In one simple pic. This is a business-class ticket. Granted, it’s a one-way business-class ticket for a single person, but still…try getting that kind of value in a US domestic coach ticket redemption.
Some time ago, I realized I’d missed the two opening rounds of tickets for this year’s World Domination Summit and added myself to the notification list for the third round. And promptly forgot about it. Over the weekend, I’d gotten an email reminding me that more tickets would be available soon, so I went over […]
Last year, Rick and I took the non-stop to Frankfurt, where it took literally 1-1/2 hours to get from the gate we arrived at to the Lufthansa club nearest the gate we’d be departing from. Then we lazed about in amazing chairs for a while before catching our flight to Istanbul. Our flight lands in […]
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 […]
My usual daily quota right now is around 2,000 words. I budgeted zero words on the two driving days up and near-zero words on the three driving days back on this trip. Nor did I expect normal word counts while I’m up here. Here’s how many words I wrote on each day of the trip, […]
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 […]