I do have a real life back here in the States. ;) And in that real life, I am moving to a new apartment!!! Pictured above is the old apartment. It was/is a lovely place & I was very happy there for 15 months. However, it was expensive & the parking was horrendous (being near The Square and all).
The new place is in Hometown, where my sister, bro-in-law, nephew & grandparents live. It's a gorgeous studio in a 150-year old historic home. It has four huge windows, 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and all the charm of, well, a historic home.
I've rented the new apartment from August 15th on & I have the old apartment until the 31st, so I can move at a leisurely pace. I got the keys to the new place this week & went over last night with two suitcases, a laundry basket of clothes, and my book collection, A-R. There was also one lonely "S" (Catcher in the Rye slipped in somehow), but he will be joined by the rest of the collection sometime this weekend.
I'll post pics of the new place once I get things more organized!