Saturday, May 26, 2007


If you haven't noticed yet, my posting has almost come to a halt due to all the changes going on in our life. This situation has reminded me that in periods of transition I need more time for internal processing, and quiet, private thought. I've tried to post about our process a few times and it felt too personal and tender. So yes, we have made the decision to leave Santa Cruz and move to San Francisco. Our aim at this point is to live as close to Bill's work near Fisherman's Wharf as possible to reduce commuting time, and to retain as much of our "family" lifestyle as we enjoy now. The idea of living in a city, (especially SF!) is very exciting to me and finding the right place feels key. We are looking for a house or flat that has a yard, allows pets, and has a third bedroom or garage that could work as a studio. My head is spinning with lists of "to do's" and "to research" so please know that I welcome any and all comments, suggestions and ideas about the SF Bay Area or moving in general!


Mariposa said...

I never lived in the city proper, but how exciting. The fisherman wharf area should be wonderful. You could take walks along the seawall, fly kites at the green areas, watch the seals and so on.

I hope you find exactly what you are looking for.

Mariposa said...

Embarcadero (that was the word I was looking for!)

Gosh, I lived in the bay area for years and I can't remember.

Gunnar said...

Wow, Patrice! I hope you find what you want --and it might look different than what you have here in SC. My sis lives on a steep hill in the Noe area, and lived for years in North Beach...I wonder if she would be helpful to talk with? She is home with a new baby and would probably enjoy sharing her knowledge of neighborhoods and bus-lines w/ you. I will be in touch...fondly, Galen

Galen said...

oops, that was me, not Gunnar! Galen

capello said...


i hope everything goes really smoothly for you. and if i had any decent advice, i'd certainly be passing it along.