Personal Long-Term Goals 2015

1. In addition to the house in the city, own a little cabin on a piece of waterfront property, like a lake, with a dock and evergreen trees. 2. Have security when I retire. Save $800,000. If I buy another % of Alta share, I’d be at about $190,000 now. 3. Pursue a variety of creative…

40 days to 15

It’s 3/29/15, my 39th birthday weekend (day before my birthday). I’m in the car with my husband, Eric, headed to Astoria to spend the night and relax. Eric and I recently ran the Shamrock 15k, which we do annually in an attempt to offset the damage of the Portland winter to the body and soul….

The Garden as a Community Builder

My garden is modest. We live on a standard city plot with about 3,000 sf of space available for planting. The south side of the house happens to sit in the most public corner of the plot, on the street-side which receives alot of passing cyclists and pedestrians. Because it’s such a small amount of space in…