Monday, August 13, 2007

this day should scare me silly

As of today, both Ted and I are unemployed. Interestingly, I'm not in the complete panic one might associate with a total lack of income. That's because we've spent over a year preparing to be in this position. So the fact that we've arrived at this day means that we are very close to our next step. I'm still keeping the details to a minimum at this point, but here are a few hints.

Some things we're getting rid of:

The Teddy bear I received from, ahem, Ted -- Christmas before last. He came with a box of Godiva chocolate (hence the "Godiva 2005" embroidered on his foot). He is holding the pink paper umbrella that was in the Mai Tai I drank with my Cheeseburger in Paradise on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu in January 2004. I'm still debating whether or not to get rid of the window fan behind them.

Some things we're keeping:

Sadie, of course. Her favorite pink afghan (which has moved off her favorite hammock and onto the desk last week when the vent was blowing particularly cold air), although I may try to remove its coat of fur. The speakerphone we got when we lived in Seattle.

A corner of the place where the stuff we're keeping will go:

Our new home. Of course, the only thing you can tell from this picture is that it has lots of nice wood, natural light, and old fashioned radiators. Details to follow in September.

That's it for now. I don't know if my vagueness is tantalizing or just annoying. Leave me a comment. Let me know. :-)


Michelle said...

ACK!!! The fact that you are both unemployed means this is a LONG DISTANCE move! Are you moving back to Seattle??? AAAAHHHHH!!!! Enquiring minds want to know!
(Glad you are keeping the cats...)

kellycoxsemple said...

We are definitely keeping the cats. Let me tell you, though, it's no fun trying to find a rental that allows FOUR cats! Luckily, we did.

I'll give you a hint as to the location that you'll be one of only a few people to understand. We will be able to take a very short drive (over a bridge and state line) to go to The Mrs. & Me! In fact, we went there a couple weeks ago. We'd heard it had undergone a renovation (wink, wink) and thought we'd have lunch. WOW! It looks so different!

Unfortunately, the restaurant part wasn't open, and we needed more than a nice ice cream cone for lunch. ;-) We'll definitely go back once they're open (or when it IS time for just ice cream!).

So, now YOU'RE in the know a little more than most. Details to follow.

Michelle said...

hooray!!!! You're moving CLOSER!!! I might actually get to SEE you!!!! YAY! YAY! YAY!!!