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Joys of Home Ownership

We love our new apartment here in Cuenca.  One of the things we were glad to be rid of was the ongoing maintenance we had on a California house built in the 1920’s. Seems that follows wherever you own property though… There is a parking lot next to our building, and about a month ago ... Read more

High End Apartment Rental

  The “New Cathedral” is a constant sight from our living room window, but during a few celebrations during the year, it is lighted in the evening, giving us a new nighttime view. Technically the Foundation Day celebration doesn’t start till tomorrow, but a few events jumped the gun and started tonight.  Lighting of the ... Read more


  We decided to sell our California house in January 2013, and finally got it on the market in June 2013 (it took longer to pack & give away a lifetime of stuff, plus prep the house than I had expected).  After five months of no offers, we took it off the market in November. ... Read more

Home For Sale!

Wow… This has been a much longer process than I ever imagined, getting our Berkeley home ready for sale.  After more than 4 months of giving away most of what we owned (65″ HDTV? Hey, you, painting the inside of our house? You want that? It’s yours!), and putting a few thngs into storage to ... Read more