(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

39.

no, not my age (I wish!)...39 days and counting. today is the first day I can actually say "c'est fini" regarding household moving. I polished the last floor yesterday on my home in Hillsboro, Oregon. Every last stick of furniture, item of clothing and all various and sundry items are removed. Walls are painted, carpets shampooed, rooms cleaned and now ... floors polished. It is up for rent and I have a couple of prospects. Goodbye Suburbia.

The remainder of my time will be spent in Seaside, Oregon (hello, coastal paradise) where I have a little cabin. I will try and snap some photos during my remaining days. Here is one, taken today. A view from my little living room looking out to the front of my property. It is a rainy morning ... so this little corner would be a good place to curl up with a book and watch the raindrops slide down the glass.

Did I mention what a treat it is to be sleeping in a REAL bed again?! well then.

Okay, so another interesting thing about living on the coast is I have NO cable. So basically no television sound bytes. Instead I have internet sound bytes. and radio. And may I just ask what the HELL is going on with the Democratic Primary?? Is someone going to have to kidnap the Clintons to make it end? Does anyone else get the feeling that they are dragging it out while either A-they wait in hopes of some scandal to appear regarding Obama or B-they work to reveal some scandal regarding Obama? I mean, it seems to me that with each day that now passes she is eroding her credibility and her dignity. If they seriously are considering waiting to concede until the convention, they are even more selfish than one might suspect. That would leave roughly 3 months for Obama to run an undistracted campaign versus John McCain. Maybe I am missing some key piece of information due to the fact I have no television news coverage? (yeah right).

/rant.

13 comments:

Randal Graves said...

You're missing a lot of key points, but the most important one is where I get to go to France in your place. Sorry, it's the law.

Je ne regrette rien said...

on my way to wage battle of wits with M. l'ennui. I am missing little, but omitting much, my friend. harumph.

La Bête said...

Wow. How very exciting. I kind of envy you. I think I'd like to do something similar myself one day. In fact, other things permitting, I think I will, Goddammit! Not France though. Ugh. Such a soggy language.

Je ne regrette rien said...

at last! la bête on my blog! soggy language indeed, seems to suit you well enough, then! ha and harumph! so, glad to see your highly complex internet issues are resolved and you're back at the keyboard. Truly enjoying your site and writing ... working on upping the standard here ... thanks for the inspiration. oh and welcome and please do come again!

La Framéricaine said...

Welcome back and congratulations--on completing the "move" to the shore.

I hope that you will get some well-deserved and hard-earned R&R between now and the time you leave for France and that your "move" there will go smoothly.

I'm sure that you are just about to jump out of your skin in anticipation of your arrival and settling into Brantôme!

Later 'gator,

La Belette Rouge said...

JNRR: I am so excited for you!! This is such a big milestone. And, I am also so excited for me. It looks like I might be visiting B in the next couple of weeks--and we are planning a trip to Cannon Beach. And, Cannon Beach and Seaside are in spitting distance. Would love it if you would meet up with us!!!!

Je ne regrette rien said...

WOW ~ That would phenomenal! I know FOT was wanting to meet B too .... yep, Cannon Beach isn't far at all! I would certainly be honored to meet all 3 of you!

La Belette Rouge said...

B, F.O.T. and I had planned on Portland meetup. If you want to come to that too that would be great. But,I think just B and I are going to Cannon Beach. Unless you know something I don't know? Thrilled we might meet before France!!

Je ne regrette rien said...

I know absolutely nothing! Truly appalling how little I know! ha! well, just send me a note here on my blog contact and I will respond post haste. I'm up for both assuming the dates work!

Randal Graves said...

After surfing the Francophile tubes for awhile, I think I might be the only one in Ohio.

And engaging in a battle of wits isn't very fair as I lost mine many a moon ago!

Je ne regrette rien said...

RG-well you lost yours and I'm witless half the time, so this battle should fizzle quick! you poor little lonely francohiophile .. but what do you expect? it IS ohio! (ducks)

b said...

Portland and/or Cannon Beach!! It will be so great and very rowdy, I presume! :)

Congratulations on getting the house cleaned out. I love this shot of your cabin in Seaside. An absolutely perfect spot to curl up and read a book. Do you plan on keeping the cabin?

Je ne regrette rien said...

B-I'm stocking up on wine and did you hear i have (whispers) likker?!

I plan on keeping the cabin. such is my plan now, we'll see what happens!