You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here lately. It’s not that I’m not having adventures, I just haven’t been able to find the time to write about them. All of my spare brain power has been spent on one big project: relocation to Bend, Oregon!
Soon! We have been spending time in Bend looking at homes and finally have had an offer accepted. In the coming month we will be going through the normal home purchase steps – inspection, appraisals, lining up financing, etc. If everything goes as planned, we will move at the beginning of June.
We also have to coordinate the sale of our home in San Jose, so my head is spinning a bit right now!
Bend has always been a favorite place of ours. In many ways it is a twin of my beloved hometown of Traverse City, Michigan. The energy, the people, the culture, it is all very similar. But Bend has the mountains and access to the outdoor activities I grew to love during my time in California. Furthermore, it is a place where we can get a large property where David can expand his blacksmith shop. Today he works in our attached garage. I’m looking forward to him having his own separate shop!
Will you be working?
I will continue to do the work I do today (Software Product Manager). I work remotely, so I am not tied to a particular location. I’ll have to get used to flying out of a smaller airport when I travel, though. Having a major international airport nearby is a luxury I will lose in Bend.
What Happens to Calipidder.com?
I have had this site since the early 2000s. I built it to share my photos and stories with family back home in Michigan after I moved to California. Once we’ve settled in, I’ll have to think about how I carry this site forward. Do I start something new up there? Do I continue to share adventures here?
For now, I’ll be keeping the site on hiatus while I coordinate this logistical nightmare (how many people do you know that have had to move not one, but TWO anvils?) Once I catch my breath and start exploring, I’ll be back!