Two days and counting

I’m moving into the new digs on Saturday, but I got to pick up the keys today. I was a bit nervous, in part because I’ve had two months of waiting and second-guessing my decision, but also because this complex (like many in Durham) has a showroom model but will not let you see the actual apartment you’re trying to rent. Lots of anxiety about whether the real thing would measure up.

But I opened the door, came inside, and thought, “This is lovely.” Then I walked out on the balcony and thought, “I could sit here for the next four hours, watch the sun go down and the stars come out.” This feels right. It feels like home.

Now I just have to haul thirty boxes, put together the bookshelves, and kasher the kitchen. Thank goodness for friends…