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One Week From Tomorrow…

Posted by len on 21st September 2006

…is when our house moves. We have movers coming to the house and loading our remaining belongings, such as a queen bed, table, and leather dining chairs, into a big truck and taking them to Merrill, Iowa where Sue’s parent’s live on a farm. We had originally planned to store our remaining belongings (most other items were sold at deep, deep discounts to friends in a garage sale two weekends ago) in a Los Angeles-based storage facility. However, we heard horror stories of rates being jacked up every year without warning leaving most people with little recourse but to pay. So, comparing the price, shipping everything to Iowa is just a bit more expensive (about $1600). When our bed goes, so does our home. We’ll probably move in with our friends Lil and Gary starting Thursday night. Makes sense since we’ve been driving their Honda for several weeks now.

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The Timeline, For Real

Posted by len on 2nd September 2006

Okay, folks. Sorry we haven’t been touching the blog for a while but our house renovations have been sucking up almost all our time. We are getting close to renting the house and getting excited about leaving.
Here’s the ‘for real’ timeline:
Oct. 1st: Depart Los Angeles by plane for Colorado. Hang there for a few days and then continue on to Merrill, Iowa, to a corn farm where my wife’s parents live. They’re going to crack the whip and make us help with THEIR renovations. We’ll be farming for a week then flying on to Virginia to visit my mom and oldest brother. A few days there then around Oct. 18th we’ll fly to New York City for one day and take a plane to Casablanca, Morocco! A train, we hope, will then take us on to Fez where we’ll hopefully find a place to live…and then the REAL blogging begins!

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Fez Photo Tour

Posted by len on 18th June 2006

Here’s a pretty nice photo tour I found online of our future home, Fez, Morocco:
Fez Photo Tour

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Getting ready for Morocco

Posted by sue on 18th June 2006

Much to do before we arrive in Fez on or about September 1, 2006! In the meantime, I plan to research and write some historical essays about northern Africa.

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Countdown to Morocco

Posted by len on 16th May 2006

Welcome one and all to Runaway Squid!
This blog will have updates on our experiences and adventures in Morocco and other destinations.

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