i played carrie bradshaw.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
don't judge me for this, but i'm pretty sure watching sex and the city re-runs after college had something to do with me moving to nyc. remember carrie bradshaw's dramatic one-liner.... "my building's going co-op!"
well, that happened. sort of.
a few weeks ago, a guy buzzes our apartment and asks to speak to mr. money bags, the new owner of the apartment. of course, he mistakenly buzzed the wrong apartment and opened his mouth when he shouldn't have. i hyperventilated and called ed at work to say..... "OUR BUILDING'S GOING CO-OP!!" i reveled in my carrie bradshaw moment, mind you.
ed did a noteworthy job of calming me down, as he always does, seeing as how we didn't know all the facts at the time. i was also wishing i had a mr. big so i could march into his office and say... "i need to know (dramatic pause) what you know (long pause) about money" and then he hands me a check for a down payment and i go talk to my girls as to whether i should keep the money or not.
i worried and worried over something i had no control over, hence the reason for this post. but things have settled down now and i'm happy to say we can stay in our teeny home. not because mr. big gave me a down payment but because the new owners want to continue to rent out the building. score! though new owners always bring about it's own anxiety.
photo by one of my favorite photographers, irene suchocki. you can browse her online shop here.