Back in 2008 we moved from our lovely little home on the outskirts of Brunswick to a less-lovely, somewhat littler home in downtown Brunswick.  I was longing to eliminate the carbon from my commute and most of my daily activities, and this house is just a half mile to my office, and a mile or less to the grocery store and all the other businesses that we frequent on Maine Street.  As an added bonus, we were able to cash in a lot of equity gains on our old house and secure a mortgage that was hundreds of dollars less than we would pay for a decent rental unit. Continue reading



A big milestone in my life is coming soon – for the first time ever, my wife and I will be living outside the state of Maine.  I have accepted a job in Montpelier, and we will be moving there (or thereabouts) by the beginning of September.  The back story to how this came about is pretty interesting, and might make a good post on another day and in another blog.

In this blog, I will strive to chronicle our life in our new surroundings.  We want to embrace Vermont and all that it has to offer.  Skiing!  Hiking!  Swimming!  Beer!  There are lots of beautiful natural areas, lots of great breweries, lots of covered bridges, and lots of small towns bursting with history.  We intend to explore them all over the coming months and coming years, and I will share our experiences here.

I will strive to get this blog up to speed in the next few weeks, and maybe share with you all our experiences in selling our house, finding a new place in Montpelier (or thereabouts), finding a job for Doreen, and making the big move.  It’s going to be fun, and maybe a little scary as we head for some great unknowns.  Join us for the journey.