Of course, it all worked out, we signed the lease, handed over obscene amounts of money for a deposit (renting in NYC is no joke) and planned to get the keys to the home on August 2nd.
Our house itself shockingly has more than enough space. We share a driveway with our neighbors that the kids can ride their scooters up and down. We have a small yard, big enough to set up the tent for a backyard sleepover. The plants and flora of NYC blow my mind every spring. In our small yard I've seen blue jays, robins, cardinals, squirrels, raccoons and even an opossum, which I might add was very ugly.
I'm so grateful that we live where we do, that things worked out, that Richard was patient and trusted his intuition. I'm so grateful for our many privileges and opportunities and I've seen enough of what it can be like to live in NYC that is vastly different from my experience, to realize that we have more than we need, and that we are very lucky.