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We Moved!

This past Halloween Val and I moved into our new home! It’s all very exciting and very tiring! Thank you to everyone who came out and helped us make it happen!

This is a picture of our cute little Cape-style house (picture courtesy of Google Street View):

Picture of our house

I need to take pictures of my ownÂ…once I find the box with my camera in it! It wouldn’t hurt to put away some boxes too!

While the house is a complete mess of stuff to un-pack we were sure to have a bowl of candy ready by the door and we did get some cute trick-or-treaters!

Once we’ll a little more settled in we’ll have people over, but even now if you’re in the area and want to stop by just let us know! Maybe we’ll even let you un-pack a box.

And yes, if you know someone who wants to live in Waltham, there is an apartment with his/her/their name on it.

Apartment For Rent

Over the past months Val and I have been trying to purchase our first home. The good news is that we found one and are in the process of purchasing it. It’s still early in the game and anything can happen. But, if all goes well we’ll be moving out of our apartment and into our house at the end of October.

Since our apartment lease won’t be up by then our landlord/lady will release us if a suitable tenant is found.

Here are the details:

Spacious 2 bedroom apartment on quiet residential street in Waltham. Right off Rt. 20 close to Watertown and Newton. Less than 3 miles to Brandeis campus. About 1 mile to Bentley. Bus stop at end of street (70, 70A) or walk to commuter rail. About 1.5 miles to action-packed Moody street with restaurants and entertainment.

Apartment has plenty of closet space and new windows. Spacious updated kitchen with eat-in area and gorgeous living room space. Bedrooms, living room and hallway all have beautiful hardwood floors. Tiled bath, recently painted. Includes 2 off-street parking spaces (landlord plows it in winter)! Shared laundry (washer/dryer) in basement. Personal locked storage space in basement too.

Other area amenities include grocery shopping (Shaws, Stop & Shop, Russo’s), Charles river walk/bike path, tennis courts, and basketball courts.

Some pictures…
One of the bedrooms (we used it as an office / guest room)
Bedroom 2

Living room:
Living Room

Another view of living room:
Living Room

Kitchen with plenty of cabinets:

Awesome hallway:

Bedroom 1

Eat-In Kitchen:

Eat-In Kitchen

Full bathroom:


Apartment available November. $1200/month. Call listing agent Eric for more information and to request a showing 617-965-2114.

Now you can live like Ian And Val! Limited time offer. Some exclusions may apply.
UPDATE: Apartment no longer available!

We’re Moving!

As those of you who are close to us know, we have been thinking about where to live next. Since our lease is just about up, we figured now is as good a time as any. We were originally planning to stay in the area, but with this past winter and now the warmer weather, we’ve decided to move somewhere more comfortable — Homer, Alaska. It’s just a little south of Anchorage, and somewhere Val can be comfortable not needing to worry about burning up in the sun.

Here’s a picture of the area we’re moving to (from its posting on eBay):

Homer, Alaska

Since we’re leaving in 8 days from today, we didn’t have time to secure our ideal jobs. We’re hoping once we get settled in we can get something better. For now, I’ll be working sorting fish at the local plant and Valerie will working nights at a brothel in Anchorage. I’m not thrilled with sharing her in that way, but we gotta pay rent. Maybe by this time next year we’ll be able to get jobs working on the the ITFA (Internet Tubes for America) project, which is based nearby — If so we’ll be sure to post about it for April Fools 2008.