The City of Snohomish, Washington.
Joel Wetzel Quote: “Dude, you and Janene need to live in Snohomish. It’s a Chris and Janene kinda town.”
Funny that. It might just turn out to be a mildly prophetic statement. Since our initial housing deal fell through a few days ago, we’ve been scouring the housing ads and looking for something that really got us excited. We found a house yesterday (Sunday) that we were just amazed at, due to all its storage. After visiting it today, we still love the space – but maybe not quite enough to justify the commute. HOWEVER, we got a call from (get this) the OTHER Country Village administrator, Leeann, this evening. She was calling back on a house we’d called on yesterday (not knowing it was her – we’ve now talked to BOTH administrators about housing…it’s a small world). Just from her description, and the location of the house, we’re falling in love. We have a meeting on Wednesday night, and I (for one) am desperately hoping it’s not a let down (Janene’s been so stressed about this that I don’t know if I can handle one more let down). But the house sounds amazing: It’s 4 bed, 2 full bath, has a basement, large rooms and closets, lots of hardwood floors, a decent sized kitchen…the downstairs bath has a claw foot tub and a pedestal sink (Janene’s face lit up on that, let me tell ya…). It’s literally about 10 seconds to the heart of Main Street. If this house looks as good as it sounds, then the commute would definitely be worth it (quoting Janene). It would be a house to fall in love with and look forward to coming home to every night.
Moving on. I managed to get the advertising packets out for our newsletter. Now we’ll see if they generate any ad sales or not. Probably not, this first time around. But I guess we’ll see. I also got some great advertising over to Keepsake Cottage; it’s a collaboration ad between Keepsake, The Patch, and The Red Shed; it’ll be handing out to hundreds of our target market over this next weekend, so the following week may be insane. Which would be cool.
ArtFest is fast approaching, and Janene and I are both looking forward to the trip. We’ll be gone for 9 days, starting at Coupeville (on Whidbey) and headed from there to Pt. Townsend, Washington. I’m going to be taking TONS of photos, so keep an eye out for those in early April. I’m also hoping to get the Patch ecom storefront up and running, as well as finishing a couple of other projects up (including, perhaps, another big step forward on version 4) I’m also planning on reading and journaling a lot, and sleeping a ton. So if I don’t get something done, tough luck. Maybe.
I’m gonna go crawl into bed and fall asleep trying to figure out my insane schedule this week. That, and some of the logistics for a couple of projects. Either that or I’ll just pass out right away. With how tired I am, that’s seeming pretty likely.
Oh yeah – the Yakima Fruit Market is open now, for those of you in the Bothell area who want really great deals on really great produce.