Skip to content


Wow, my life’s been eventful lately. After the craziness of all the family during the month of September, I finally got my life back together….and *finally*—bought a condo! I am now officially a homeowner. I LOVE my new place—moving in 2 weeks. It can’t get any better than this: loft, deep tub, great kitchen, Capital Hill, hardwood floors…I’m absolutely ecstatic and scared at the same time. It’s been crazy dealing with all the financing and the papers that I have to sign—the numbers are mind-boggling. Locking in a rate was like a big gamble: “Should I do it now? or should I bet it’ll be better tomorrow?” I ended up with a 5.375% rate–not bad…still low..could’ve been better had I tried earlier. Ah well. Now on to the exciting world of furniture shopping–my current furniture isn’t quite “hip” enough for this new place–not that I’m selling everything..but I definitely need new furniture for the extra 700 sq ft that I’m not accustomed to living in.

Vancouver was sad but wonderful at the same time. I really didn’t know how I’d react at the funeral—but it was sadder than I expected. Everyone was crying…it was just so heartbreaking. The wake was the most difficult—seeing him there in that open coffin was too much. He looked nothing like the last time I saw him, full of energy and all smiles. The wonderful part of Vancouver was meeting all these relatives I’d never met–especially a first cousin, Anthony. We hung out a lot for those 2 days and it was just so nice to catch up with someone that I’m so close to in lineage yet never knew. I also met many of the “sons of the oldest brother of my grandmother–but had a different mother than my grandmother”–way complicated once you go back a few generations…….

Posted in Uncategorized.

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Some HTML is OK

(required)

(required, but never shared)

or, reply to this post via trackback.