Born in the spring with the Forget-me-nots

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'm totally not funny.

I just realized that I bet this is pretty boring. I am totally not funny so I should just include a pretty picture every time I write something....

Brian and I were discussing Hawaii (because we are still SO FREAKING EXCITED!!!) and were talking about the idea of getting property (just land) and if we would be on or off the grid!

Oh don't worry I'll keep you up to date on this one. 100% sure at least 6 months or more in an apartment to get settled then... who knows! We did meet in Bellingham after all.... ;)

We pulled off the side of the road somewhere on the south tip of the island for this shot!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Shipping the car… Oh THAT’S why!

So I was having a hard time figuring out why I couldn’t just pack my car and send it. Then I started doing some research and it clicked! Agriculture inspection! They want you car clean and empty so the inspection goes quickly! Duh! Now that I have that figured out I am going to get my car detailed and ship it on over! 

Friday, March 25, 2011

Moving to Hawaii: Step 1 Car

I have sent the announcement to my family, and its time to start planning. The first step is getting my car over there. It is currently happily in Seattle, hanging out at my parent’s house. Lucky for me it seems a lot of shipping companies go out of Seattle so that takes the challenge of getting it to the port out of it.. This weekend I need to figure out if I can ship it packed our not. And since it is almost April I need to finish writing my paper!

I am going to need to start packing up here as well. So many things will end up in boxes back in Seattle again. I am planning on keeping a little bit of winter gear for traveling, and a bag of skiing gear. I like the idea of flying home for a ski vacation!

Big Island here I come!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Life just got interesting!

Well,life just got interesting! Not that crafting wasn't interesting but now I am about to start on a new adventure!

I have just turned down a 100k/yr job with an oil company to work for a research laboratory in Hawaii. Let the adventure begin! So when I decided I wanted to blog I guess it was a good time to start!

Challenge #1: getting there!
- shipping the car
- finding a place
- escaping I mean saying good-bye to Alaska!

This could also be chapter 1. I accepted the offer and the paperwork is getting started this week so now we start the adventure. Keep tuned for more fun!