Moving 20+ year of stuff

Moving Day Vintage

Is Tricky!

dievca is flying back to the Midwest to clear out the house.
There is a buyer – they want the furniture.
Cross fingers it goes through. XO


Whiplash – selling the house

dievca was looking out at the sunset when her brother called.  Apparently 6 people saw Mom and Dad’s house today – the first day it was listed.  Mom and Dad lived in a small town in a rural area surrounded by farms….so both dievca and her brother were surprised.

There are 7 more people on the schedule for tomorrow. Someone made a cash offer today and the realtor will ask for ‘Highest and Best’ offers by 5 pm tomorrow night to decide. dievca is not sure why the realtor isn’t asking for “Best and Final” offers because dievca’s brother wants the house sold as is and as soon as possible

That means dievca will have to hustle back and get the furniture and things sorted. It would have been nice to do it in April – not the deep of February. (Shit, why not just pile one more item on a failing dievca…🙄)

Please note that the house is not the one dievca grew up in – just the one her parents built to die in.

Photo: dievca Hudson River NYC 01/2022

Not so good on the ‘red eye’

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How do people do it?
dievca isn’t looking so pretty….yes, that’s drool.


What a girl (dievca) wants~

Vintage Bubble Bath
Taking a tub was a delight this weekend. The Roosevelt Island Graduate Hotel offered a Kohler Soaking Tub ($4250). It was the perfect size. Too bad that dievca got water in her ear and is battling an ear infection. But, now she knows what type of tub to buy for the future. XO (click photo below for a link)
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Home!

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The Holland Tunnel just about put me over the edge.
Wine glass, now in hand.

Getty Image: 1935 Traffic at the Holland Tunnel

It does have a population of around 8.7 Million…

Photo: dievca 05/2021

New York City would crack the top 100 in countries in population!
And ‘good or bad’ we all know there is a Strong Culture…

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Something of Use: Sofa Arm Table

Photo: dievca – sofa arm 12/2020

Something used daily.
A “table” that conforms to the arm of a sofa or larger chair. The fabric backing controls slipage and the top is easy to clean.
dievca bought her original ‘table’ in Denmark but replaced it with an Amazon product.
Here is an Etsy offering to consider:


EsserGifts – Etsy store offering of the sofa arm table (click here)


My City

Photo: dievca NYC 11/2020

Not the City of my Birth
The City of my Choice
Quiet in Covid-19
50% loving it
50% worried for the future
But the Phoenix has Risen in the Past
What’s to hold it back for the Future?

Americans are also more upbeat than people in other wealthy nations when asked how their day is going. While we ask this question to help respondents get more comfortable with the interviewer, it provides a glimpse into people’s moods and reveals a slightly negative correlation between those saying the day is a good one and per capita gross domestic product. About four-in-ten Americans (41%) described their day as a “particularly good day,” a much higher share than those in Germany (21%), the UK (27%) and Japan (8%). Pew Research Center, 2015

Yes, dievca is an eternal optimist….


A Moment.

Photo: dievca NYC 11/2020

May dievca share her view of NYC on an Autumn morning?
Breathtaking.
Time to take moment to breathe during the chaos.
Love to you all.
d.