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Archive for the 'Brooklyn' Category

Au Revoir, Celeste

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

On Tuesday, our 1969 vintage Citroën (named Celeste) was towed to New Jersey where she will begin the (financially) painful process of restoration. Sadly Celeste has been stored in the garage for six years, so it is about time something happens. We were told to expect the towing to cost around $300 (58 miles, door […]

The Too-Much of Technology

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

It is Thursday now and we sit here without a sales contract in the old house. There is a list of seven issues mentioned by the buyers, most of which have been addressed. One is still pending. The first issue came as a total surprise to us. The home inspector they hired found a three-inch […]

Garden Images

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Photos taken today, by Llewellyn. Top: Lenten Rose up close. Below: Bleeding Heart beginnings.

Benefits of Moving: Discovery

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

When we bought this house in Brooklyn six years ago, it involved moving two households into one. My husband, who had lived on the Upper West Side for about thirty years, had a full allotment of possessions in his then rent stabilized apartment. Also in the apartment were the possessions of former apartment-mates no longer […]