Washington State Wine Country!

Washington State Wine Country!

We recently made a trip to Eastern Washington to take in The Great Prosser Balloon Rally in late September.  This annual event coincides with the harvest of the grapes involving thousands of acres of vines.  Dozens of huge hot air balloons are launched on Friday,...
Lots of canker sores? Try switching your toothpaste.

Lots of canker sores? Try switching your toothpaste.

Did you know that your toothpaste might be the biggest reason you get so many canker sores? I have suffered from getting frequent canker sores my whole life. For me, I would get one almost once a month. As soon as one canker sore would heal, another would show up in...
Roommates after 50 – No problem!

Roommates after 50 – No problem!

Whenever we think of someone having roommates, we usually think of a young and free spirited college age student. I am in my 50’s now and I think having roommates after 50 is terrific. Most people think as we get older, we get more set in our ways. Maybe...
Expats – Rent vs Buy a Place to Live Abroad

Expats – Rent vs Buy a Place to Live Abroad

Rent vs Buy? Most of us were taught as we were growing up that buying a home is the foundation to a secure and stable life. Well – what if you are an expat living in another country? Does that mantra still hold true?  Pros of renting property as an expat 1) You...
9 Things you can do for your homesick wife.

9 Things you can do for your homesick wife.

I have a homesick wife. My wonderful wife and I met 4 years ago, and just recently, she moved all the way from Thailand just to marry me. She misses her family terribly. She misses all of her friends. And she misses her culture. Sometimes in the mornings she gets very...