How did we get here? Paul got a job in NYC and Hannah and I go where Paul goes! The cat too. The cat had her first airplane ride. Hannah's been around the world - three times. So she's a pro at this airplane business.
Many of you have tried to look up our new place on Google maps. If you are looking at the street view, our apartment is the new construction behind all the plywood and permits is our place. I guess the "street view" is a couple of years old. I have lots of pictures to show you all and as soon as I can, I will get them on here.
First I will tell you about the lack of Starbucks. I thought I couldn't live without SB, but I suppose I can. There is a Starbucks at Atlantic Center . That's about a 2 mile walk from our place. I took the bus once, but it takes longer on the bus because the bus has to stop for red lights. I will say that NY miles are much longer than Dallas miles. Google maps says that Sprouts is eight tenths of a mile from our house in Dallas. That is no big deal. But what the map calls half a mile in Brooklyn seems much longer. It could be the traffic and the hills that make it seem like a longer walk. Okay, so Starbucks is strangely absent from Park Slope, Brooklyn. But in it's place are hardware stores. There are hardware stores everywhere. I went in one to look for something and they were out. So they told me to go DIRECTLY across the street to another hardware store. And once you get in a hardware store, don't expect wide aisles. I can get my stroller in most of the stores, but I can't turn around. I have to back out. And every thing has price tags. PRICE TAGS! Remember those? It's like 1975 with hardware stores and price tags. I have been to a couple of places that scan your purchase, but it's extremely rare.