no matter how many times i've done it - moving is hard. physically and mentally. it is especially interesting when you don't have a home lined up upon arrival. however, in the end, all the strife is worth it. slowly but surely we are getting settled here. and i am happy to report that i still love portland even though i get horrendously lost and confused on her streets -particularly when driving. this page from my sketchbook depicts my feelings at the moment. the top part is a picture i cut from the ny times a while back, the bottom half is my sketch in pencil.