A Whole Lot Of Nothing Going On!

Which pretty much included yesterday even though we actually traveled over 300 miles. In one day. For naught. Mostly.

Got my Lovely-Young-Bride of almost 30 years up early Friday, her birthday btw, and we were out of the house by 0700 to go for a “day trip” to the John Day Fossil Beds in Oregon. Didn’t quite make it. After driving for 5 hours (counting the quick stop for breakfast at a nice little restaurant along the highway) we were only in The Dalles. Looked like another 3 hours or so to get to the Fossil Beds, so we decided to head to the Washington Coast (maybe).

Crossed the river (on a bridge!) and took that highway on the North side of the Columbia River back to I-5. Nice ride! Pretty! And was nice to finally see that landscape up close instead of from across the river.

Got back to I-5 and headed north. Took the Kelso exit and got through Kelso when we saw a sign that said we still had 75 miles to go to get to the coast. Ugh! It’s was already 1500 and would be completely dark by the time we even got there!

So we turned around and headed home. Stopped at another roadside restaurant for dinner (GOOD chili burger!). Got home about 1900 and just settled in for the evening.

Even though we didn’t actually get to our destination I still had a great time. Great scenery. Open skies. SWMBO in the seat beside me! Even though my ass was sore from all that sitting it was still a really nice trip. I do enjoy being with her whatever we’re doing.

Today she didn’t have the Genealogy Library but spent some time at her favorite yarn shop outside Allyn. After, she took me to Arby’s for dinner and COSTCO for some stuff we need. Which included 4 5TB hard drives (@ $119 each) for the new NAS. After our usual Safeway stop we be back home.

Drives are already out of their holders and in the NAS and are being formatted as we speak. Raid 5 config should still give us 15 TB to play with. I’ll let y’all know how that goes.

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Hope You Had A Great Thanksgiving!

I sure did. SWMBO, her son and his girlfriend, and even our Renter, all had some pretty good Turkey with all the fixins’. But mostly, for me, was just being home with SWMBO. Everything else was ‘extra.’

So dishes are all done and everything has been put away and I don’t have to worry about doing it all later. Cool!

Not much going on the past couple of days. Got home Tuesday evening from the Extra Class class to find a small tree had fallen across our “driveway.” Shit. I walked on down to the house and tried to get one of the chainsaw’s started, no joy (it’s only been 2 or 3 years since I ran them). Luckily, SWMBO’s son was able to just lift it out of the way and that took care of that.

And that’s really it from Western WaRshington. I feel like I’m trying to get a headache and may go lay down early tonight. Gotta get up early since SWMBO and I are going to head south and visit the John Day Fossil Beds. Hopefully.

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