Seattle Settled

For those of you that follow my blog, you know that I have not posted in a few weeks due to our move to the Seattle area. We are now pretty well settled after waiting for over a week for our furniture and belongings to arrive. We hadn’t anticipated it taking that long for the moving van to show up, but you just have to role with the punches. It gave us time to paint a new color scheme throughout the house and shop for some much needed new appliances.

The attached two prints came to mind as our journey in life brought us up to the Pacific Northwest.

My Journey
Hold My Hand and Guide Me

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34 thoughts on “Seattle Settled

  1. Dan Antion

    First off, I am so glad you are settled. Next, I had to laugh. When I moved to Seattle from New York in 1978, our furniture was also over a week late. These are both wonderful, Kirt, but I really like the second one. That knowledge is very special.

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  2. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

    The good news for us is that both families up here had queen size air mattresses for sleeping and the kitchen appliances all worked. We have two Main Coon cats and both families have dogs, so staying at one of their homes wasn’t really an option. They brought over camp chairs for us to have somewhere to sit and we just spent our time painting and replacing fixtures, etc waiting for our furniture. The first night to be back in our normal bed never felt so good!! We are happy to be up here. Our LA daughter and granddaughter were up here last weekend as she hosted a baby shower for our youngest. Starting to feel settled!!! Thanks for the feedback, I will be catching up on blogs over the next few days!!

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  3. Writing to Freedom

    Kudos on settling into your new place Kirt. I’ve been doing the same minus the wait on a moving van. I had so little we moved in 3 carloads! If we’re paying attention, life teaches us that we aren’t in control. It makes life easier and less stressful to accept that reality. Enjoy your new home and being near family.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Brad. When we moved to LA, we had to store a lot of our stuff as we were doing a major downsizing in space. We knew we were only going to be in LA for about 3 years, so didn’t deal with what to keep or not keep at that time. So the month before the move, we rented a truck and emptied the storage unit and filled a bedroom and our dining room with furniture and other items. We had a lot of family heirloom pieces of furniture and stuff like that. We had the girls decide what they did or didn’t want and we had to make same decisions. Sold a lot of stuff and then donated a lot, but a number of the pieces, the girls wanted, so the LA family took what they wanted and we moved the rest with us and have since moved it to the two families up here. Actually felt good to get all of that sorted out now and allowed us to downsize even more. Had to smile with your three car loads and applaud you for that!! Simplify and it felt good for us to make strides in that direction! My best to you on your move!! I will be catching up on blogs over the next few days!! Take care!!

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      1. Writing to Freedom

        I’m glad you’ve been able to share the heirlooms with family and downsize too. I like the feeling of downsizing, but now I’m in the acquisition phase again and enjoying the process of looking, finding, and furnishing my new place.

  4. Felipe Adan Lerma

    What an adventure, Kirt! Wife & I had similar when we moved from Vermont back to Texas, waiting couple weeks for our stuff, lol! We moved back here to be nearer the youngest girl having the now 9 year old, plus other grandkids and kids down here. I imagine you’ll have all sorts of new and differing inspirations now! All the best to ya’ll! 😊

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Felipe. It’s so important for us to be near our kids and grandchildren. Looking forward to our newest grandson being born!! We already miss our LA family, but flights aren’t too bad between the two cities. They own a production company so are somewhat tied to the LA market, but even they have talked about moving up here, so we’ll see! My best to and your family!

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  5. Darlene

    So pleased to hear you are settled in your new home, for the most part. Waiting for furniture is always a challenge but it looks like you handled it well. (I read your other answers) All the best. I loved your quotes, as you say, our lives are not totally in our hands and we need to be reminded.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      After 6 months of house hunting and numerous trips up here….our realtor had an off market connection and we did a virtual tour of this place right after the first of the year. We knew it was perfect for us and felt directed to it. Closed early Feb, but we still hadn’t been here in person. Came up mid Feb and the minute we walked in….knew we had been guided to this place. We have already met many of our neighbors and that just confirmed it further along with the location to both daughters homes. Thanks for your comments. Hope all is well!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Pretty well settled now and getting back into blogging!! Love being here near two of our girls and their husbands and baby on the way!! Also….this has been our goal for three years and finally being up here feels great!! Love the Pacific Northwest!

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      1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

        Not by us….just rain and small hail. By one of our daughters they got a light dusting of snow with the rain. The mountains up here are stunning with so much snow! I saw on the weather map the other day that most of Oregon was getting snow….weird weather for sure!!

  6. Nancy

    Congratulations on your new home! Sorry it took so long for the furniture but you both made it work and got things done.
    You are going to enjoy the family fun and the great Pacific Northwest!
    Happy Tuesday!

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  7. Diane Henders

    It’s great to hear that you’re happily settling in (along with your worldly goods). I’m sure both you and the cats were thrilled to get some familiar furniture back! I love Maine Coon cats – will you post their photos? Or are they the types who stick a leg in the air and start washing their unmentionables as soon as they see a camera?

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Lol….they are more of the ham types. Whenever we FaceTime the grandkids…they mysteriously appear on our laps to see who we are talking to and then stick their face in to take center stage!!

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  8. gillmorris

    Glad the move went well (in the end) and you are settled in Seattle. Your prints and words are beautiful. Looking forward to hearing all about your new chapter! x

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  9. lorriebowden

    Amen, Kirt! Congrats on the move and rolling with the tide. I know that I am much better at doing so, the older I get. When I was young, I fought everything!
    I love the prints…and the words to match. We are never alone…always being guided.
    I hope the new place is exactly as you want it. I hope that your family is well. EnJOY!!

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  10. denisebushphoto

    Gosh … you got settled quick. I wasn’t expecting to have missed so many posts, but now I am all caught up! Great images and words and may you be blessed in your new home!

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Hit send accidentally before I was finished writing. I was going to say we got basics set up and now are going room by room updating them per our tastes…tiring but fun!!

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