Ah, Fall! It’s that time of year when the weather turns chilly and damp, cold drinks get switched out for hot drinks (cocoa, tea, or coffee), and the leaves begin changing all sorts of beautiful colors…Read more
Don’t look now, but September is already done! Where does the time go? September was a very exceptional month on many fronts — both financial and on my daily schedule.
The most important change was that the kids started school again! In person school! Woohoo!Read more
Summer always speeds by faster than I’d like. It’s a “blink and you’ll miss it” kind of moment here in the Pacific Northwest. Owing largely to our very short summers…Read more
July is a month of abundance. Mother nature provides an abundance of sunshine that produces wonderful fresh food, and families get to spend an abundance of time together on vacation.
The Tako family enjoyed the abundance of life in July on both fronts…Read more
Has it really been two weeks since I last posted here? Time flies when you’re having fun I guess! With the kids are out of school, and summer well underway, we’ve been on vacation for the past two weeks!
Our most recent adventure took us to Arizona, where we soaked up loads of the southwestern sunshine and plenty of mesquite grilled tacos…Read more
With most of the population in Washington state getting vaccinated by the end of May, things have finally started to open back up again. The pandemic is subsiding here, and it seems like life is (slowly) returning to normal.
As you might expect, our travel adventures resumed in May as well. We took full advantage of the fine May weather, and went camping on Washington’s coast, near a small town called Ocean Shores…Read more
Ahh spring!! Spring really starts to hit the Pacific Northwest when April rolls around. Things finally start to green-up again. It’s also the time of year when our weather starts to turn towards “dryer” and “slightly warmer”.
This is typically when I emerge from my winter hibernation, and start spending a lot more time outside…Read more
Don’t look now, but it’s time for another monthly update! Just like in previous months, I like to use this post to share all the niggly financial details of our life, as well as how much dividend income we’ve earned.
March was a fantastic month for a number of reasons. For one, March is when daylight savings time begins..Read more
February is always an interesting month. Not only is it the shortest month of the year, but it’s also right smack in the middle of winter.
Like many other families living in the northern hemisphere, we received a giant blast of winter weather this February. We got “snowed-in”…Read more