Saturday, December 02, 2006

A chaotic last few days...

The big news is we accepted an offer on our house. With it being a buyer's market here in Minneapolis it wasn't pretty with lots of back and forth negotiations but it's done (we hope). In the end our desire to be back with our family in Oregon really pushed the negotiations along. We close on December 15th so we have a lot to do between now and then. Like pack a house and figure out how all of our stuff is going to fit in a 8x8x16 pod. But we're excited. Sad to be leaving our friends in Minnesota but thrilled with being able to finally shift all of our focus onto the next chapter of our lives in Portland.

In amongst the stress and haggling that goes with selling a house, I also had the opportunity to have our trusty, never fail computer completely go belly up. Went from doing some work Wednesday night on the plane with it to having it refuse to boot Thursday morning. This was, how can I put it, NOT a good thing. The computer had a sense of irony though as I'd just bought an external hard drive the day before (which for some reason the mac wouldn't recognize). Oh those funny, funny computers.

Thankfully, it pays to know people who know their way around computers. In this particular case, our friend Sprinkles took it to work, was able to salvage 95% of the data, get the computer back working and even tossed in a little extra memory to boot. It's nice to have friends in high places.

So that's the latest from us. We've got approximately 12 days and counting before we need to be moved out of our home. It's going to be busy though we'll try to give updates when we can in amongst the many, many, many boxes.

Hope every one's holiday went well. I would have successfully negotiated the holiday food minefield had Becca's cousin not made fresh chocolate chip cookies...

So what's up with everyone else? Y'all know how to use the comments. Put them to use.
Brian

3 comments:

Steve said...

Congrats on selling the house!

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Steven said...

Hey, that's great news ! Finally, as you say, time to move on and start your life in Portland... That's awesome ! The best of luck to you both with the move and getting set up on the better coast... If you're, by any chance, planning to be in the Bay Area or L.A. in March next year, let's get together...