refrigerators. Damon is annoyed and told me to leave her back there. But really. If Zoe is x inches wide, then the space back there is x.5 inches wide. I can’t leave her back there all day. I have wedged a backpack into the space she keeps falling through and that seems to have solved the problem.

I’m now trying to catch up on all the work I neglected this week while shouting at insurance adjusters. (Don’t mind me, just contradicting myself by updating my LJ). I’m very tired and sore, but also very relieved that abatement has begun back at home. My hope is to spend the entire weekend resting and washing out all the tension that has built up over the past month of mold mania. I also hope to shave my legs.

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65 responses to this post.

  1. Midwives hate when they have to look at hairy legs from the feet up. šŸ™‚
    Glad you’re out of the mold trap.

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  2. Midwives hate when they have to look at hairy legs from the feet up. šŸ™‚
    Glad you’re out of the mold trap.

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    • I like to tell myself that no matter what level of grooming I’m achieving, that they have seen much, much worse.
      I know that was true for me when I was giving pedicures for a living. Invariably a woman would apologize for the state of her feet and I would say, “Truly, you have no idea.”

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      • You gave pedicures? I have new found respect for you.
        Thank you for the than you gift! You really didn’t have to do that, but it’s much appreciated!
        I have a big ol’ box of boy baby clothes (0 – 3 mostly) here all boxed up. Want them?

      • I am (or rather, was) a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I mani/pedi’d my way through college. It definitely wasn’t a life choice for me, but it’s a great way to make better-than-retail cash. And I still do an excellent paint job.
        I’m glad you got your gift. It’s such a tiny token, but I enjoy picking it out and wrapping it up. It was the very least I could do.
        Very excited for the clothes! I’ll email you the address of our temporary housing. If you’re mailing this week then they should come here.

      • I am (or rather, was) a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I mani/pedi’d my way through college. It definitely wasn’t a life choice for me, but it’s a great way to make better-than-retail cash. And I still do an excellent paint job.
        I’m glad you got your gift. It’s such a tiny token, but I enjoy picking it out and wrapping it up. It was the very least I could do.
        Very excited for the clothes! I’ll email you the address of our temporary housing. If you’re mailing this week then they should come here.

      • I am (or rather, was) a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I mani/pedi’d my way through college. It definitely wasn’t a life choice for me, but it’s a great way to make better-than-retail cash. And I still do an excellent paint job.
        I’m glad you got your gift. It’s such a tiny token, but I enjoy picking it out and wrapping it up. It was the very least I could do.
        Very excited for the clothes! I’ll email you the address of our temporary housing. If you’re mailing this week then they should come here.

      • I am (or rather, was) a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I mani/pedi’d my way through college. It definitely wasn’t a life choice for me, but it’s a great way to make better-than-retail cash. And I still do an excellent paint job.
        I’m glad you got your gift. It’s such a tiny token, but I enjoy picking it out and wrapping it up. It was the very least I could do.
        Very excited for the clothes! I’ll email you the address of our temporary housing. If you’re mailing this week then they should come here.

      • I am (or rather, was) a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I mani/pedi’d my way through college. It definitely wasn’t a life choice for me, but it’s a great way to make better-than-retail cash. And I still do an excellent paint job.
        I’m glad you got your gift. It’s such a tiny token, but I enjoy picking it out and wrapping it up. It was the very least I could do.
        Very excited for the clothes! I’ll email you the address of our temporary housing. If you’re mailing this week then they should come here.

      • I am (or rather, was) a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I mani/pedi’d my way through college. It definitely wasn’t a life choice for me, but it’s a great way to make better-than-retail cash. And I still do an excellent paint job.
        I’m glad you got your gift. It’s such a tiny token, but I enjoy picking it out and wrapping it up. It was the very least I could do.
        Very excited for the clothes! I’ll email you the address of our temporary housing. If you’re mailing this week then they should come here.

      • You gave pedicures? I have new found respect for you.
        Thank you for the than you gift! You really didn’t have to do that, but it’s much appreciated!
        I have a big ol’ box of boy baby clothes (0 – 3 mostly) here all boxed up. Want them?

      • You gave pedicures? I have new found respect for you.
        Thank you for the than you gift! You really didn’t have to do that, but it’s much appreciated!
        I have a big ol’ box of boy baby clothes (0 – 3 mostly) here all boxed up. Want them?

      • You gave pedicures? I have new found respect for you.
        Thank you for the than you gift! You really didn’t have to do that, but it’s much appreciated!
        I have a big ol’ box of boy baby clothes (0 – 3 mostly) here all boxed up. Want them?

      • You gave pedicures? I have new found respect for you.
        Thank you for the than you gift! You really didn’t have to do that, but it’s much appreciated!
        I have a big ol’ box of boy baby clothes (0 – 3 mostly) here all boxed up. Want them?

      • You gave pedicures? I have new found respect for you.
        Thank you for the than you gift! You really didn’t have to do that, but it’s much appreciated!
        I have a big ol’ box of boy baby clothes (0 – 3 mostly) here all boxed up. Want them?

    • I like to tell myself that no matter what level of grooming I’m achieving, that they have seen much, much worse.
      I know that was true for me when I was giving pedicures for a living. Invariably a woman would apologize for the state of her feet and I would say, “Truly, you have no idea.”

      Reply

    • I like to tell myself that no matter what level of grooming I’m achieving, that they have seen much, much worse.
      I know that was true for me when I was giving pedicures for a living. Invariably a woman would apologize for the state of her feet and I would say, “Truly, you have no idea.”

      Reply

    • I like to tell myself that no matter what level of grooming I’m achieving, that they have seen much, much worse.
      I know that was true for me when I was giving pedicures for a living. Invariably a woman would apologize for the state of her feet and I would say, “Truly, you have no idea.”

      Reply

    • I like to tell myself that no matter what level of grooming I’m achieving, that they have seen much, much worse.
      I know that was true for me when I was giving pedicures for a living. Invariably a woman would apologize for the state of her feet and I would say, “Truly, you have no idea.”

      Reply

    • I like to tell myself that no matter what level of grooming I’m achieving, that they have seen much, much worse.
      I know that was true for me when I was giving pedicures for a living. Invariably a woman would apologize for the state of her feet and I would say, “Truly, you have no idea.”

      Reply

  3. Midwives hate when they have to look at hairy legs from the feet up. šŸ™‚
    Glad you’re out of the mold trap.

    Reply

  4. Midwives hate when they have to look at hairy legs from the feet up. šŸ™‚
    Glad you’re out of the mold trap.

    Reply

  5. Midwives hate when they have to look at hairy legs from the feet up. šŸ™‚
    Glad you’re out of the mold trap.

    Reply

  6. Midwives hate when they have to look at hairy legs from the feet up. šŸ™‚
    Glad you’re out of the mold trap.

    Reply

  7. Hallelujah!!!

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  8. Hallelujah!!!

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  9. Hallelujah!!!

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  10. Hallelujah!!!

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  11. Hallelujah!!!

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  12. Hallelujah!!!

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  13. You sure are having an exciting time up there in New York.

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  14. You sure are having an exciting time up there in New York.

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  15. You sure are having an exciting time up there in New York.

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  16. You sure are having an exciting time up there in New York.

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  17. You sure are having an exciting time up there in New York.

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  18. You sure are having an exciting time up there in New York.

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  19. The cat behind fridge story cracks me up. I had a friend whose diabetic cat fell behind some large piece of furniture and then lapsed into a kitty diabetic coma. Took some doing to get him out, as I recall. But what you describe — especially the fact that she did it twice — is actually good practice for having a kid, hee hee hee. Not that your child will neccessarily do that very thing, but something just as surprising.

    Reply

  20. The cat behind fridge story cracks me up. I had a friend whose diabetic cat fell behind some large piece of furniture and then lapsed into a kitty diabetic coma. Took some doing to get him out, as I recall. But what you describe — especially the fact that she did it twice — is actually good practice for having a kid, hee hee hee. Not that your child will neccessarily do that very thing, but something just as surprising.

    Reply

  21. The cat behind fridge story cracks me up. I had a friend whose diabetic cat fell behind some large piece of furniture and then lapsed into a kitty diabetic coma. Took some doing to get him out, as I recall. But what you describe — especially the fact that she did it twice — is actually good practice for having a kid, hee hee hee. Not that your child will neccessarily do that very thing, but something just as surprising.

    Reply

  22. The cat behind fridge story cracks me up. I had a friend whose diabetic cat fell behind some large piece of furniture and then lapsed into a kitty diabetic coma. Took some doing to get him out, as I recall. But what you describe — especially the fact that she did it twice — is actually good practice for having a kid, hee hee hee. Not that your child will neccessarily do that very thing, but something just as surprising.

    Reply

  23. The cat behind fridge story cracks me up. I had a friend whose diabetic cat fell behind some large piece of furniture and then lapsed into a kitty diabetic coma. Took some doing to get him out, as I recall. But what you describe — especially the fact that she did it twice — is actually good practice for having a kid, hee hee hee. Not that your child will neccessarily do that very thing, but something just as surprising.

    Reply

  24. The cat behind fridge story cracks me up. I had a friend whose diabetic cat fell behind some large piece of furniture and then lapsed into a kitty diabetic coma. Took some doing to get him out, as I recall. But what you describe — especially the fact that she did it twice — is actually good practice for having a kid, hee hee hee. Not that your child will neccessarily do that very thing, but something just as surprising.

    Reply

  25. FINALLY you’re in a not moldy hell hole. Now why can you not bring your own pots and cooking materials?
    (Psst. Zoe. Lay off with the fridge thing.)
    But anyway. I’m glad you’re moved and doing well.

    Reply

  26. FINALLY you’re in a not moldy hell hole. Now why can you not bring your own pots and cooking materials?
    (Psst. Zoe. Lay off with the fridge thing.)
    But anyway. I’m glad you’re moved and doing well.

    Reply

    • Thanks ma’am! We could have brought cookery, theoretically. But we got the move order so fast that we didn’t get a chance to find out what was already here and what wasn’t. We just threw the most essential stuff in the back of our friend’s car and crossed our fingers. And, of course, now we can’t get back into the apartment until the abatement is done.

      Reply

    • Thanks ma’am! We could have brought cookery, theoretically. But we got the move order so fast that we didn’t get a chance to find out what was already here and what wasn’t. We just threw the most essential stuff in the back of our friend’s car and crossed our fingers. And, of course, now we can’t get back into the apartment until the abatement is done.

      Reply

    • Thanks ma’am! We could have brought cookery, theoretically. But we got the move order so fast that we didn’t get a chance to find out what was already here and what wasn’t. We just threw the most essential stuff in the back of our friend’s car and crossed our fingers. And, of course, now we can’t get back into the apartment until the abatement is done.

      Reply

    • Thanks ma’am! We could have brought cookery, theoretically. But we got the move order so fast that we didn’t get a chance to find out what was already here and what wasn’t. We just threw the most essential stuff in the back of our friend’s car and crossed our fingers. And, of course, now we can’t get back into the apartment until the abatement is done.

      Reply

    • Thanks ma’am! We could have brought cookery, theoretically. But we got the move order so fast that we didn’t get a chance to find out what was already here and what wasn’t. We just threw the most essential stuff in the back of our friend’s car and crossed our fingers. And, of course, now we can’t get back into the apartment until the abatement is done.

      Reply

    • Thanks ma’am! We could have brought cookery, theoretically. But we got the move order so fast that we didn’t get a chance to find out what was already here and what wasn’t. We just threw the most essential stuff in the back of our friend’s car and crossed our fingers. And, of course, now we can’t get back into the apartment until the abatement is done.

      Reply

  27. FINALLY you’re in a not moldy hell hole. Now why can you not bring your own pots and cooking materials?
    (Psst. Zoe. Lay off with the fridge thing.)
    But anyway. I’m glad you’re moved and doing well.

    Reply

  28. FINALLY you’re in a not moldy hell hole. Now why can you not bring your own pots and cooking materials?
    (Psst. Zoe. Lay off with the fridge thing.)
    But anyway. I’m glad you’re moved and doing well.

    Reply

  29. FINALLY you’re in a not moldy hell hole. Now why can you not bring your own pots and cooking materials?
    (Psst. Zoe. Lay off with the fridge thing.)
    But anyway. I’m glad you’re moved and doing well.

    Reply

  30. FINALLY you’re in a not moldy hell hole. Now why can you not bring your own pots and cooking materials?
    (Psst. Zoe. Lay off with the fridge thing.)
    But anyway. I’m glad you’re moved and doing well.

    Reply

  31. I like to tell myself that no matter what level of grooming I’m achieving, that they have seen much, much worse.
    I know that was true for me when I was giving pedicures for a living. Invariably a woman would apologize for the state of her feet and I would say, “Truly, you have no idea.”

    Reply

  32. You gave pedicures? I have new found respect for you.
    Thank you for the than you gift! You really didn’t have to do that, but it’s much appreciated!
    I have a big ol’ box of boy baby clothes (0 – 3 mostly) here all boxed up. Want them?

    Reply

  33. Ah, I had the diabetic cat as well. It’s ridiculously unrealistic how much I think my bad pets will have prepared me for motherhood.

    Reply

  34. Thanks ma’am! We could have brought cookery, theoretically. But we got the move order so fast that we didn’t get a chance to find out what was already here and what wasn’t. We just threw the most essential stuff in the back of our friend’s car and crossed our fingers. And, of course, now we can’t get back into the apartment until the abatement is done.

    Reply

  35. I am (or rather, was) a licensed cosmetologist in the state of Ohio. I mani/pedi’d my way through college. It definitely wasn’t a life choice for me, but it’s a great way to make better-than-retail cash. And I still do an excellent paint job.
    I’m glad you got your gift. It’s such a tiny token, but I enjoy picking it out and wrapping it up. It was the very least I could do.
    Very excited for the clothes! I’ll email you the address of our temporary housing. If you’re mailing this week then they should come here.

    Reply

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