Friday, February 29, 2008

Up to Bellingham.






Beautiful drive up on the ferry and Whidbey Island and then over Deception Pass. Bellingham holds the Rachel and Katie who now go to Western Washington University. They were well and functional. We had some tasty homemade spaghetti and then we went out to soak up some live music and atmosphere.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The boy and the monkey tree.







Skirts, soup, and sleep.



I'm now on day three or four of vacation. It depends on weather you count a day that I was so loopy from lack of sleep that I wasn't much use. The sister and the nephew are here and we've been doing stuff. I made a skirt (see picture of fabric) and we went and laid out the t-shirts for my graduation quilt. I know you are thinking... didn't she graduate over a year ago... but the idea needed some formulation. Today is soup supper day. Tomorrow is lunch with George and Norma and dinner with Katie. Then Friday at some point in time I drive up to Bellingham to see Katie and Rachel. They mentioned something about yams.

So vacation is good, but every time the phone rings my gut is telling me to say "Alaska Family Services, Rebecca speaking, how may I help you?" Maybe that is why my own phone is pretty much always on vibrate.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

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Well I've been up since six in the morning subbing and teaching my AMSEA class. I'm off to sleep for a few hours and then work from midnight to eight. But, before I take my reprieve I thought I'd longingly look ahead at my weather.

Monday, February 18, 2008

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So it decided to warm up right before I leave. It better get cold again while I'm gone.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

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The good news is that my landlord agreed to fix it while I'm gone. I was smart and removed my light fixture and turned off the breaker to the bathroom so that it wouldn't accidentally start a fire. It looks like I'll be peeing in the dark and taking sink baths for a week.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

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Well the landlord didn't come out to view the sodden drywall. But I'm not going to let that or the lack of sunlight get me down. I'm headed south in guess how many days?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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My bathroom is leaking in several places. There's a chorus in there muted by the shut door. Drip drip drop little February showers doesn't quite have the same ring to it. I think I like it more when the drops come from the sky and not the ceiling. The landlord should be by today to give it a look-see... but I don't think he's going to be happy with the soggy drywall.

Monday, February 11, 2008

It's coming...


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Today is the 11th. If my calculations are correct that means that I'm
13 days from arriving in Olalla,
18 from Bellingham,
19 from Seattle, Chehalis, and Portland,
21 to Eugene, and
22 from the Oregon Coast.

Friday, February 1, 2008