While my dream is to one day live in Tofino, I realize that this is a bit of a ... well ... dream. That said, I don't see us living in Oakland - or even the Bay Area - for much longer. If our house wasn't so far under water, I'd be trying to convince Alan that it was time to go now.
With my team based in Portland, and my love of the weather and landscape of the Pacific Northwest, that city makes the most sense for our next move. Given Alan's background, I also have no question about him being able to find employment. Heck, I could probably get him an interview with my boss.
Now, I'm not saying we're packing up and heading north anytime soon, but I do think a lot about what it would be like to live there. Especially when my colleagues are talking about snow and cold temps and I'm sit starting out my office window unable to discern what season it is. Outside of Tofino, Portland is a place I could see us living quite comfortably. Because of this, I often check out the real estate listings. Today I came across a house I am absolutely drooling over. Allow me to indulge by sharing it all with you.
At only $349,000 it's practically a steal.