Friday, July 30, 2010

First Glimpse at Our New Home

Yesterday Sylvia and I took possession of our new condo! Thanks to Sylvia's excellent money management and our realtor's amazing negotiating skills, we have a beautiful new home with all the room I'll ever need for all my books.

I'd like to reiterate how pleased we are with Patrick Fields, our realtor. He was a model of professionalism and kindness throughout the entire process, and Sylvia and I have no hesitation about recommending his services to anyone looking to buy or sell a new home. He helped make an inherently stressful experience much more pleasant.

Of course, we still have to move our stuff, which will involve lugging around hundreds of heavy, book-filled boxes. This time, though, I thought ahead and borrowed a dolly, which should make the job a lot easier. Photos to come!


Sean said...

Prediction: Earl will constantly be taking pictures of his brother carrying boxes, which will double the amount of time it takes to move.

Anonymous said...

Sean, I laughed so hard when I read your comment.
I will try to keep him from photographing, and move boxes instead.

Anonymous said...

" ...all the room I'll ever need for all my books."

Somehow I doubt that Earl. Unless you go only digital or pare things down as the years roll by I see a one of the immutable laws of hoarding hitting you hard. Crap always expands to fill a place.

If the latter is the case I see Seam breaking his back in another 10 years as you move your office into a warehouse. ;)

AllanX said...

Someday I hope to be able to pay a Laotian child to scan all my thousands of books digitally.

PS. I'm not Anonymous!

"Jeffand of Mercy" said...

That's no condo, that's a space station!

I fully expect to visit and we have dinner and you're all like, you know, I don't think I've ever been in this room before...

Your place makes the Wayne Mansion look like our local Pizza Hut by comparison!