This week has been a crazy one, and now I’m spending the weekend trying to recuperate after all the madness.
We leave New York in less than 9 days, so, as you can imagine, our apartment is in complete disarray. There are boxes everywhere, some packed, others still waiting for contents. All our furniture is in various stages of being dismantled. The dogs are usually cowering in the corner because they don’t know what’s going on, and even if they did want to run around, they wouldn’t have any room to do so. We have piles of things we’re trying to sell, and we’re constantly posting things on craigslist. I spend my lunch hour every day on the phone with mortgage consultants and real estate lawyers, and we’re frantically trying to arrange things so our move-out day goes as smoothly as possible. Throughout all this, we’ve learned that moving from one apartment to another within the same borough is not the same as moving from an apartment into a house and getting a mortgage. This is an entirely new experience for us.
The hallway in our apartment right now.
Can you tell I’m getting most of our boxes from my office?
Wednesday night, we went to see A Perfect Circle perform at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan. Dan and I are huge fans, but we were slightly disappointed in the show. Too many cover songs, not enough original material. For the most part, we had a good time and we’re looking forward to hearing new music by the band in the near future.
After the Show
Thursday night, we went to the midnight showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. I actually wanted to do a separate blog post about this, but don’t think I’ll have time in the next week, so I’m including it here. As with all of the previous Harry Potter midnight premieres, the crowds were out of control, people were dressed up in costumes, and we had to buy our tickets a week in advance if we had any hope of getting in. But something was different this time around. This time, there was a bittersweet, almost somber atmosphere amid the crowd.
This movie marked the end of an era, the end of 13 years of the Harry Potter phenomenon. Was it good? Absolutely. Did I cry? You betcha. Did the story diverge from the novel? In a few minor ways. Was it worth $14 and several hours spent waiting in line? Without a doubt. Did it provide closure to the millions of fans around the world? Yes, and that’s all that matters.
Have you seen the new Harry Potter movie? If so, what did you think? Have you been to any good concerts lately? Have any moving tips for us? Let me know by leaving a comment!