Dearest friends – It has been a while since you’ve heard from us, but you have been a constant on our minds since we went off the grid last week. In fact, your comments and emails are a big part of why Gwyneth and I are unpacking our belongings at my parents’ house in North Carolina today instead of checking ourselves into a mental institution.
Our original plan was to move out of NYC by the end of the month, but last Wednesday we got some wonderful news from our apartment building that kicked us into high gear. Our iron-clad lease stated that we’d be responsible for paying rent through the end of May – no matter what. But thankfully, our landlord made an exception for us. Gwyneth and I could get out of the lease as soon as they found a new tenant. The only catch? We’d have to be completely out by Friday night, so they could start showing the apartment on Saturday morning. So things like the blog, the inbox, showering, eating and sleeping got moved to the back burner while I packed, spackeled and painted like a maniac.
Now, here’s where you come in. I’d love to say that I packed and painted the apartment with a smile on my face, filled with optimism for the future. But really, I spent those last few days painting with one hand and blowing my nose with the other. If it weren’t for the comment thread on this post, I think I’d still be sobbing on the bathroom floor, surrounded by unpacked boxes. While I haven’t responded to any of them yet (and that will absolutely happen this week), I have each of your comments memorized. Because when the pity party got started, I whipped out my phone, read a few comments and packed another few boxes. It was like you were there bubble wrapping with me. THANK YOU. I am grateful.
The bad news is that NYC didn’t work out the way Gwyneth and I hoped it would have. The good news is that we’re ready to put that behind us, and frankly, we don’t have time for any more sobbing. We’ve got 397 comments and emails to answer, four awesome gift guides we’re late on posting, a new walk-in closet to shop from and a space and a life we can’t wait to set up. Thank you for getting us home. Now let’s decorate.
mk & Gwynnie