We had a really lovely long Easter weekend. As mentioned in the previous
letter, we played hooky from responsibility one more day and went ice skating
at the LeFrak center. After a fun skating session, we headed back to
Manhattan, picked up Byron and started considering the move.
Invariably, in every NYC move, there are things you get and things you lose in
each move. We’re gaining a bike room, proximity to the park, proximity to
restaurants, and a host of good things. But we’re losing built-in storage.
The rooms are, effectively square boxes, a utility closet, and a linen closet.
This means we have two tasks at hand: buying more storage and letting go of
things that just sit on shelves.
I made a major cull of books and clothes, and Lauren has done / is doing the
same. Most of the furniture we installed a few years back won’t really work in
the new place so we’ve been taking it apart and have been arranging for its
proper disposal. It’s a full-time job.
Saturday, our Gorilla Bins arrived.
As of the time of writing, we’ve deconstructed our wall unit storage and have
packed a goodly number of bins. In addition, I’ve made trips to our local
charity drop-off every day this week and, on a few days, multiple times in a
We’ve made pretty good progress and have taken on some of the big, scary parts:
the kitchen, my closet, our library (largely eradicated), and my dresser. Big
battles ahead are Lauren’s closet and dresser.
We’ve arranged for professional moving help and they should help us move the
boxes across on the 28th of the month. With any luck we’ll have
internet and our new storage solutions in place to receive the new items.
Enjoying an Office
This Wednesday, I went back to the Bloomberg office and really enjoyed the
chance to be at a full desk. The COVID protocols remain in place, but I know
that I’m two weeks away from my second shot.