Thursday, June 7, 2018

The journey continues...

Wednesday Uber got me to PDX in plenty of time to catch my flight to SMF.  After I was seated a fellow got on with a huge box of Voodoo Doughnuts as his only carry on. I took it as a good sign.



 Flew into SMF and was picked up by a girlfriend, and was delivered to my granddaughter Ali's in Grimes. Got Hank (my pickup) going and ran some errands. The next day after getting Hank serviced, I drove up to RB  to spend a few hours with friends, have last eye exams, and check in with the estate attorney. The judge hadn't signed & had the estate papers filed, yet. I will have to finish the rest via mail from up here. This will end someday.
Lauren's graduation went off without a hitch, and her speech as ASB pres was very well done.  Marymine's kids are a very tight group, and always looking out for each other.  Love my grandkids.



Friday, Sean drove his pickup down from Vancouver in time to attend Lauren's HS graduation in Arbuckle. Saturday morning he had a meeting with a good friend of his in Woodland. I was sent on a mission to get the flowers for a party for Lauren. After Sean & I got back to Ali's house that afternoon, we decided to hitch up and head North a day early, as Sean had the long drive to the Arlington project Monday.  Sean pulled his trailer, and I followed driving Hank. 

headed North with Mt Shasta in the distance

When we stopped in Redding for gas it was 103 degrees of hot. After two more fuel stops and a lot of miles we pulled into the driveway in Vancouver at 1:30 AM Sunday. 
The things you see on the road never fail to amaze... as we were passing Mt Shasta we came upon this Cadillac Escalade (with Oregon plates) ripping down the road. Not only did it have this very large precarious load, but was packed full of very large people... I was laughing so hard I couldn't take a pic... but Sean got one...


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  1. Hey, I recognize that stretch of road! And that wasn't me in the Cadillac, I swear!

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    1. c w, Sure, sure, actually I believe you as the folks in it were of a much darker skin tone than you.

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  2. That would have made me show them the pretty lights on my Tahoe!

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    1. Scott, You would think they would have been stopped, wouldn't you.

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    2. I certainly would have stopped them!

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  3. We were on the road this week, but it wasn't us. We did tho have the truck back full-- taking stuff back for our Sean.

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    1. Rain, I would like to cross paths with you, now that I'm up here.

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  4. Busy, busy, busy. You got a lot done and glad there was fun and laughter on the way.

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    1. Changes, Been busy alright, but I sure don't get as much done as fast as I used to.

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  5. What is the saying, "A judge is a lawyer that got elected"? They seem to have even less sense of urgency than their brethren IMO.

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    1. Sometimes a judge is a solid individual who was appointed by a thoughtful governor. Sometimes a judge is a Solomonic soul who is called upon to make difficult decisions based on the testimony of liars.

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    2. No doubt you are right about judges. No doubt I'm right about some letting "done deal" linger in their in basket to the detriment of citizens. I speak as one who has been there more than once.

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    3. Well Seasoned Fool, It was not a holdup because of the judge, he had it all signed & filed by Friday morning. More of a timing problem on my end due to scheduling.

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  6. I downloaded the photo of me in my Escalade. Packing for that drive was a bitch.

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    1. Woodsterman, LOL, Ya got the packing thing down.

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  7. I see you are not following that car. Good judgement. My dad always told me never to follow a car packed like that because most of the time, the packer was not a Boy Scout.

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    1. Cheri, Your dad knew what he was talking about. The whole thing looked like a wreck in the making.

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  8. Congrats on the graduation! My eldest boy just got his (miracle) and plans to enlist by the Fall.

    Good call, go to college that way as opposed to getting in massive debt to get a degree in potheadery.

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    1. LSP, Congrats to the eldest son and you! My oldest grandson (the corpsman) did that and is now going to college to become a physicians assistant.

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  9. Sounds like a great week! Glad that car was not in front of you too! Yikes that looks dangerous. It was hot here last week, now its a lot cooler.(-:

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    1. CiNdEe, It was an adventure. Now into unpacking and I can't believe some of the stuff I packed to make this move. One more trip to the dump would have been wise in hindsight...

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  10. Busy, busy... And yes one DOES see strange things on west coast highways... :-)

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    1. Old NFO, Oh it isn't just the west coast! Seen some pretty unusual stuff on the roads in Wyoming, Nevada, Texas, S Dakota, Arizona...

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  11. Unfortunate the estate is not wrapped up. Hope that gets done soon.

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    1. BW, Yep, shouldn't be long now!

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  12. Twice, at least, on So Cal fwys I changed lanes from behind vehicles ahead of me based on some sort of gut feeling. A glance in my rear view mirror revealed had I not done so I likely wouldn’t be here to write about it. One was a harmless looking pickup, but something huge came rolling out of that truck landing on fwy I wouldn’t have been able to run over or avoid. Fortunately, traffic light that day. Amazing sometimes what I’ve seen laying on the fwy or side of road — furniture, appliances and all sorts of other stuff.

    Have been on a blogging hiatus. Glad to read your estate issues resolving and you’re getting resettled.

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    1. Joared,
      Whoa, that sounds like you dodged a bullet. It is amazing some of the stuff we see on the highways.
      I'm thinking a hiatus might be a good thing for me, good to know you are back from one.

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  13. Wonderful fun and excitement.

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    1. Mage, It has been a busy spring, kinda hoping summer will be a little slower paced.

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