In case you didn't already know... we survived the move unscathed (relatively). Lilian had a great time at my parents' house, and they were just as happy to drop her off here as we were to get her back. She can now speak much more clearly (Bl-oooo: "L" sounds are being formed!), and also is showing signs of having been spoiled. Or maybe she was just super tired this evening and therefore cranky and hard to please.
Cons: The apartments reeks of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds, think fresh paint smell)
We can't get dish after all because of a row of pine trees next to the house
The kitchen cabinets are shoddy and the drawers are shoddier. And soooo much less space!
Pros: Unbelievably close to a nice (cheap!) bagel shop.
A big room for Lilian (TBD whether this ends up being a pro or a con...)
I miss Ithaca terribly. Give me a shout out if you're reading this so as I can remember that friends don't have to be down the road from me to still be friends!