I’ve mentioned this as a possibility before, but it’s official now. I will be moving to Lynden soon.
My current plan is to retain my condo here in Seattle. I will also get a place in Lynden, where I can be closer to my mom and help her arrange things and communicate. Thursday mornings I will drive to Seattle. I will spend the day here, and the evening mentoring. Then either Friday or Saturday, depending on social activities, I will drive back to Lynden.
I’m not sure what I’m going to do for Guinevere though. I don’t want to transport her back and forth. If she stays here and I get someone to feed her, she’ll be alone most of the week. If I take her to Lynden, I’ll have a harder time finding someone to feed her the couple of days I’m in Seattle since I don’t know as many people there. But there’s a chance I’ll rent a house, so she would be able to go outside again and have more room to roam around inside as well. Not to mention it’ll be fewer days alone. Another option is to find her a new home, whether a temporary foster home or permanent. Really don’t want to do that, as she’s been with me over a decade.