I say appear to be, because the process of finding a new place to live has been so fraught that I probably won’t feel like we’ve got a home until we’ve been living there for about ten years. But we did it! We found a place! Alas, the awesome atheist feminist was snagged before we could claim him, but Misha and I are moving to a beautiful old Lake City home that has a HUGE backyard. We’re moving in with a selection of eclectic artist types who understand the vagaries of the freelance life. It’s going to be wooville what with the shaman/accupuncturist in the place downstairs, but hey, as long as he’s not promising he can cure cancer, that should be all right, too.
Misha’s going to be supremely upset when she finds out the house contains a tiny dog and a seriously sweet kitty, but she’ll manage somehow.
S, the lynchpin of the place, is a delightful man who, in addition to being an artist in his spare time, adores science. He’s actually having an entomologist over with his collection for a party. He’s never seen Mount St. Helens, so we’re already booked for a trip. There should be a trip to Montana sometime this summer, too, as B just got done visiting his folks and they’re keen to meet me. I’ll be able to show you some geology outside of Washington and Oregon! WOOT!
Our other roomie, N, is a saxophonist and a complete dear. I hadn’t planned to move in with three guys, but when it’s guys like this in a place like that, it’s hard to say no. And S plans to put up birdhouses in the yard, so we’re gonna have plenty of opportunities to get more UFDs for you!
Thanks to you, my darlings, we are all well set for the summer.* Once I get moved, I can throw myself back into writing again, and reward your efforts richly. I couldn’t have done this without you. Thank you a thousand billion times! And all those who are patiently waiting for swag should be getting it by the end of next week, now I’ve got my shit somewhat together.
*Well, as long as this complex I’m in doesn’t come up with new and intriguing ways to pay for their remodel by charging us out the ass for petty shit. Have I mentioned I lost my faith in them?