Exit House

December 23, 2012

As of a week ago we learned that our house will probably get sold within the next few months. We need to move out and find a new place asap. Unfortunately this means no Christmas holiday for me this year (damn! I had a selection of books lined up I was hoping to read; The Particle at the End of the Universe, Last Call, The Stress of her Regard, The Singularity is Near & Evolutionary Algorithms in Theory and Practice).

No idea yet where to go, though we do have some constraints. A place where people speak halfway decent English, some place with decent winters and not too harsh summers, somewhere close to impressive Nature and close to but not inside too big a city. That should narrow it down…

In the meantime, why do Realtor websites so often suck? In some cases it’s not even possible to open new pages with different houses as these are not stored in separate urls. Of course that also means you cannot bookmark or share them. Un-fucking-believable. And that’s not even to mention the poor quality of photos and plan drawings for 95% of the properties. Realtors being so desperate for me to actually visit them and review the places in their office makes me very suspicious indeed.

3 Responses to “Exit House”

  1. Eric Jolley Says:

    Hi David,

    Maybe you could check out the Pacific Northwest: the area within a 60 mile radius of Seattle and Vancouver Canada?

    This would include Bellingham, WA (real winter: Mt Baker within 1 hrs drive has the highest snowfall of anywhere on Earth!) and Victoria BC which resides in a semi-Mediterranean micro-climate, and which gets more sun in the winter. Not to mention being close to McNeel HQ.


    Best regards,

    Eric Jolley Seattle, WA

    • David Rutten Says:

      Although I love to be in Seattle for prolonged periods, I’m far too worried about the radical right-wing direction the US is going in to consider actually moving there. Canada is interesting, but we’ll probably stay in the EU as most of the people we know live here.

      • visose Says:

        The US just reelected one of the most “left wing” (whatever this means, there is no objective way to define this) presidents of its history. The state of Washington (together with Colorado) just legalized cannabis for recreational use.

        Studies show [citation needed] that being “right wing” on social issues is mainly generational and as time goes by and older people die the US population becomes more socially liberal.

        I’d be more worried about the economy and some civil rights that left wingers don’t seem to care that much.

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