Main events in May were: moving into our new house and going to Guadalajara with Sang Mi and my dad to visit family. My brother and his wife work for the US Consulate there. Early in May we were busy packing and prepping to move. We used frogbox, friends, and a U-haul to move in the middle of the month. Never again will we move ourselves. We concluded that it's worth the money to pay for good movers. At the very least we'll do frogbox+movers next time. Once we moved in, we did not have much time to get settled until we had to leave for Mexico.
Guadalajara was a nice break and easy vacation- spent our time there mostly eating at restaurants with family, watching movies, and visiting different neighborhoods.
Full flickr set of our trip
Dad and Audrey and Katie in front of the quadfecta corner: tacos, ice cream, crepes and tostilocos
Lucha Libre show was hilariously entertaining; midgets, characters, strippers, fat wrestlers and a rowdy crowd
A walk through a market
A church in Tequila town
Audrey; we ate arrachera steak here
Seafood cerviche on tostada
Forteleza small batch distillery
We ate this at a carnicernia
Glass studio in an art/home decor market neighborhood
From early June till now has been just spent unpacking and settling in, getting items fixed/repaired around the house, and hosting Guru and Kimmy for a weekend.
Laziness and busyness led to no blog entries in April. Most of my computer time was spent on Redfin. The biggest news of April is that Sang Mi and I bought a house together. It's always been our plan to move closer to Seattle and we finally did it. On April 9th we found our new house on Redfin, and the following day we put in an offer after seeing it in person. After a stressful scramble to get lending and inspections lined up quickly we finally will close on the 10th of May.
Main features I liked:
- Location - in between both junctions in WS and both our workplaces; nice neighborhood with very little crime
- Deck - two spacious patios, enough room for a table and hot tub as well
- View - nice view of the Cascades and Harbor Island
- Privacy - house is set back from street, front and rear surrounded by shrubs
- Updated interior - move in ready and decently updated
Surprised me to learn that the house was built in 1926. The previous owners have taken care of the house and it shows. We close on the 10th.
Other happenings in April:
Disc golf in a nutshell
May is going to a busy month with us moving into the new house and also traveling to visit Kam and his family in Guadalajara.
Allen's birthday - last year at his birthday party is where SM and I started talking
M's game, nice free seats courtesy of SM's brother
3 months into 2013 and my weight is under control with the keto diet. Now I'm starting to pay attention to the inflammation factor of foods and working on increasing omega-3 and lowering omega-6 intake. Chia seed isn't the superfood I once it was because of the lack of EPA/DHA, but I'll keep eating them; per my doc's recommendation I am supplementing with Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 3 capsules (that's the best brand she said).
Starting to get back into strength training- installed a pull up bar by the bathroom and now I 'pay the toll' every time I use the bathroom. My plan is to do 3 each time in the month of March, then 4 in April, 5 in May, etc.