Category Archives: the Move
we got the keys to this house and were officially Portlanders. We’d been staying at a local hotel for a couple of days, after our two and a half day drive from southern California. We covered a lot of miles … Continue reading
The new header you see above is part of the view from the new house. That’s not smoke, it’s wispy clouds. It was taken a couple days ago, but the weather and view have been pretty much like this until … Continue reading
Here it is about 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and chaos reigns supreme here at the new nest in the piney woods on the side of the windy hillside, otherwise known as our new home in Portland Oregon. Okay, maybe that … Continue reading
yeah, they did it, kicking and screaming, but they did it. which means we did it. look out Portland.
Talk about last minute. We were due to close today. They finished screwing around and funded the loanaorund 1:30. Title recorded an hour later. Houston, we have landed. Or will, pretty darn soon. So happy day and all that. Since … Continue reading
Adios, cats, off to be boarded until November 17. You should have heard the opera on the drive to the vet/boarding facility! Wow. This may be the last day I’m connected to the ‘net via my desktop iMac. My home … Continue reading
No New Arrivals this week, and unlikely to be in the next few weeks either, unless you want to count the day the movers arrive in Portland with the 130+ boxes of books that now sit, packed and ready to … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Things are really crazy now, there are last minute adjustments (thanks to the NW Mortgage and Wells Fargo both messing with us), and I’m backing off doing new posts. I need to focus on the move and all that goes … Continue reading
In addition to buying, moving and getting into the new place, we’re of course selling the one at this end, which means a little polishing up before it goes on the market. Today I’ve got shower/tub re-glazers, carpet measurers and … Continue reading
Two weeks from today the movers come to pack up everything, two days later the moving van will be full of all our stuff and pulling away, and that day, Friday, we drive away from here for the last time, … Continue reading
This is about half of them, when I took this shot there were still a lot on the shelves. The chair just came back from the re-upholsterers and will go in our bedroom by a west-facing window, perfect for afternoon reading. It’s … Continue reading
Per request, here is the time frame for the move. Oct. 26 – my birthday. Yippie. Probably no books or CDs, for obvious reasons. Nov. 1 – sign all the bloody papers Nov. 8 – pre-packer stuff (all art off … Continue reading
Every book is packed, excepting a couple to read between now and our arrival in Portland, is packed. About 130 boxes of them. All. Packed. Whew.