back from vacation!

i’m back from vacation. the cayman islands were great! the weather was nice, topping out in the low 80s and i think it might have gotten as cold as 67 or so. man, what a nice break from the FREEZING weather here. actually, today isn’t so bad, but the nights do get a wee bit chilly.

i did a lot of diving while at the cayman islands, i took some pictures (some awful underwater ones too!) and with every new outing when taking pictures, i think that i learn something new. what i learned about underwater photography is that you need very powerful lights. yeah, what i had with me was woefully inadequate. i guess that just means that i need to go spend a zillion dollars worth of gear to take nice pictures underwater. oh well.

now that i’m back from vacation, we’re in full swing with two major things: the wedding and buying a house. buying a house freaks me out. housing prices are still pretty outrageous here in the bay area and the kind of house that we want is pretty expensive. single family homes can be cheap, however, if you don’t mind living in the ghetto. unfortunately, living in the ghetto is not something that i would really like to do, so the house hunting continues.

i even got pre-approved and everything for a house so it seems like i know what kind of a budget i have for the house and all, but as i am going through all of these motions, every so often i pause and i admire at all of the big grownup things that i’m doing. it’s like i’m an adult or something.

does the house have good schools nearby? what about the roof? what about termites? geez, i do sound like a grownup.

wedding planning is also in full swing. i’m going to be working furiously to get the wedding web site up, too. from what i understand, it’s going to be fantabulous.

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