we first want to thank everyone so much for their contributions from that desperate post that has lived on the front-page for too long. things are much less dire, but we’re still available for any online-type or distance-doable tasks you might have in mind (except buttons, because the button press is in storage). anyway, here’s… Read More


we’re still slogging* along. we’re getting more bids, looking for a place to live in town, and learning lots. it’s been two-and-a-half months or so (43 days, my curious brain just counted), but it feels like incredibly longer, to be superlative, and/or like it’s been at least three months, to be oddly specific. my brain… 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


we got the notice on the door yesterday, informing us and the world that it’s unsafe to enter without permission. I meant to take a picture, but it was dark by the time I had a chance. the contractor came and the feelings slammed into us again. I think we need to be back in… Read More


the meeting with the county brought a little good news, not so much financially but emotionally. they agreed that most of the literature out there is talking about how to clean/dispose of possessions that were in the house while meth was being used. since that isn’t the case with us, we don’t have to sanitize/dispose… Read More


one of the questions we’re asked most is “how did you find out?” it’s a reasonable question, especially since we’ve lived here for two years – it’s a sudden realization to come out of nowhere. my partner’s been having some weird medical issues. we thought it was work related, so we’ve been seeing an occupational… Read More


so it turns out that we will be meeting with the county on Thursday. it’s a weird kind of waiting game, now…. I wrote a little about figuring out what to bring, but I’m still all mixed up. have you ever gone on a trip where first you do one thing where you need one… Read More


we’re pretty sure that tomorrow will be our last day at the house, because we’ll probably meet with the health department tomorrow and if we do things will start rolling fast. it’s been all laundry all the time over here (my partner is amazing). beyond that, sanitizing is confusing. we have read a lot about… 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


i’ve been having trouble sleeping lately and have mostly resigned myself to being nocturnal. my partner goes to sleep and i putter. it’s when i’m productive, when i’m alone at night. but then i try to go to bed and i still can’t sleep, so i sit around being restless. tonight they got up at… Read More