I was going to write a blog about a great energy efficient home that caught my interest…until the listing was canceled. Instead, I can write about the next best thing – waking up in the most heavenly spot on Earth…Hawaii!
I love waking up in Hawaii!
I lived in Los Angeles for 25 years and I’d always get my feathers ruffled when I’d hear weather reporters say that Southern California has the best weather in the nation. NOT! We have the best weather here in Hawaii, all day, every day.
Done venting. Now, here are a few very simple reasons why I had to move back home:
5. I Can Hang My Clothes Up to Dry on a Clothesline
I always hated to dry my clothes in a dryer. They always shrunk, faded, and wore-out quickly. My clothes smell so nice and fresh, and I use the few minutes that it takes me to hang them up as meditation time. I’m still anal about organizing them, though!
Drying my clothes in the warm Hawaii sunshine is a plus!
4. I Can Always See & Smell Flowers Wherever I Go, All Year Round
I have never lived where leaves drop and it snows, so when I see scenes like that, it’s cool looking for a while, but living like that for 4 or 5 months must be hard. I don’t remember a day that I didn’t see a flower. How can you not be in a good mood with all the flowers around us?!
How can you not be in a good mood with all the flowers around us?!
3. I Can Go to the Beach Any Day of the Year & Not Have to Take a Jacket
Call me a snob, but a beach is not a beach if you have to wear a jacket and long pants. I remember the first time I went to the beach in Santa Monica; it was very warm where I lived (Wilshire and LaBrea), so I thought it would be warmer at the beach. As the bus let me off at Ocean Ave., the fog was so thick that by the time I got to the beach, the fog got my shirt wet…and there were people in speedos and bikinis laying out.
A beach is not a beach if you have to wear a jacket and long pants
2. The Sun Helps Me Reduce My Electricity Bill
Having a solar water heating unit is wonderful. I can go 3 cloudy days and still have hot water. I’m looking forward to installing a full photovoltaic system that will allow me to charge the electric car that I plan on purchasing sometime soon. I refuse to be a slave to oil.
Free sunshine, anyone?!
1. I Will Never Again Have That Sinking, Depressing Feeling of Heading to the Airport For My Flight Back to LA
My vacations would go by so fast and I would feel so sad on the drive back to the airport. I sometimes see tourists loading up their cars in the KMart parking lot. I feel sad for them, but I mostly giggle and think, “Better you than me.” Let’s not forget the week of depression after the vacation. I don’t ever want to go there.
The best part? I don’t have to go home…I am home!
I love this quote from a friend who has been living here for a while. He sometimes thinks to himself, “My life is better than your vacation.” For me, it is…because I don’t have to go home…I am home!
Want to Know More?
Share with me some of your simple reasons why you love living in Hawaii, or why you can’t wait to live in Hawaii. If you would like to know more about living the Hawaii Life, feel free to contact me.
Ken Molina, R(S)