October 31st marks the 8 year anniversary of Maiko & Toby's meeting in Seattle at Safeco Field (near the team jackets in The Seattle Mariner's Team Store). We celebrate it more than our wedding anniversary every year. This year, we celebrated it by spending time with Maiko's ill grandfather, hauling tiles to the property, shopping (and eventually purchasing) bit ticket items like a refrigerator, IH heater (all electric stove top) and some light fixtures for the master bedroom. We then ended the evening with a piano concert at our soon to be neighbors house (see below picture). We dressed semi-formal and I think surprised all our neighbors that we can pretty ourselves up a little as they only see us in our grubby work clothes all the time.
After the concert was over, we walked outside to it snowing like crazy. A great day that ended with a nice present from Mother Nature. However, we do need it to melt a bit so we can finish up a few things outside and around the house build.