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Apologies for the sporadic posting lately. If you saw my last post, you know that I’ve been in the midst of an arduous move, made more so by the fact that the original apartment we were supposed to move into had some serious problems, so we had to pull out the day before moving day and find another place — a week before we had to give up our old one.

Maybe I should have taken it as an omen that the apartment manager was a global warming denier.

Now that we’re moved in though, pulling our place together has been slow-going. That’s because admittedly, I’m trying to do everything eco. Whereas the old me would have rushed out to buy curtains and drawer organizers and all those little knick-knacks you never realize you need until you move into a place with all sorts of funny corners and cabinet drawers and empty space to turn into something fabulously useful, the new me is considering everything.

What shower curtain can I buy that’s PVC-free and also biodegradable? Can we score an amazing dining table at the flea market instead of buying one made from new materials? And what’s worse: lining my kitchen cabinet shelves with foam grip liner, or having to buy all new dishes in the event of an earthquake?

Am I crazy? After working so hard to give us a clean slate (we either Freecycled or sold everything extraneous) I want to make sure I do it right this time.

–Jennifer Grayson

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