Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Loft Life

Last month I moved to Cooper Young. I found a great apartment, er loft, that makes me feel like I am living downtown, but in Midtown. If that makes any sense.

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It's very safe.

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And kind of reminds me of our house. At least the kitchen does anyway.

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Jiro has been my assistant decorator. He had the genius idea of putting the bunkbeds where a desk would normally go.

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And he helped me hang all of the paintings. Well, the ones I was sure about.

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And he helped fix the things that needed fixing.

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Satchel was a little less enthusiastic about the loft, mainly because it didn't come with wifi and I didn't have a TV. But he slowly came around. He and Jiro found ways to entertain themselves.

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(I took a turn too. It was actually quite fun.)

There has also been some reading and a lot of game playing.

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Mancala is my favorite.

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I am the undisputed champ of checkers. Connect Four is not my strong suit.

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Loft life has its challenges. For one, we are all three sharing a bathroom.

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And I am the head chef.

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I pretty much exhausted my repertoire in the first week! (Hence our first tradition--Monday's at Moe's.)

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Warren still cooks several nights a week, and I get to partake when I pick up the kids. And we've been doing family movie day/dinner out on Sundays.

Everyone seems to be pretty happy with the current arrangement. And the loft is slowly starting to feel like home.

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My next door neighbor, who came to introduce herself last night and maybe ask that we keep it down a bit, will be happy to learn that I have purchased a TV and the cable/wifi is getting hooked up today.
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