I am moving on July 31 and will have limited e-mail access and web update capability. Please oh please keep requests to urgent matters.
I will be triaging responses and do my very best to keep up with the most important stuff. Thank you for your help and kind understanding.
If you’ve been thinking,
“I’ve been at my level for six months and TODAY I want to talk about moving up/down…” or
“I should ask Barbara why there isn’t a Level 1 skate in Northfield…” or
“You know, I’ve been playing hockey for ten years, and THIS is the week I want to try goalie…” or
“I’ve been meaning to ask my neighbor to come to JMS and today I’ll finally do it…” or
“What is the average flight speed of an African swallow?”
… please oh please wait until next week.
For those wondering after my post, my JMS connection will indeed be MediaCom (8mbps package). I hope to be online at home soon.
As some of you may know, for the last year I’ve been living in a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cohousing]cohousing community. It’s Minnesota’s most established and oldest, [url=http://www.montereycohousing.org/]Monterey Cohousing Community. Cohousing is a super cool concept about being connected to one’s neighbors and I’ve loved living there — and making jokes when I meet new people that “I live in a group home…”
Someday I would like to start a multigenerational cohousing community in the SW burbs. Project for next decade. (Haha, like I’ll ever be done with JMS.)
Moving is its own challenges (aaaa!), but since much of my stuff has been in storage it shouldn’t be too painful. I’m looking forward to opening boxes of stuff I forgot I had (can’t even remember what my dishes look like!). Since everything I’ll be unpacking from storage is my own and picked by me, it should be kind of like Christmas morning all special for me. “Oh! It’s perfect! And just my taste–how did I ever know??”
Right now my living area is strewn with boxes labeled “technoflotsam” and “stuff that goes under other stuff.” Living at MoCoCo has been great–a semester abroad in Cohousing Land–but I’m looking forward to leaving behind forever some godawful personal memories (not from cohousing) and moving on to something new and wonderful, just for me.
I am moving to the far western burbs and thrilled about the house I found. My realtor, [url=http://www.saparealtor.com/]Sapa Carlson, is AWESOME and found exactly the perfect Garn Casa, in my slim price range and what I wanted down to the last details. Thanks for all the work with the challenges of a foreclosure, Sapa!
My mortgage guy, Cary Schilling of Bell Mortgage, is another hockey connection. Cary has been so informative and explained the new mortgage landscape, big ups to Cary for his help, too!
I wouldn’t have started thinking about moving if I hadn’t heard some JMSers talking about “now is the time to buy” in the locker room. Then my hockey girlfriends (Kickass Girlie Brunch!) Tracey, Lynnie, Deborah and Nancy spurred me to action–and Nancy especially was so kind to listen to the ups and downs of the whole process.
And one of my oldest hockey connections (and now basically my “family”), [url=http://www.jmshockey.com/profiles/souljacker]Sully, is helping me move and driving the big scary diesel truck. I know Andy is on call with the website and the captains are doing what they can to manage stuff while I’m in the throes of moving. Thank you all so much.
I never knew when I started JMS that I would be participating in a community of such awesome, wonderful, interesting people. You all have enriched my life in so many ways–times like this I’m reminded of that. Thanks folks.
And please don’t e-mail me until Tuesday…