Blessed Highs, Painful Lows

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Well, yesterday things started out relatively neutral, anyway. Taking Rogue to the shot clinic at Petco was pretty painless, if boring in waiting in line for about an hour; Rogue, being the awesome cat that she is, put up with … Continued

Phoenix. So hot. Hoooooot.

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Well, after this morning I can’t say I’ve never been to a restaurant before their “early bird specials” even started. And I’m not talking, like, IHOP at two in the morning because you stayed up all night, I’m talking for … Continued

Last night here!

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We had passing thoughts of being pretty settled for our last night in this house, given that we have most of tomorrow to use. And, given that we don’t even have a bed at all any more, we very seriously … Continued


Even though we’ve been purging, selling, tossing, lending, giving away, and using up everything we could for the past several months, there’s still piles and piles of stuff. Or mountains? There’s valleys…there’s really a whole terrain that’s filling our living … Continued

Carrying stuff, Data-ing Stuff, Etc

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In some senses, right now we’re in a kind of pre-travel limbo, but that hasn’t stopped us from doing our best to get a jump on what we can at the moment, nonetheless. That includes playing Tetris with boxes in … Continued

House for Rent

UPDATE:  Not only did we find a renter, but they’re moving in July 1st!  That a whole extra month of rental income we weren’t expecting.  Woohoo!   After lots of consideration, we finally decided to rent out our house.  It’s … Continued

What to do with the house: sell or rent

To continue the previous post about the context of our current big decision, here’s how we ended up working it all out. a quick consideration of selling Our friend Paul, who happens to be a realtor, actually did a very good … Continued

What to do with the house: context

Owning a house has been something of a mixed bag. I mean, I’m hugely grateful for the opportunity to even be able to do it in the first place. Basically, my parents had saved up money to help my brother … Continued

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