1) This is part of the adventure
2) It doesn't have to be done all at once
3) No one will think less of me if my apartment isn't perfect after one week in my possession
4) This is part of the adventure
I've got some messes to address. The thing about Marc and I is that we're professional stackers. Stackers you say? Yes. We make piles of things: mail, pictures, linens, books, etc. We stack them like there's no tomorrow. As if we will soon be judged on our ability to fit 1,000 objects into a one foot by one foot space. So in the photos I'm about to show you, I would like you to observe our stacking. And don't be fooled - leaning several objects against a wall in the same location is still a stack. If you're not a good stacker, take some lessons: we're good. If you don't have neuroses like we do, just shake your head and roll your eyes. I'm sorry: it's just the way we roll. I'm sure it has something to do with our childhoods, or our relationship with our parents, or our inability to cope. Anyway, I'll save that for therapy.
Now, normal people would probably spend all day organizing, cleaning, and otherwise attending to the mess that is my apartment. Instead, I have been taking field trips. Today I started working out again. It's been...a long time. I firmly believe that (besides the extra weight) the first few visits to the gym after a long absence are the punishment for slacking off. Hopefully the fact that we have an excellent gym one block from our apartment will encourage us to be more consistent. After I was done putting myself through that pain, I went home and grabbed my camera and headed to the Presidio. Located just a few blocks from our home, the Presidio is a 1500-acre national park that was used as a military post from 1776-1994. Now it houses beautiful walking, hiking, and mountain biking trails, lovely residences, and historical buildings. There is a Walt Disney museum in there too, and I intend to visit in the future. When you near the entrance, you can smell the greenspace. For only being 7 miles long by 7 miles wide, San Francisco has a lot of good greenspace, and part of the reason we chose this area was because of the parks and the beach nearby. In the Presidio, there is a beautiful mixture of well-kept indigenous trees and plants all along the walking paths. I took a few photos along the way.