well, my house finally sold. it was a quick and easy closing, so that part was nice. the worst part was moving out - not the house (since i dont have hardly any possessions), but the garage, since it was filled with hundreds of landcruiser parts of all shapes and sizes. i actually missed out on all of the fun of the move since i was out of the state at the time, but michaleen and her girls saved the day by handling it all for me. i owe them big time.
anyway, now that i am out of my old house, it was time to turn the attention to finding a new place up on whidbey island. since we arent sure what our long-term plan is, we decided that renting a place for now was the best idea. we found a great place that is on 5 treed acres on top of a hill, with great views of the puget sound, mainland, and cascade mountains. you can see the view in a couple of these pictures.
this last picture is of the house we are renting. we have only seen the outside and peeked in a few windows, so we dont even know what the inside looks like yet. guess it will be fun to find out when we arrive up there next month.