Recently the southerner and I moved into an apartment in Queens. It was a big move day because I had to basically take my entire life that was sitting in storage and move it to the new apt. We were lucky we only had one flight in our walk up apartment. The original place we almost got was a 5 story walk up. I almost could not make the one flight with all my stuff.
It started out great picked up the u-haul truck drove down to storage and loaded the truck to the max by noon. Drove slowly as all my stuff was bouncing around all on the drive from brooklyn to my apartment in Queens. Everything was running smooth. I even found a parking spot right in front of the apartment. What a miracle day, and then….
….we go upstairs and open the top lock and then try the bottom lock but the bottom lock would not open. I tried and tried. It was not opening and I pretty much freaked out. I had my whole life outside in the truck and now I could not get in the Apartment. Talk about a monkey wrench in your day.
I called the landlord and he came in about 45 minutes. He had to go to the roof of the building and climb down the fire escape, climb through the window and then open the door from the inside. The day before the Southerner and I when inside and measured the rooms and locked the apartment when we left. What my landlord forgot to tell me is the bottom lock of the door only locks from the inside. Kind of an important thing to tell your tenant don’t you think?
After we were able to finally get in we thought it would be a good Idea to power up with some lunch before moving all my stuff up to the apartment. We went to Queens Comfort, right around the corner from my place.
The Southerner had a english muffen with bacon and cheese
My mother had a cheeseburger animal style.
My father had the pulled pork over grits and gravy
And I had the fried zucchini coleslaw sandwich.
The southerner and I have wanted to go there for a while now. The food was great and they served huge plates. It definitely gave us the full belly to take on the move, which was a success and has been coming together as the weeks pass. We can’t wait for it to be done so we can finally have some guests for to …EAT.