Monthly Archives: December, 2008

We’re Home

It was a really long drive home.  The mountain pass was in full blizzard mode and was even closed for a bit while we waited for “avalanche control.”  But we made it safely.  Linlee and the dogs were all very good and Rob was a wonderful driver. I am ready to put December to rest.  …

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Last day here…

As there is no news on my father and the waiting could be indefinite, we are headed back to Seattle tomorrow.  I feel comfortable leaving my mom with her friends who are surrounding her with support.  I think we are both still waiting for someone to tell us that my dad is gone for good …

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Thanks Everybody

All your thoughts, prayers and well wishes are very much appreciated.  No news on my dad.  We realize at this point the chances of finding him okay are very slim.  It still feels too unreal to digest. Another snow storm blew through Spokane this morning adding six more inches of snow to the already crazy …

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The reason we’re in Spokane…

This has been a really hard week.  I’ve put off saying anything because I kept hoping that there would be no need to even bring it up, but the situation has lasted too long, so here it is…  Last Monday evening my father went out for a walk and has not been seen since.  He’s …

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Spokane

It became important for us to get to Spokane (details on that later) so we made it safely (albeit very slowly) across the icy state.  While Seattle’s snow was pretty impressive, Spokane’s is doubly so.  We pulled Linlee in this little sled this morning… Here is Bailey trying not to sink in the snow… Here …

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Merry Christmas!

(Notice how the beads up top are nice and droopy, but the ones down low – within reach of little hands -are not.) It was a white Christmas.  More snow this morning while opening presents… Now for the good stuff… We had a lovely Christmas morning together.

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Christmas Eve

We are ready for a quiet Christmas Eve at home tonight.  I’m missing my family, but thankful for my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter.  We were able to make another trip out of the neighborhood this afternoon, so I will be able to prepare a nice meal and we have a stack of videos to …

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The neighbors are tormenting me…

For the past three or four days, every time I look out my back window, I see this (had to use my telephoto lens): That little red cup you see sitting on the rail of their front porch is a Starbucks (holiday) cup.  Someone obviously had a yummy coffee (lucky!) and left their cup there.  …

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Bah humbug.

I hate to go on about the weather, but it has ruined our plans for Christmas.  We are still snowed in and getting across the icy state in one piece would be a big question mark.  For those who don’t know Washington State, Seattle is as west as you can get while Spokane (where my …

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I miss Starbucks!

I think the last time I was able to get to a Starbucks was about a week and a half ago.  I’m not on a daily, like my mother, but I’m definitely feeling overdue!  Yesterday during our disastrous trip to the mall, we passed a homeless man with a sign asking for help.  The car …

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