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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 […]


Storm Batters Pacific Northwest. Both Washington and Oregon have declared states of emergency. I already had to get another $99 plane tomorrow morning from Seattle to Portland because the trains are canceled and the I-5 (the main route between the cities) may be closed for 3 days. I’m wondering if this is the same storm […]


Hi. I’m moving. To either Portland or Seattle. I don’t know which just yet. I’m leaning towards Portland, but I’m keeping an open mind. I’ve never been to either of these cities, so I could possibly end up in Albuquerque, with 300 days of sun a year (as opposed to 70 days of sun a […]