"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Friday, March 02, 2012

Our move and how we're doing......

On February 15th we left Lake Oswego,Oregon to begin
a new chapter in our lives: Russell calls it having a new
adventure and I'd agree with that!
We emptied our 2700 sq. foot home and did a lot of dispersing
of personal effects and furniture before the movers arrived
on Valentines Day to pack up what we couldn't pack ourselves.
They filled 2 20' long trucks and off they went to arrive
as planned on Thursday morning.

We have now been here unpacking our belongings for a little
over 2 weeks and the garage (thank god for the garage) is
still full of boxes of belongings we don't have room for.
Most of it is the vast art collection we amassed over the
last 23 or so years.
We drove old cars and had art payments
instead of car payments.
It's obvious we'll be building a system to
store and rotate our art.

Such is our life right now- and it may be a bit chaotic, but
it's our adventure and we'll figure it all out!
Meanwhile our surroundings are so beautiful and serene-
complete with a lot of snowfall for a few days.
We don't regret moving here one teensy bit and look forward
to our new life here.


  1. Wish you much joy in your new home. Oregon's loss my dear!

  2. So glad to hear all is well! I am sure you will be missed in Oswego!

  3. I'm curious about the canvas. Quite huge.

  4. Arian-it is a large painting- done years ago by a local well know Northwest artist Paul Missal.
    It's up on our bedroom wall in our new home-took some doing to move it! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Anonymous10:32 AM

    I wish you much luck and happiness in your new home, Kathe. It looks beautiful.


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