Monday, September 26, 2005
We are now living in our new apartment, that is a co-op that, that we bought, that we love, that we are still trying to unpack. It's so awesome and I want everyone to see how awesome it is.
We began our 1of3 move by moving from our old apartment. waiting to long to make a decision on whether or not to stay another month, which we should have done. Waiting until after the landlord had a new tenant and since we thought he wouldn't give us back our deposit we packed it up and moved all our stuff into our friends' garage who are very generous. This we did to keep our deposit, which we got back. Why didn't we move into our new place I hear you asking. well, because our new place wasn't ready yet. And I can hear the numbers crunching in your head... we moved three times, yes three. We thought that our place would be ready by the close date of the 12th. Which is before our friends would be moving on the 15th. But our close date turned out to be the 20th. So with our friends moving the stuff on the inside of their house we were moving our stuff on the inside of their garage to the inside of their new garage. This was so annoyingly dreadful knowing that we would be moving again, wishing our place was ready. So when we finally signed the papers and the place was ours... the floors were still sticky from the new finish put on that day, unbeknownst to us until at that moment we sealed our shoe prints in the entryway, to be reconciled to have to stay one more night not in our own home.
Our new home is so awesome not just because we waited an extra week to close, or because we lived in our friends living room, with our stuff in their basement, out of a suitcase for 3 weeks, and its actually nice to have a place to live, period. But because the space is nice and the kitchen and bathroom were redone. Yep, really it's nice to have a place to live.
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Most recently we've had some friends over. The Truscotts came from Boston. We went to Grimaldy's Pizza, just below the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side.
When we got there we had to wait maybe 10 minutes to get a table. While we were there I was waiting in line to change Hannah (there was only one bathroom), I overhear this guy saying that this is the best brickoven pizza in NY. Anyway, we finish up and pay the bill and walk outside and to our dismay find a line at least a hundred people long. Apparently it's pretty good pizza, I mean, I liked it.
While the Truscotts where here Minna and I took the opportunity to make use of our nice tent that we got a while back and never have had the chance to use.
It had been soooo long since I've been camping. Even in our backyard it was good to sleep out of doors. The Truscotts enjoyed our bed. We slept on a great air mattress and Hannah slept on some fluffy blankets next to us.
In other news Minna and I were trying to make the biggest bubble ever.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
We saw everything from seahorses to Pirana, penguins, sharks and jellyfish.
We also saw a Seal training demonstration, and I think the most impressive thing thes seals did, besides eat the amazing amount of fish that the trainers provided for every good behavior, was behave exactly as the trainer had them behave. It was actually entertaining to see these seals clap their flippers on command and wave to the crowd.
The entertainment wasn't so much the trick as it was the perfect behavior. The bag of tricks wasn't that big but the performance was exact. Truely the training invloved was extensive.
The crowds were thick and next time we won't take a stroller, but it was a fun excursion.
Monday, April 25, 2005
this one is my favorite of the day
(actually I should mention that not all the things below were posted on boingboing.net but that my web surfing was initiated there)
Monday, April 11, 2005
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Sunday, April 03, 2005
Saturday, April 02, 2005
Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Minna started having regular contractions at about 3:30am. We went to the hospital at about 10-10:30. Minna started pushing at about 2pm, and little Hannah was born at 2:34pm
And we made a blog for her. http://dyerweb.com/dan/blog/hannahblog/
Sunday, January 30, 2005
We'll have this little baby in no time at all. So we're getting ready. We have the car now and and the baby clothes and the baby bed and the baby car seat and everything baby. We even have a washing machine hooked up perfectly to the sink in the garage, performed by myself and our upstairs neighbor.
Sunday, January 23, 2005
This is the wintertime. It is so lovely. There has been some fun things happen to us. For example we must be very grateful to our friends who agreed to sell us their old car for a very low price. It is a 1989 Isuzu Trooper. It runs great and it is so fun to have a car in NY. Although findhttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.spell.gifing someone to insure our new vehicle has been a challenge. Insurance companies want gobbs of money for insuring your car here in NY, and our less than spotless record doesn't help either. (break-ins and theft of our last cars goes against us)
We love our new car!
This weekend was the best snow I've been able to witness in a very long time. The Rego Park area of Queens, NY received about a foot of snow. I was surprised how well the city has coped with the snow, and how quickly people shoveled their walkways and driveways. I half expected the news to report shortages at the grocery stores the night before the storm hit as well as the inability of the city to deal with this amount of snowfall.