Did I mention the weather? The isolation? The extremes of Juneau are part of the appeal. It takes a bit of grit to tolerate months of darkness, nine feet of rain a year, and years of cool, cloudy summers.
The townhouse eventually sold. It was on the market for a year, with three different realtors. It was kind of a grind, in many ways, but the timing was good in the end. Ray had six more weeks of school and Dave continued to work at the airport.
We stayed downtown at our friends' condo (thanks again, Dick and Carolyn). Our belongings were all packed up and were shipped to our new place down south. Selling the townhouse was key to setting the plan in motion.