Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Orange Crush

Dear Readers,

There is big news to report today from Luggage World. As most of you know, our home has been on the market since the beginning of May. Out of the blue, we received a “nice” offer last month in which the buyers asked for 30 day escrow. We took the deal. My family and I will be moving to my home town, San Diego, California at the end of next week.

Sadly, I have had to quit the job I just started; happily, the Carry-On will be able to grow up in America’s Finest City! My husband and I have been waiting for this moment for several years. It is a miracle for it to be finally coming to fruition.

Things are pretty hectic around here, as you can imagine. We’ve lived in Orange County since 1998. I am very very happy to be moving out from under the orange curtain. San Diego is a very different city than where I live now. We’ll be moving into an apartment where we can comfortably wait for our next permanent address to become available. We’re taking our time to find a great house.

With our relocation comes the changing of not only my physical address, but my email address, and other various URL’s that make The Land of Lost Luggage what it is today. The current blog will be up and running , but things will start to look a little different as my URL’s disappear. Having said that, I am happy to report that I will be opening a new blog on December 31, 2007- New Year’s Eve. I hope that you will continue to visit me at my new Typepad address! I will post the address as soon as it is available.

This year has been amazing! Over 40,000 blog hits since February! I love you all so much and I am so happy that you visit. I’ll disappear for a few days, but I’ll be back to reading your feeds in a week or so. I hope that you will find me again!

I wish you all a very wonderful holiday!

Love,
Julie

24 comments:

Godelieve said...

Wow, that's really good news about the house!! I'm so happy for you!

Heather Grow said...

Congrats on selling the house. We'll miss you under the orange curtain. But, it seems that you and my other friends are all flying south.

Hazel said...

Julie, I am so happy for you! You have waited so long to move, and to be going back to your home city must be a wonderful thing to look forward to. I will watch with interest for any new web addresses etc. Happy packing!

Anonymous said...

I'm excited and happy for you and the family. Can't wait to hear about your new place, and apt. too. Take care, keep us update. spartymom

pescbrico said...

Congratulations! :)I'm really happy for you and your family! :)

Bobbie said...

So glad things are going your way, Julie. Keep the sunny side up and keep smiling!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations!
What a great way to start the new year!!! with the knowledge that you are 'home' and have great new beginnings....

Kim H. said...

Congratulations on selling your house. Happy house hunting! Wish you a safe and happy move. Enjoy the holiday's :)

Erin K said...

Congrats! I know you've wanted back there.

Tami Bayer said...

Happy Day! I hope your move goes smoothly. I'll visit your blog wherever it lands.

Marnie said...

CONGRATULATIONS have a safe and happy move! We'll be watching for updates! Take care!

Neda said...

I am really very happy for you! San Diego is great! Sending you lots of good wishes for everything!

Emilia said...

congrats!! wow! you are moving to another city, so will I in next year!
really look forward to see your new blogs and new craft room

hugs to you!

~missprissme said...

Congrats. yay you are moving to my town. keep us posted and good luck!!

Debbie said...

I am so happy for you I could pee myself! I'm glad you will live closer so we can get together more often. Hooray!!

katydiddy said...

I'm so happy that your dreams are coming true. Best wishes on the move & your new adventure.

'Bella and Gabe said...

Congratulations on the wonderful news! I know what a relief to have the old place behind you and a new one ahead. Been there and I feel your joy. Will be looking forward to seeing your new blog in 2008!

~ Jennifer

Kathi Rerek said...

That's freakin' awesome news for you! I know how much you wanted to sell your house and move back "home"!

Yay. I'm thrilled for you!

What a seriously great way to start 2008!

dianeclancy said...

Hi Julie,

That is WONDERFUL news!! I know you have been showing and showing ... or at least being ready!

Now if my daughter can just sell!

Great!!

~ Diane Clancy
www.dianeclancy.com/blog

Rick said...

We use to live in Escondido. I have to say that I'm glad to be out of there - SO MANY people. Good luck.

http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

Eleanor said...

Congratulations! What a great way to start the new year.

Tania said...

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to your new blog!

Lisa Renéa said...

Julie-you know by now, I'm one of many of your fans! Good luck with your move! I'm excited to hear your blog will continue! Your art always amazes and inspires me!
A wish for very happy holidays for you and your family!

m i c h e l l e said...

Congratulations on your move and so many new opportunities! I'll be looking forward to the new blog with all the fun you have in store for us!!!

Cheers and happy holidays!
XO,
Michelle