Monthly Archives: November 2010

Len Moffatt, R.I.P.

I’ve just heard Len Moffatt, very long time mystery and science fiction fan living in the Los Angeles area died early this morning. He will be missed.┬áLen and his wife June have been involved in mystery fandom for years, almost … Continue reading

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Views from Portland

Because I don’t have a New Arrivals post for you, though I do have 3 new arrivals, two of them welcome gifts and one I ordered, I haven’t had time to scan them. So instead, for your amazement and amusement, … Continue reading

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Avian Behavior

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving! We managed to find the necessary pans and implements to roast a turkey, and have mashed potatoes, broccoli, pie and even were able to sit at the dining room table with candles lit. … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We have a lot to be thankful for today, our new home, new city, wonderful friends here and all over the country, this morning’s beautiful sunrise. The following image is from the Indiana Star newspaper website, IndyStar.com and is by … Continue reading

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Hey, What’s this White Stuff?

We got to Portland in fine weather, but two days later it rained for a couple of days followed by a clear beautiful day. Monday it rained some more, turning to snow in the evening. What? We were expecting the┬árain, … Continue reading

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What a Day!

The new header you see above is part of the view from the new house. That’s not smoke, it’s wispy clouds. It was taken a couple days ago, but the weather and view have been pretty much like this until … Continue reading

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expected photos post delayed

I promised a post today with pictures. Turns out we can’t find the clearly labeled small box of cords and cables I packed. Things is, the packers didn’t like our smaller boxes (the Tetras game of filling the mover’s trailer) … Continue reading

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I Like Oregon, but I Loathe Comcast

NOTE: No matter what happens or doesn’t, tomorrow’s post will be about our house, life and city and not about the following topic. Promise. This was supposed to be a nice move to a beautiful new home in Portland, our … Continue reading

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There’s in, and There’s IN

Here it is about 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, and chaos reigns supreme here at the new nest in the piney woods on the side of the windy hillside, otherwise known as our new home in Portland Oregon. Okay, maybe that … Continue reading

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Arrived, We Have

I’m sitting in a hotel room in Tigard, about 2 miles from our new home, which we’ll be in on Monday. This weekend the seller – wo did a rent-back from us for a week, is moving out and we’re … Continue reading

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yeah, they did it, kicking and screaming, but they did it. which means we did it. look out Portland.

Talk about last minute. We were due to close today. They finished screwing around and funded the loanaorund 1:30. Title recorded an hour later. Houston, we have landed. Or will, pretty darn soon. So happy day and all that. Since … Continue reading

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Pack Day # 1

Adios, cats, off to be boarded until November 17. You should have heard the opera on the drive to the vet/boarding facility! Wow. This may be the last day I’m connected to the ‘net via my desktop iMac. My home … Continue reading

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Panic Day

No New Arrivals this week, and unlikely to be in the next few weeks either, unless you want to count the day the movers arrive in Portland with the 130+ boxes of books that now sit, packed and ready to … Continue reading

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Last Weekend in SoCal

Here we are the last weekend in SoCal, it’s outrageously beautiful, perfect dry sunny weather, just the kind of day we’ll long for in the coming months, but there’s too much on our plates to really enjoy it, unless you … Continue reading

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Getting Close…

Things are really crazy now, there are last minute adjustments (thanks to the NW Mortgage and Wells Fargo both messing with us), and I’m backing off doing new posts. I need to focus on the move and all that goes … Continue reading

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New Arrivals October 25-31

I guess I should have expected there to be a few things in the birthday bag, but I thought – more to pack, so it will be anything but books and CDs… Wrong. I was surprised, really. Here it is. … Continue reading

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