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.
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!