It’s 595 days that we’ve lived without a home base. That’s not a lot, but it’s a lot. It’s been 388 days since we’ve been able to live with the cat-shaped-being that is the third member of our family. Today I picked up keys to an apartment in Spokane. It’s two bedrooms, in Peaceful Valley… Read More


our house is officially a house! there is no furnace yet, but we are legally allowed to go inside. tomorrow i’m going to meet with the third furnace bidder, and we’re going to paint the kitchen. we just ordered cabinets and kitchen appliances from ikea. we’re selling the house, we’ve decided. at a loss, obviously.… Read More


we got our first quote. it’s nigh on 50k, which was my horror story high end of things possibility, pretty much. and that’s just cleanup, not rebuild. we’re meeting with an attorney on monday. i said the phrase “sorry, that was my attorney calling” earlier this week. “my attorney” isn’t a phrase I had ever… Read More


tonight my partner took the car in to get an oil change (their first time driving since they got sick!) and learned that the oil pan threads are stripped. so while we were supposed to move today, it’s been pushed back one more night.we were pretty ready to go, except for last-minute things like fridge… Read More


thanksgiving is not a good holiday. you know what i mean. i’m a vegetarian and am generally anti-genocide, so it’s not my favorite. but i missed my family, so I decided to visit. originally the plan was for me to head down alone and spend a few days of much-needed alone time house sitting for… Read More