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Packing

I’m up to my eyeballs in books, clothes and boxes. I have a week and a day before I leave for Christmas. So I’m just trying to wrap up here. I’m mailing all my belongings through the post office. I’m bringing the cat to the vet next week for a health certificate so he can […]

She’s Still Got It

Today. I woke up somewhat late. I didn’t sleep well. This might have something to do with the Narrowly-Averted-Though-Still-Panic-Inducing-Near-Tragedy that almost befell me when I tried to check into my hotel last night. I had booked my hotel through hotels.com a couple weeks ago. They had my reservation on file (I called before leaving Hawaii […]

In Seattle!

I was able to catch a train today after the rail lines were closed for 3 or 4 days. From the train, I could see some general sogginess and lots of swollen rivers. Hard for me to compare how it might usually be, since I don’t know what “normal” looks like. As I understand, the […]

I Walked a Lot Today

Before I talk about today, just a quick note about yesterday: My interview at the temp agency went well. If I may allow a bit of self-praise: I interview well. I can talk the talk-talk and the blah-blah (and the yadda yadda.) I ended up spending over two and a half hours there. I spoke […]

In Portland

I arrived yesterday. When I got here, it was SUNNY! There were big puddles on the ground, and big clouds in the sky, but the sun cast long, sharp shadows. I was assured that Monday was like the watery apocalypse. And today is socked-in with fog. I’d post a photo here, but no amount of […]