Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Moving on


Moving is defined as producing motion. Change of residence, transfer of furnishings, vehicle in motion. The second definition is something that evokes a strong emotional response, that stirs one deeply.

All the above applies. I've been looking for a new home, leaving an old one that has decades of family history seeped in its walls.

 Went here recently, just wandering:


and here, where the view from this lot was breathtaking (hard to see in the shot):




and here to have a cup of tea and get out of a downpour:





 oh, and since it's October, I stumbled across a very scary abandoned day care when checking out another neighborhood:




None of these pictures are great photos, since taking pictures was an afterthought of four days covering almost 500 miles of driving in Seattle-Tacoma looking at rental properties. Yes, that is where I'm going to move, leaving Southern California for the Pacific Northwest.

The area is beautiful, and there are lots of writers and artists, so I expect to enjoy myself, fit in, and finally have time to get back to writing.

Any of my blog buddies or SCBWI folks up there? I'd love to meet you sometime. I expect to be settling in during November.

All my SoCal friends I will miss terribly, but I'll come back for visits. That's a promise.

15 comments:

Sarah Laurence said...

Good luck with your house search and move! Seattle is a vibrant and artsy city; I'm sure you'll feel at home soon.

Stephanie Faris said...

Looking for a new home is an adventure in itself. Hope you find a great home. Does it rain a lot there or is that just an exaggeration? It's in a lot of movies and TV shows and I've always wanted to visit the city!

Wendy said...

Take care Trish, and all the very best :)

Anne Gallagher said...

What a great place you've picked to move to. I've always wanted to visit up there but the weather I think would be too damp for me.

All the best for your move. I hope you find the perfect new home.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Sarah: I do hope to find my niche there. I'll certainly spend a lot of time getting to know the area. It should be exciting.

Stephanie: Yes, it is. Our first place is a rental house. If we like the area, I'll look to buy and there are endless possibilities. Rain. Well, that is one of the questions. Perhaps, even bigger is grayness, which apparently is a lot of the year.

Wendy: *waves* Thank you!

Anne: I've visited, and my dad once had a B&B on Anacortes, but I've always been there in summer. Fall through Spring can be really damp, so I don't know how I'll react. The roofs grow plant life!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like you're in for an exciting adventure! I hope you love it!

Yvonne Osborne said...

It's a beautiful area, as you say, steeped in culture and literary junkets, nooks and crannies. Good luck. Of course you'll fit in.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Jemmi & Yvonne: Love you two! I know you know cold. I've been away from that for most of my life, so it may take me a bit to adjust, but I'm looking forward to the beauty and fresh, fresh air.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Jemi! sorry for the typo above! I am so bleary at this moment in time...

Liza said...

The change will inspire you! I'm looking forward to some lovely pictures and Haiku's from your new home. Good luck!

Michael Di Gesu said...

How wonderful to have such an exciting move. I hope you find the perfect place to write,... Home certainly is where the heart is...

All the best.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Liza: I can't wait to walk and take pics and write haikus in that environment. The house-selling and moving has kept me too busy, so I'm going to be so grateful to dive back in.

Michael: Thank you!

Donna said...

Bon voyage!Here's to adventures in a new land.

Donna said...

Wishing you joyful productive times in your new home.

Bish Denham said...

Oh my... a big move. I hope by now you've found a place and are beginning to settle in.