Happy Fourth of July!

Just sending out a quick Happy 4th of July to all of you out there. I hope you all have a lovely day. Chris and Lise are heading to the Adobe fireworks display, and Mickey and I are heading out to Port Angeles for today and tomorrow to explore Olympic National Park and in general have a good time. (I’m bringing my camera AND my sketchbook, so expect pictures later.)

I’d also like to give a shout out to my brother, who is doing something really cool. Kudos to you!

At some point in the not too distant future, I’ll sit down and fill you in on what’s happening with the house hunting process (yes, house hunting, as in seeking to purchase a house). Before you bother, yes the thought of a duplex or some other house that we could use to pull in another stream of revenue has crossed our minds. It was subsequently crossed out, as it’s not something either of us want to do right now.

We’re looking at houses basically anywhere south of I-90, north of Kent (inclusive) and further west than Issaquah (inclusive). That’s a pretty big range, and we’ve been digging through the NW MLS finding quite a number that would do nicely. Over this week, I’ll be setting up appointments for the weekend, so Mickey and I can go view them without her missing work.

(If you are wondering how we can afford to get a house… other than finding the downpayment money, it’s cheaper to pay a mortgage than it is to pay a landlord, especially in this area. By a LOT.)

Anyway, off to pack for our trip out to the peninsula!