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Quickie Update

I know, it's been a long time. But I read LJ every day and am keeping up with you all, and hope to start posting more like in the olden days.

I've been telecommuting full-time from Palm Springs for the last six months or so, with a few week-long visits back to San Francisco. Steve (rootbeer1) has been working for Virgin America at SFO, but his schedule is flexible enough that we can spend every few weeks together. Now that VA is beginning service to PSP, his commute will be much easier and perhaps he can transfer down here at some point. Eventually we'll both be here full-time, one way or another.

We've had a number of lovely houseguests. We just returned this week from a two-week vacation in Florida. We visited Steve's dad and his wife, went to the Disney World Magic Kingdom, and hung out for a few days at the Coconut Cove guesthouse in Fort Lauderdale (which we very highly recommend), then went on the Chumley's BearCruise on the Ruby Princess, to the East Caribbean. We stopped at Princess Cay, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. We had never been to the Caribbean islands before, and it was lovely, although way more humid than I am used to now. Many old friends were also on the cruise, and we made many new ones. Steve will soon post pictures and the full list of LJers, I'm sure. Came home with a darker tan and a nasty cold.

Back home now...in Palm Springs. I officially changed my residence today, and Steve will in the near future and we continue to move fully down here. We plan to rent out our San Francisco house for the time being, and live and work in the sun. So many of our best friends now either live here or are in the same process of relocation. It seems to go: --visit Palm Springs---visit more often--start going to open houses--buy a vacation home--spend more time at the vacation home---decide "Why don't we just live here all the time?" And here we are. We're the Golden Girls!!

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joebehrsandiego
Nov. 23rd, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Jack : So good to hear from you, and to read how well you guys are doing.

If you've been keeping up with my LJ I guess you know I'm moving to Seattle at the end of the year to take a new, very awesome position with Seattle Public Schools. I suspect, though that this will mean I might visit PS more often ... I know Alaska flies SEA-PSP direct and if VA is going to be serving PSP that will be an option too. I won't be living in PS f/t anytime soon but will have the resources eventually to think about a condo perhaps.

In the meantime my new place in Seattle will be at the epicenter of everything (14th and Union), and have a guest room. :)

Here's the neighborhood: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joebehr/6356478867/
And, my unit's floor plan. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joebehr/6352055818/

Edited at 2011-11-23 05:09 am (UTC)
qbear
Nov. 23rd, 2011 07:14 am (UTC)
Looks fantastic---congrats on the unit and on the job! You know I loves my floorplans....

We've never been to Seattle and would love to visit. And we have 2 guest rooms down here and would love to see you here too. It's been too long!
albear_garni
Nov. 23rd, 2011 06:32 am (UTC)
So very nice to hear from you! Glad that you and Steve have fallen enough for Palm Springs to make it your home. And yes, the humidity of Florida and the gulf is a good reason (for me at least) to not live there...
qbear
Nov. 23rd, 2011 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm surprised that I can take the heat in the desert, even in mid summer. But it's because there's little or no humidity. Come visit!
sunbeam_bears
Nov. 23rd, 2011 08:17 am (UTC)
We love FLA, but the humidity makes me feel clammy, but in the mood for a dip.
mrdreamjeans
Nov. 23rd, 2011 01:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update! So many blessings in your life as we head to Thanksgiving!

HUGS!

ps ... If you see Rick Perna, please give him a hug from me!
fuzzybearcub
Nov. 27th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
I'll be in Palm Springs Dec 17-18. Hope to see you then!
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