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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Grab a Cup of Coffee... It's a Long Story

Disclaimer: This is going to be one of those rambling posts~ of which I actually haven't done in quite some time... so If you came by to see some pretty pictures, you may as well just move on now... honest, I won't be offended! :) While I started this blog for a digital media class over a year ago... I have kept it going as I have found it fun to chronicle this Journey on the road of this chapter of life. Sometimes I actually entertain myself while writing posts, and I love checking in to read your comments & visit your blogs... some of you I feel I know through following your blogs (and one of you I have met!) You entertain me with your humor, contemplations, wisdom, encouraging words, art, adventures & photography! I also found keeping a blog was a fun way for family & friends to keep track of where I am & what I'm doing. So, here's what's new!

I'm sure you all figured now that I was finished with my assignment in New Mexico, that I was headed to San Diego to soak in the sun & warmth of my family! Well, yes... BUT! It has been a busy time! Here's how it went~ I finished my job on a friday... packed, cleaned & headed out the following monday. It took 2 full days to drive home... then I was inundated by the things I had put off or didn't have the time to do while working. 4 of my 6 days in San Diego were spent either at the dentist (fillings, root canals & such) or getting my car serviced (I did my last post from the dealership-free wifi & donuts!) or putting new tires on (need that good tread for winter driving!) Once that was taken care of, I did have a couple of days to visit with family, which is always nice! BUT! I did have some pressing issues to take care of. You see, I have decided to make a more permanent move to New Mexico... but most of my things are in storage in Southern Oregon. Well, actually my things are spread out in 3 states... I left some things at a friend's in Santa Fe, I have a closet full at my Mom's in San Diego... and a storage unit in Ashland. Yikes! So I made the drive to Ashland... another 2 days of driving... & put my things for sale on Craig's List. I listed every thing at a very good price~ so Goodbye Stuff! I really didn't have much of an attachment to my things, except of course for my art stuff & camping gear, so it was kinda fun selling it AND I made just enough money to cover my gas from San Diego to Ashland & back! Here's a pic of my storage about midway through the process~

It only took about 2 1/2 days to get rid of everything except what would fit in my little Corolla!

So~ I am all packed & ready to go! Except for one small detail...

38° F | 31° F
Snow Showers
36° F | 31° F
Chance of Snow
36° F | 27° F
Partly Cloudy
31° F | 18° F
Partly Cloudy
31° F | 25° F
90% chance of precipitation
Snow Showers
70% chance of precipitation
Chance of Snow
50% chance of precipitation
Partly CloudyPartly Cloud

Ashland doesn't generally get much snow here in the valley... but Siskiyou Pass on I-5 can get pretty nasty, and I don't care for driving in the snow! So, I'll be on the weather watch... looking for a window of opportunity, hoping I'll get back to Southern Cal in time for Thanksgiving! Until then, stay warm & stay tuned... perhaps they'll be a snowy post in the near future!


Trevor Woodford said...

Hi Becky
Hope the weather stays kind for you.

Wanda..... said...

You did seem to fall in love with New Mexico! Wishing you good weather for traveling. Have a good Thanksgiving, Becky!

Gail said...

I am not moving but I am clearing out lots of stuff. Life is less complicated that way.

Hope the weather holds for your trip...enjoy and stay safe.

Anonymous said...

Sigh...I need a map.
Drive safe.

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Hi Becky, The snow caused us some difficulties too. We were supposed to spend a couple days hiking in Zion, Utah, but with the threats of StormZilla coming to the Sierra's, we cut our trip short and drove home before the storm hit. So you're planning to move back to Sante Fe? Sounds nice. Safe travels.

Anonymous said...

The best of luck on your travels. I looking forward to see where you pop up next!

KClark Photography said...

Safest of travels Becky.

Barb said...

Hi Becky, I like the idea to paring down to what would fit in the trunk of a car...don't think I can do it, though! It seems like the ultimate freedom from "things." Safe trip to you. I just know more adventures are on your horizon. Happy Thanksgiving!

Annie said...

Of course I knew most of this except the snow in Ashland part! I am wishing you a safe trip home and a very Happy Thanksgiving!xoxo

Rick said...

Phew - that's a lot of driving ! I love being on the road - used to do a lot of that in my (misspent) youth. Hope the weather works for you - safe travels, and look forward to more of your posts, and photos !

clairz said...

You really do know how to travel light! I'm so glad you will be coming back to New Mexico--I can't wait for the next installment. Happy Thanksgiving, Becky.

John Brisson said...

Hi Becky...we just received our first snow here in Big Bear Lake, California. Come on summer!

Randy said...

So happy you decided to become a fellow Santa Fean! I really hope the weather will allow you to get back in time to be with family. Keep us posted on your travels.

Robin said...

Wonderful news you will be moving to Santa Fe! You and your art have really blossomed there! I can't think of a better, more beautiful place to live - particularly if one is as talented an artist as you!

Happy Thanksgiving - whereever you are! (Hopefully with Family in San Diego!)


♥ Robin ♥

Pat said...

Safe travels,my friend!

Does this mean you have a permanent job in SF, or will you still travel and use SF as your base?

Dee said...

praying for safe travels for you and a Happy Thanksgiving. It looks like you are going to have a new year full of adventure and exploration ahead of you with a move to a new place. Sounds like fun.

jo©o said...

Happy THANKSGIVING to you and thanks for being a cyber friend.

Doris Sturm said...

You've been one busy lady. Glad you got your teeth taken care of and your car, both are VERY important. Get rid of as much "stuff" as you can. It only weighs you down - you can get more when you get to your permanent home.
Drive safely. Thanksgiving is the busiest traveling day. God bless you and yours!

With love,
Doris (and Gizzy)

Kate said...

Making a permanent move to NM is a dream...hoorah for you, Becky!