Mom’s accepted an offer (over asking price) on her place. It was on the market for less than a week.
I hadn’t had coffee this morning when I looked out the window in Medford, Oregon and saw snow high on the mountains. I thought, “Wow, it’s April and there’s still snow?” When I lived in Vermont, the more obvious answer would have occurred to me: I didn’t notice it last night because the snow fell […]
Got to say, though I’m normally not a Hampton Inn lover (because Hilton Garden Inn has better breakfast), the Hampton Inn in Dupont, Washington is awesome and very modern and trendy. Had a beautiful day driving from there to Medford, Oregon, where we stayed at a more typical Hampton Inn.
We’ve left. We’ve left without the single thing I cared about, possession-wise. We left with almost all the things my mom cared most about. After that, it was a thousand gnats, each of them annoying. I got some writing done on the ferry. I also wrote some code on the ferry, which means I broke […]
In the mid-80s, my mom and my late stepfather moved up to Vancouver Island. They lived in Port Alberni for a time, then built a house on almost 13 acres of land in Courtenay. Her former partner’s been living in it as the caretaker. He hasn’t mentioned any maintenance issues. He hasn’t mentioned no running […]
I woke up early. Neither of us slept well, in fact. Why is it always like that? I love Hilton Garden Inn breakfasts. This one was particularly nice, for the record. Also: if you have your choice of Hilton Garden Inn or a Hampton Inn, the Hilton Garden Inn has the significantly superior breakfasts. I […]
We’re going to be going over mountains, so I take the special meds. I hate it with a burning passion, and you’ll understand why in a bit. I take it because it increases oxygen concentration in the blood, which means less altitude sick. I get altitude sick in a ten story building. Only a slight […]
Mom and I are going to drive up to Canada. I’ve driven to Seattle before, and I’ve driven from Seattle to Vancouver before. However, the next stage is the ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, which I’ve never taken (I’ve always flown). I’ve also never been to Victoria before, so I’m excited that we’re going […]