I love this video, in which Wendi interviews our new Portland-based realtor, Bill Futrell. It's a nice interview, but I love the way Wendi's enthusiasm for raw foods rubbed off on Bill almost immediately. There's even a moment in here in which Bill starts talking about Natural Zing. We thought for sure everyone would think we put him up to that, but he did it absolutely spontaneously! So, thanks Bill for helping to support our Snack Sponsor. Anyway, here's what he had to say about Portland, about where we'll fit in, and about his first exposure to raw foods:
One thing I can tell you for sure: Portland is WAY more expensive than Pittsburgh. A year ago, I invested a ton of time reading about low-cost cob houses, straw-bale construction, Earth-ship homes, homes fashioned from "obtanium," thatch roofs, off-the-grid systems, igloos, you name it -- anything DIY-oriented. (Okay, well not igloos; that was a joke. Even though igloos are probably pretty neat-o.) I'm sure we'll get to many of those types of projects one day still. But for now, as you can see, we're going to put down roots in a really great city out West. We're doing it with intention, though, and in harmony with our mission to help ourselves and others obtain the highest levels of health and happiness.
Once again, we d love to thank our generous trip snack sponsor, Natural Zing, for helping us to make this possible on our budget!
Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.
On March 12, 2010, wrote:
i am with you. i wanted to go "back to the land" but then realized that actually it was more earth-friendly and more fun for me to live in a city where i could get everything i need without driving too much.
it's fun i sent you that article about business week saying portland was the most depressed city because it's been rated #1 dog-friendly city and #1 veg-friendly city in many other places.
heck now you've convinced me to move there. if there was a job....
On March 13, 2010, wrote:
Us northwest gals are so on your side.I also know Portland is warmer and less wet then our Washington State!Oregon is way better then Washington.I'm not originally from here in Wa. either so I can say this!Love Windermere,we've used Windermere too.
On March 14, 2010, wrote:
Jim, tell Wendi to call me in the am at home.. so excited that it's almost SUNDAY! It's a Raw Xmas Eve of sorts!
xo deb xo
PS got LOTS Of goodies made and they will Love them!