What a week, every week

Hello everyone! Welcome! I’m hosting a virtual trick-or-treat all month long. If you had trick-or-treaters coming to your house, what kind of candy would you give them? To start, I’m giving out a tamarind candy coated in chilli powder. It’s a popular Mexican candy and the taste is a mix of sweet, sour, and spicy.

What a week! I feel like I say this almost every week. My husband has been doing lots of overtime at work this week. I’ve been on overdrive at work pushing out new programs for the hospital.

But besides work stuff, there’s been a major shakeup family-wise. My sister-in-law who lives in San Diego informed us the house they (meaning her, her son, her mom, and two grown-up brothers) have have to move out of the house they’ve been renting over the last 9-10 years. The owner’s daughter who has been living in Florida is moving back to San Diego and he wants to give her the house. The whole family has until January or February to move out. It’s likely they will stay in San Diego, but it’s likely they all won’t live together. If they were looking to rent a home with the same parameters where it’s a four bedroom and two bathroom — they’re looking at $4,000 per month at the lower end where it’s either a townhome or an apartment with no yard and no garage. Parking would most likely be very difficult and inconvenient. I’ve seen rental prices as high as $12,000 per month where the home comes with a large yard, garage, and it’s in a gated community.

Speaking of more family matters, today we were suppose to go biking with friends. This morning as my husband was pumping the tires of our bikes, he found a huge tear on my bicycle tire. My husband told me that his brother (the one who lives with us) borrowed my bike a few weeks back to go pick up his car from the mechanic shop. His brother said he popped my bike tire and he did offer to get a new one. Obviously it was not taken care of because it brought us to this morning. I told my husband that I had no his brother even borrowed my bike. He never told me. To add to that, we learned yesterday his brother broke the drip irrigation. We’re not sure how long the drip irrigation has been down. Between the two, I’m more mad at him about the drip irrigation than the bicycle tire because now I have to salvage the plants — I paid someone to install those plants and I had to pay for the plants too. *shakes head*

I told my husband he could go biking with our friends while Lana and I can walk around the area with the dogs. It was a nice urban hike walking down Ballona Creek from Culver City. We ended up at Playa del Rey beach to sit and relax.

Walking down Ballona Creek admiring the birds

Lastly, I’m current working on updating my “About Me” section.

Books I am currently reading:

Wow, that’s a first. I just finished Malibu Rising and now I’ll be seeking out my next reads.

Finished reading:

  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid (audiobook borrowed from the library)
  • Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reed (borrowed from the library)


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15 thoughts on “What a week, every week”

    1. I was not quite sure when my husband brought it up. But as I was watering the plants yesterday, I did see the change my BIL try to make. It was not like he slashed a line on the tube, it was more like he put an extension line for his plants. But the way he put his extension is more like “T-line” and he placed it on a dripper so the pressure drops. Thankfully that jasmine is fine — it get a lot of shade. I would think it’s a quick fix–all he has to do is buy the right parts and place it correctly.


  1. San Diego housing prices–yikes. I’ve always wanted to live there. Almost applied for a job at UCSD a few years ago, till I figured out I wouldn’t be able to afford housing. I hope they’ll be able to find something workable.

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  2. Looking forward to your new About You page!
    That is some traumatic news on the family front … major upheaval. Hope they are all able to find suitable accommodations in time.
    Glad you & Lana were able to have a good time out regardless of your bike. You really are great at thinking on your feet!


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