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Category Archive: Personal
Moving to a small guesthouse took some getting-used-to. But over time it became home and we learned a number of ways to adjust.
Our lives changed for the better when we bought a used Boston Whaler that allowed us to explore the Salish Sea and San Juan Islands.
You might assume that living on an island creates a sense of community and that’s true for most people. We found one that wasn’t feeling it.
A couple pretending to have fun at a silent disco made me question what I share online and how to make it more authentic.
Any big project comes down to relationships. This is especially true for couples who are working together on their own house project. It helps if you share a brain.
In the summer of 2019, the biggest project of our lives commenced. We had everything in place to build a custom home on Orcas Island.
Change has a way of forcing you to reevaluate your life. Leaving Seattle and moving to an island offered me a chance to think about how I could change.
Moving is a chore for most people. But there are people like Sachi for whom it is a challenge that comes with great satisfaction. This is why.
We made a big decision to sell our home, leave Seattle, and move to a rural island off the coast of Washington. This is what we were thinking.
After a year of renovation, the Hunter House finally became more real and we became more and more excited to see, and live in, the final product.
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. There is something undeniably romantic about having a second place and that romanticism is not lost on us. We dreamt about having a place on Orcas Island and in purchasing the Yurt, we got to see it...
The post below was sent as an issue of my newsletter, Ready for Rain. Ready for Rain is the title of a popular essay I wrote a few years back (included below). To me, the name relates to the season changes of the Pacific Northwest and a perspective Sachi and I share....
On a cold and stormy Sunday night, a truck backed up to our house at around midnight. This is the story of what happened next and what it taught us about living on an island.
Renovating the Hunter House in Seattle, a whole-house renovation project in that involved adding a story on the top level and rebuilding most of the main level.
An embarrassing story about arriving at a potluck full of strangers in Westsound, WA, on Orcas Island.
We dreamed of having a second place in the form of a house on Orcas Island. And it was a luxury in many ways. But it also came with costs, both financial and personal.
The fence around our house was not really a fence, but a trap we unknowingly set for deer.
We bought a yurt-shaped house on Orcas Island and have never looked back. This is what we were thnking at the time…
I used to have FOMO, but now, I find myself feeling like engagements and events are keeping me from home.