Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,

Farewell, small town visits

So my parents have sold their house in Nowheresville, Nebraska. (Just to make people squirm: this is the two-story, three-bedroom, bath-and-a-half with finished basement, a decent-sized yard, and a view out onto miles and miles of undeveloped land that they bought a few years back for $38,000 and no, that's not missing a zero, thirty-eight thousand dollars. This is because it's in Nowheresville, Nebraska, population 300.)

They have a fifth-wheel and are going up to Alaska for the summer to caretake a chunk of parkland on the Kenai peninsula. And after that, who knows?

I could never do this -- moving makes me unsettled (okay, neurotic) -- but they are excited and it sounds like it will be totally awesome for them. The only real downside is that Mom is going to give me a bunch of paintings and I don't think we have enough wall to hang them all...

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