Thursday, January 23, 2014

You've Missed Me!

A thousand apologies if you have been wondering where we've been.  There is still something wrong with the silly google system, giving me a nasty "error 404" message when I try to load some of the great pictures I want to share with you, but I'm working on learning some way to get around that.  I need a teen-ager!  Well, for several reasons - but just how much gardening, painting, housecleaning and cooking can you get from one before they get bored.  Or boring.

We had a wonderful time in San Francisco!  Really.  Friends and family just kept wanting to feed us, making a grand total of 40 scrumptious (mostly) meals away from home in 33 days.  Maybe the flat tire we (okay, Al) dealt with on the way home was because of being overweight.  Remember the flat tires in Alaska and Canada?  This is getting to be very irksome, not to mention dangerous.  Lucky that it happened just before dark, but it's surprising how few drivers move over to the left lane when they see an obvious problem on the side of the road.  Most don't even slow down, even though the flat was on the driver side, right there in plain view of traffic.  Maybe they were all going too fast to notice an old man on his knees beside a gigantic RV.  So we stopped in Tacoma to get bigger and better tires for Homer.  He happily skipped and danced all the way to Sequim, looking very pleased with his new shoes. It was kind of involved to upgrade from an E tire to a G tire, having to learn about load rating and rim capacity and steel valve stems.  I have no idea what any of that means, but Al seemed to think it was entertaining.

Now we're safely home in Sequim, dealing with the unfinished projects and unpacking the remaining boxes. Why didn't the construction fairies swoop in while we were away and finish all that, or maybe the chirping birds and  scurrying chipmunks from Cinderella.  I'm a little bit miffed with them just now.  Let me know if you have the secret for getting them to perform.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Another Reason to eat cake

See what happens when a math nerd gets to be 71?  Marco is so clever.  We had a delightful time celebrating with Teri and Willie - and eating our way through San Francisco.  I'm going to have to walk all the way back to Sequim to burn off the calories that have been consumed since we arrived here.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cold Enough For You?

Can you believe how cold most of the country has been all week?  There is a tinge of guilt about enjoying the San Francisco weather, but just a tinge then it passes.  We've just been so busy with visiting and eating and social activities that there isn't time to think about the weather much, but it's all been great.  Except there is something wrong with the blog thing and I can't get any photos to load.  I'll keep trying but you'll just have to imagine all the fun we've been having and how fat I'm getting.  We only have ten more days here, so why stop now?

Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Party Has Just Begun


We can't remember for sure, but this is probably the 25th time that the restaurant has been transformed into a balloon wonderland for New Year's Eve.  It takes a lot of hot air to get over 3,000 of those things floating for a few hours.  But how sad yet strangely pretty they look the next day. 

So here we go with another year crammed with excitement.
May all your resolutions be easy to keep and all your wishes fulfilled!
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