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Thursday, January 27, 2011


The ceiling started leaking again on Tuesday, and then again today. Tuesday my landlord had sent me an e-mail to warn me that they were clearing snow in preparation for the mythical re-tarring to occur sometime later in the week and that the dripping might start again--though for the last time. Today, my only warning was an ominous dripping sound (and these days anything that slightly resembles that noise sends me into spasms, much like anything evoking a scritch or scrabble did during the height of the Mouse Wars) and some damp clothing in the closet. The Tuesday before that, the dripping had actually awakened us, at 5:40 a.m. We heard the drops splashing on the closet floor, but it turns out the pantry was flooding far worse. There's nothing quite like spending one's first hour of wakefulness removing all the contents of one's pantry onto the already meager surfaces remaining in the kitchen.

That day I started searching for apartments in earnest.

The good news is, we found one! We're planning to move weekend after next.

This weekend, we're going to be On A Boat! My dear friend M is getting married, and I'm thrilled to be heading out there to celebrate with her. Especially thrilling? 50 degree temperature gain. Oh, yes. I can't even communicate how ready I am to trade in views of endless snowbanks for ones of water and sand. Minneapolis has been more or less monochrome for the past two months, at least, so I am SO ready for some color (though not, of course, on my own skin!).

I can't wait!


BrianV said...

I'm not sure which is worse--having to fight with an idiot landlord that can't seem to maintain the facilities, or owning your own, and BEING the idiot that can't seem to maintain the facilities.

Horay for owning an old, money pit of a house.

I hope you guys have better luck with the new apartment.

CëRïSë said...

Thanks, Brian! You guys' house is supercute, though, of course--adorable and well-maintained. And full of love!

Leah said...

Say hi to M for me! Have fun on the boat...I've never been on a cruise before, but all my expectations were formed by reading David Foster Wallace, so I'd be interested to hear your impressions.

CëRïSë said...

Leah, when we met SP for the first time, he said, "Are they the ones we have on our fridge?"--referring to you guys' announcement (which we both loved)! I got this comment too late to pass on your greetings, but know that you were in our thoughts.

Thee Hidden One said...

I found your blog!! :) So glad you guys made it back safely. By the time I had my flight they had closed the airport in st louis, going to close chicago, and kansas city.
The wedding was so much fun! glad to have met you and D :)

CëRïSë said...

G! So lovely to see you de-lurk (and to have met you in person!). We were delayed a few hours on our way home, but we did make it; oddly enough, that storm mostly skipped Mpls and we only got about 3" of snow. I'll blog about the excellent wedding times soon!