10.12.2009

Bummer

The owner of the apartment that Barry and I rent is putting the unit up for sale. We can't afford to buy it. There are things that drive us a bit nuts about this place, but we've become seriously attached to it, too. I've been moping a bit and looking at photos of the apartment to torture myself.



I've also been making myself homesick for New York City - Queens in particular - by following the blog for me, for you. It's one of those days where wallowing in thoughts of "why can't it be?" seems like the only thing to do.

23 comments:

Alison Hodges said...

I am so, so sorry about this! Let's just hope there is something better up ahead......even though that doesn't help a lot right now.

Mariss said...

Sorry, sweetie! :( On a more positive note...maybe the bathroom walls in the next place will be thicker?!

Go re-read about how smelly and claustrophobic you were feeling in NYC! Or come back :)

Karen/Small Earth Vintage said...

Oh no! What a freaking drag.

I get that Queens homesickness sometimes, too...still. It's more for the people than the place, but it still feels like homesickness.

I love the clock and skull!

michelle said...

I hear you, really I do. My husband and I used to live in Astoria, too (near the Kaufman Astoria Theater) and now live in a city in the deep south that doesn't suit us at all for my job, which I hope to change soon.

sara said...

thank you Susan.

beki said...

Oh no, that sure stinks!

leya said...

this happened to Dustin and I when we lived in PDX, and although we were really bummed, we found an even better place! Hang in there, lady

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

This happened in our last house, 2+ years later that house is still on the market + we've since moved on. You will be fine + likely land in a better situation.
Take care.

ilka said...

o my, that's not the best news one can get, being only so recently settled (or is my memory completely shot?)(it does seem like a not-so-long time since you moved in)
lots of courage, and wishing you the best of luck in finding a new home!

bitter betty said...

Awww...
I hope something fantastic turns up.

Chickenbells said...

Phoey. I am thinking though that this will be an opportunity for you to find a place that is better suited to both of you? I mean, you've now been there long enough to know exactly where you want to be...right? Good luck and I am confident that the next move will be even better!

Robyn said...

man, that stinks. I'm sorry, Susan. Hoping for the best.

Joanna Goddard said...

your decor is amazing! so sorry to hear about your apartment; my friend always says, "it's always darkest before the light" -- maybe something amazing is waiting for you. xo

asphaltandair said...

pfui pfui pfui!
what a pity!
my heart is saddened to hear that you'll be pushed out of your sweet home.
wishing you super, amazing luck in finding the perfect new place to settle into...wherever it may be.
listen to your intuition. it'll guide you.

lealou said...

Ugh. Well I'm sure you'll find something just as beautiful!

amandajean said...

i'm sorry, dear. i do love seeing photos of your place. it's so inspiring to me.

mia said...

well that just sucks, it is such a cute apartment! (which is of course 95% you, 5% cool space)
But perhaps it is a sign for a better thing to come.
like coming back to astoria.
(like i could pass that up)
:)

hjn said...

It's time to buy! :)

Julie Owsik Ackerman said...

Aw Suz, that sucks. Moving is such a drag. Homesick for New York, eh? I didn't know that happened to you. But it makes sense, especially on the heels of bad news. Hang in there! When God closes a door he opens a window, but the hallway in between is hell :)

traci said...

man that is such a bummer. i love your place so much. i'm sure you'll find another lovely place to call home too and we'd be happy to visit you just about anywhere you end up. kisses lady.

Jamie Watson said...

Aw man, I feel for you guys. The answer will come though and I believe what Shona said. I will think positive thoughts.

Jessica Nichols said...

Oh crumb-buckets! I think it's okay to be sad right now. You know that you will be okay, like we do, but still! This wasn't your choice or plan. Hugs.

ambika said...

That is too bad about the apartment. It really is a gorgeous place.