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21 September 2007 1,383 views 29 Comments

Over the 11 years I lived in Whistler, I moved on average once a year. Ski resort towns typically have transient populations and consequently roommates and abodes change frequently. I learned early on that the best moves are quick and organized; you need labels, proper packing materials, quality boxes and items grouped by function. When it came time to move back to Vancouver, I paid for movers to put everything on a truck. The moving foreman said he had never seen a client so prepared and organized when the crew arrived. My entire two bedroom townhouse was loaded in less than 45 minutes.

I’m hoping that I still have that packing mojo because four days ago, The Husband and I signed a lease on a house in Boston. In exactly one week, the moving van is arriving and we’re getting out of Dodge. True to form, we’re doing this move fast and (hopefully) efficiently. Better to just tear the band aid off, right? I’m sorry Austin, I’ll miss you, but Fall is on the way and I’m ready to start wearing handknits!


  • whitneybee said:

    Congrats and good luck! I’ve only been to Boston once, but I loved it. I hope you (and the kitties) will enjoy living there!

  • Steven said:

    We’re really going to miss you at the Saturday morning knitters’ meetup. Best of luck and have a save move.

  • The Feminist Mafia said:

    Wow! You’re coming up here! You’ll love it. It’s a great knitting community.

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  • Valerie said:

    Early welcome to Boston and the area. You’ll love it up here! Definitely pack up the handknits, you’ll need them this winter! : )

  • kelp! said:

    Boston! You lucky thing, I’m so jealous! Hope you have a smooth move…

  • Chris said:

    Congrats! And wow – you guys do move fast. :)

  • Cathi said:

    Congrats, Caro!

  • Heather said:

    Congrats, you’ll love New England. Get ready to hear a wicked cool accent!!

  • Abbe said:

    Ah sugar, we’re gonna miss you here. But maybe you’ll use that mountain of airline miles from your jet set summer to come back and visit.

  • maryse said:

    caro’s coming to boston…caro’s coming to boston…caro’s coming to boston…caro’s coming to boston … caro’s coming to boston…..

  • Melissa said:

    Wow! How exciting – and surprising and just WOW!
    Oh, I can hardly wait to see your pictures of the foliage changing…

  • chris said:

    Um, what? Really, you’re moving after all? Drats . . . I was hoping to see you at Kid n Ewe again this year! And other Texas stuff . . .

  • janna said:

    wow! That was fast! I guess someone else will get to enjoy the newly remodeled bathroom after all! Good luck with the move!

  • Brynne said:

    You’re so lucky! Enjoy the cold!

  • Nichole D. said:

    That’s how I love to move. I perform so much better under pressure. I’ve never been to Boston, but I bet it will be such an awesome time to be there- yaay for fall! Good luck to you and yours in the move.

  • Angela said:

    Congrats! Mad packing skillz, yo!
    Hey, we might actually be in Boston in November, maybe we can say hi :)

  • Christine said:

    *SOB!* You’re leaving Austin? And I haven’t seen you this summer? What a bummer!
    But I loooooooove Boston, and love to visit there. Can I come and see you someday? With my fall sweaters? Because you know I’ll have fall envy…

  • pamela wynne said:

    Oh, congrats! Boston is a total sweater city. :)

  • Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) said:

    Oh, congratulations! I went to college in Boston (well, Cambridge) and it’s one of my favorite cities. There’s a good yarn shop in Harvard Square, just to get you started!

  • Alison said:

    Hooray! Welcome!

  • stacey said:

    How exciting! The perfect time of year to move to New England! I’m only about an hour from Boston – are you going to live right in the city?

  • Crystal said:

    Yayyyyyyyyy, can’t wait to have you here for real. More knit nights! Good luck with the move.

  • Carrie said:

    Congratulations (even though I wish you were moving to Minneapolis 😉 !!!!

  • Julia said:

    Caro, I am sorry that I didn’t know. We will miss you so much! And Boston, damn, isn’t that where Webs is? I know you will enjoy the adventure. And the weather. Do come back and visit. Best of luck on the move and everything. Keep in touch.

  • Scoutj said:

    OMG! No way! Dang girl. I can not keep up with you! Good luck with the move!

  • Dixie said:

    You are moving? Crazy!
    Good luck!

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