So we loaded up the truck and moved to…

Fresno. Yes, we are moving to Fresno, California. We are already in California so it isn’t that big of a move. Bay area, Fresno — they are very similar. Do you want to know what the biggest difference is? Real Estate is almost one-third the price in Fresno that it is in the bay area! So, even though I must say too-da-loo to my ocean, I have to admit that farm land looks mighty good right about now. Actually, Fresno is the 5th largest city in California. Yep, it isn’t all cows and horses anymore. (Thank goodness for my daughter there still are some horses though).

Now, I realize some of my reader’s live a long way from California and know nothing about Fresno. I really don’t know much more except what I wrote in paragraph one. I am getting excited about being able to write more. With the cost of living lower than it is here I plan on focusing on making some extra money at home. My part-time job with numbers turned out to be closer to full-time (actually they are even hiring a full-time person to fill my shoes–what shoes you ask?–the cute brown sandals). I am tired. I can’t keep all the balls in the air. So, I hope to get some more writing jobs. The writing job for the movie website ended. I was a bit discouraged about that and then I got a rejection letter in the mail for a children’s article! So, I am looking for a bit of steady income/projects, etc. so that I can keep my blogs up– yes, plural–I have another blog. I have started a green blog — so you can see my serious green side (my left side I think). It is in it’s baby stages but you can find my second blog — Organic Green Eggs– right here and here (they are the same place, but I thought it sounded cool to say here and here). Since the cost of living is cheaper in Fresno, I wonder how much Ben & Jerry’s organic vegetable ice cream is in Fresno…


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Theresa
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 01:07:47

    I’m one of the ones who was checking all during February to see if you would come back. Wow, Fresno, huh? Well, if it’s cheaper then that’s a good thing. I hope you don’t miss the ocean too much, but you can always hop in the car and visit, right? I used to live in Ontario and we would go to the beach whenever we could, which was never enough for me. Good luck with finding a new job that has more to do with letters than numbers. Glad you’re back: 🙂

  2. Jenn
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 09:13:16

    When do you guys move? I hope we get a chance to see you before you head out to the Land of Heat. My parents are only a few blocks away, so we should make some time before you go. That way you’ll get to meet the new addition to our family.

  3. Jenna
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 18:24:23

    Well, that means you’re closer to me! You can come visit and we’ll go to the ocean together!

  4. tobeme
    Mar 04, 2008 @ 20:31:16

    Sounds like this is going to be good move for you. Enjoy!

  5. Novembrance
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 08:45:47

    Congratulations! You now live 90 minutes from where I went to high school!

    I’ve been getting TONS of rejection letters. Let’s hang in there together, my pal. Chin up!

  6. Dlight
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 13:12:46

    Beverly…I believe the song finishes with Beverly Hills, not Fresno. I may be wrong

    Fish don’t burn in the kitchen, beans dont burn on the…Come and knock on my door, We’ve been waiting for you…Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale…One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated…They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky…

    I really think I am right…

  7. BrentD
    Mar 05, 2008 @ 15:51:12

    I’ve been to Fresno exactly once, but don’t let that scare you away.

    Congratulations and good luck. Keep up the paid writing.

  8. rjlight
    Mar 06, 2008 @ 21:12:29

    Theresa–thank you for checking up on me! Love your avatar!
    Jenn–thanks for visiting! come back soon now!
    Jenna — that’s right! I always think your in NY with Luisa!
    Novembrance — I thought I remembered you living in that general direction at one time…what an honor for me…:)
    tobeme — I think it will be — thanks!
    Dlight — How can I argue with that? There’s a story with a man named Brady…
    BrentD — hmmm, this changes things…

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