was the begining of 2010 and the conditons
of living at Dixon Mills had become a problem.
before the economic crash Dixon Mills in their
complete lack of wisdom, decided to kick out
all the renters and turn the building into
were protected by city law because of several
reasons, so we wanted to wait it out a little
while we saved money for a better place. It
became clear we had to get out of there. There
were hardly any occupied units so it seemed
that all the mice from the city were coming
to our place for food. We were hoping that
as the rebuilding of the city around us came
to an end the mice would settle elsewhere
eventually so we tried to cope with the usual
fumigators, traps etc. but I think we finally
threw in the towel the day our bathroom poured
like a waterfall from all the ceiling vents
for almost two days.
we had outgrown our one bedroom studio.
as many of our friends already know we spent
all of 2010 looking for a new home. We finally
closed on a house two days before Christmas.
Which meant moving in the middle of snow storms,
and because of my back surgery most of the
lifting had to be done by Joe and his dad.
Funny thing is that the day we finished moving
everyhing, it stopped snowing. Here are some
of the pictures we took along the way.