round and round...

Monday, July 13, 2009

So close, and yet so far

Some people do well in chaos. I am not one of those people. We've been in our new apartment for a week, but we're not fully unpacked yet. We have a desk to sell, a trunk to move to a friend's apartment, 2 closets to clean, and about 4 boxes to unpack. We're close, but we're not there yet.

Poor Duke is confused. He's not good with stairs and we live on the 3rd floor. It's not any sort of physical limitation. It's confusion. He can't figure out how not to trip going up the stairs and how not to go too fast going down. He has a tendency to whack his muzzle a few times a day.

When I said we have 2 closets to clean, it's not that we need to organize them. It's that we literally need to clean them. You see, the previous tenants were here for 12 years. They spent those 12 years chain smoking and not wiping the garbage juice off the wall where they tossed things into the can and didn't quite make it. All the walls were washed and painted twice before we moved in - that got rid of the smoke smell. The windows were washed 4x and still aren't crystal clear. The nicotine staining on the intercom plate was so thick we thought it was brown plastic. It's white. Eww.

So yeah, we need to clean the closets. The walls need a scrub and a coat of paint. Once that's done we can move things into them and get the last boxes out of the living room. I really hope we can get that done soon.

After that's taken care of we need to figure out what to do with a pair of skis and 2 golf bags. Not exactly Brooklyn apartment type sports equipment, but we're slightly unconventional.

2 What people are saying:

Blogger Lynilu rambles...

You are at the stage of moving that I completely hate. It is so hard to get those last things taken care of.

I had some friends who chain smoked and when they passed, their kids were cleaning the house to sell. They finally gave up and hired it done, because they couldn't get that smoke-yuck off the walls. I would check with Home Depot or Lowe's for a product to remove it and deodorize, if I were you. I'm guessing it would also clean that other nasty stuff.

And the skis? attach them to the ceiling in the hallway. Out of the way AND a conversation piece! Golf bags, I donno.

7/13/2009 06:44:00 PM

Blogger Brown English Muffin rambles...

wow you really are a busy bee!!! and I haven't been to this blog in a long time...I'm glad I came back for a peek!! LOL

11/24/2009 11:07:00 AM


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