Moving on, with you in my heart.…
Posted November 30, 2012 at 10:54 am by Ian Byington
Dear friends & readers & Update fans, & family, too.…
You all already know that I sure like new & interesting things, and it’s come time for me to take on a new challenge. Josie & I have set things up to re-locate to Victoria at the end of December. This sort of thing raises several questions:
Q. What? You can’t move. You’ve lived here forever!
A. True. Nearly nineteen years. As close to forever as anyone could get.
Q. Where are you gonna live?
A. In a 600 square foot apartment a block from an organic grocery store, seven coffee places, a pub, and a huge public park. Looking forward to living even more simply.
Gonna park the car, too.
Q. Are you going to become a Canadian?
A. Currently I have landed immigrant status, which is kind of like a green card. That’s a good start…I’m glad to be an American, and am glad Canada doesn’t mind having me around, too.
Q. Who is going to look after your business?
A. Like most islanders, I have several jobs. Let’s check it out:
I’m scheduled to teach classes at Skagit this winter, so I’ll be back for that.
Three years ago, my friend Mary Kate bought the webpage-making part of my longtime island business, By Design. Her business MKate Design is doing great! I still look after the hosting/domain name part of By Design — nothing changes there!
I do a lot of consulting & teaching…that will continue both here & in Victoria. So will my singing & album sales.
Finally, I’m glad to report that The San Juan Update will carry on. My good friend (and great photographer & musician) Tim Dustrude has taken over the duties of keeping things going — he’s a longtime reader & contributor who is familiar with all the tech & photo needs of this online newspaper, a good writer, and a true islander (he grew up here!) who loves this place. I couldn’t leave this in better hands.
Q. Will you be back to visit much?
A. Too much of my & Josie’s hearts are here.…you’ll see us around. Victoria is only seven miles away, and I know you’ll be coming over to see us & visit & talk about everything, the way we do.
I’m looking forward to that.
I’ve never been surrounded by so much love. I may be moving, but will carry this beautiful island with me in my heart.…thank you for teaching me so much & giving me so much, and being such a wonderful place to raise the boys.
Let’s stay in touch.
ian (at) byd2.com
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