When I was starting out after college, I deliberately did not move into New York City. I know it's an awesome place now but at that time it was a mess - dirty with much higher crime rates - my dad worked there all his life and hated the commute and the subway crime so I wanted no part of it. I wouldn't change that decision at all but when I see Lauren taking off for San Francisco, it does make me think... I bet I would have liked to have been in a clean, smaller city like San Francisco. Last January, she moved into an apartment with one of her best friends from high school and they are now both working for the same company. How funny that seems because they met in 5th grade and grew up 2 blocks away from one another. Now they're playing house for real.
I told Dave I wouldn't mind having a go at it now. We're going to get a smaller place in a year or two anyway so it seemed pretty fun and romantic to move to San Francisco. We know people our age who have done just that - but he's not having any of it. Oh, well. I can alway visit Lauren. I have my part-time apartment with Lauren and my part-time dog with Kevin.
Here's a bit of Lauren's moving day
|Looking out the living room window|
Here's a look at the Bay from the living room. I stayed there last weekend and, after Lauren left for work, I sat here with a morning cup of coffee and I thought.. I could so do this! Lauren was thoughtful enough to put on the Today show for me (I'm pretty clueless about getting other peoples' TVs to work). Did it bother me that I was enjoying my morning coffee while Lauren was at work? Well, yeah. Actually, it did.
|A Sunday brunch. Rare free time.|