A home of their own

From left: Mike, Kyndall, Simone, Lori & George

From left: Mike, Kyndall, Simone, Lori & George

Saturday marked a milestone in the Rede-Mason household. Daughter Simone and her partner Kyndall moved out of the big 2-story home they shared with three roommates in North Portland and into their very own bungalow in the Montavilla neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

It’s a very nice place, with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (including a pink powder room), a big ol’ basement and a retro vibe straight outta the ’50s.

In addition to the U-Haul truck, we put items in four other vehicles.

In addition to the U-Haul truck, we put items in four other vehicles.

Lori and I helped fill up a U-Haul truck, along with Kyndall’s dad Mike and their roommate Justin. At the new place, Simone’s co-worker, Erin, and boyfriend Ryan pitched in. Quimby, ever the diva, patrolled the premises barking at unseen minor threats before retreating to the warmth of her bed in the backseat of Simone and Kyndall’s car.

We’re so happy for the girls. It’s no easy feat to save for a down payment and qualify in this market, when lenders have become so tight with funds. But they set their minds to it and made it happen.

This summer, an even bigger milestone awaits for the pair: marriage!

The payoff? Pulled pork nachos, chicken wings and microbrews at Fire on the Mountain. Clockwise from left: Simone, George, Lori, Ryan, Kyndall, Mike & Erin.

Post-move meal:  Pulled pork nachos, chicken wings and microbrews. Clockwise from left: Simone, George, Lori, Ryan, Kyndall, Mike & Erin.

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6 thoughts on “A home of their own

  1. A mortgage … they might turn in to fiscal conservatives in no time! 🙂 Congrats on the big step to Kyndall and Simone!

  2. George- loved reading this and rest assured, this an amazing neighborhood! I know they’ll love it and visiting our farmer’s market is a summer must. We just live on the SE side of Montavilla and it just keeps getting better!

    • Hey Roz,
      Thanks for the comment. I know they will love Montavilla. Hoping to take Simone to breakfast this weekend at Country Cat, which has been a favorite place for a long time. (Kyndall’s out of town, but I’m sure we’ll make a return visit.)

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