Jul 06

The Small Breath-Taking Surprise!

Aloha! I realized it has been 10 days since my last post about the cornbread recipe from the ohana cookbook. A lot has been going on and I’ve found MUCH aloha!

For reasons I won’t get in to, we, sadly, needed to move out of the home in the jungle. I have been packing and unpacking since I posted last. Luckily, we sold most of our furniture, etc. before moving to Hawaii in April. We came here with 4 suitcases and shipped 24 boxes. It seemed like much more than that while moving it all last week. HOW did we accumulate so much in less than 3 months??? I do believe groceries and cleaning supplies were the biggest culprit.You know, the things we didn’t ship over, but still needed to purchase once we arrived in Hawaii like canned goods, laundry detergent, fabric softener, and anything liquid that has significant weight to it.


Even when you move into a fully furnished home, something is always missing that you just NEED. This time, it was bath mats. One trip to Ross and we were good to go!


The unpacking is complete once again…we lost approximately 600 square feet of indoor living space. We are down to about 1100 square feet now. One of the things I really enjoy about living in a small space is that it takes very little time to clean it!


We no longer get to enjoy the beautiful koa wood floors or the cats that would come visit on the lanai at the jungle home. The evenings are not as cool at the new place, but there is a small air conditioning unit in each bedroom and one in the living area. Hurraayyyy for air conditioning!!! I really didn’t miss it much anymore at the jungle home. I was pretty proud of myself for learning how to live without it, with no more whining… The laundry situation is definitely not like the last one that I posted about here. I’m back to a stacked washer and dryer behind a folding door in the kitchen.  Remember, laundry is still laundry…


The new place sits on a golf course. We don’t golf. I once owned golf clubs and enjoyed a few holes of golf now and then. When I say “a FEW holes of golf” I really mean it. I would usually get tired of playing by about the 6th or 7th hole and be ready to leave. I enjoyed riding around in the cart, especially early in the morning when the grass was still cool and damp more than the actual act of golfing.


***I just came outside to sit on the lanai and finish this post, but it seems to be a busy day on the golf course and I find myself cringing every time I hear someone tee off. One slice and I’m a goner.  It is normally not a busy course, but considering this IS 4th of July weekend…I’m going back inside…to turn on the air conditioner…


Since I don’t golf anymore, I like to think of the course behind our new home as my very well manicured huge backyard that sits between me and my ENORMOUS salt water…”pool”.  I just share them both with LOTS of other people.

Lana’i is the island in the background on the left and Molokai is the island on the right.



This is a panoramic view (minus the golf course) I have dreamed about for decades and we literally did NOT know it was here when we came to view this condo before our recent move. I’m thinking 1100 square feet is perfect!  How about you?


More to come!!!

Aloha and mahalo (thank you) for visiting!

Texas Girl Finds Aloha