Monday, April 16, 2012

Moving Day #1

We are moving from a two-bedroom apartment to a three-bedroom apartment. It's not just the extra room, it's also a pantry, an extra hall closet and a linen closet that we didn't have in the two-bedroom. It's all good.

The grocery cart replaces boxes. We stack things, roll down the hall to the elevator, roll off, and down another hall. We have two balconies with great views. One looking south and east to the mountains and one looking west to downtown. We'll have excellent seats for the the 24th of July parade. Tom thinks it's funny how important my parade seat is. We can also see the fireworks at Derks' Field. And everywhere else.

Yeah, I know it hasn't been Derks' Field for a gazillion years, but that's what it was called in my growing-up years and I'm reverting. Nothing has sounded nearly as good as Derks' Field. Franklin-Covey Field? Spring Mobile? Big money passing through until their stocks fall into a hole.

Derks' Field was named after a Tribune sports writer, John C. Derks. That works for me.

I know it's not the same field. But, hey, they brought the Bees back. Maybe they'll bring John C. Derks' Field back too. It could happen. And Hamilton School. And Roosevelt Junior High.
And Montgomery Wards.

What has this got to do with moving? I can see all the places of my past from the balcony.

I'm ready for my close-ups, Mr. DeMille.


  1. Let's make a movie with Louise and Tom in it! Blockbuster, Academy Award quality RIGHT THERE!

    I love the handiness of the shopping cart and I would kill for balcony views like that!

    Apartment living really is the way to go.

  2. I think I would enjoy living in an apartment again once my kids are grown. I'm pretty sure my husband couldn't stand having so many neighbors so close.

  3. Having recently seen that movie for the first time, I think I can say with authority: you may be nostalgic, but you're not that creepy.

  4. I'm feeling pretty lame that I had to Google Mr. Demille. Hello! Cleopatra, The Ten Commandments!? How did I not know that? Anyway, I still refer to the ball park as Derks Field too, and I might even call the Bees the Trappers from time to time.

  5. Good luck with the move! How many trips will it take? I'm jealous of your view of the mountains. We used to be able to see our beautiful Canadian Rockies when sitting out on our deck but they finished the cul-de-sac behind us and gone is our great view. Time to put the house up for sale.

  6. If I lived closer, I would bring you dinner.