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 today, when it closed in and we got some snow showers. Yep, snow. It didn’t stick, which I’m told means it doesn’t count, but from this warm-weather-climate guy, it’s snow and it counts.

Here are a couple of pictures taken on the drive to Portland, which we did in 2.5 days, leaving Orange County at 4:15 in the afternoon, driving to Gorman, CA, next day driving to Redding, CA and the next day on into Portland. Hold your mouse pointer over the thumbnail to see it’s title, click on the image to see it large.

That’s okay, it was a nice day. Finally got the TV and stereo/sound systems operational (no Comcast email yet), and played the first music in the house, the soundtrack music from IRIS by James Horner.

The rain that turned to a light snow shower began mid-day. At 2:00 Dave (Evan) Lewis and his lovely wife Irene came by to see the house in Chaos Condition, chat and then we went out to dinner at Oswego Grill. Nice and we got back up the hill before the temps had a chance to drop and the road get slick. This is all new to me, and there’s a lot to learn. Irene is an avid gardner, as are Wife and I, so we talked about that a lot, identifying plants and discussing possible changes to make come spring. Nice.

Dave showed up with a book I’ve been wanting to get my hands on for a while, Six-Gun Doctor (Doc Dillahay) by Paul S. Powers. First Ballantine printing (1950). Wow. I’m eager to read it, and though I won’t be doing a New Arrivals post tomorrow, this serves to inform.

Hope everyone is well and content, we are. Peace.

About Rick Robinson

Enjoying life in Portland, OR
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10 Responses to What a Day!

  1. Bill Crider says:

    Glad things are settling down a little. And the social life has begun!

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Nice. Great pictures and the view from the house is fantastic. But be very careful on those roads.

    I did have a few new arrivals last week, but will just give the titles (all are mass market paperbacks);

    Gabriel Hunt (Christa Faust here), HUNT BEYOND THE FROZEN FIRE (#6, I believe)
    Barbara Nadel, ASHES TO ASHES (British pb). George Easter touted her and this is the first one I’ve been able to get from the Exchange. It’s set during The Blitz of London and the series character is undertaker Francis Hancock.
    Simon R. Green, PATHS NOT TAKEN. Next in the Nightside series.

  3. Nice view! In Western New York, if the snow doesn’t stick, it doesn’t count. Glad you have music in your new home. It’s essential!

  4. Evan Lewis says:

    Rick and Barbara: Thanks for the hospitality and the great dinner. That’s one amazing house you have. You’ll have to speed up your book buying to fill it up.
    -Dave & Irene

  5. Glad you’re starting to settle in. And glad you’ve got a copy of Six-Gun Doctor. Hope you enjoy it.

  6. The Mt Shasta photo is especially nice. Things are settling down. If Comcast can get off their asses, your enjoyment increases that much faster. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  7. Art Scott says:

    That’s as snow-laden as I’ve seen Shasta in a long time, on various transits to and fro. Bodes well for the water situation in now-Rickless California next summer! Glad you made it and are settling in.

  8. Paul Paz says:

    Welcome to the neighborhood!
    Glad you enjoyed your visit to Oswego Grill and please give our thanks to Dave & Irene for introducing you to us!
    Have a safe holiday week!
    Paul Paz

  9. Patti Abbott says:

    Hope you enjoy your first Thanksgiving in your new home.

  10. Richard says:

    Thanks, Patti! We’re still not organized with the kitchen but we’re trying.

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