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Archives for June 2011


We have been so happy to host a string of visitors in the past week. However, we regret to inform our lovely guests that they have lost the Cute Visitor Contest. Perhaps they didn’t know there was a Cute Visitor Contest. It doesn’t matter now, because they lost. Hands down. This kid won.

Feeding My Paranoia

Just as I got a rocking chair to read books in, I got this book in the mail from the Multnomah County Library. Cascadia’s Fault: The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America Right! This is just what I need! It’s not just that I like to scare the crap out of myself, […]

Trying Not To Fill The Space

So we’ve spent a year or so downsizing. Which is like, forever. We got rid of a ton of stuff we didn’t need. With less stuff, we could fit into smaller spaces and pay cheaper rent. With less stuff, we had fewer things to haul around every time we moved. We were focused. We were […]

Not Obliged

It’s been about a month and a half since we moved from Portland to Astoria. It’s been almost two months since Dave quit his job, and it’s been about four months since I quit my job. I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without a paycheck in my working life. It takes me […]

I Want To Grow Stuff

For months now, I have been dreaming of growing a vegetable garden. Not long after the season started changing, and the sky started getting lighter, I also started feeling cramped in our tiny little downtown apartment. We had moved so many times, had downsized so much, and worked towards the goal of living smaller and […]