I know, I know. I sort of left you hanging a few weeks ago. I was off to NYC, and then by the end of the post I wasn’t. Three weeks ago (on Friday) the board scheduled our Co-op interview. Three weeks ago (this Monday) they postponed the meeting – with nothing so much as a peep out of them since. We can’t move forward with our real estate purchase, but we really can’t keep looking for a different place either. I’d call that a serious holding pattern, wouldn’t you?I have been in kind of a frozen state since, just waiting to hear our fate. I have not yet moved forward with a draftsperson for the floor plan. What’s the point in getting to the knitty-gritty renovation details if it may not end up ours? Meanwhile, it’s been two to three nights in a hotel room somewhere in the City for the Mr (thank goodness for Hotel Tonight!) and on occasion I will join him with our Poodle in tow. I know one thing for sure: I am looking forward to this part of our life changing. I’ve spent a lot of time out in the woods and have been away from my husband far too much the last three years since the country house renovation and decoration, my father’s passing, and (most recently) because our rental apartment didn’t allow dogs in the building.
During this waiting time we did our trip to Mt. Washington, we traveled to Michigan to attend my 20th High School Reunion, and celebrated my Dad’s Birthday with family and friends – as you might imagine, we’re all still mourning that he isn’t here with us. And then (as you know) I headed home to Northwestern Connecticut to celebrate both Labor Day, my Birthday, and the birthday of my best girlfriend’s Husband. There has been a lot going on socially, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about the new apartment.I have been formulating blog posts with potential designs and ideas for the new space, but (perhaps because our answer remains up in the air) I have not felt very inclined to press publish. They are in the pipeline – I just need to flush out my ideas before I put them on the internet for everyone to see. Not to mention, there is really no rush on this because we’ll have to wait for Co-op approval to do any renovations to the apartment. Isn’t this washi tape embellished gift packaging made to look like a NYC cityscape adorable? I’d love the simplicity of the twine and the kraft paper box coupled with the thoughtful cuts on the decorative tape!