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Jul 17

Everything Changes…

Aloha!

We are still settling in to our new place.  The second bedroom of our whopping 1100 square foot condo has turned into an office/studio/storage room/garage…but a neat one! I have a friend in Texas who calls her junk room or catch all room her MPR, short for multi-purpose room. I’m seriously thinking of using that label too. There is a bed in the room, but luckily it is a murphy bed. I’m not sure we could ever move stuff around enough to put it down.

My husband started a new job a few days ago to earn some extra cash while the other ventures continue to build, and they are starting to build!!! It is a very exciting time for us and we are very thankful!

In case you haven’t been following from the beginning of our adventure to Hawaii, one of the choices we made to be able to move here was to share a single vehicle. Since my husband started his new job, oddly enough, this meant I finally had to drive myself around. I had become a little like Miss Daisy without even realizing it.  After 3 months, I was probably getting bossy and cranky like Miss Daisy too…

My first DAY of driving myself around went smoothly. Picking my husband up from work, in the rain, after dark, in an area heavily populated with tourists, wasn’t so much fun.  Luckily, I didn’t run over anyone, although I did have one man in the crosswalk concerned. All I can say is…he was in my blind spot.   Really!  He was!!  I gave him a ‘hang loose’ hand gesture and all was good…I think. One of my childhood friends just moved to Italy and has the challenge of learning to drive there. At least I didn’t have THAT to contend with too! I wonder if ‘hang loose’ hand gestures work in Italy too…

As I sit here writing this post on the lanai, looking out at the palm trees, Pacific Ocean and the island of Lana’i, I hope I don’t ever take this view for granted. It is intriguing to me how different the view looks depending on what time of day I look out. The position of the sun (or lack of sun) does absolutely spectacular things to the water and the islands in the distance. Here is a little of what I’m referring to:

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All photos shot facing west off the lanai.  Everything changes…

Aloha and mahalo for visiting!

Texas Girl Finds Aloha