Monthly Archives: July 2011

Entry 32: Big Gaping Hole Update

It’s done! Our new kitchen is finished! It just needs a few final touches, like, you know, walls. Also windows, cabinets, plumbing, lights and appliances. And I’m forgetting something…oh, yes, a floor! Other than that, it’s done! Well, okay, maybe … Continue reading

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Entry 31: Small Town Stamford

We moved to Stamford from Irvington, New York, a fairly small town in Westchester with a population of about 5,000 if you don’t include the ghosts that haunt Washington Irving’s estate. So when we started looking for houses in Stamford, … Continue reading

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Entry 30: I’ve Got Mail!

For my entire life, this is how I got the mail: Step 1: Go downstairs, or across the parking lot, to the bank of mailboxes. Step 2: Using a key, open the mailbox assigned to my apartment or condo unit. … Continue reading

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Entry 29–Kitchen Demolition Journal: Friday

8:03am–There have never been more than two or three demo guys here at a time, but this morning an army of trucks and men arrive, preparing, I guess, to launch an all-out assault. We confer briefly with John about a … Continue reading

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Entry 28–Kitchen Demolition Journal: Thursday

7:12am–After a day off to let the dust settle–on everything–the guys are back bright and early with a truckful of lumber. I take this to indicate that some reconstruction is about to begin. Either that, or they’ve secretly screwed up … Continue reading

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Entry 27–Kitchen Demolition Journal: Tuesday

6:58am–I enter the house after having just dropped my daughter off at the Stamford train station. I am carrying two large iced coffees from Dunkin Donuts, with sweetener in one pocket, straws in another, and the newspaper, which I have … Continue reading

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Entry 26: Kitchen Demolition Journal; Monday

8:00am–A large cannister has just shown up in our driveway. It is not, as I had predicted, a green cannister. I’m not sure what color it is. It is the color that you might get if you gave a three-year-old … Continue reading

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Entry 25. Deja Vu

You’ll never guess what we did over the weekend. We moved again! Okay, not really. But it sure felt like it. We put stuff in boxes, and we carried around the boxes we had never unpacked, and we said things … Continue reading

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Entry 24. Parallel Packing; Part II–The Actual Packing

Little by little, we began filling boxes and stacking them in our garage. We started with the less needed items (the least needed items having already been relegated to a storage unit) and working our way toward essentials, thus ensuring … Continue reading

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Entry 23: Parallel Packing; Part I–The Pre-Pack

The next two posts will be flash-back episodes, like with fat Monica on Friends. With a swirly transition cut, let’s harken back to our previous lives in our Westchester condo townhouse. It is March, 2011, and with great optimism we … Continue reading

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