The New Chapter Is About to Begin!

Tuesday we put in our move-out notice at our rented house. The closing date for our new, first home is set for next week. I booked movers for Weds Oct 30. Oh my goodness, this is really happening! I have so many conflicting and simultaneous feelings. There are two "biggest" ones. The first is a... Continue Reading →

My best tips for Packing and Moving

First of all--no, we aren't moving anytime soon. This is completely out of the blue. I was listening to an old Joy the Baker podcast and they were talking about moving and packing. Yet I think I do have some helpful things to share about the packing/moving process. And today marks two years ago that... Continue Reading →

Big Bad Apple

I lived in New York for eight years. There are a lot of great things about the city, which everyone knows: tons of cultural events, bars stay open really late, it's really easy to get around via public transportration, great restaurants everywhere, interesting and diverse mix of people, it's never boring. However, the thought of... Continue Reading →

Moving On In

Backing up just a bit, there was a big move! Our POD container arrived on Thursday midday. We weren't able to schedule movers at the last minute for that day and we were leaving again the following afternoon. Happily, my mom and her friend came down to help us out. And thank goodness, because I... Continue Reading →

What a Difference

People ask me what brought us here and/or why we moved. I usually answer something about a lifestyle change. Now that we've been here for two weeks, there are some things about this new lifestyle that are pretty great indeed. It's a lot of small things, but the ease of doing so many things is... Continue Reading →

Leaving New York

We did it. It's over. ¬†We're gone. Moving day was a loooong day. We got up by 7 to work on some last minute stuff. Movers and POD arrived and got started by 9. They were done between 1230-1. Then we spent two-three hours cleaning up, bringing down trash, recycling, old furniture type stuff. It... Continue Reading →

Firsts of the Lasts

The day we left for house-hunting on the West Coast, I had brunch with a friend who's also my former supervisor. We chatted and caught up and rolled our eyes about work BS. When we parted I realized that it is very possible I won't see her again. She moved out of NYC last year... Continue Reading →

One More Thing…

As if enough things weren't already going on this year, we're also moving across the country at the end of August. I have a LOT to say about this, as you can imagine. This has been a long time coming, for those of you longtime readers. I moved to New York in the summer of... Continue Reading →

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