September 29, 2011

1. Yesterday was the last full day with the in-laws. To celebrate, I took the day off work and we went to the Coast range for a hike. We hiked along an abandoned railroad, through two tunnels, over a few trestles (which I was not actually warned about ahead of time; a perhaps wise decision…

September 27, 2011

Sorry everyone! I know you have been obsessively refreshing my blog hoping for shoes, but I don’t have any today. I am too tired for shoes. Also, I have to save my energy, because tonight is the next level in the Toastmasters Humorous Speech contest. In which I am competing. At 6:30 pm. I don’t…

September 26, 2011

At long last, I finished the guest room. Background – our house has three bedrooms. One is lovely and large, with a great closet (that came equipped with nothing even close to resembling places to store clothing or other such items). The architect and I claimed the largest room as our master bedroom, and last…

September 23, 2011

This morning, like a kid on Christmas who believes in Santa, I waited for the plumber. He arrived 10 minutes late. (I later heard him call in to his plumbing company to confirm arrival and he said that although he forgot to call in right away, he was on time.) I worked away in my…

September 22, 2011

1. Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn!  I love fall – it’s my favorite season. And so pretty here in Portland! 2. I am not going to talk about the bathroom today. Much. Except to let you know that not only is tomorrow the first day of fall, it is also International Toilet Appreciation…

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