I'm Still Here!

Sorry for the extended blog absence. I never realized how difficult and time-consuming moving into one’s own apartment could be! I mean, I guess I’ve done it before, but maybe I had just blocked it out of my memory! I have spent the last few weeks painting, shopping, assembling furniture, hanging things on the wall, the whole works – all in between trips to IKEA and Home Depot! I moved into my place in Washington Heights on December 1st, and it is finally “almost there”. I am still waiting on a few furniture items, and still have a few things on my “to do” list, but for the most part, I am really happy with what I have done…so, here’s a few pics!

Bedroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Living Room

Living room

Yarn and Fabric Storage

Office Area - this is still a work in progress

Other than moving in and doing all kinds of home improvement, I have mostly been trying to catch up with friends and see a few plays. I did a week-long reading of a new musical called “Touched”, and retrained at “Wicked”, where I am a sub stage manager – going in when someone is out sick or on vacation. After the holidays I will start the search for some more full-time work, but in the meantime I am nesting and recharging my batteries, and loving every minute!

I found an apartment!

It’s been a busy week running around and looking at apartments, but I found one and signed the lease on Friday! I’ll be moving to Fort Washington Ave between 177th and 178th (about four blocks from where I lived before I went on tour) starting on November 15th. I have my sublet until the 30th, so that gives me two weeks to paint and get some furniture moved in before I actually have to live there. I am so excited!

The apartment is a beautiful pre-war one-bedroom on the top floor (6th floor) of the building. The building has an elevator (yes!) and laundry facilities (double yes!). Oh yes, and FOUR closets! My broker told me that the landlord’s grandfather actually built the building (in 1941).

Here are a few photos as a preview:

Living room

Living Room

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Bedroom

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Entry

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Built-ins in the entry

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Kitchen