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Friday, October 8, 2010

Checking in, very busy, almost frantic, trying to get moved out by November 1st. Have been in this apartment for 30 years, lots of junk to deal with, getting good and dirty, especially in the room I use as a studio. Threw out so much last Sunday, the super in my building told me to stop until the pile, which looked like a yard sale, got taken away by passerbys.
Have also been busy with the legal aspects of the move, signing the lease on the Cape and sending a deposit, seeing the lawyer here and getting those documents in order. Get my first cut of the money from escrow on Tuesday, and then I get to shop.
In the meantime, I have sold some furniture, still too much left, but I’m working on that. Have a whole section in the living room set up so people can rummage through things and hopefully take some home. Even have a selection of art I’m not in love with, and have already torn up a 6” stack of work on paper I never liked. Written a bit, mostly about the process, in my voice and Danny’s, but I need to stay focused on reality now, I can write all I want once I get to the Cape.


  1. Thirty years of stuff. Ohhhhhh my, but keep going. Throw it out. Throw it out.

    But your plants? Plants always find new homes fast....even if you put them out on the street. If you have some wonderful ones, maybe try and take some cuttings?

    Make sure Pacino is with you on your first night in Cape Cod because good friends from your past, even if they're birds, will help to make the transition easier to your new life. I remember the first night in this house, I thought-OMG, what have I done? I grabbed my cat and he stayed in my arms all night. Made things a lot easier the next morning in dealing with my new life as the owner of a house (and I only moved a short ride across town!).

    Keep going Maureen!

  2. Pacino's riding in the front seat of the U-Haul with me, he so knows something big is going on.