2018 Wrap-up and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
It’s been so long since I posted I don’t even know where to begin. In my last post, I was on my way home from the Bay Area for Thanksgiving. It was a very long, two-day trip. I had strong wind gusts, lots of heavy rain, and even more heavy traffic but I made it home to spend time with my family for the holiday. These two were happy to see me. 

A few days after Thanksgiving I took Bridget in to get the washer/dryer replaced. The new one is working very well. Thanks again to Ultimate Airstreams for such first class service. 

The dogs have been mostly happy to see each other. Sam is the Dane mix in the back and Waffle is on the right. You know Murphy!  

These three!

Over the past several months we have been debating on whether we could get Bridget into my daughter’s driveway. It was a family effort and the short answer is, yes she fits. However, I can’t back her in with my truck because her tummy scrapes on the sidewalk. We needed a taller truck. The following day one of the neighbors backed her in and I’ve been in the driveway just steps from the front door for several weeks now. 

Christmas was fun this year. Everyone was healthy but there were some difficult days as we had some firsts without Rob. He passed away on 12/22/17 so we marked the first anniversary of his death, my birthday, his birthday the following day in December. Lots of emotional ups and downs but we made it through to the other side. 

You may remember the main reason I’m here in Portland instead of on some sunny beach in the south is that I had a new granddaughter set to arrive on New Year’s Eve. After weeks of teasing us with numerous indicators, she might be arriving early little Ruby arrived on her due date. She’s absolutely perfect! 

I’m currently getting ready to head south for the rest of the winter. I plan to leave over the weekend but the actual day will depend on the weather in the mountain passes through Southern Oregon and Northern California. 

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