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The three day drive from Chicago to Seattle was tiring but harmless. The week of camping in the house (sleeping bags, a backpack of clothes and no cooking utensils) was bizarre. Now it's been almost three weeks, and much of our "stuff" is still in transit, but we've got enough essentials to make it feel like home.

That nagging cough, brought on by exertion and dust, has hung on for weeks, sapping energy and making ribs sore. What a good excuse for an afternoon nap.

Still haven't really adjusted to the change from inter-urban to rural. Shops here close at 7 pm, there's very few restaurants, no convenience stores. The only "chain" stores are the locally owned grocery stores! I plan to cook a great deal more than I ever have back in Chicago - this will be easier to actually try once the pots and pans arrive. Adjusting to an electric oven and stove will also clearly take a bit of time.

Now, to unpack some more boxes...

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cyohtee
Aug. 25th, 2004 01:53 pm (UTC)
Sheesh, you don't speak to some people often enough and the next thing you know they've gone and moved across the country on you. :)

Good luck to you out in the Great Northwest, and hope to still see you at the occasional convention if we both happen to be at the same one at the same time.
minnehaha
Aug. 25th, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC)
Do you want to chat about making dinner? GT is not going to have anything done before you starve to death, but I'm really good at rummaging around in the pantry and finding stuff to make a meal, putting together simple good dinners, and suchlike cookery.

When do you get your stuff back?

K.
alicebentley
Aug. 26th, 2004 05:23 am (UTC)
Containers of Stuff arrived in Kent WA Monday afternoon - now I'll be moving it one van load at a time from there to Vashon. Got two loads done so far. Much too tired to actually unpack it yet.

Yes! Let's talk Food. Where's a good venue? Here? Email? The (recently created) GT food list?

Of particular interest these days are bag lunches (tasty things that don't require refrigeration) and dinner for three.

And now, to collapse - but I'll return!
jerusha
Aug. 26th, 2004 01:21 am (UTC)
Glad you arrived safely, and hope you settle in soon. (And electric stove? I'm so sorry.)
We've finally sliced down the bookcases I bought from you and moved them indoors, although not filled them yet (until they are anchored). I think of you and of The Stars Our Destination every time I look at them.
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