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Nearly Freezing

Friday, October 21st, 2005 · No Comments

The temperature hasn’t quite hit that magical 32-degree mark yet, but we’re close. According to Yahoo Weather, the temperature here is currently 36 degrees. According to the Frogometer outside my window, it’s about 40 degrees. Either way, that translates into the need for turning on the heater, which we did for the first time of the season yesterday after having the furnace cleaned and radiators bled. It’s always nice in theory to try to make it to November before using the heater, but this year and last that just wasn’t a reality. Next up: Storm windows go back on for the winter.

It was two years ago yesterday when Jen and I decided and announced to the world our decision to move to Saratoga Springs. I wrote: “The decision was not easy. We love San Francisco. Leaving this city will be very hard. But we believe that it is the right thing to do at this point in our lives.” Two years later, as much as I sometimes do miss living in San Francisco and being close to our West Coast friends and family, I can say with confidence that it was the right decision for us. Saratoga Springs is such a livable little city. It has all the charm of a big city without all the hassle and expense. We’ve managed to settle in here better than I could have imagined, making so many great new friends, buying our house, and becoming part of this wonderful community.

It’s funny to see the description and photos of our tiny 1-bedroom SF apartment and be reminded how much we paid for that little thing. It’s no surprise, though, since San Francisco is the second most expensive place to live in the country, after Manhattan.

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