As you may have noticed (ahem) this blog has been off line since October 9, 2012. I am very sorry about that, and I am very sorry I didn't get to tell you why until now. It's sort of a long story that I will try to make as short as possible. If you don't care to know just skip to the last paragraph to learn when this blog will be back on line.
On October 9, early in the morning, our lights in the apartment went out! Boom! All at the sudden it was dark. Soon enough we learned that it was not only in our apartment but in the apartment above and the one above too, if fact the whole building was out of lights at about 10:30 AM. A few phone calls later, to ConEdison and to our landlord, who happens to live in Florida, and we found out that our nicely tanned landlord had not paid the electric bill for this building in more than two years -- and papa Con-E didn't like that, so he punished us by leaving us in the dark. What our landlord said was that we did not have to pay any more rent (what a joke) and that we had all the time we needed to move out of the building! He owed $18,000 to Con-E and he didn't have a penny to pay for it.
Three days later a guardian angel, nee, our neighbor, let us borrow a line of electricity from his home and we got one lamp of light in our three room apartment. We got a camp light for the bathroom and we move the lamp from the front room during the day to the back room at night, so we can read for a few minutes, or do a number of other activities, before we go to sleep.
The good news is that this disturbance opened the doors for us to make a move we have been thinking about for several years now: A move to move to San Diego, California, more precisely to an area of San Diego called Ocean Beach. So we packed all our belongings in 17 boxes, no furniture, and got our tickets on American Airlines to leave New York on November 6 right after we go to vote.
Sit tight for a few more weeks and sometime in the middle of November I will probably be posting again, from the beach, about the comings and goings of our favorite newsman, Anderson!
Thanks for your patience, your faithful posting person,