Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Far from home, thirty minutes away
Janet and I went south today, down the winding dangerous road that should never have been built, A lot of lives have been lost on that road . It follows the sea - but is up on the blasted out hillside. Chuckanut drive opened in 1916, about four years after the work had started - was a difficult road to build , lots of mountain side dynamited , which It has never gotten over , with the help of gravity, huge boulders crash down every year- fingers crossed that one does not land on your car. I have mentioned this drive before, It is one that tourists really love and drive poorly on. It is very beautiful and a quicker way to go south, but it can be treacherous .
I totaled my car on this drive at 1:00 am coming home from work. Lucky I did not go through the guardrail dropping down the cliff into the sea. Dodgy! I didn't even break a bone!
Anyway, it is a great way to get to the little towns south of here for lunch and a look around.
We managed to remedy the world's ills over our two hour lunch so y'all can sleep well tonight.
What it comes down to , basically, is:
Doggy left it's bone on the bench, I would have tucked it in my bag if I still had a dog in my life. But I don't, and that's that.
The meat market now sells clothing to put on the meat.
You can see that the smoke is not gone, Sort of settled in the valley.
I have to use my flight that cancelled because- surgery ...Giving me only until February to use it or lose it. I booked a flight to London, for the month of January, probably the worst time to go as weather will be cranky.
It is possible that son will join me if his job falls through. His best friend is going to school there now - some where near the Albert Hall- I will try to book a flat in Kennsington , close to the school or in Chiswick, where his friend has a flat- sort of torn between the two areas, also not knowing for sure, if I should rent a two bedroom if he joins me, or a studio If it is just me.
London is SOOOO expensive, it is lucky to find anything affordable. I will though. I am a good searcher. Middle son and kids are in London right now, he is a pilot - it cost them 80 bucks to get there! , The perks are for his family only, not tag along brothers and step mothers. Of course it is unfair, I say.
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