Mater and Paterfamilias have bought a new home. We will share more details with you as more information becomes available, but we have ascertained from a reliable, anonymous source that this city condo home not only offers a view, but also has a large patio (450 sf!!) with ample space for significant container gardening (i.e. small trees can be grown here) -- and we understand there is a large fountain so the new owners may be somewhat reconciled to their lost proximity to that slightly larger body of water to the west. . . We are also trying to verify reports that there are numerous micro-breweries, great coffee hangouts, fabulous independent fashion retail shops, a number of good yoga studios, easy access to running and cycling trails as well as to public and rapid transit, and just possibly a grandchild or three very close by. . .
Mater would like it known that, since Pater was sleeping with his phone turned off at the furthest Eastern edge of the continent, she solo'd on the negotiations (she admits that she relied heavily on the guidance and communication skills the wonderful realtor who presented the offer and dealt with the "other side"). Pater did, she advises, wake up at 3:30 in the morning, his edge-of-the-country time, once he saw the text she sent excitedly at 10:30 (Pacific time) when the deal was finally signed.
We now return you to your regular program, It's All About that Grey, wherein a woman of a certain age reveals the suspensful details of her journey to the (less) dark side. . .