I've lived in the apartment for nearly a year's time. Wow.
In the last twelve months, we've really gotten used to our neighborhood. In fact, we spent much of the last weekend hanging around the apartment instead of taking a day trip anywhere. As you can see from the wife's post, brunch was great on Sunday - lots of tasty, rich French food and a good waitress, despite some of the negative reviews we read. We decided to try the place after months of walking by and never going in. It's nice to be able to say that we've made the area "home" and that we have the chance to do that type of thing in our own backyard.
Guess what? It's finally fall, temperature-wise. It was pretty chilly yesterday and this morning I brought out corduroys for the first time since last autumn. While part of me is sad that the year is drawing to a close, so much has happened in the year since we've lived in Astoria (well, since we've had the apartment, anyway).
It will be interesting to see what happens in the coming year. I remember looking at the empty apartment a year ago. Now it's the home of a happily-married couple (I hope!) You never know what the coming months will bring, but I'm exciting to find out just the same.