Youngest had an appointment for an after care checkup (sinus surgery) at 7.40am this morning in Seattle.
- first text - forgot his insurance card
- second text - contrary to what we were told they would NOT see him.
- third text - going to have to drive to Portland and back on Thursday to see original doctor.
- fourth text - left all his paperwork at this morning's visit. Can I send original dr. number?
- fifth text - he wants to get dr's permission to go sky diving on the 31st.
Do you think there is enough chocolate in the world?
I-90 is the way to get across WA and very beautiful once you get in the mountains. Because of a wildfire that is attempting to eat a couple towns (they have evaced) the smoke was pretty thick
and the wind was not helping. A pileup happened and closed I-90. Almost unthinkable due to traffic on this route.
We do not go this way. We drop down into Yakima instead. And that was really smoky too but also at 10pm so the traffic wasn't too thick.
Youngest had sinus surgery in Portland and we drove him back to Seattle where he is interning for the summer. We managed to have some nice meals out and got a lot of reading done during the nine hours we were in the waiting room.
Here is Youngest and Daughter when we had breakfast on the river walk in Portland. Youngest doing well and gets a three day weekend to recover.
"A man who lived at the home told fire officials he was trying to kill a
spider in his laundry room using a can of spray paint and a lighter when
the wall caught fire, according to Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire
Department. The man wasn't able to put the fire out himself, and he left
the home when it began to spread.
The building, which is a
rental home, will cost roughly $40,000 to repair, Moore said. It will
cost another $20,000 to repair or replace the contents of the home.
The first store around here is about 40 minutes from our combined cities of 100K. This tiny town gets a store. The city councils still have not figured out how to make everyone happy here. I guess initiative gave little guidance.
Anyway I don't recognize anyone....
The gnomes want to know what is pot, if it not a vessel to pour beer into?
Waaay up in the rolling Palouse hills of eastern WA (actually about a quarter mile into Idaho) is the famly farm. Wheat and lentils. The fields are now tilled by BIL's brothers and cousins. BIL grandfather immigrated from Russia and started the, now third and fourth generation, family farm.
Have always felt blessed to for my kids to have this wonderful experience. Eldest worked harvest. (Youngest too allergic for harvest.) Nothing like tending a combine at midnight or five in the morning.
We took Eldest and DIL(to be) up yesterday. Daughter and her bff came with us and Youngest met us for the day (his gang had come over from Seattle).
Back in the day I had to peruse maps and then reproduce them in a small form for a magazine I worked for. This was before computer help.
On one map of Washington I found a tiny marking that read 'here be Sasquatch'. I laughed and saluted
my fellow cartographer.
The news today -
"The shy and secretive creature known as Bigfoot has eluded us once more.
DNA tests of 30 hair samples attributed to Bigfoot, yetis and other
storied beings showed the hair actually came from bears, horses, even a
porcupine – but not from any ape-like animals new to science."