November 29, 2005
Written by Jay Jacobson <jay (at) kinetic (dot) org>
Okay, so I have heard it a thousand times now... "where are the pictures?"
Well, here they are.
Things have been going quite well. I spent last week in Phoenix and Las
Vegas. I also had a great time visiting the family and pigging out on
turkey with all the trimmings for Thanksgiving.
I flew back to San Francisco on Saturday. It has been raining the past couple
of days. Not hard or anything, but very wet. Likewise, I woke up this morning
and the city was covered in fog. If I had to drive around here, I would
probably not care for either of these. However, since I do not have to drive,
I am absolutely loving the diverse weather!
There is not really much else new going on right now. Since Erik leaves on
December 8th, we will start getting serious about the apartment hunting this
weekend. It is somewhat of a catch-22. If we look too early, the landlord
does not want to hold a vacant apartment for a month until our move-in date.
If we start looking too late, we may not find something we really like. Timing
is everything, I suppose.
Well, you are all here for the pictures, so here you go...
First, a little about our temporary apartment. I previously mentioned that it
is small. 450 square feet. Very small. Nonetheless, it is pretty nice and
convenient. When you first walk in, you go down a short hallway, past the
bathroom, to get to the living room containing
a TV, couch, and a chair. If you turn around, you will see the
kitchen, containing a stove, fridge, sink, and a
couple of cabinets. All of the appliances are shrunk - like they came out
of a doll house or something. Off of the living room is the
bedroom, containing a bed, desk, and chair. I have
spared you pictures of the bathroom and closet. Like I said, the place is
actually quite nice. Did I mention that it is small?
If you go over to the bay window in the living room (behind the chair in
the picture), there is a pretty nice
view across the street.
Looking a little to the left, you can see a better
view with some of the bay. Off in
the distance, across the bay, I think that is Berkeley. I mentioned it was
foggy this morning. Here is that
same view, with the fog this morning.
If you are directly outside our building, you will be at the corner of
Jones and Sacramento. In this picture,
our building is the one on the right, behind the "Sacramento" sign. A little
further down Jones Street there is more
traffic, but it is pretty small in front of our building. Looking down
Sacramento Street is pretty much
residential for quite a few blocks.
Around our building, you can see some big
building with an antenna a couple of blocks
away. Directly across the street from us is
Grace Cathedral, which you can also
see from inside the apartment.
The first few days that Erik was here, we wandered around in
Union Square - a busy shopping and
business district. There are many
stores there, and quite a few of them are
decorating for the holidays. The square is
acually very pretty at night, and a nice place during the day too. Excellent
for people watching.
After checking out many of the neighborhoods looking for a place to rent
an apartment, our favorite area thus far is
Pacific Heights. It has a nice
mix of residential and commercial blocks, with plenty of restaurants, shops,
hang outs, bars, and such. There are also quite a few very nice
parks in Pacific Heights. While the area is not
as centrally located as Nob Hill (where our temporary apartment is located),
Pacific Heights is still quite close to both
Well, that is the end of the photo tour. Until next time...
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