Keeping it real (estate)

Keeping it real (estate)

Exactly three years ago my husband and I entered the uniquely grownup, age-accelerating experience of buying a home. I have posted this before, but early summer and all the “for sale” signs around town when the weather turns warm always remind me of it. And I’m finally at a point where I don’t start to […]

Some Places Where I Used To Live

Some Places Where I Used To Live

(Yes, the title is a lame reference to the Gotye song of last year, Somebody That I Used to Know.) This year I’ve had the opportunity to visit two cities where I used to live. Last month I visited Boston when I attended the AWP conference. And right now I’m at an artists’ residency just […]

The Big Move (B.M.)

The Big Move (B.M.)

Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in All, Family, Los Angeles, Personal, Quotidian, Real estate | 4 Comments

My husband and I lived in the same townhouse for over a decade. ┬áThe place suited us beautifully for about seven of those years and was too small for the last three, but we loved it. ┬áLast fall we moved into a new home, and though we are perpetually nesting (think Hobbits, but less hairy), […]

B.M. part two

Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, Personal, Real estate | 2 Comments

So, here’s what I’ve learned about moving when you’re not so young anymore: it’s hellishly purgatorial for longer than you think it will be. And we only moved about a mile away from our last home. Seven months after the moving trucks left, I’m not so much unpacking boxes as still hanging family pictures, finding […]

The B.M. (big move)

Posted by on May 22, 2011 in Los Angeles, Personal, Real estate | One Comment

Readers (hi Mom!): you may wonder why I’ve not written – again – in almost a year. It was a LONG time between the last post and the second to last post as well. So, I’ve had another one of those years. Last year it was the double-room-parent conundrum at my children’s two school. (That […]