Category Archives: the big move

house!

our counteroffer was accepted yesterday, so I guess we have a house! We won’t close on it until next month, though. We’re still keeping the lake house, Rowell, and plan to go there on weekends, so we wanted something nice … Continue reading

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getting settled

We arrived in Oregon last Friday, and I’m liking Hillsboro so far; there’s a nice mall 5 minutes walk from our apartment and all the supermarkets and big-box stores anyone could want, but you can be driving beside planted fields … Continue reading

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IPod’s shuffle is not being helpful!

The book I was listening(1) to finished while I was 5km into through today’s 10km workout, so I decided to listen to music instead of starting a new audiobook. I set my iPod to random shuffle. Today’s workout was 1km … Continue reading

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planning for our return

it feels very real now, Things we’ve done to prepare for going home, so far: Turned in my resignation letter, with some weasel wording because I may not be leaving the company Requested a meeting with HR (Ted) to talk … Continue reading

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home again, and back into future planning

The account in words of our trip to New York, Allentown, and Philadelphia is posted here; I don’t have pictures up yet. Short version: Because Ted now has Diamond status and because the flights were very crowded because Dutch kids … Continue reading

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bye!

It’s kind of a sad day today; for all I know this could be my last day here (Taipei and Linkou, Taiwan) ever. It’s not unlikely I’ll have business trips back to Taiwan but they could be to another city. … Continue reading

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some observations from Taiwan and a couple short reviews

Man, it’s nice to be able to go to bed with my husband every night, and to know that isn’t going to end at the end of this week!!! (Italics and exclamation points fully justified here.) It’s been kind of … Continue reading

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in Taipei

The long trip to Taiwan went unexpectedly qiuckly, even including the four trains to get there. I think I’ve gotten to the point where I can just step back inside my head and let it all wash over me, and … Continue reading

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photos!

I was right – it’s not really possible to take great crowd photos if you can’t get up above them. But I had to at least try. This is just the queue for an ATM – a very uniformly-colored queue. … Continue reading

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Liveblogging the World Cup

Might as well, it’s not like I’ll want or be able to do anything *else* tonight! Though some poor football fan is going to end up here via Google and be terribly disappointed. Not in South Africa, sorry. Also, I’ll … Continue reading

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