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08: Housing History

Vintage Pointe: Another Apartment with a Foofy Name

I’ve lived in Vintage Pointe Apartments here in Rohnert Park for almost four years now, definitely the longest stretch I’ve lived anywhere since my folks’ house. I may not be there much longer, as I will probably need a larger place after getting married. It’s fine for one guy, but a little too cozy for...

The Lakes Apartments – Bellevue, WA

RELOCATION TIME I quickly found and moved into my place at The Lakes in a hurry, as I had to relocate from Sacramento and start a new job within two weeks’ time. The place was very nice as far as apartments go, and was probably one step below Timberlake in terms of overall quality of...

Riverwood Apartments: Cats, Cats, Cats!

After the summer of ’96, I moved back to Sacramento to finish up at CSUS. I moved in to a three bedroom apartment right near the campus with some guys I’d met through Jaime and become friends with. Those guys were cool and pretty fun to live with, but the apartment itself was pretty lame....

Shaliko, Part II : The Beginning of the End

A few months after I had defeated the dragon, Todd thought it would be cool if he bleached his hair and dyed it blue. I’m not sure what brought that on, but it was most likely a product of his days on end spent doing relatively nothing. He looked like a total dork, and I...

Shaliko!!! – Paco Remembers…

I remember quite a few visits to see Eduardo at Shaliko. It was a very cool little complex. Right near a little strip mall. The Gook I remember there was a haircut place in the little mall. And Todd used to get his haircut there. But I never knew the name of the place. All...

Shaliko, Part I

Actually, the VERY first place outside the dorms that I lived in during school was a cool little apartment complex in Rocklin called Shaliko. I lived there with Todd and his girlfriend Nicole, although they were out of town most of the time. I moved in with them during the summer of 1994, right after...

OLD Alturas – Paco Get’s White Trash!

After getting out of Beaverton, my life got a bit hectic, as described before… I returned to Redding in early 2001, with no real plan… no job, no place to live, etc… I took up residence at my parents in the mean time while I figured things out, I began subbing again, and I started...

Timberlake, Part II

Jaimenacho eloquently covered much of what I was going to mention in my second post on Timberlake, so I’ll just cover what’s left that I remember about that place. We had a ton of random and funny experiences there – probably more than any other place I’ve lived – which is interesting, considering that we...

Sabre Ct. and the Bechelli Brothers.

For the sake of entertainment, I’m going to write about the apartments I’ve lived at in Redding, prior to buying a home. Place #1 Sabre Court. Sabre court was a place we rented prior to my wife and I A) being married and B) Having our first child. The place was a series of 4...

Woodcreek – A place not to call home

Things are not always as they seem… that was the lesson learned from moving from Seattle to Beaverton Oregon. As detailed earlier, I thought the job I was taking was SO much better than Freeman Wellwood. That was a mistake. I also thought this apartment would be much better than Fremont. Heck it was SO...

Court is in Session! – Fremont Court Apts.

After spending a month or so on Guillermo’s floor, we picked up our stuff and moved out. We looked around Seattle for a while trying to find a suitable home. We knew we wanted to be in the city, but not RIGHT downtown. I needed a place to park the White Brother, and I didn’t...

LIFE AT TIMBERLAKE

After I moved out of the house on Conbar, I moved in with Paco and Eduardo. We moved into a place called Timberlake. I had a friend from the dorms Randy, who lived there, so I had gotten to see the complex, and knew how nice it was. The place was sort of like the...