Tuesday, March 10, 2009


My departure from upstate NY got delayed a bit and I'll be flying out to Oregon on Thursday now. It's been nice to spend extra time with my sister and BIL. I've been following my car online: New York - New Jersey - Illinois - Colorado - Utah - Idaho, and keeping in touch with the driver taking my shipment to my new home. I've been pretty freakin stressed, but rather than bore (hmm . . . irritate?) you will details of my tension, I'll direct you here where ZFS has just made a similar move with about 100 times more humor and grace than I ever will.

I've been able to read a bit, but not do much commenting, on my favorite bloggies. It's driving me crazy. I don't have wifi, so I've been reduced to reading feeds on my iPhone, which will probably leave me permanently cross-eyed. Eh.

I've been spending time thinking about what I've enjoyed about living here, and, believe it or not, the list is pretty long (although notably absent is five solid months of snow each year.) I don't regret for a minute moving here from Japan; on the contrary, I'm very glad I did. The folks in upstate are good people, and there are parts of life here that I'll miss very much.

The dog has eaten the cat food four days in a row now. I need to go find and stop him before he starts meowing.


  1. I think that a drink and dinner at the Kennedy School is the only proper way to celebrate once you're here.

  2. wait a minute. your car came through my state, but you're not going to? whatev.

    i hope the trip out and the settling in are the best things that have ever happened to you.

    also, if the dog does start meowing, you could make pretty big money at carnivals across the land. think about it.

  3. It's been three days since you posted this, hope everything is going well with your trip. Don't forget, if anything goes wrong, just say "help" on twitter :D

  4. I can't wait to hear how everything is going..moving is such a process and such a lot of work. Look forward to having you back around these parts!