Wednesday, January 07, 2009
bye bye brooklyn
what a day!
my new year's eve was spent moving out of my brooklyn apartment, where i've lived for the last 6 years. it was not an easy move, physically, and i am forever indebted to all of my dear, generous, lovely friends who volunteered to give up part of their holiday to help, most of them coming both to help me pack AND on the actual moving day. i have a LOT of stuff. mostly fabric, yarn, and other supplies for making, which i stockpile and hoard. this is great when i need to do an impromptu project, but not so much when it comes time to move. i will spare you the miserable details, especially the part where, after a 4-hour drive (that should have taken 2) ending with a long curvy road over an icy mountain, we had to unload the truck (which took a team of 8 about 4 hours to load), just 2 of us, in the dark, in a blizzard, into my new upstate storage unit, where everything i own was covered with a half inch of fresh powder as we worked.
we were supposed to return to brooklyn that night, to return the truck and have a day of R and R before i came back up here for good. but instead we spent the last few hours of 2008 UPSTATE in a seedy motel.
I DID IT!!!