We are still alive!

At this point we just have so many pictures that the thought of uploading and sharing them all makes us want to go do literally anything else. But that is not fair to you! So here we go.

Most of the next few* posts will probably be in reverse chronological order, because the most-requested pictures are of our house, all unpacked and homey-like, and those are the most recent ones. It’ll be like a trip through time! And you probably never would have realized it if I hadn’t just told you. You’re welcome.

*this is optimistic, as if I won’t finish this one post and then forget about tumblr for another three weeks

Virtual tour time!

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Hi friends!

It has been a week of us adjusting to life over on the other side of the country, and we are almost unpacked! We only found the dowels that hold up the shelves in our bookcase today, so that was a big roadblock. I think it is time for us to share with you a few observations so far. Here is the first one:

Although it supposedly rains here all the time* the Pacific Northwest apparently FLIPS OUT when a thunderstorm is coming. This comes from reading my phone’s weather alert today (aside from the alert the weather looks beautiful, by the way). Here is an excerpt:

    • THERE WILL LIKELY BE ABUNDANT DANGEROUS AND DEADLY LIGHTNING WITH THESE STORMS AGAIN. EXPECT MORE AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN AMOUNTS IN THE 0.5 INCH TO 1 INCH RANGE…EXPECT TO TAKE COVER SHOULD THREATENING WEATHER APPROACH YOUR LOCATION TODAY. BE SURE TO SEEK HIGHER GROUND SHOULD HEAVY RAIN OCCUR NEAR YOUR AREA.

It may be hard to spot among all the SEVERE WEATHER ALERT CAPS, but we are expecting ALMOST AN INCH OF RAIN MAYBE. It’s like the Pacific Northwest is used to constant wet mist, but as soon as that wet hits the ground YOU BETTER FIND HIGHER GROUND. Come on! Golf weather! Bocce weather! Our first task as ambassadors from the northeast is to help the northwest get a grip.

*Still no evidence of this aside from a five-minute sprinkle the other morning**, and Trevor didn’t even believe me until our downstairs neighbor Auma confirmed later on. The weather has been perfect, and I suppose we should soak it all in now before it starts raining in September and doesn’t stop for 9 months.

**And the ten-minute sprinkle the above alert was warning us about so passionately.

Almost done unpacking! Good thing we had help…

Almost done unpacking! Good thing we had help…

Sunset from kelpies favorite window #home #sunset

Sunset from kelpies favorite window #home #sunset

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Guys. An entire shelf of corn tortillas! #nocorninthenortheast #becauseitsinthenorthwest

Guys. An entire shelf of corn tortillas! #nocorninthenortheast #becauseitsinthenorthwest

Home with the kelp monster #home #happycat

Home with the kelp monster #home #happycat

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Siuslaw by the coast #oregon #forest

Siuslaw by the coast #oregon #forest

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The Oregon coast #oregon

The Oregon coast #oregon

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Part of your world #newport #mermaid

Part of your world #newport #mermaid

Honk #newport

Honk #newport

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