Day 1 on the Island of Enchantment

There is no other way to share the magic of this island (so far), than by showing. So here goes! I know this is not a Puerto Rico shot, but it feels pretty magical. Our last glimpse of Austin, out of my son's airplane window. The crescent moon, a few start/planets/sattelites, and the sun going... Continue Reading →


Yes, we're still going! Yes, we leave tomorrow! For real. We got renters. No, really. All we have left is a couple of signatures, and we're good to go. Not counting my chickens here, am I? There was a 5.0 earthquake in southern Puerto Rico (same area they have been in for months) about an... Continue Reading →

3 Days Till Puerto Rico

Er, Take Two Updates: More people coming to see the house today (allegedly). We have gone through a couple more potential renters since I last posted. Y'all, this house renting thing is a pain in the ass. It takes a LOT of work to get a house ready to show when you've got a 4... Continue Reading →

The Road to Happiness

Our first Airbnb when we get to Rincon is a little casa on the hill, on Cam Carretas 413. The locals call Carr. 413 “The Road to Happiness". Here are some pictures of the vista we’ll have: Aaaah. The most special thing about this house is that if we like it, the owner has offered... Continue Reading →

New D Date

Take 2: We bought our tickets to Rincón! Flying out January 26th now. This time, I paid extra for the flex fare (so that we can change the flight without penalty fees), just in case. Live and learn. We still don't have renters. This home listing thing aint for the fainthearted. Daughter is back at... Continue Reading →

Last Day in Texas

This is supposed to be our last day in Texas for six months. We were scheduled to fly out of AUS tonight at 5:55 pm, headed for Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. But that is not to be. Yesterday, after yet another large 5.9/6.0 earthquake, we canceled our flight. It is very strange to spend months readying... Continue Reading →

5 Days To Go For Puerto Rico

Earthquakes, Blackouts, and Renters There have been over 30 earthquakes in Puerto Rico in the past 24 hours. The largest was this morning, a 6.4, which damaged buildings, homes, roads, historical sites, induced a tsunami alarm which sent people scurrying into the hills and blocking the roads, and killed one man (that we know of... Continue Reading →

The Last Hours of the Decade

Where do you begin with all this looking back at an entire decade? I mean, thinking of time in these giant blocks is enough to give anyone an anxiety attack. So I won't. However, looking back at the last few days and hours gives me the best indicator of my life - today, yesterday, and... Continue Reading →

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