Sorry for the lack of postings lately. Here is what I have been doing for the last couple of days that has kept me away from the computer.
Most of the day Thursday I was looking at apartments and roommate situations after having lunch with some friends at Dixie’s Barbeque in Bellevue. It was good to see Mike in good spirits and apparently healthy after his bicyle wreck which resulted in seven broken bones, a punctured lung, and other injuries.
Probably the most interesting potential roommate was the room in the basement of the owner of a house in Bellevue. This is her business. A professional matchmaker–who is single. Another was a travel agent who was having some difficulties because of the hurricane that wiped out a Cancan resort where a big group of his had made reservations for late November. His comment was “You know not to make reservations during hurricane season, but who would have thought the resort would be closed for two months after the end of the season?” Then there was the potential roommate that said, “You can hunt all the coyotes you want from the backyard.” I would have had to watch out for:
…one llama, 2 alpaca, 3 angora goats, 1 jacob sheep, 9 indian runner ducks, 2 Cayuga ducks, 1 leonberger dog (who rarely comes inside, his job is guarding the flock/herd) and a personable, ancient cat that lives in the garage.
And those were just the animals outside the house. I was tempted. I grew up on a farm and it would have had some similarities to “home”. However the commute to work was a little farther than I really wanted and I turned them down. I have one more potential roommate to check out on Tuesday when I arrive back in the area.
I finished the visit with the last potential roommate and left the Seattle area for the long drive home at 22:00. I got into bed with Barb at 02:38. Barb had Friday off and after she took Xenia to school we celebrated my new job by staying in bed all day. No time for the computer except for the reaching over the side of the bed for the laptop long enough to post the Quote of the Day while Barb was getting us something to eat from the kitchen.
Yesterday after continuing our celebration in bed until mid morning Barb and I went to Lewiston for a walk along the levees and a visit to Costco. Barb has been reading a book on Alford Hitchcock and we watched one of his early movies before going to bed early. Which explains why I woke up early this morning.
One of my tasks for today is to create a blog for Jason’s parents and other friends visiting him in Walter Reed to post information in. That will be easier for them than making lots of phone calls and keeping lists of all the people than need to be on the To: line of the email. Once I get that set up I’ll post a link here too.
I’ve got lots of other things to do too. Lots of stuff to take care of before I head back over for my new job. I’ll try to get in a gun related post soon. The deadline for the latest postal rifle match is coming up soon and I still need to shoot it. I’m thinking of going hunting, shooting the postal match, and working an the Taj Mahal tomorrow. The Taj is in good shape now but I need to do inventory, check the battery charging system, and empty all the jugs of water (used for cleaning) before it freezes. And if I have enough time I’ll test some targets using the .223 at long range.