Much to our surprise, we’re back in NYC! After nearly 7 months in Europe and an extended and very welcome stay in Utah with family, Lisa and I have returned to the scene of the evacuation just over a year after the move from the underworld (both meanings). At least this time we smartly left the move to the professionals. Thank goodness. I can honestly say I’m not incredibly happy, nor am I necessarily disappointed to be back. New York is an anomaly among the places I’ve lived. There are very many things I love about it, and there is an equally long list (maybe a little longer) of things I absolutely hate about it. But now that we’ve gotten a few things squared away, like a couple methods of transportation out of town whenever we want, and home delivery of most of what we need, then some of the worst aspects are minimized. Then we can leave the house for work and pleasure, and less often for errands (which seem to eat too much of our free time), and get out on weekend day trips or overnighters with ease. I probably sound nit-picky about the hassle of NYC, but it’s the little things that really get under my skin. What can I say. I know I sound very down on being back, and admittedly, I’d like to have tried another place since life is so short, but honestly, I’m pretty excited to do a few things we didn’t get around to last time and now we have the chance. Having a great place and a great location are really making it nice.
Anyway, Lisa has been too busy to write since we were in Italy. Perhaps my mentioning her delinquency here will be inspiring. Love you Sweetie! A good way to get back into the habit might be to describe our very cool apartment, its amazing location, and the new wheels we have acquired.