Monday, April 12, 2010

Moving, part 1

Dave and I drove into the city yesterday and retrieved all my personal possessions, in preparation for putting my apartment on the market. We managed to squeeze everything into his SUV, so I didn't need to rent a truck or anything. I'll have to do that for the furniture, but that comes later.

Usually people say they never realized how much they owned until they move. I had more than I thought, but it still wasn't much!

In any case, it's nice to have my photos, my old journals, all my clothes, my knick-knacks and pottery with me here in East Brunswick instead of in New York. These are all tangible reminders of my travels and my past, and they make our apartment seem much more homey.

After our move, we met up with my friends Dan and Carl for brunch at 44 & X, a trendy Hell's Kitchen restaurant where, to be truthful, the food is secondary to the cute, muscly waiters in tight t-shirts. (I'm tempted to liken it to a gay Hooters, but it's not that crass. I swear.)

(Photo: SoHo parking lot, last week.)


Reya Mellicker said...

Oh yeah - onwards and upwards! I'm so happy for you, Steve. I really am. xx

mouse (aka kimy) said...

your minimalistic ways are truly inspiring....i can't imagine getting all my personal possessions into any sized suv!!!

and as reya said onwards and upwards!

Barbara said...

I'm really impressed that your belongings (without furniture) fit in an SUV. I would need at least a fleet of SUV's to move all my stuff. Your habit of purging yourself of things you didn't need is paying off big-time!