A few of you might remember that my parents still live on Kauai and I went to high school on Kauai. I like Kauai and am enjoying the TV show “Hawaii Life”. The show is most likely produced by the real estate company “Hawaii Life” because they make Hawaii look awesome. On the flip side, “Dog the Bounty Hunter” shows the meth heads, wife beaters, and bond jumping thugs of Honolulu in such a positive light.
The most recent episode of “Hawaii Life” was about a couple that lived on Oahu looking for a condo in downtown Honolulu. The couple was recently married and living with her parents but looking to move out. Ideally, they wanted to live in downtown Honolulu since it was close to his job.
I have a few friends that live on the island of Oahu so this particular episode was interesting to me. As a father, I would prefer to live in a house with my family rather than a condo with no yard. As a married couple (with no kids), I could go with a condo living and a nice view to enjoy. No lawn to mow? No bushes to trim? No leaves to rake? Where do I sign up?
As long as I have access to some good grocery stores and can go for a walk, I’m happy. Throw in some good golf courses, some sandy beaches, and a library, I’m good to go.
When you live in Western Washington, you see about 220 days of cloudy gray skies a year. On the eastern side of the great state of Washington, that ratio of cloudy weather to sunny days flip flops to 200+ days of sun. Sure, winters are colder with actually freezing temperatures and the chance of snow and ice, but there is sun and blue skies.
Am I complaining about wet Seattle again? Yes, I am. I live here and I can complain…it’s a great combination.
Back to the show “Hawaii Life”….the couple picked a nice condo, the real estate agent made a good commission, and everyone is happy. Except me, sitting here in wet Seattle, with the temperatures in the 40’s and raining. Life is perfect and you should move here to Seattle. We could hang out and be friends in person (versus you reading my blog and wishing you could talk with me in person).
The parents must have been really delighted to finally get their daughter and their son-in-law out of their house. I’m sure they wanted to take care of their daughter and husband forever….