REAL TALK: How seeing our house survive the drive to Portland completely changed our outlook on life

As I sat waiting for the house to (finally) arrive in Portland, I found myself reflecting over the past crazy year. Next week will mark one year since Tish and I sold her house and left Richmond. Driving west, we were filled with optimism and excitement to start the next chapter of our lives; we were enthusiastic about the work we would have to put in to make it all happen. We were committed to living a healthy life with a good balance of work and play.

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Day 1 of our Cross-Country Move

Today was our closing date, and our planned day to leave Virginia and head west to California. We set off at 1:30, only 30 minutes after our goal time when we woke up this morning…..and we made it to Lexington. No, not Kentucky. Virginia. We made it 140 miles. Before you start to judge, let me just say in our defense we were thrown quite the curve ball and ended up recovering pretty well, considering! Continue reading “Day 1 of our Cross-Country Move”

The House Sold!!

…now what?!

I think we are mostly happy about it, but it sort of felt like doom and gloom around here when the news came via text last night. It kind of feels like seller’s remorse: we made the decision to sell and then sort of came to terms with the fact that it probably wouldn’t appraise and we would be holding on to the house. That then became the preferred outcome, or if not “preferred” certainly the safest and most comfortable option for us. Continue reading “The House Sold!!”