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    the story.

    moving to nyc.summer 2009…I didn’t really know until just this morning how the album would come together. honestly, I didn’t decide until just a few days ago there would even be an album. but after I picked up the 62 prints from the move, I knew it was just too big for the regular photo album (especially after the 58 prints from the apartment hunting trip). I was thinking – as usual – photos + a few words (and hopefully a bit of pretty paper). so yesterday morning I visited aaron brothers since they have the best selection of kolo albums. and (lucky me?!) this location is going out of…

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    happy fourth.

    happy fourth Originally uploaded by mere2007(a little late). we spent the afternoon at central park – on the lawn by the turtle pond – enjoyed a picnic from eli’s manhattan and great people (and dog) watching.

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    having fun in nyc.

    lunch at southwest porch Originally uploaded by mere2007…a lot of walking, some shopping and plenty of time for fun. I honestly haven’t walked this much (for so many days in a row) ever. and now we’re headed off to central park for one last run. happy 4th!

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    finished.

    (well, at least for now!) we spent the morning cleaning up and hanging pictures – got everything ready for the last piece – the coffee table. it arrived about 2:30 and katie had it together and ready for the final photos by 2:45. here’s a quick run through (click the photos to see the descriptions):

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    getting closer.

    …to getting done. yesterday the couch, tv console table and a bookcase arrived. the only other piece of furniture is a coffee table and that’s supposed to come today. and since we don’t know when it will come, I expect we’ll be hanging around the apartment waiting for it, and maybe hanging pictures. because that really is about all we have left to do. here’s the living room.and the entry hall. another sign things are turning more normal. we broke in the blender last night with margaritas – to go with nachos for dinner.

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    finally time for internet.

    …sitting at starbucks (york ave at 80th – just around the corner from katie’s apt) and uploading photos. and using katie’s mac, because I left my laptop at home. so far that seems to be the only thing I forgot, so that’s good, and I love the mac – but it is very different from what I’m used to! hoping I can figure out how to configure my flickr upload once it’s done! (edited – yes, I did figure out flickr, but what I can’t figure out is getting pictures into this post – not even links, so visit the photos (there’s a link in the sidebar) and use this…

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    welcome weekend.

    170/365 – welcome weekend Originally uploaded by mere2007…fun plans to catch up on my sleep, a visit to spa sydell, costco (50 new york photos are ready!), wine on the deck with karen, lydia & katie (one last time, sob/sigh), father’s day (golf, grilling and a call to my dad), and hopefully a few miles in the park to enjoy the summer that has – finally – arrived, maybe (hopefully) some cooking with fresh herbsand a bit of time to catch my breath before next weekend’s move.

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    celebrating.

    dinner at becco Originally uploaded by mere2007…getting the apartment and a successful end (assuming of course that the lease signing goes fine today) to the apartment hunting trip. it’s very hard to believe we’ll be back in 11 days to move in.

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    apartment hunting report – days three and four.

    …yesterday wasn’t quite so busy – we had a great run in the parkand then picked up stuff for a quick breakfast from dean & deluca. lots and lots of window shopping later, we stopped at this great gourmet grocery right around the corner for dinner snacks. we thought today might be more window shopping with a lease signing sometime midday. but while we were at lunch, katie got a call from the leasing office that the paperwork wasn’t all together. I spent a very stressful hour at our nyc office printing paystubs and then arranged for tax returns to be faxed. and now we’re waiting (somewhat impatiently) for a…

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    apartment hunting report – day two.

    big news first – she found one! apartment 6H in a beautifully restored building on E 79th street, between east end and york avenues. it has lovely light. and a separate bedroom. closet space. and a very clean kitchen and bathroom. it completely passes the mama test.the applications and paperwork should be processed this weekend and she’ll sign the lease tomorrow. also yesterday, we had a very late lunch at sarabeth’s on central park south – sat outside (such a change from my spring break visits with sara…being able to sit outside!) and enjoyed people watching.then we walked back to our apartment (in the rain) through central park. a few…