My trip to Portland was a success; I found a house (yes, a house!) for us to rent with favorable terms and we move in on the 24th. That's the 24th of this month, otherwise known as two weeks from now. (In fact, we land in Portland exactly two weeks from right this very second.) I saw a lot of real estate out there, and the quality varied termendously. We got something very good, I believe. Hubby hasn't seen it yet, but he likes the pictures.
I really enjoyed the time I spent exploring Portland. I learned that I need some sort of rain jacket, and stopped in an REI store. I had no idea that there were so many kinds of rain gear produced. It was completely overwhelming. Needless to say, I didn't get anything, because (a) there were too many choices and (b) why would I buy something to take back to New York that will be moved back in two weeks? But the coffee is excellent, as are the people. I think it's going to be a good fit.
I'm still a little distressed about my lack of Yankees viewing options out there. The team seems to be rather upset about me leaving, as they've been playing like crap this season. Guys: you are supposed to make me regret leaving the viewing area, not scoffing at your performance.
Tomorrow night is Hubby's work going-away party. It's going to be quite an event, and happily I get to go too! Friday is going to be rough.