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We’re moving


To New Hampshire.

My husband was offered and accepted a job in Gorham, NH. We leave Monday morning, with dog and clothes, and a cooler for a long drive across the country. The Oregon Trail in reverse.

I am thrilled! Yes, I know it’s going to get cold and winters are long. I know! But I have loved New Hampshire since my college days. I have wonderful memories of places with magical names…Franconia, Wonalancet, Winnipesaukee, Ossipee. They call “valleys, ” “notches!” I know, I know..I’m probably romanticizing it a bit, but I’m excited to live in a small town.

Portland has been lovely, but the city is getting large and crowded. Yesterday I went to lunch with my brother at a taco place and stood in line for 40 minutes just to order, not to eat. Finding work with a schedule that allowed me some free time with family was the killer. I worked every weekend for a year waiting for my schedule to change, so that Chris and I might spend more than a few hours together at a time. It was really awful.

I’m looking forward to a slower pace. I looking forward to quieter setting. Even with long winters. There is a history in New England that I’m excited to explore; there are rivers and lakes to swim in. And loons to listen to.

Off for new adventures!

5 Comments Post a comment
  1. I live in NH. Gorham is going to be quite a change of pace for you. Congrats!!!

    May 24, 2014
  2. I moved to NH from Florida 30+ years ago so my husband could accept a job here. We have never regretted the move. Safe travels to you, and welcome!

    May 24, 2014
  3. Welcome to NH! I have lived here all my life and love it…well except for maybe January, February and March. Gorham is north of Mt. Washington, so you may want to add April to that list. If you love the outdoors, you will love it up there. The views are breathtaking!

    May 25, 2014
  4. Anonymous #

    Thank you all for the welcome and encouragement.There is something very special about NH, I can’t wait for this new chapter of our lives to begin.

    May 25, 2014
  5. Welcome and congratulations on the move! I returned to this frozen corner after years of living on the equator and never looked back. Excited to read about your new adventures!!

    May 26, 2014

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