While the girls and I were doing the cruise thing last week, DH and the Mole were out in California on a two fold mission.

First, take a look at various colleges and Universities to see where the boy would like apply. He takes his “A” levels this year and finishes mid-June. Not being a fan of gap years, I want him to have plans firmly in mind. It also might do something for my ability to make plans and a budget for next year. Ms Soprano is also looking at the San Francisco area as a transfer student.

Looks like I may well change to California residency. The difference between in-state and out of state tuition is $20k. x two students. That is well more than paying 9.3% of my income in state income taxes….

I can do that because of the other reason they went: to close on the house we bought in Berkeley. Nice kitchen, great deck with view, masterbedroom and bath on main level (and the rest of the bedrooms upstairs). Redwoods, real redwoods on grounds along with plenty of storage. Less than a block to the bus stop and
under a mile to shul.

Plenty of storage space for all the stuff, including books and stash. Only thing is, if I started sorting out stuff now I could probably be ready to move in a couple of years…..

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4 Responses to Berkeley

  1. Ruth says:

    I am quite excited about you and Berkeley residency! I know how to get there, and how long it takes, and I’m willing to do it, at least periodically.

  2. Carmen says:

    Coastal redwoods rather than Sequioa, correct?
    I am hoping to be a frequent visitor, too. It is an interesting city, and an interesting area.

  3. Wow. Start sorting now, double time! Go for it!

  4. AlisonH says:

    Congratulations, and what a gorgeous great room! Glad to see you’ll be up in the hills–that’s definitely the part of Berkeley I would want to be in. And redwoods, good–they’re fire resistant.

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