Due to a lot of hard work on my daughter’s part and mine, our house is now sold, and so is much of our furniture. We move out of our house (and temporarily into our friends’ home) on July 23. Now we are looking for a condominium in New Haven, CT. It’s challenging to find a home in a faraway place, even with the ease of looking up properties on the web…. I’m keeping motivated by reading the Berkeley Divinity School’s suggested summer reading. I’m currently reading Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry by William Willimon, a Yale Divinity School graduate and a bishop in the United Methodist Church. The book is informative and very motivating during this “liminal” time, as my spiritual director likes to call this summer.
I just came across your blog while checking out different blog servers to start my own for the same reasons you listed! I’m also starting at BDS in the fall, and working my way through the reading list as well. Good luck with finding a condo and with the move. I’m not local in New Haven, but live not too far away (RI), if you need any help with the move or anything, feel free to be in touch. I look forward to meeting you at BTFO in another month or so!
Hi, Liane! I did find a condo in New Haven and hope we can move in on 8/21, just in time for orientation week. I am driving across the country with my daughter and dog sometime before then, and right now I’m checking out various options for transporting the books, clothes, etc. I have pared down to the bare minimum and think I may ship the rest through a shipping company specializing in small moves.
Will you be commuting from RI to Yale?
Thanks for your offer to help. I am **hoping** to get my boxes delivered to my door, but we’ll see….
That’s great–getting boxes delivered right to your door. My husband and I did it ourselves a couple of months ago, and I have to say… never again! I have far too many books! I will be commuting from RI to Yale… it is about 90 miles so hopefully an hour and a half, two hours max. It isn’t ideal, but my husband’s job is in Boston, so we found a halfway point and are both commuting about equal distances each day.
Good luck with the move, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you need any help or anything. I’m pretty free from now until BTFO, just tying up some loose ends in Boston once or twice a week. (My phone number is 617-913-7586)