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Ready or Not!

October 28, 2013

It has been a big few days in the SP household…

  • Job offer letter signed & sent: CHECK!  I start January 6th!
  • T’s job acceptance letter sent: CHECK!
  • First month rent in new place paid: CHECK!  And reached the CC rewards holy grail of paying rent via credit card!
  • Notice given to rental office that we are vacating: CHECK!  Only 1 week of overlapping rent.
  • Movers scheduled to pack & load: CHECK!  Paid for by T’s new job.
  • Last day at work finalized:  CHECK!  Benefits for December intact, thanksgiving pay intact!
  • Plane tickets to London and Paris booked:  CHECK!

Guys, this is really happening. Ready or not!!!

Still to do:

  • Be awesome in my last month of work and not leave my replacement too much of a mess (but it is R&D, so some mess is expected)
  • Plan going away gathering
  • Donate a few things
  • Friendsgiving Thanksgiving (TBD?)
  • Change address at All The Places
  • Sell fridge.  Is LA the only place where fridges are not standard with the apartment??  We bought ours used, and intend to sell!
  • Sell desk.  (Eventually procure larger more useful desk.)

Anyone have any SF Bay area must-dos?  Favorite vineyards?  We must join a wine club!!!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. deenadollars permalink
    October 29, 2013 6:31 am

    Congratulations on all the big changes happening! I loved living in the Bay Area, I’m sure you guys will love it too. 🙂 My list of suggestions: brunch at Zazie’s in Cole Valley in SF, bike riding around Sausalito, and decide whether your favorite ice cream in SF is from BiRite Creamery, Humphrey Slomcombe, or Mitchell’s. (Eat your BiRite cone in Dolores Park). Why are all my suggestions centered around food?! 🙂

    Anyway, congrats again, and it made me chuckle that you have to provide your own fridge at apartments in LA. I’ve never heard of that!

    • October 31, 2013 11:54 pm

      We liked Bi-rite over Mitchell’s I think, and Dolores Park is definitely an excellent spot to eat it 🙂

    • November 2, 2013 10:01 am

      Funny – I stayed in Cole Valley earlier this year, and we did eat at Zazies!

      Not ALL apartments are fridgeless, but a fair amount. So dumb. Who doesn’t have a home, yet owns a fridge???

  2. Becca permalink
    October 29, 2013 7:19 pm

    I recommend Harvest moon winery for the wine club. You can go up, do a quick hike/bum around Armstrong state park, then hit the vineyard on your way back down the road. Chelsea and Randy were great. From there, you can stay in the Russian river valley or meander your way to Sonoma on your way back to the city.

  3. October 31, 2013 11:56 pm

    PARIS AND LONDON! When?!?!

    Change address at All The Places – ouch, I feel your pain. All I can say is make a list and work through it systematically.

    Whiteware (fridges, washing machine etc) isn’t standard in NZ rentals (except in apartments?) and we’ve bought/sold used ones many times as we’ve moved from place to place.

  4. November 1, 2013 6:37 pm

    So exciting! But eek! So much to do in two months. Good luck with the move.

    • November 2, 2013 10:02 am

      Yes, but luckily the hardest part (packing the stuff, loading a moving truck, unloading a moving truck) is taken care of for us… so I’m not too overwhelmed.

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