> Got some joyful news to share with you... on dec 29th we > moved in to our > new appartment, of our own! > > Some pics of the new place are on flickr, right after the new nearby > subway stations... > http://www.flickr.com/photos/mantruc/ > > best wishes > javier Love the view! Did you set up '3 Reflejos' or did you notice it after you took it? (gotta get me one of them flickr thingies . . . ) Coincidentally, after nearly three years in apartments, we'll finally be living in a *house* a week from Friday. Older place in one of a slightly fashionable historical districts. House sat vacant for some time 'cause no one wanted to rent such an odd place, which works out for a family of oddballs like us (to the tune of a $150/month rent reduction!) Somehow, it was built with a *basement* - almost unheard of here in California. Basements are great places for a rock band to practice :) (Did I mention that shortly after bringing up the subject here, a band sort of formed itself around me?) And three bathrooms! THREE! The four of us have been sharing ONE. Private bath for Yours Truly and Best Beloved. (And plenty of room for folks from Texas or elsewhere to bunk should such happen to be passing through . . . ) And a library. Separate from the office. Which will no longer be a corner of the dining room, but will be a full separate room of its own. Library has two large stained glass windows; don't ask me why. Vestibule has another diamond-shaped stained-glass window facing the street. And a laundry room. No more crossing the parking lot in the rain carrying laundry baskets like Sue's done for the past two weeks. (I offer to help; really I do.) I'll send an invite to our housewarming as soon as it's ready :) joel and co.