Working 300 miles from home is a drag. Incredibly depressing at times and always lonely. Then there is the five hour drive home on Friday night and the five hour drive back to the Seattle area on Sunday afternoon. But this weekend Barb was able to get Thursday and Friday off. So she showed up about 16:00 on Thursday and made life so much more pleasant. I got an extra night and day with her. And we had access to the treats of the Seattle area. So we saw a movie (The Family Stone), went to some nice restaurants (there is this great Japanese buffet in Redmond Town Square), and visited with a friend Barb hasn’t seen in about ten years. Most of the time however was just spent in bed. No kids, only very minimal chores to do and so we could just focus on each other. Very nice.