Thursday, June 06, 2013

blogging along

Honestly, don't know where the time has gone.  Oh, yes I do.  Spent the end of last week in The Apartment, throwing out STUFF.  Todd Gillman stopped by after he had been in NY covering a political event and we went out to lunch before he headed back to D.C.  We did not go to this restaurant. I sent the photo to Jessica for her "can you spot the error?" posts on Facebook.  LOL
Saturday we went to Princeton in the afternoon and discovered that it was reunion weekend at the university.  I wish I had photographed the often hilarious orange and black getups that people were wearing, but I didn't want to be rude.  Instead, I had to photograph this sculpture and one building that wasn't mobbed with tiger-garbed people.  We did have time to go to the Princeton art museum, which was a treat.

 Sunday we went to Brooklyn to see Miss Emma and the progress on Jess and Tommy's renovation.The afternoon included a horrible trip to an even worse Home Depot in Red Hook, where we didn't find the advertised product.  Afterwards, we headed to the famous Red Hook Lobster Pound for lobster rolls. The eatery has finally reopened after it was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy.  The Red Hook section of Brooklyn was under water for quite a while but is pretty much back to normal now.  Afterwards, headed to Baked, where Miss Emma enjoyed a cupcake -- or at least, the frosting.
My brother arrived from Pittsburgh on Monday to give me a hand or two with all of this stuff for the next week. I am so happy to have him here!!

This week has been taken up with doctors' appointments, attorney meetings, real estate people interviews, and more sorting/cleaning/clearing out.  Today we hit pay dirt in my mother's storage unit in the building:  an almost full carton of paper towels that she had brought from her house when she moved to the apartment in 1992, stored and forgotten. My back seat runneth over.

Tomorrow, bank stuff and more sorting.  Saturday, the kids come and tag what they want and next week, more meetings and appointments.   I have been sleeping well.


Carol Stearns said...

Would that be Jimmy Buffett? Thanks you. Lobster rolls sound lovely. And expensive.

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Vintage paper towels... how exciting. Congrats on forging ahead on this task.

patty a. said...

It is amazing the amount of work that is involved when someone passes. Sounds like you are making progress.

Connie Rose said...

Good to hear from you, Rayna. Sounds like you're having as good a time as you can under the circumstances. And glad you've got help. Hope the weather is being good to you, and have a great weekend. xo

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