A few posts back, I mentioned I'd be moving shortly. Well, I didn't find a place I really wanted here in Portland, but I did find a little beach house!
This is only a temporary stay, and will be a working vacation for me. I've rented the house for February and have the option to stay until May, when the house goes back to being a summer rental. Because it is winter, and the Oregon coast is really rainy and gray in the winter and not all that attractive for tourists, the rent for the house is very reasonable. It is actually less than what my apartment here costs per month.
The house is furnished, but I'll still need to take all my work equipment with me, which will be a car full of computer/printer/scanner/photo equipment, fabric, sewing machines, etc. Like many small business owners, I work every day, all year round. I'll just be working somewhere else for a month or two.
So I'm pretty excited to have a change of pace and scenery. Lila (the dog) was very happy to run on the beach last week when we went over to see the house. She'll be excited to get to do that on daily basis. For me, it will be a nice break from city life. I grew up in the country, six miles from a very small town, and city life seems hectic to me. But I'm pretty sure I'll be back in Portland by the spring. My friends are here and my family is nearby, so really Portland is my home.