July 30th, 2006
This is a picture of a squirrel eating nuts on our back patio. If we leave nuts out, a squirrel will show up and eat them within a few minutes. It's pretty cute.
Well, I'm happy to report that things are going better with the new apartment this week. The heat wave finally ended and we're back down to a comfortable 72 degrees in our apartment. It feels a whole lot nicer in here now. I was getting tired of the smell of baked Chris. :P
As for the ants, we finally resorted to spraying all the ants with Raid and put a different brand of ant traps outside by the hole where they've been entering the apartment and since then we haven't had any problems. Seriously, I haven't seen an ant since. What a relief!
We also got a new couch. Yay! It was the first major purchase we've ever been able to pay for all in cash. It was a nice feeling. To see pictures of our new couch and the rest of the apartment, go back to the main page of my 360 page and on the right side of the menu where it says "Photos" select "Our California Apartment" from the pull-down menu. Then either press the play button or click "View Photos" to look at the rest of the pictures.
On a final note, we took a trip to San Fransisco yesterday. We saw Haight and Ashbury, the Japanese Tea Gardens, Fisherman's Wharf and then we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge to get to Sausilito. We had some excellent food and lots of fun. However, here's three recommendations for taking a trip to San Fransisco:
- Always have lots of cash. It doesn't matter if you have a million dollars in the bank, you need to have cold hard cash to do stuff in SF since most places don't accept anything else.
- Bring a jacket that you can tie around your waist. A lot of people don't realize that it's fairly cold in SF---even in the summer. It's better to be prepared and bring along extra clothing. Good walking shoes help too.
- Don't go on a Saturday. That's when every other tourist and their dog comes to SF. When you come to visit us, go to SF on a weekday and spend your weekend doing stuff around here in San Jose or something.
- Plan out what you're going to see in advance. That way you don't spend a lot of time trying to think what to do next. :)
And now you've been adequately enlightened.