Sunday, August 19, 2012

All Kinds Of Downsizing

The ManFlesh and I are moving ourselves, our 2 young dogs, and Bigfoot from Portland, Oregon (pop. 593,820) to Florence*, Montana (pop. 765).  Our Portland life includes a 2800 sq ft craftsman bungalow within walking distance of tons of great restaurants and bars, a handful of grocery stores, two hardware stores, three pet stores and at least two tattoo parlors and guitar shops.

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Photo from Trek In The Park 2010
Our Florence life will include an 1800 sq ft house within walking distance of our greenhouse, a too-be-determined formerly-chicken shelter, 1000s of acres of National Forest, some great-looking hiking trails, and the shed where our new-used ATV with snow plow attachment is stored.  We will drive into town to pick up our mail at the Post Office.

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Photo from 50,000 Silver, Montana's Largest Gift Shop on I-90 in Haugen May 2012
Ahead of us is a month of packing, sorting, purging, selling, visiting and then moving across three state lines.  I think the blogging will really start when we get there and I hope to clean up the look soon, too.

*A 30-minute drive south of Missoula (pop. 67,290)


  1. I'm so excited for you & The MF! Such big changes on the way, so many new horizons! I'm looking forward to following your adventures! oxo~L

  2. I can tell this is going to be a fun adventure! I'm so excited for you.

  3. How fun! I'm looking forward to the updates and reviews!!

  4. The site looks great, love the background! So glad you decided to star tthis blog I know myself and many of your friends will look forward to reading it. The name is perfect.Love the pics and the tiny print of where the photo's were taken. I have a feeling there will be many a hilarious story on this blog :)

  5. What fun we shall share with you on this new chapter and adventure in your lives! Thanks for taking us with.

  6. I'm so excited for your adventure and start scouting a house for me and the OMP!

  7. Thanks so much to everyone for checking in! I'm afraid there may be about 6 weeks of dry spell before the move, but I hope you'll all come back when I get down to some serious observing and (mis)adventuring.


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