Finally I am in the new place. The cats love it! I couldn't have imagined all the mortgage finance drama and schlepping in 100+ degree heat being worth it unless Oprah showed up at the door with car keys. However just the liberation from beige carpeting alone has justified the effort. It is a little sad that I am alone here, but then again, I am not sure I could find a partner who would go along with my color scheme. The only women who appreciate my aesthetics are straight which is not at all helpful. Here are some shots of the new place.