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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Things are Changing Around Here!

Sometimes changes are good. Sometime changes are bad. Sometimes changes are happy. Sometimes changes are sad. Sometimes changes are big. Sometimes changes are small. Sometimes changes are exciting. Sometimes changes are scary. Sometimes changes are overwhelming, especially when they include all of the above! That what's happening in our family right now. 

Our family roots are leading us north. After over 15 years away, our daughter and her family and my dear hubby and I with our two doggies will be moving away from Southern California and heading back to the Pacific Northwest! We are very sad to leave our SoCal family and friends and we will miss them all very much. At least these days we can stay connected between facebook and Skype.

Our home has been on the market for the past two weeks, so it has been "staged" for the five open houses that our Realtor has held. That also means that the house needs to stay in it's perfectly "staged" condition 24/7 for the times when our Realtor calls and says he has a cash buyer that wants to see our home in an hour! That happened this week. Believe me, that takes a lot of work! I don't want anything to get messed up or dirty because I don't enjoy cleaning constantly. Therefore, we have been eating only what can be thrown on the BBQ or warm up in the microwave and we are taking baths in the pool. Hey, it's hard to keep a glass shower spotlessly clean, dry and shiny 24/7, and the pool is 88 degrees! That's almost "bath water" temperature, isn't it? Think of all the water we would be saving if we were actually doing that!

I think you know where this is going. I don't have much free time right now and won't for the next three weeks. Between keeping the house spotless and packing for the move, I'm afraid that I won't be BBQing much of anything that you would be interested in reading about, but I will blog as often as I feel inspired and have the energy to type. I expect that there will be a few mishaps, hi-jinx and adventures in moving during the next three weeks that I won't be able to keep to myself. 

In the meantime, do you know of anyone who is looking to relocate to SoCal?


  1. We are so excited to have you all "home". I can't believe its been 15yrs. How time flies! I love reading your blog and hope it continues to the Pacific Northwest. Salmon on the bbq???

  2. You're moving, too?!? How exciting! I'm so happy you can stay close to Christy and family! Hope I can see you guys soon!! :-)