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Notes on Moving…

Moving again!  Here’s what we’ve been up to lately…






You would think we were a military couple because we move like every 6 months.  Jeff started a new movie which encompasses all of his weekdays + weeknights, so we’ve been moving slowly on the weekends.  Pictures of the new house (which I looooove) will be coming up, but for now – here we go.

Our new house is a 5 minute walk to the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver.  This is one of my main draws to the new house because I love being so close to a body of water.  Jeff is really excited to paddle board on the river.  So excited that one day after moving boxes, he hauled his board out for an evening ride.DSC00538

‘Twas a lovely sunset glowing over the Knight street bridge.Fraser River

No wetsuit, no life jacket.  As I watched Jeff drift off a guy next to me said, “Woooooo-hoooo!!!!  That is BALLSY!!!!  That river is cooold!!!”.  I thought it was pretty cray cray too, but Jeff was extremely confident about his sense of balance.Fraser River

And sure enough, he returned majestically dry.

For his new job Jeff’s been working 12 hour days.  And when he comes home (+ on the weekends!) he’s still slogging away, tapping on the computer!!!IMG_5733

Doesn’t he kind of look like a crazy genius hermit that’s been contracted to create codes for the CIA or something?  I mean look at him.IMG_5736

CRAZY EYES.  But Jeff’s got some stiff competition!Charlie Sheen











Oh yeah, just a word of advice.  When you’re planning a move, don’t make pizza.  Tensions are high, there’s lots of anxiety, too little sleep, yadda yadda.  Well, Jeff + I got into a tiff + since I have anger management problems + didn’t dust enough flour when prepping the pizza.  This is the result.IMG_5741

Angry pizza.  My previously beautiful creation wasn’t sliding off onto the pizza stone, so I savagely + violently dumped it into a blob.  It’s like in that movie “Like Water for Chocolate” where the heroine’s emotions are infused into her cooking.Like Water for Chocolate

My pizza was infused with maddened Tasmanian devil.Tasmanian Devil













Feast on that!

I’ve been packing up boxes at the house + I stopped for a moment at the folly that is my situation.  IMG_5743

That’s right.  I was oh so carefully wrapping up Jeff’s creepy Pee Wee Herman doll (which I loathe) in lavender paper as if it was a rare antique.  Sigh.  I laughed bitterly to myself as I continued to swath Pee Wee in his lavender shroud.  There’s lots more where that came from.  Stay tuned.

12 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ha! Great laugh about the Tasmanian devil!

    October 12, 2013
  2. Shelli, you make me laugh! I am glad you are finding comedy in your situation as moving is so not fun and stressful to boot! Can’t wait to see pictures of your new digs! It seems like you both are enjoying it already! Mazel tov!

    October 12, 2013
    • Thanks, A!!! Moving, sucks doesn’t it? You’ve got to find something to laugh at or you’ll just go cranky pants crazy!

      October 12, 2013
  3. I love that sunset photo! What a great location you’ll be in. ~M.

    October 12, 2013
  4. Kenneth ''Papi~Dad's'' Nishino #

    Shalom, Nan, 2 bad about the pizza but it stil looked
    good enuff 2 eat…hehe..LOL!!!! Jeff, does have that
    intense crazy genius look about him, but please don’t
    put him in the same *&$#@)? as Charlie Sheen…HAHA!!!
    oh my the location of new casa is amazing, can’t wait 2
    get 2 visit sometime…soon !!!!! Take Care, Best 2 the
    Mad Scientist and protective Meg’s…Luv U, Dad’s

    October 13, 2013
    • I know, Jeff is on a slightly different plane than Charlie Sheen! Can’t wait for you guys to see the new house too! I’ll make you guys happy pizza!

      October 18, 2013
  5. Shelly! It has been way to long since I caught up on your blog. Yay for a new place out by the river! The Fraser has some beautiful spots! I hope all the moving is not to crazy. We’ll have to catch up soon!


    October 14, 2013
    • Yes, once everything’s settled I should make a day trip down south + we’ll have coffee!

      October 18, 2013
  6. Karen Tustanoff #

    So happy you will be warm and healthy in your new home. Any room for visitors. Miss you guys!

    October 17, 2013

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