My sister, her husband and their one-year-old girl who have been living in San Francisco are all moving to Canada (Victoria on Vancouver Island) in October. It has been an extremely busy week as I have spent a lot of time helping them get packed for the move. Some observations that are pretty obvious, but which we ran into while I was helping out:
The cool thing about San Francisco is that the city is a living Freecycle environment so there wasn’t a whole lot of trash. Anything that they decided that they didn’t need we simply took outside their apartment and left it on the sidewalk. It was always gone within a few hours.
The move isn’t a surprise. Housing costs are still outrageous (one of the reasons I’ll be moving soon too) out here and unless you need to be here for your job, there really is no reason to pay the prices that housing costs.
I can’t wait to go and visit her in Canada (I may be driving their car up there for them) as I hear Victoria is absolutely beautiful. It will also give me a chance to look at places in Washington and Oregon for possible good places for me to relocate.