We looked at 24 different places in three different cities over five days, and then despite our belongings and homebody interests we took a small one-bedroom in San Francisco.
It means we’ll need to keep a lot of our stuff in storage. It means that friends and family visiting won’t be as comfortable as we’d hoped they’d be. It means whatever dinner parties we throw will be for two others, max, or held at a restaurant. It means, overall, a far vaster change in our way of life than we’d presumed all those months ago, when the idea of moving to San Francisco became an actual event to plan for.
But it also means we’ll be two blocks from my new office at USF, four blocks from the Whole Foods on Haight Street, one block from the free USF gym we get to use, and zero blocks from Golden Gate Park. (We’re just across the street.) It means we can save a lot of money to use for the kind of traveling we haven’t been able to afford for years. It means we have free parking in a garage for our car we don’t use much, and two bus lines that pick us up right outside our building.
And from there, while we wait, on a clear(er) day, here’s our view:
We hope you visit. We’re going to get such a comfortable couch.
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Congratulations! I can tell you from experience that downsizing can be liberating. I’m looking forward to visiting.