There are going to be some changes around here.
First up: Mr. T has landed his dream job in the Spokane, Washington area. Squee! So we'll be moving from Portland this winter. It's going to be a nonstop thrill trying to sell our house in this ugly housing market, but we shall persevere. One of the great things about this is we'll finally be about three hours from the Montana place. I'll be able to spend weekends up there, people. Weekends.
And there's the promise of new landscapes to explore and photograph. I've always been fascinated by Washington's wheat-growing Palouse region, and now I'll be a short drive from it. But we'll still be able to enjoy the parts of Oregon we've come to love so well, and the people we're close to here, because it's not too far.
Next up: Because life is never complicated enough for us, we'll be implementing our year-long supersecret plan to start our own company. We've been tossing this idea around for a long time. We'll be selling stuff made from environmentally friendly materials or with an environmentally friendly function. Our goal with the company is to work toward moving these materials and processes into the mainstream. We've got a name and a website we're working on, and I have to complete the incorporation documents. But we've already gotten some samples of items that we're really excited about. More on that as it unfolds.
So, my plan for 2008: Fewer suburbs, more mountains, new places to explore, and new challenges. I can't wait.