And, of course, we'll be having a ginormous housewarming party in August, featuring our new BACK PORCH. Also, we'll be at the Beer Garden EVERY DAY. And eowen gets to visit us on her way to and from the subway. And anyone driving in to NYC will have no problem finding us as we are the first exit off the Triboro bridge. And the adrenaline coursing through my veins has started to mix with the caffeine and I'm starting to get a little loopy.
ASTORIA, HERE WE COME!!!
Next up: saying goodbye to our current landlord. He is a catankerous old man missing several key teeth and thinks my first name is Jeremiah, even though I've been living there for over 5 years and my name is clearly written on each check I send him. His solutions to home repair rarely go beyond duct tape and rubber cement, even when major plumbing issues arise; he once tried to extort a "girlfriend security deposit" of "oh... let's say $300" when I told him Kath was moving in because he was afraid that if we broke up that he'd be screwed, even though I'd already had 6 different roommates before we'd even started dating. Recently, however, he's taken a liking to us and hasn't even arbitrarily raised the rent for several months. I'm sure I'll never get my security deposit back, but since we're breaking the lease early so that we can move into a newer building that probably won't completely collapse the next time it rains, I really don't give a shit. It will be OH so nice to not have to deal with that man any more.