The Apartment Where Clare and Sean Live

Here is the apartment where Clare and Sean live.  Here is the sidewalk all shaded by trees, that leads to the building of the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

But let me back up a bit…

Here is the trailer, towed by the car, all packed with stuff, ready to drive to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the stoplight 20 minutes into our drive where a driver next to us signaled that the door to the very full trailer was open.

Here is the Starbucks parking lot where we stopped for coffee and breakfast, but also to close the door of the trailer that popped open somewhere in the first 20 minutes of the five hour drive on the way to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here are the roads we backtracked to find the stepladder that fell out of the trailer whose door popped open on the start of our drive to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the first Walmart we stopped at to replace the stepladder that fell out of the trailer on the first 20 minutes of the drive to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the padlock we bought at the first Walmart to keep the trailer door from popping open again on the long drive to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the air conditioner we bought at that first Walmart where we replaced the stepladder that fell out of the trailer.

Here is the second Walmart we stopped at to return the AC we bought at the first Walmart because it wasn’t energy-star rated for the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here are the fans we bought at the second Walmart where we returned the AC we bought at the first Walmart because it wasn’t energy-star rated for the apartment.

Fans don’t need an energy-star rating.

Here are the fans we bought at the second Walmart because it’s August and there are simply no more AC units left, energy-star rated or otherwise… except for the one we just returned and that one is not allowed in the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

There were no more Walmart trips on the long drive to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the back seat Clare occupied on the long drive to the apartment where she and Sean live. Here is the phone she answered in the back seat, accepting a full-time job offer, (yay!) on the long drive to the apartment where she and Sean live.

Here is another phone that shows the forecast of 92 degrees in the city where the apartment is where Clare and Sean live. Here is my bag with extra clothes and a towel for a later shower because of the forecast that shows 92 degrees, while moving furniture into the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the road with free (!) on street parking for the car towing the trailer with the padlocked door holding a new stepladder and fans and the rest of Clare’s stuff for the new apartment. Here is the shaded (!) sidewalk that slopes downhill (!) toward the first floor (!) apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the hand-truck that Kevin was sure to pack, that did not fall out of the trailer when the door popped open on the first 20 minutes of the long drive to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the bar cart that did hard time living with five college girls for 3 years.  Here is the new butcher block top that Kevin made for the old bar cart that did the hard time with 5 college girls.

Here is the kitchen that needs some cleaning- that we were told was already cleaned- in the apartment where Clare and Sean live. Here are the kitchen cabinets that need more cleaning in the kitchen of the apartment.  Here is the empty roll, and the pile of dirty paper towels that Karen and Sean used to clean the cabinets in the kitchen that certainly needed  more cleaning in the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here are the custom blinds that cover the ridiculously large window in the kitchen that needs cleaning.  Here is the stove I stood on to clean the custom blinds that cover the ridiculously large window.  Here are the dirty footprints on the stove and the window sill that I made while cleaning the custom blinds.

Here are the first floor windows with bars that they said were cleaned in the apartment where Clare and Sean live.  Here is the large pile of blackened paper towels I used, cleaning the bars on the first floor windows of the apartment that they said were already cleaned.

Here is the guy that Karen called to install an AC unit that’s energy-star rated, that we could not procure at neither the first nor the second Walmart trip- for the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is Kevin who returned from across the river after returning the trailer whose door popped open on the first 20 minutes of the long drive. Here are the parking lots and dead ends and one-way roads that the GPS sent Kevin on after returning the trailer.  Here is the GPS that Kevin ignored while trying to find Home Depot and his way back to the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is a new box of tools to replace Clare’s old box of tools that we couldn’t find when we unpacked the trailer filled with stuff.  (We are not entirely sure where the old box of tools is…or if they fell out of the trailer when the door popped open in the first 20 minutes of the long drive…)

Here is the shelf that Kevin hung up using the new box of tools in the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the floor lightly covered in dust where we sat down our butts and ate Shake Shack for dinner at 9:30 pm in the apartment where Clare and Sean live.  Here are the empty boxes from Shake Shack on the floor where we sat because the only furniture consists of one slightly broken desk chair and one new stepladder in the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

Here is the car that is empty and here are the hearts that are full as we hug and kiss and say “good luck” and “so long” but not goodbye… in the apartment where Clare and Sean live.

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