Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Moving in

Ok kids, we are officially moved in and have started intarweb services. Now we can upload photos of our new city, comment on them, and let you know how we are doing. So far we are settling in pretty well, although we are still experiencing some culture shock (more on that later).

For now, here are some Photos of our new place and the trip to New Orleans.

This is the front of our new apartment. The door you can see leads into a hallway and a staircase, all of which leads to our second floor apartment. You can also clearly see the second floor porch in this picture, which Hodag has begun to take advantage of on milder days.

This is the view from that porch onto the street below. You can see the lovely Penske truck that we rode in for 20 hours over two days to move all of our junk to Louisiana. The drive itself was a hoot, if you have never traveled in an over-sized truck across country with a cat in the cab, then I am not sure you have lived. Hodag was a real trooper, he hardly caused any trouble at all, he just meowed a bit and seemed a touch car sick.

Here is the 'Dag, looking out the window onto the rainy roadway. It poured the second day of our trip, and we were trying to outrun the rain from Arkansas to New Orleans. For a while we were ahead of the storm, but it caught up with us when we were parked outside of our new apartment, trying to unlock the doors.

Here are some photos of the inside of our apartment. Notice the awesome Victorian details.
First stop on our tour, the hallway and the staircase.

So, here is the banister to the staircase and the chandelier that hangs above it. In the chandelier photo you can also see the one o the windows in the staircase (there are two, and they both look like that one)

Off the hallway leading up from the staircase is the bathroom, followed by our bedroom. The bathroom is not especially interesting, so I will skip that, but here is the bedroom.

On top, the totally cool antique dressers Colin and I bought for our clothing. I have the smaller dresser, so I also get to appropriate some shelving for the rest of my clothes. On bottom the built in shelves. Mostly we plan on using the shelving for tsotchkes and books.

Two views of our kitchen.

Fireplaces! On left, bedroom; on right, kitchen.

Off the kitchen is a glass enclosed porch. We will be using this as the office as soon as we manage to get Colin's rudonkulously heavy desk up the stairs.

Lastly, there is the living room/ dining room. This is the most interesting wall of that room, as it contains the window, the fireplace and the built in bookshelves. There is also a doorway from this room that leads to the outside porch over the entryway to the apartment.


Blogger Jennifer said...

Looks good so far. Nice porch!

July 6, 2007 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

Thanks! I got it mostly for the cat, since he had so many porches in our apartment in Chicago, although Colin and I enjoy it too.

July 6, 2007 at 9:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your house looks really beautiful! Good luck with everything. Sorry I didn't get to see you again before I left Chicago. I'm now in Ohio, teaching number theory to a bunch of high school students. I've always wanted to visit New Orleans, though, so I'll definitely have to stop by and visit sometime while you're down there.


P.S. Tell Colin to look for a guy named Ilan (possibly misspelled) who will be a 2nd year physics Ph.D. student at Tulane this year.

July 8, 2007 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger Nora said...

we already met that guy! he mentioned that he knew someone at the U of C who was a vegan, and we asked if it was you, and he was really impressed.

July 8, 2007 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, that's hilarious. You should tell him that I say "hi." :)


July 9, 2007 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Connor said...

Nice digs! (of course, I'm only reading because I'm *so* bored <- for Colin, btw).

July 30, 2007 at 12:57 PM  

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