In San Francisco

11. June 2012 Travel 0
We left on Sunday for San Francisco. Justin has a work conference and I have absolutely nothing planned except a few days in a beautiful city. It was hectic getting ready for the trip- unpacking to pack, really- but we made it. I walked Justin to his conference this morning, which is Apple’s big WWDC ...


09. June 2012 At the House, Pets 0
Martha is part chow-chow and probably part labrador. Chows were originally bred to protect the palaces in China. (Fun fact! The Chinese name for a chow-chow translates to “puffy lion dog”!). As a result, chows are pretty possessive and protective. Martha definitely has these traits. I joke that her favorite game is Patrol, and she ...

The Views

09. June 2012 At the House 0
After years of living in a suburb area with small trees and wide lawns, it is a treat to have this as the view from my front door.

The New Normal

07. June 2012 Pets 0
The pets are pretty confused by everything, particularly the fact that life isn’t going back to normal. Martha, the dog, has spent some nights and many, many days at Justin’s house over the last few months because she couldn’t be at my house during showings. ┬áIf I had a house showing, I would leave work ...

It’s All in There

07. June 2012 At the House 0
Monday was Moving Day, and it all went well! Somehow my stuff fit into Justin’s house, though I don’t know how that happened. It’s a sea of boxes, but every day brings a little success (like last night’s broom closet organization) and I am confident that it will come together in the next few weeks. ...

Empty House

05. June 2012 At the House 0
It’s really weird to walk into your old house after all the furniture has been moved out. All that time spent in those rooms- reading, watching TV, talking, cooking, playing around… How is it that I don’t live there anymore?

Next Door Neighbor Dog

05. June 2012 Neighborhood, Pets 0
Helping to distract me from moving this weekend was pet sitting for Justin’s neighbors’ menagerie. Two dogs and three cats. Pictured here is Sadie, who is quite nice to me but is emphatic about protecting her yard from passerby dogs. A lot like Martha, actually!

Ready to Move!

05. June 2012 Pets 0
Given an open car door, Martha will always jump in, hoping for a ride. This was taken on Sunday morning, the last morning of living in the old house. I’d just been commenting online that she seemed concerned about the moving process, only to go out to the car to find her waiting for me ...

Hazardous Waste

The weekend started with an epic load of paint, chemicals, and batteries to the city’s Hazardous Waste facility. Justin inherited a garage full of old paint when he moved into his place, and I’ve done a lot of painting at my old house over the last year as I got the house ready to sell. ...