In mid-November - somewhat unexpectedly - we decided to move our family from the Bay Area to Portland.
The reasons we had were many and varied but for the most part, Portland seemed a better fit for our family than the Bay Area. Our son had yet to start kindergarten and we were both self-employed or looking for work, so if there was a time to go, it was now. A new adventure! Why not? We love adventure.
Admittedly, moving during the holidays was not the easiest choice, but once we decided to do it, we were both anxious to get there. Every day we delayed seem to be putting our future on hold.
Once Christmas was over, it was a mad dash to pack our belongings and get the cars ready to go. We left the day after New Years.