snapshots of an idle mind

March 6, 2007

new space

Filed under: life,moving — sassinak @ 12:29 am


the housewarming is march 17th, if you haven’t received your invite i’ve fucked up and you should email me.


i’ve never had a place that was mine so fast. i think it may have something to do with the circumstances but regardless, this is my home now. i don’t miss my old one at all.

you know, as i type this i think to myself that i could have typed these exact same words three and a half years ago when i moved out of the house i shared with tr.

i can actually look back and realise that it’s always true. that the only places that didn’t feel mine from the beginning NEVER felt mine the whole time i was there.

still this place feels different.

maybe the same way that every time you’re in love it’s ‘different this time.’


i taught my first client here today.

she approved of the space and loved my new reformer. she was entranced with the view which delighted me to no end because i am too.

i can’t stop staring out the windows!

there are trees and snow and beautiful old houses and people’s windows that are just far enough away. just far enough away that you can’t see in their windows exactly but just close enough that their lights are comforting.


i stopped by my old apartment today to get the art hangers off the walls. i was going to pick up my plants too but the super agreed that they would die and i’m getting them wednesday.

it’s so small.

it’s so tiny and dirty and covered in dust.

god what a mess i left. i’m not allowed to clean it up because they’re renovating the whole place and there’s no point but i feel weird about it.

i don’t mean i wanted to paint it but i did want to get the major grime off the place before i passed it on. i’m under strict instructions to leave it alone.

i snuck some toilet paper in there today because i ran out at 3am the night before i moved.

yes of course i packed until 5am.


i love my new house.

love love love love love it.


only one small problem, i can’t unpack my books because the quarter round isn’t down in my bedroom. my books are piled in my bedroom to get them out of the way and my bookshelves languish empty and unwashed in my living room.

the carpenter has disappeared off the face of the planet because he had to go to court for something or other and i’m stuck not unpacking my books or half my clothing into my dresser until they hire a new carpenter.

yeah, you heard me, hire a new carpenter.



the cats are beginning to settle in, harriet only cried three times last night instead of thirty seven times the night before.

mouse has investigated the hall and declared it ‘adequate’

and harriet is perturbed at all the changes

and mouse is taking it all in stride.

who knew harriet trouble houdini would be the one not taking the changes well? not i.


i’m so happy they’re fixing up my old apartment instead of wrecking it, it frees me to be madly in love with this one.

which i am


  1. was it you that convinced your former landlords to renovate instead of destroy?

    how wonderful that you’re so in love with your new place. what a great feeling.

    Comment by terry — March 6, 2007 @ 2:09 am | Reply

  2. Old space
    New space
    Red space
    Blue space

    (Sorry, I was in a Dr. Seuss mood for some reason!)

    Comment by Jim McKee — March 6, 2007 @ 5:23 pm | Reply

  3. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your new space so much.

    If it makes you feel any better, I need a carpenter too. The evil condo association has decided I need to replace my front door frame and paint the door. I mean… what the? But whatever.

    Stupid beaurocrats

    Comment by Jmai — March 7, 2007 @ 9:52 pm | Reply

  4. Oh Sassy…I am so very happy for all your happiness about the place. I think it is true that a place that didn’t feel like home at the start is a lot easier to leave.

    Poor little Harriet. When Axl stayed with me when my parents where in Argentina, he cried a lot too. And his little routine was all out of whack. They will make it their home soon enough.

    And yaay for the client approval. That must be a fantastic feeling.

    *snoopydancing for you”


    Comment by Natalia — March 8, 2007 @ 7:59 am | Reply

  5. Nice to see you luvvin your new digs :)

    Unfortunately I am gonna miss the 17th party but I am seriously wondering what you are up to April 15 cuz I’d like to buy you that coffee ;)

    That is, if you can squirrel your way to Montreal!

    Comment by pyrhonik — March 8, 2007 @ 10:26 am | Reply

  6. hey there Sasseroonie! listen up. i just got a new fridge from ‘de landlord’. this fridge is really quiet…. as in, zero noise. um, woa! hey, i never knew that fridges are supposed to be this quiet. everywhere i’ve lived there’s been dying old fridges that vibrate, klunk and chunk and sigh.

    i hope your fridge in your new place is quiet. they are supposed to be quiet. o.k.? the way we live, you and me, well, chances are neither of us has any experience with new applicances. so just in case, i’m letting you know. :) congrats on your new place. it’s exactly what you need.

    talk to ya.

    Comment by gabi — March 8, 2007 @ 10:30 pm | Reply

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