Well, duh. I mean, we’ve lived here since this summer. But somehow in the past few weeks, with the weather changes, and finally getting ALL the boxes put away and unpacked, and of course the Halloween decorations… it feels like home. The rumble of the trains, the traffic noises, the wind whipping between the tall buildings, it’s not as foreign. The taxis, the quick bustle, the different accents, they all seem familiar.
Merging two adult households into one apartment has been a challenge. The “what do we keeps” and the “but I cannot get rid of that’s” are mostly done. For the most part, we’re settled. Except our three tea kettles that for some inexplicable reason became a Sophie’s Choice decision we couldn’t make. What can I say? We love tea. Apparently.
Our lives have combined and at night we cook dinner and watch tv, going about our normal lives together as a family. But I will admit, watching tv while the lights of Manhattan twinkle through the window is pretty darn fantastic.