Oh shit, we are moving to the burbs. Can someone please throw me a handkerchief so I can go cry my fucking eyes out?
Catherine’s Residential Timeline
1975-1993 Alameda: my formative years
1993-1997 Berkeley: i-barely-left-the-library years
1997-1999 Emeryville: my first full-time job years
1999-2002 San Francisco: the dot.com boom and booze cruise years
2002-2004 Chicago: i-barely-went-to-class years
2004-2015 San Francisco: my single, engaged, married, had a baby years
2015-20XX Alameda: i-came-full–circle-and-moved-back-to-my-hometown years
From the above timeline, you can see that I spent the past 15 years in a metropolitan city. I am a city girl at heart, but it came down to doing what was best for our family, which is to be closer to my parents so that they can care for Franco. It is truly bittersweet as we love San Francisco. Maybe one day, hopefully soon, we will return to live in the city.
We have purchased this Victorian in my hometown of Alameda, an island in the San Francisco Bay.
I was surprised to find out there is a ferry that can shuttle me from the Alameda main terminal to the San Francisco ferry building in 20 minutes. I didn’t know this until after we bought the home. Yay for my commute!
We will be living on the top floor and will be working to add a kitchen to the bottom unit so that we can rent that out. We are opting to keep our property in San Francisco and rent both units. We are officially San Francisco Bay Area real estate developers and landlords. Ha!
Guess what just came to Alameda? My favorite fast-food joint.