As some of you already know, Marlene and I are moving from Seattle to Atlanta in December. We’ve moved many (too many?) times before, so we’ve got most of the logistics down pat. Movers: hired! New house: rented! Mail forwarding: set up! Physical books: still too dang many!
We could do it in our sleep! (And the scary thing is, perhaps we have in the past.)
One thing that is different this time is that we’ll be driving across the country, visiting friends along the way. 3,650 miles, one car, two drivers, one Keurig, two suitcases, two sets of electronic paraphernalia, and three cats.
Who wants to lay odds on how many miles it will take each day for the cats to lose their voices?
Fortunately Sophia is already testing the cats’ accommodations:
I will miss the friends we made in Seattle, the summer weather, the great restaurants, being able to walk down to the water, and decent public transportation. I will also miss the drives up to Vancouver for conferences with a great bunch of librarians; I’m looking forward to attending Code4Lib BC next week, but I’m sorry to that our personal tradition of American Thanksgiving in British Columbia is coming to an end.
As far as Atlanta is concerned, I am looking forward to being back in MPOW’s office, having better access to a variety of good barbecue, the winter weather, and living in an area with less de facto segregation.
It’s been a good two years in the Pacific Northwest, but much to my surprise, I’ve found that the prospect of moving back to Atlanta feels a bit like a homecoming. So, onward!
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