Setting off to climb new hills soon

This is the last month that we will be living at our amazing house with our great friends. The time has come to find our own spaces after two years together, and almost three years of living with another family for Beautiful and I. It will be sad to leave this house filled with many great memories and to move into a much smaller space. We had our childhood friends here last summer, Beautiful’s family this Christmas, four different exchange students, and many friends come to stay. It has been great having the space and the community support from our friends. We are ending well I think. Neither of us are to the point where we are frustrated with each other or tired of living together but we are coming to a natural end.

As we look for that new placee it has caused us to come up with what those important factors for a home are. At first price was the most important thing but as we search and weed through the options there are plenty of cheaper places in area that we would like to live in this city that are getting passed over. We are looking for a two bedroom house or apartment in a small (read 4 units or less) complex. We are looking for a place in North Portland that is close to our current neighborhood but expanding more North and West in our search. There are options to be had but we haven’t settled on something yet and so we wait in the kind of limbo. This season we are in is coming to an end and a new one will beginning but we aren’t sure where yet. We know the when though, and as that time fast approaches we get a little more anxious and little more sad at what we are leaving behind.

  7 comments for “Setting off to climb new hills soon

  1. 09/03/2010 at 12:40 pm

    Hope you find something accommodating. I always liked moving when I was a kid. I thought packing and unpacking was fun.

    Now it’s the worst. Everything that doesnt get unpacked goes in the attic to only be moved to the next attic.

    The kids should love it..

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    Portlanddad Reply:

    Yeah we moved a lot when I was a kid and liked it too, new place meant new adventures to discover. As an adult it just means carrying that having crap up and down the stairs again.

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  2. 09/03/2010 at 3:06 pm

    I’ll keep an eye out for cool places ­čśÇ
    andygirl┬┤s last blog post ..Indubitably Foul

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    Portlanddad Reply:

    Appreciate that

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  3. 09/03/2010 at 5:44 pm

    We’ve lived in two apartments and now a house, but we’re still renting. I didn’t realize you and Beautiful didn’t own and lived with another family. Maybe I found your blog after that was revealed or maybe I’m just not a very observant reader, but I missed that.

    Anyway, it’s hard to move and I feel for you all. But you’re a family, and a close family at that, so you’ll make it through. Just look at it as a learning/growth experience. Plus, if you need someone to vent to, you know how to reach me.
    writtendad┬┤s last blog post ..A Lesson On Smoking

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    Portlanddad Reply:

    Thanks for the encouragement. We are excited about the new place but a little sad at leaving this one and no longer having dinner made by someone else 3 nights a week.

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  4. 09/05/2010 at 11:03 pm

    Good luck guys. I hope you find yourself more than a house. I hope you find your ‘Home’.

    I’m sure it’s out there, waiting for you all.
    Seattledad (Luke, I am Your Father)┬┤s last blog post ..First- A Few Words

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