Wednesday, March 7, 2012

a moving lesson


Moving from one place to another is never easy but some moves are more challenging than others. A year and a half ago we moved from Portland, OR to Halifax, NS, a distance of nearly 4000 miles, where we thought we'd find a bucolic little town far away from the complications of modern life. I'm not sure anywhere is that far off the beaten track nowadays. Then again, some people only learn the hard way. If you'd like to know more there's a new Adventure called 'a dubious welcome'.

I tried to keep it brief but it's longer than most. Apologies with pictures on Adventure's Ink.

10 comments:

Ol'Buzzard said...

When I was in the military I spent time in Portugal and at that time everything was unbelievably cheap - in 1999 my wife and I traveled to Portugal with the intention of living there, but because of the Euro we found the living cost prohibitive on our fixed income. We love the country and the people, but we relocated to rural Maine where we had attended college together.
We love Maine, but the craziness of our government drives me insane. At my age this will be the final move.
the Ol'Buzzard

susan said...

I often think it would be nice to live in any number of places if we could choose the time as well.

What's going on in the US isn't that much different here either. We found out recently that Harper's Conservative party used robo calling on election day last May to send people to phony polling stations. They won. Remind you of anything?

Lydia said...

Love the drawing and looking forward to the story.

Your first line in comments to Buzzard expresses something I have often thought.....

Life As I Know It Now said...

I have recently moved within the past year and it was very challenging indeed although it was less than 20 miles away. I am happier now and that makes all the difference. :)

Oh, and sometimes the little publish button won't show up for me and I can't comment. I do like the feature of a return comment for every person. How do you do that?

susan said...

Watering the Hanging Gardens of Babylon sounds pretty good to me.

susan said...

I'm sure you went through all sorts of challenges and not just ones about how many books will fit in a box before the bottom falls out. The best news of all is that you're happier now.

linda said...

susan, i've been distracted by my stupid little "move" that's taking too much time and brain-energy. sigh.....as for this, well, moving is a pain no matter but to go that far and then feel less than is not good...depressing as hell is more like it. i am off to see your "ink" post but landed here first and so thought i'd leave my 6cents worth. xoxox

Lisa Golden said...

I can't believe it's been a year! And then, at other times, I suspect it feels far longer. I'm looking forward to reading the new Adventure. We're a lot alike in our ability to pick up and move. xoxo

susan said...

There's an old saying I often find myself keeping in mind:
'Dance on the ground where you find yourself'.
xoxo

susan said...

Nowadays it often feels like a different lifetime.
I hope you enjoy the new Adventure when your own gives you space to read.