And now for a huge change in our lives. We are leaving the West Coast for the East Coast. Neha and I have been in California for more than 10 years since we both started Caltech in 2003. We’ve been in San Francisco for the last 6 years. We’ve built up a lot of history while living here. We got engaged, married and had our first child. I got my first job here and Neha got her doctorate here. We’ve grown into this city and I think there will be lot we miss from here. Simple things like being able to find all kinds vegetables and being 30 minutes from SFO.
Now all of our stuff is on a truck and apparently in the middle of Wyoming right now. We packed up everything, taking some extra time as we came across memories. It was lot more boxes than I originally thought it would be. I think we averaged about 4 hours of sleep a night for about 5 days leading up to the pick-up day. Even after everything was loaded we still weren’t “moved out”. We definitely missed a few things and are going to make the flight with us to Boston.
Traveling to Boston is going to be a rather interesting flight. Enara is a lot more mobile now and isn’t thrilled with sitting still for hours on end. She does a little better on red-eyes if we can get her to sleep well. Korben is also in a special mood because of all moving prep. He gets a bit extra neurotic when he feels like he might get abandoned. So a baby, dog, diaper bag and backpack with us. As well as the carseat and stroller. And 3 check-in suitcases and a pack-and-play. A bit of a logistical mess. But then we will be in Massachusetts.
Once we get to Boston it is still a bit of a drive out to Pittsfield, our new home. It’s a lot smaller than San Francisco and it will be quite the adjustment. We are looking forward to it though. We will have an actual yard for the munchkin and pup. We can take nice long walks together during the summer and build snowmen during the winter. Maybe even sneak up to Vermont for the color change in the fall. We are hoping that we can settle in and take a little more time to be a family.
Next post will be a bit more about the town and how our move-in went.