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Donut fueled house moving

Last weekend we left an overcast Bremerton for a gorgeous, sunny Portland. Too bad we hadn’t checked the weather because all we had were clothes for cool weather. Of course. But we still had a great time. We were helping my sister move out of her house and into this amazing place:

Wow! Not only will there be a lot more space for family get togethers and parties but it is so nicely updated with an open floor plan. A big change from the house they were living in. Grandparents will be able to visit now that they won’t have stairs to navigate just to get into the house and there is a pretty awesome creek behind the house with an area that has a built in fire pit and a picnic table. Looking forward to smores!

My sister’s moving didn’t really impact me, except that I realized that now I only know two addresses–my own and my parents. My sister had been in the same place for so long that I actually had hers memorized too but now she’ll be in a new part of town. What with Clark and I moving every two years (at least) it was so strange to see her struggling to get things organized and packed. You’d think she didn’t move all the time–oh wait. And, as Clark pointed out, she also had two kids worth of stuff to wrangle.

Clark and I were happy to help but I’ll admit it was also nice to be able to walk away from all the moving chaos at the end of the day. Getting everything organized once it is in the new house is what takes a long time. We’ll actually be visiting in a couple of weeks and although we joked that we wanted to see the house all ready I’ll be surprised if it really happens.

In between moving days Clark and I headed out to a local landmark. VooDoo Donut. What? It’s totally a landmark. It’s been on TV and everything!

The line around the corner, waiting for awesome donuts

What makes it unique is that it is open at night so that the bar hopping crowd can get some awesome donuts. They make a lot of specialty type donuts but still charge normal prices for them. What kind of specialty donuts? Well sometimes there are fruit loops on them…

or oreos…

and lots of sugar and goodness. We brought our niece along hoping that she’d have a good time being out late at night in Portland. Although she did the mostly silent-teenager-type thing I think she enjoyed it. We certainly had a good time satisfying our donut craving. And the next morning we had donuts to help get us going before we started working on moving more stuff over.

I think donuts should definitely be a part of any moving experience.

Comments

Comment from David/Dad
Time June 29, 2011 at 10:57 am

I am pleased to see that the both of you continue to embrace a healthy lifestyle grounded in a healthy diet of grains, fresh juices, lots of vegetables…and donuts covered in fruit loops. stay strong; stay full.

Comment from Clark
Time June 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Dad, there was also a maple bar with bacon on it.

Comment from Mom
Time June 29, 2011 at 5:15 pm

I love that house!

Comment from Anne
Time June 29, 2011 at 5:31 pm

The maple bacon bar ROCKS!!!!! Nice house too AND it’s close to Voodoo Donuts. Lucky sister

Comment from Nick
Time June 30, 2011 at 1:11 am

Forbidden donut…Hauggghh…

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