...my backside is back to normal. Thanks for all your concern!
We have just returned from two packed weeks. Starting with organizing an Early Mothers Day Brunch in PDX for our grandmas (Sara's two and my one), and our moms. Lovely time! No pictures, but here is a belated mother's day something for everyone. [It makes my heart swell with pride...I don't know why. Maybe because this kid hails from Corvallis]
Then it was off to Sara's training in Eastern Washington. She is now certified in Tree Risk Assessment. Especially so, since during her class there was a wind storm and the whole class was witness to the canopy in the park outside their window coming down in chunks. Apropos. And while on the east side of WA we stopped by Atomic Ale Brewpub for a sampler. The consensus was 'meh'.
Finally, we were off to Central Oregon! Sara's sister's family recently relocated close to our favorite vacation site. So we relaxed, visited and did a little cabin maintenance (since we stay for free, we HAVE to contribute somehow, right?).
One of our vacation goals was to visit the four new (to us) Bend breweries. We made it to three: Silver Moon Brewing, Cascade Lakes Brewery and 10 Barrel Brewery. The favorite, by a landslide, was 10 Barrel Brewery. Their S1nistor Black Ale may be my new number one beer... I wish we had taken home a growler.
The highlight was canoeing to SunRiver. We loaded up the bikes so we could bike around before floating back home. Serious fun and we looked so cool paddling around the river with our bikes aboard.
The Word Wars continue. We played 8 scrabble games... we both lost one game by over 100 points. At least the pain was mutual.
The pics are here. One might think Sara did all the work after looking at the pics... but I cleaned gutters, hauled wood, burned, spent time under the sink and cleaned up outside after Sara. I just need to figure out how to get Sara to stop long enough to document it.
Back to the job hunt... and as it turns out the back-up job fell through, so I am officially unemployed. Don't worry, I am over the panic, and comfortably into the looking phase... at least that is how I feel right now, ask me in two minutes if I am still not panicking, it may be a different story (winky emoticon).