As in, here in Portland and here in body and here in mind and here in spirit. So present in so many ways. In many ways, completely overwhelmed.

But, surprisingly, coming out on top.

The move happened last Saturday with military precision ... all of the boxes were packed, ready to go and just had to be loaded and transported. The shadow boy from a couple of posts ago (I think I will call him "Shoes", as in, that is all he will permit me to post of him) busted a move and at the end of a very busy week for him, moved two of his friends. Including me. But mine was worse. As in, five and a half hours of driving. But a complainer, he is not.

We've stuffed this 3rd floor apartment to the gills and have weeded through most of the boxes.

{Where did all this stuff come from?!}

Cheryl and I have been settling in, decorating, organizing (one of my favorite things to do!!), and have been on a quest for the perfect cup of coffee. So far, the top contender is Stumptown Coffee.

Lots of trips across the Willamette River to downtown to campus to finish (how many "to's" can I put in a sentence?) the last minute school details.

Would love to post my own images, but the camera is broken. This might just be the push I need to buy a "real" one. (Coincidentally, I believe I've read Flickr's Creative Commons Terms of Use correctly and BELIEVE I have been giving credit where credit is due ... but if somebody has any thoughts on this or sees I am doing it incorrectly, please, o please, let me know ....)


  1. Chelle on September 3, 2009 at 4:42 PM

    I have heard such good things about Portland as a city. I hope you will be more than happy there. And yes do please get your self a little camera so we can see your new home/school/cute self/favorite spot to get coffee/life/and such there.

  2. Kylee on September 3, 2009 at 11:06 PM

    Love this post. I am glad that things are coming together and you are organizing. I love it and dislike it at the same time. Ha. When you find the best cup of coffee let me know and we will set a date to have coffee there :)

  3. t i m on September 4, 2009 at 6:08 PM

    get a camera phone - it does a everything apart from walk the dog :)

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