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Penn Yan

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

In Penn Yan now. We arrived last night — make that early this morning — after a later than expected departure from Brooklyn, U-Haul trailer in tow. And some road issues. Just when we were feeling self-pleased about progress — the ETA on the GPS was about thirty minutes earlier than we had anticipated — […]

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 […]

Saying Goodbye, Again

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

For months now during this process of buying and selling, I find myself saying goodbye to Brooklyn (and New York City) again and again. From the most mundane walks along Flatbush, taking the Q train to midtown, crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, I cannot help but try to preserve the moment, to etch the visual and […]