Last Weekend in SoCal

Here we are the last weekend in SoCal, it’s outrageously beautiful, perfect dry sunny weather, just the kind of day we’ll long for in the coming months, but there’s too much on our plates to really enjoy it, unless you count some tree pruning I’ve done.

We did sign all the papers yesterday afternoon, so we’re all set to close escrow Tuesday. Finally.

Today, there’s more yard work to do a final clean-up before the realtor takes over yard care duties (shudder). I’m going to watch the Oregon vs. Washington game that comes on in an hour, so it’s a hurry-hurry time now. Later friends will drop by.

We set up a kind of drop-in “say good-bye” open house this afternoon rather than having lots of lunches, dinners, visits, etc scattered across the calendar. I fear there won’t be a quiet reflective moment until we’re in the car and driving north up the central valley of California, sometime Friday.

About Richard Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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14 Responses to Last Weekend in SoCal

  1. Give your wife a hug, Rick. She must be feeling the stress of this whole process as much as you are. I bet she’ll hug you back and you’ll both feel better.

  2. Evan Lewis says:

    Haven’t seen the sun yet today in Portland (did yesterday, though, and the day before), but at least it’s not raining. Please root for Oregon in that game. I don’t give a damn about the Ducks, but as a Cougar alum, it’s fun to see the Dawgs lose.

  3. Bill Crider says:

    It has to be tough to leave, but you never know what new thrills and adventure await. It’ll be great.

  4. Cap'n Bob says:

    Weather was idyllic a few days ago, but you’ll arrive in a blast of NW cold, rain, and wet. Might as well get used to it. heh heh heh

    Dave, The Dawgs are losing but it isn’t the blowout the oddsmakers predicted. Yet.

  5. Richard says:

    It’s clouding up, but I don’t expect the kind of rain we’ll experience later this year. Got a lot of yard work done earlier, watched the Ducks whup the Huskies, but they switched us away from the game. I’ll try to watch Arizona – Stanford later, but it’s time for people to come. God, I’m tired.

  6. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Wow, things are moving really fast. aren’t they? You must feel like you’re in a whirlwind. I don’t think I could ever move that quickly.

    I give you guys a lot of credit for nerve.

  7. Richard says:

    Thanks, Jeff. People are finally gone, I’m toddling off…

  8. Richard says:

    Today: final yard work, final book-magazine-papers etc. boxing, laundry, pictures, dressers, night stands, go through garage cabinets with paint and other things Not Allowed By Movers to sort into give away, toss, etc., take last pictures off walls, cleaning, prepare donate boxes for Salvation Army, Library, etc., more other stuff than I can think of right now. Hoping to watch some of the Giants-Seahawks game this afternoon too.

  9. Todd Mason says:

    Wow. Take whatever time you can for small breaks and favors to yourselves, indeed.

  10. Richard says:

    I’m sorry I watched the Seahawks game, but with it Giants 38, Seahawks 0, I’m turning it off now. Sigh. Back to work.

  11. Richard says:

    Thanks, Todd. Yes, it’s a little overwhelming now, but the countdown is on and sooner than we think we’ll be on the road to our new destination. Oregon or Bust, indeed.

  12. Chris says:

    Good luck with the long drive!

  13. Cap'n Bob says:

    I switched off the game when it was 35-0. This was an awful week for WA football teams.

  14. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Go Giants!

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