|Off we go!
||[Feb. 9th, 2014|09:42 pm]
We are all packed up and ready to head off to the left coast tomorrow! (Well, bar all the usual stuff that you can't pack until the morning you leave.)|
We're flying in to Seattle, then picking up a rental car to drive down to Astoria and spend several days visiting with Jerry's parents. Then we'll drive back and spend a couple days with Troy and Ron in Seattle before we fly back next Sunday. (Added bonus, it looks like we'll get to hang out with Reid & Richard, too. Yay!)
Today I dropped keys off with Douglas (who is cat-sitting for us), and visited my grandmother, and went to the grocery store like five different times for oh just two more things. Got a box of my dad's old stuff to bring home. Heard stories about Dad's college years, which made me realize that I think he was a lot more rebellious and adventuresome than I was at that age. Also heard some stories about a relative's wife's high school years, which read to me as very unstable and poverty-stricken; my grandmother thinks that the relative married her more out of a desire to rescue her than love (which I could see), and hearing about her background made me think that maybe it's not such a surprise that, when presented with the opportunity to run off with her much wealthier boss, she abandoned the relative for someone who could provide a lot more resources...
Yesterday was going to be Star Wars, but after running a handful of errands, I lost a good chunk of my afternoon to a sinus headache and a wait-for-the-advil-to-kick-in nap, and I was feeling underprepared, and Jeff couldn't make it so we just canceled and did nothing with the evening, and I think that was what I needed. When we do play again, it will be all the better for the delay, I promise! Friday evening Douglas (newly returned from Phoenix) came over. Thursday... I think Thursday was one of those days where throwing frozen taquitos in the oven for dinner was about all I could manage. And I think that's it for doings of late.