We’re so excited to introduce you to a new weekly post from our friend, James! Starting next week, you’ll enjoy his posts covering everything from dad challenges he’s overcome, living in north SLO county, and so much more. He and his wife are Los Angeles transplants like my husband and I and having been friends from high school, I was excited for him to share his SLO Life with all of you too. Make sure to check in on him every week and if you have any questions for him, shoot us an email.
We caught up with James last week and want to introduce him to you…
Hey James! You and I go back to our high school days in the South Bay (Southern beach towns in Los Angeles), how did you end up in San Luis Obispo?
Basically, it was because of my wife. She wanted to go north but not too far north since all our family lives in the South Bay or Santa Barbara. I told her pick the area and I will follow. So I finished my work in my bands and headed off.
I remember rocking out to you playing at some shows! Good times.
How did you and your beautiful wife meet?
We met at Trader Joe’s in Redondo Beach. We worked together for a few years before dating then got married 1 year and 1 month after our first date.
You always have the greatest pictures of you and your family on Facebook. Your kids are so darned cute! Can you introduce them to us?
My wife’s name is Mersedeh, 2 kids Asalah(2) and Ilyas (5 months). We have 1 cat named LB, a fish named Admiral Akbar, and 6 chickens (lone free ranger, hen solo, chewpecka, bellachix freerange, henican skyclucker, and darth feather).
I absolutely love the names of your chickens. I’m so obsessed with the idea of having chickens of my own and can’t wait to talk to you more about that and learn more in future posts. Seriously, we’re super impressed that you put together the coops yourself.
What do you love about being married?
The best part of marriage is having a constant teammate. Yes sometimes there are disagreements, but it is all for a better common goal. You know that you will always have someone to hold your hand or help put the tourniquet on and drive you to the hospital.
You’ve made your home in Templeton, what do you love most about the area?
I love fall and spring. Summers are too hot and the winters too cold. But I wouldn’t trade it because the views are spectacular whatever the season. There were a lot of reasons we held out buying a house until we bought in Templeton. Schools were the big deciding factor for us.
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us get to know you a bit. We’re really looking forward to learning more about your SLO Life!