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Making movies

I’ve often pondered the idea of making a movie. In many ways I’m kind of happy that I don’t have a movie in me that I’ve yet been able to discern. But that said, if I did have a movie, we’ve gotten...

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Packing to moved

When we moved from Cleveland to Seattle back in 2012 Amazon was fotting the bill for the move. We had a month to get everything set (including removing a hot tub and building bits of deck) and ready for the movers to come and...

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Vacation vs. Adventure

I was having a conversation with Jackie about adventures and that got me thinking about what is an adventure versus what it merely a trip or a vacation. I think the real key, to me at least, is that a vacation has a lower...

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Packing

En and I are well into the time of packing (and the commensurate purging as well) that comes with moving. We’re paying the movers to both move and also pack for us. I’m also going to driving over a little U-Haul that...

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Breathe

Today was the first day in over a month that I just woke up and was able to breathe. All of the documents are signed. The money has changed hands. We have a house.

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T-0

T minus zero. As of now I no longer have a working Amazon badge and my work computer is back on my manager’s desk. I wrote yesterday that this is like a chapter of a book ending. As I think about it, this is more akin to...

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Closing. Almost.

Today is the day we close on the house. Well, it should have been the day we closed on the house. I had to set up two wire transfers from two banks to the escrow agency. Yesterday, we went to each of these banks to make sure...

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Comparisons

The house I’m buying tomorrow has 5.1 acres. My entire block that I’m presently living in is around 3.1 acres. This keeps me going; I’m tired of not having my own space.

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Money != Happiness

I moved here almost seven years ago. In the intervening time the house I’m in has appreciated by nearly double. I’ve gotten a small pile of stock. Objectively I’ve done fucking amazing. In the intervening time...

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