Back in da hood

April 23rd, 2002 § 1 comment § permalink

It happened so fast, we had no idea what hit us!

I’m now writing from Santa Clara, CA. I’m sitting here in our Apartment Complex‘s little business center, since we have no DSL in our room just yet.

So far, it’s been an adventure. Moving always is, isn’t it? We flew to the Big Island to visit Hilo and the Volcanoes National Park. That was fun. We didn’t see any flowing lava, but there was a lot to see… steam vents (one which I almost burned my hand in, heh), huge craters with nene (hawaiian geese) hanging about, vast fields of hardened lava. Very cool stuff. I’ll post pictures soon.

We flew out to San Jose on Friday night, on a red eye flight. Got in Saturday morning, tired and cold (we still were in shorts and tshirts, ack!). We got to the apartment, ready for a shower and nap… and we find out (or rather, were surprised) that the water heater/gas was not turned on! Eek! So they put us up in a hotel for two nights… we were not too happy about moving around again, but we had to.

The cat wasn’t too happy, either. Poor thing. We finally let her our of her box last night. After jumping on every surface and peeking in every crack, she was content.

Sorry that this entry is kinda vague, but there’s a lot of info to share and not too much time for me to invest in writing. Battery is running low and I have more things to do. Just a quick update, that’s all!

More to come, as we look for homes and get settled.

Unplanned Hiatus

April 11th, 2002 § 1 comment § permalink

Oops. All the recent events have caused me to take an unintended break from blogging.

We’re scrambling to get things done before we move… rummage through the house for unwanted things to have a garage sale, researching our new home, etc. We even took a weekend trip to Maui last Friday that we planned 2 days prior.

Maui was wonderful. We had a very full weekend. We went from 10,000 feet at Haleakala, to snorkeling 2.5 miles off the shore at Molokini, a partially sunken crater which is also a marine and wildlife sanctuary. Highly recommended activities. We *were* going to ride bikes down Haleakala, but the company we booked the bike tour with cancelled the trip. So we drove up there at 3AM to catch sunrise. It is FREEZING up there! Luckily, we could drive down the volcano and enjoy the tropical weather. :)

We might get to the Big Island again… or at least try to. Last time we were there, it was on the heels of a huge storm that flooded the island and left us with hardly anywhere to go.

Anyways.

Last day at work tomorrow. I already got my first farewell lei this morning. I’m both saddened yet excited to see what’s ahead. My emotions are up and down.

Or maybe that’s just PMS. ^_^;;