We bought a house in Chelmsford, MA, outside of Boston.  We moved 3,000 miles from Seattle.  We’re settling into a new house.

I keep meaning to write a big post about it, but I’m not sure I’ll ever get that done.  So here are the high-lights:

Finding and buying a house from 3,000 miles away isn’t easy.  Emma did most of the hard work, and found the best house in the world.

We looked at the big full-service moving companies like Allied Van Lines and United Van Lines.  The online ratings were very hit or miss.  Seems like you could get lucky and have a great experience, or you could have absolute hell on earth.

We opted to use a local company to pack and load our belongings into an ABF U-Pack trailer.  We also used Intercity Lines to transport Emma’s car.  The three companies ended up being all 5-star rated, and were all GREAT to work with.  Also, the total price was about $2,500 cheaper than the Van Lines companies.  Huge fan.

We drove out on I-90 with Fifi, as lizards don’t fly well.  We did the trip in four long days.  It was fun.

I love my car.

Owning a house is a mixture of terrifying and awesome.  It’s a HUGE thing to actually own.  there’s a TON of work involved in upkeep, and making it the way you want it.  It’s also awesome to be able to drill holes in walls, run cat-6 cables, and plan your kitchen renovation.

I’ll get pictures up soon.  I promise.