Move (part I) - Goodbye Post Toscana
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It has been almost six years that I lived in my beloved Post Toscana on 89th street and First Avenue. And (except for one day) EXACTLY three ears on the 28th floor. I moved there on the 8th of November, see here.
And today the day I so much dreaded had come; the day of the move. The movers would arrive at 8am to start packing and taking away my belongings. They did. A team of three movers came in and started working really quickly. In the meantime two more persons came by to dismantle my wardrobe and book case.
Things went so fast that I could hardly keep track of what was packed and where. I was happy I had pre-sorted and pre-packed some essentials otherwise they would have disappeared in the boxes too.
The movers told me I could not bring my bottles with my beloved Mountain Dew Voltage.
It was amazing to see how much stuff one can fit in a small apartment. When everything was packed and moved to the hallway it was almost completely filled.
At he end of the day the only belongings I had were:
- two suitcases with clothing, toiletries, etc.
- a laptop and charger
- my bassoon
These would all come with my in the plane that was set to leave the next day. And this is how I ended up in a similar situation I had when I arrived (see here). An empty apartment, some boxes, and a laptop on it.
So, at the end of the day I left, waved goodbye by the faithful doormen Jeffrey and Ken. Destination: the Hilton Hotel to spend my very last night in New York City. I felt terrible...
Later that evening I was surprised by my CITO colleagues and several other APG-US employees who had organized a farewell surprise party. So nice and so therapeutic.
More pictures below.