6 a.m. Wake up. Forecast: 90 degrees. Full sun. No A/C or fans.
7 a.m. Stuff remaining clothes into suitcases. Shower. Immediately start sweating again.
7:30 a.m. Attempt to disassemble bed without crucial, elusive IKEA tool.
7:31 a.m. Give up.
7:45 a.m. Proceed to The Doughnut Plant. Consume a Coconut Lime Cake and Strawberry Filled Doughnut.
8:30 a.m. Start carrying everything down six flights of stairs. Lose count after the tenth trip up and down.
8:45 a.m. We are both completely amazed that we’re able to sweat so much. And smell so awful.
9:30 a.m. Hurray, a man with a van arrives!
9:45 a.m. Anna discovers the tiny IKEA tool among the mound of suitcases, like a needle in a haystack. Beds can now be disassembled.
10:30 a.m. Our mover boy carries down the furniture and the van is loaded up.
11:00 a.m. The final farewell to our tiny treehouse on Orchard St. We descend the sixth flights one last time, our arms filled with the last bits and pieces. The garbage breaks open — spilling scrambled eggs, dust, and a cake of soap all over the stairs. Sorry, building super Adi.
11:30 a.m. And we’re off to Brooklyn!
our special little mover