Wednesday, July 30, 2008


In two days we are moving into the new house! It's been good to be spoilt by my friends for a month, but I'm ready to be on my own.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


The Pogonip is a nature reserve in San Lorenzo valley just behind Santa Cruz. Today Shawn took me there for a hike. I have lived 30 years in Santa Cruz county but I had never been there before, that's incredible, isn't it!

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today we got a new home!
It is the one that, all since I saw it, was the one I liked best, but I had given up on it after not hearing anything for ten days after we gave in our applications. The landlady had been out of town and she called two days ago and wanted to meet us. So we had lunch together yesterday and she is really nice and cool, and today we looked at the house again and struck the deal. The house will be ready for us to move into at the end of the month.
I was beginning to get depressed after more than four months of house hunting in vain, but all the ones who said: "You'll get something!" were right after all. I feel I'll be happy in this house.

Friday, July 11, 2008


I have a hard time feeling confident or thankful in the morning and the days are long. This house hunting seems hopeless. Or do we have too high hopes? Either the houses are too small or too far away or there are a hundred people competing to get in.

Monday, July 07, 2008


Even though I had help with the heavy carrying, the move of all my stuff into the garage was exhausting. But I'm getting over it and I have no more excuses for not posting.

So here is a thanka of Vajrasattva, Buddha of purification, painted during a retreat in 1986. He is manifesting in the landscape of Utah that I had just explored with my friend Tyler