Big day!  actually meeting with a realtor. 

The Portland housing market is scary for any buyer with houses we’d be interested in going for 10-20% over asking.  But we are looking and just in case that perfect house comes on the market, we’ll have  our realtor on speed dial.  While our list of wants is quite long, our actual “needs” list is short:

Here’s the ideal house:

2-3 bedroom

2 bath

Off-street parking (preferably with a garage)

walk score of 85+

We’d love to stay in our neighborhood, but that just might not be realistic… 🙁

Fun day in Portland with the St Louis klan

Mike, Donna, Laurn and Erin came to visit on the tail end of their Alaska vacation.  We took the bus to the Saturday Market (Susan bought a necklace & we bought a small pottery plate).   it just happened that it was also the 25th anniversary of the Portland Japanese memorial park.  George Takie spoke about his memories living during the interment camps of ww2.  After that, we headed back home to view photos from the Alaska Trip.  of course a trip would not be complete without a trip to the waffle window, so we capped the evening with tasty treats!  overall, a fun relaxing day.