Friday, November 25, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The first place we went was an apartment in Woodside (Queens) very close to where Marcus lived over the summer. We were referred to it from one of Marcus’ two New York friends (outside of work) who knew the couple that lived there and was trying to move. We were hopeful that it would be perfect, but come on, it’s New York, housing couldn’t be that easy to find. But it really was exactly what we were looking for—small, one bedroom, decent sized rooms, close to the subway, good windows, a couple closets, more than two cupboards in the kitchen, … But we decided it was best to keep looking at least for awhile. We looked around for the rest of the afternoon with a management company that actually manages the building this first apartment was in. Crazy coincidence. And we decided that that first apartment really would be our best start in New York. So we got on the paperwork to take over that lease. Then we waited. We could either keep looking or cross our fingers and enjoy being in New York City. Yeah, the second option won. Haha.
We probably won’t know for sure about the apartment until after Thanksgiving, so keep your fingers crossed. We do have a Plan B, but Plan A would be so nice to have it just work out how we planned. But that’s always a little much to ask ;)
And here are a few pictures from our trip, in no particular order:
Waiting to hear back about the apartment has been rough, but it was fun to pretend it's all worked out already.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
24 more days of work (for me)
9 more days of working at the MPS (for Marcus)
4 weeks of classes (until Marcus graduates)
4 days in New York (searching for an apartment)
3 stockings to make (yes, that's on my list)
3 Sundays in Nursery
2 Christmas presents left to wrap (yes, just two!)
2 tickets to purchase (to fly to New York)
1 football game Marcus has to work at
1 cat to prepare for travel (urgh)
1 apartment in New York to find
1 entire apartment to pack (minus a small stack of boxes)
And probably several more, I just don't want to really stress myself out :) Oh, and within these next five weeks, BRIAN WILL GET HOME FROM RUSSIA! **GASP** But now, it seems like there's so much to do because I've done about nothing. Here's a couple pictures of the few things (or projects) I have accomplished before this FIVE WEEK FINAL COUNTDOWN!
And of course, more cupcakes... Chocolate Orange. Check out my cupcake blog to see more of those pictures. :)
At least I started all these things. So much for getting a lot done ahead of time. But come on, what fun is that?!?!?! Haha.