So, guess who accidentally bought a house in Austin? That’s right: Me!
I say “accidentally” because we didn’t have any plans to move there and we weren’t actually looking for a house. In fact, we’d already lived in Austin back before we moved to San Francisco but a) we needed to branch out and try new things, and b) it got up to 112 one Labor Day weekend and we thought we were going to spontaneously combust.
But life is funny sometimes.
When we were in Austin last spring visiting close friends, we went to an open house in their neighborhood. We had no intentions to buy the house; we were strictly there as lookie-loos. But I had a serious house crush, and even after it sold, I kept thinking, “Wow, that would have been so cool if we could have made that work somehow.”
Then, just a couple of months ago, it came back on the market on my birthday. (The couple who bought it back in May decided to move to Dallas instead.) Long story short, renovations are in full swing and we’re moving in early April!
It’s still going to be hot, but that’s what frozen margaritas are for, right?
So, in the meantime, I have a lot to do. I have things to pack, things to sell on eBay, things to take to Goodwill, things to paint and repair, things to pick out for the new house… so many things!
So this is — well, not a farewell post, but a BRB post. I’m going to take a little hiatus from blogging until I get settled in. I’ll miss the Chicks and I’ll miss our readers, but sometimes you’ve just gotta go do life stuff, you know?
Readers, have you ever done a long-distance move? And what’s your best packing tip?