Settling in. Kind of.
Starting to settle in.
Our last box arrived Thursday via USPS and we picked up our remaining car at Nawiliwili Harbor. We aren’t expecting any more belongings so what we have is what we have. The car and pickup are both registered now – we still have to get our Hawaii driver’s licenses – but we are almost done with DMV stuff.
We still have that “So when is our flight back again?” feeling. It seems surreal that we actually live here now and don’t have to ‘go back’. Prior to yesterday we had only made it to the beach one time since we got here because we were so busy unpacking etc. But now we know we don’t have to cram everything we want to do into one or two weeks because we have the rest of our lives to explore everything the island has to offer.
On the job front, things are heating up. Barb has a job offer that is only dependent on passing a physical, etc. My consulting work has kept me working every day this week – I’m worried that when the third account comes online that I won’t have any free time at all – a good problem but….
The band thing didn’t work out. As it turns out, another guitarist who used to play with these guys became available and would be able to step right in without much lead time. On the bright side, it was a 45 minute drive to practice and I’m now hoping to connect with some south shore musicians – our friend Susie has some people she wants to introduce me to on that front. The timing works out better anyway just based on how busy we are right now.
Last night was Friday Night Art Walk in Hanapepe. A fun community event that features local artisans, food, and live music in historic Old Hanapepe town. A lot of fun and a beautiful evening! We tried pot pies from The Right Slice pie company – pricey but good!
Unpacking – still a few boxes to go but we have the main things in the house and the carport can now house both of our cars with little problem. Not much has gone into storage under the house other than yard tools and the cat carriers. There are still one or two boxes in the carport that we haven’t gone through yet. That may happen today.
While we are still busy, things appear to be falling into place and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Soon the life routine will start taking shape and we will feel less like tourists and more like residents.