So in answer to my own question from my last post, my husband and I ended up near the lake that the dogs like walking around- about 4 houses away actually. With a peek-a-boo view from the guest room. Renting a home at the beach was just too expensive, it turned out. Although it would have been fun to experience the true California coastal scene, it is not in the cards for us right now. Moving out of the townhouse apartment and dealing with the large deposit on another place has been enough of a drag on our time and energy and bank accounts too!
We are hopeful though that we can get into the swing of things and do more enjoying the sun and fun and less of the sweating while moving everything we own for the second time in less than 2 months! I can certainly say that touching everything you own three times since we packed up and left Seattle in June makes you want to get rid of a whole lot more and certainly puts things like blooging onto the back burner. I hope to get back to it as I experience new things that inspire me every day. And now I hope to have the time for it as well. It's been good to peek in on my favorite bloggers here and there and see that things are moving on as they do. I really want to join back in soon!