… it’s been real getting financially mutilated by your absurd property taxes! Time for a change of scenery…
[Scarf knitted by Aunt Sue! + Gara Danielle necklace + Fortunate Sun t-shirt + JCrew cords + Leyendecker poncho + ShopBop hat + Ugg boots]
So, did you guess yet? We’re moving to Vermont!
It’s only about an hour and a half from Saratoga, and we’ll be back often, but it’s still a journey. And on the heels of a super stressful Fall in the Burd-house household: we somewhat reluctantly navigated the real estate market of our tiny town and came out with all our limbs intact—rare in these shiteful times! Rather than consider ourselves homeless (which I was wont to do most nights at around 3am for the past 2 months) or give away Eli to qualify for a ‘no pets’ shitty apartment in Saratoga, in the interim of deciding what’s best for us, we’re setting up shop in the Green Mountain State.
Among many things, this means, for the first time in years, Road Warrior Rob won’t have an hour+ commute each way. The kid drives hours in dangerous weather after a full day of manual labor—that’s a hardworking man. And me? I cannot wait to tap into the productivity of peace and quiet and work from home—score one for the Internet.
These are two huge bonuses to 2011 I don’t think either of us has had a moment to sit down and be really, really freaking thankful for.
We’re excited to share this new adventure with you—it’s a new phase for us, and for C+C. New cozy restaurants to explore and recommend, jazz & martini Thursdays will be replaced with beer & bluegrass Thursdays; new wine stores, new friends, new (stunning) backdrops for Rob’s evolving photographic skills, and personal growth achieved through relative solitude, which I’ve illustrated for you with a rudimentary infographic:
It’s true; I’m a little worried about the possibility for cabin fever. I have high hopes for my ability to not murder my family, though.
More on this later; lots of packing to do.