Actually, while he was home, we picked out a desk, file cabinet, and chair for the office. I'll post photos after the room is all set up. Unfortunately Mike's stay at home was very short, less than a week. This morning I put him on a plane and he is now flying back to Hilo. Boo-hoo.
His plane took off at 5:20 a.m., so I returned home, before daylight. We'd spent the night in Eugene, so we wouldn't have to leave from Blue River in the middle of the night. We'd left home yesterday with the snow just coming down like we lived in some other climate. Here's what I returned to this morning.
My little Aloha State car was covered.
The apple tree in the front yard had succumbed to the weight of the snow and uprooted. This saddens me because it was always the tree kids could climb and hide out in. Rachel, our younger daughter, had installed wooden seats in it where she could get away and contemplate life.
I had the task of pushing the snow off our canvas shelters where we store our rafts. I'm too short for the job. I teetered on the uninflated rafts and realized too late that the trailer wheels are the fulcrum to the trailer and I not only teetered but tottered,too, as I lost my balance and hieght advantage. I would have laughed my head off if I'd been an observer to this.
I don't think Rosy and Foxy saw the humor at all.
When my friends in Hilo heard we were moving back to Oregon, the response was,"Isn't it really cold there?" My reply was,"We're lucky if we get snow a couple of times a year." I guess this is a very lucky year.
Stay tuned for an art inspired blog later this week.