Life is Hectic… Summer of 2010

I’ve been awfully quiet on my blogs and social media accounts over the last few weeks — but I’m not just being lazy. Most of you probably don’t give a hoot one way or another, but for those who are interested, here’s what I’ve been up to lately…

At the end of June, my wife took the kids up to North Idaho for their annual “summer vacation with the grandparents” routine. While she was up there, she saw that the house across the street from my parents was for sale. She’s been wanting to move back to that area for some time, so naturally, she pestered me about the house for a solid week. At first, I blew it off and found excuses for not moving back home. Then I found myself rationalizing such a move.

We started talking with the Realtors and banks a few weeks back and life has been hectic since then. Sign this, sign that, answer the phone 15 times a day, jump through flaming hoops while juggling chainsaws, etc, etc. Things have been moving very fast and I’ve been busy for about three weeks straight. But…

We’re buying a house!

The price was right and the location is perfect — I would love to raise my kids where I grew up. We’ll be close to our immediate families again, and I’m hoping we can settle down into a more relaxed lifestyle. For about the last 9 or 10 years, we’ve been living in apartments in college towns and cities in New Jersey and Southern California. Up in Idaho, we’ll be sitting on 5 acres and the neighbors are barely visible.

We’re moving out this Friday and we should be in the new place by Monday or Tuesday. It’s crunch time with the packing and all the other last minute arrangements, so I’ve been hard pressed to get near my computer. Once we get up there and settled in, I’ll be working from home while looking for a new job, so I should have some time to get back into the blogging scene.

I do love San Diego and all that it has to offer, but I love North Idaho more. I’m glad I got to take part in the Southern California scene and I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t experience more of it, but it’s time to move on. I’ll be trading beach towns & street scenes for wilderness & landscape — but I’m fine with new and interesting photographic challenges. Here are a few Idaho photos (mostly from my last visit in the winter 1.5 years ago).

Casting Shadows Reaching Rays Walking on Water Arctic River Best View on Earth Calm Waters

So I’ll post what I can over the next week or two, but life has to come first. So long California, it’s been fun! And I hope to see all my SoCal friends again soon — you guys are great!

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About Brian Auer

a photography enthusiast from North Idaho. He's also the guy behind the Epic Edits Weblog. As a hobbyist photographer since 2003, his passion has been to constantly improve his photography skill set, to share his own knowledge with others, and to become an integral part of the photographic community.

18 thoughts on “Life is Hectic… Summer of 2010

  1. ana.gr

    Wow! That’s a decision in no time! Good luck in your new dream location. Sure you’ll enjoy it so much, you sound so enthusiastic about it!

  2. Joanie

    Congrats on the new home and the fresh start, Brian! It’s a big adventure and the kids are going to love it. Now, of course, you’ll be sharing lots of photos with us, right? And you’ll have the sofa bed ready for visitors, too…

  3. Joe

    Congrats on the move and doing the right thing! The photos look pretty impressive. My great-grandparents were married in Coeur d’Alene and I’ve always wanted to visit.

  4. Brian Auer Post author

    Haha! Couldn’t be more true… one of the first nights here, I left the sunroof on my car cracked open. Yeah, it rained overnight.

  5. Jason Duchow

    I came across your blog linked on David Zizer’s blog, as an Idaho native (Sandpoint area) his comment that you were moving back to Idaho caught my interest. I just wanted to write and say, welcome home!

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