I'm going to be a bit absent for the next two or so weeks as I participate in that rite of passage known as Super Fast Moving Madness.
I'm happy to say that after months of searching I've found an apartment that meets all of my high maintenance real estate needs. Most importantly, its first floor status will allow my mother to return home from rehab significantly sooner than expected. But since our move-in date is the first of August and I just signed the lease on Friday afternoon, there's not a whole heck of a lot of time to take my third floor brownstone apartment and pack and condense it into a significantly smaller domicile. Ergo, I will be temporarily abandoning you, my not so gentle readers.
Try not to have too much fun without me.