update from out west

so the important news is, on thursday morning i signed a lease for the apartment in santa rosa.

apartment building in santa rosa

it’s on the second floor, in the middle, 1 bedroom, kitchen with all the appliances, dining area, living room, closet with washer/dryer. i’m pleased. it’s walking distance to downtown santa rosa, the mall, and the historic railroad square, which jane and i explored this afternoon.

we went looking for lunch, strolled passed and in a few shops before stopping at syrah bistro. we began with a flight of syrah’s and sweet potato “chips” sliced paper thin. then we shared a mixed green salad presented in a “bowl” of cucumbers sliced the long way. our main course was the seafood special (aka “Something From The Sea, Lake, or Stream”), shrimp, dungeness crab, and scallops on top of spaghetti in a light cream sauce with bits of asparagus and peas. dessert for me was three scoops of handchurned ice cream (coffee, banana rum, and vanilla) and a chocolate-mascarpone cheesecake for jane. suffice it to say it was superb—and a terrific find. two hours later we emerged and drove around santa rosa feeling pleasantly full.

update: 360° video in front of apartment complex
Santa Rosa apartment building




i always notice when people say “out west”, the contrast being “back east”.


Congrats !!! This place looks nice and sounds like it’s in a wonderful area :)


There’s a rumor going around that you have a movie of the inside of the apartment. Where is it?

no movie of the inside, i just did a quick walk-through because the apartment is currently occupied. but i’ve got a movie walking around the outside…


OK, and where might the link to the outside movie be?

So, you’re moving to CA?

added a link to the video, but be patient, it’s very large. obviously i’ve got to start taking videos at a more web-friendly resolution. and get some video editing software. anyone have any suggestions (for windows).

Care to Comment?

Or if you'd prefer to get in touch privately, please send me an email.


Email (optional)

Blog (optional)