It snowed today while I was measuring my new apartment. It's a charming one-bedroom with an ornamental fireplace and all that. And you can't beat the location. But it's about 60% the size of my Astoria apartment which means I have to get rid of a lot of stuff.
Also one of my realtors can't tell directions - she kept saying my apartment was south-facing but I was pretty sure that while the building is south facing, my apartment in the back of the building has windows facing north - and thanks to the compass app on my phone I was able to determine that they face exactly North-East. Which is good - winds rarely blow out of the North-East in this part of the country. I surely will not miss how cold my Astoria apartment, on the seventh floor, got when the winds were blowing out of the West. My new place is on the second floor which is snug among the tallish buildings and don't anticipate a lot of wind.
My neighbor across the hall introduced herself, which is a big difference from my current neighbors - in five years of living here nobody has ever introduced themselves. I think it's a good omen.
We're not in Astoria, Toto
Entrance to my building
The view outside my bedroom window - facing North-East.