“sticky rice & fresh mangoes”

Meet Linda……”you Guys are such a Lovely Couple”. Today we had the second of what will likely be a total of four garage sales, as we try to resolve what “stuff” we really need for our move to Hawaii. A lovely person named Linda (see photo) dropped by to get some new gems for her journey….

It’s Aloha Friday!

We discovered a new tradition that had a familiar ring to it on our last visit to Molokai! It is called Aloha Friday, and it makes the week-end seem just a little longer and happier! Here’s some background: 70 years ago business people in Hawaii took a break from suit and tie to wear aloha…

Saying goodbye breaks my heart

It goes without saying that the most difficult part of moving to Hawaii (or any long distance move) is saying goodbye to friends. Of course we will do our best to stay in touch, of course we will be friends on social media, of course we will come back to visit and hopefully some of…

I no longer have a Coat to Check!

With each passing week, we are getting rid of more and more of our “stuff” in preparation for the move to Hawaii. This past week we emptied the coat closet. We saved a couple of hats, an umbrella and a couple wind breakers, but I no longer have a coat to check! A couple weeks ago we…

Sorry seems to be the hardest word

For most of us, saying sorry is not always an easy thing to do. Then add the scenario where you do feel sorry, but you didn’t do anything wrong. In the past 10 days we have come across three such scenarios, all related to our moving to Hawaii. There is our neighbor Pat who is…

Out of the Closet

Yesterday we went through our closet. You can see the result here. (I sure hope some big men come to our next garage sale and give a good home to what didn’t make the cut!) It was a process that started slow, but became pretty easy once we made the decision to do it. But…

What’s Your Timing for Moving?

Most people have been asking us what’s our timing for moving to Hawaii, so I’ve created this post. Let’s pretend today, May sixth, is this clock. Our home has already sold but we asked for a closing time of 8:00. But we have not purchased a condo in Hawaii yet. We are planning to pay…

Cleaning out the Attic

People talk about having skeletons in the closet. Well, for the past 21 years I have had six mannequins in our attic! OK, here’s why: I worked as a Display Director for department stores in my early career. One of them, Liberty House, went out of business in the early 80’s. At the same time…

Why not Deutschland?

Since the news of our plans to move to Hawaii, some friends (and family) have been asking, why not Germany? Roger and I share a great love for Germany and have visited dozens of times. We very much considered trying to live there but found the logistics too difficult, or at least too difficult for…