Monday morning we got up early and got on the road with a gentle rain falling. It was the first rain we had seen on the whole trip. Here I thought I was moving to the rainy part of the country, but I guess we weren’t there yet.
Although they say the central part of Washington is desert, we found it to be very green and fertile, with lots of irrigation and fields of grain. We stopped briefly at the overlook of the Columbia River Gorge, where there is not only hydroelectric power from the dams on the river, but also a lot of harvesting of wind power and experiments in solar generation.
We drove over the Snoqualmie pass in the rain, with the temperature hovering in the 40s being thankful that it was not a little colder. The traffic on I-5 made me thankful that I wasn’t driving, and I immediately started plotting out how to avoid the highway. We’re beginning to find some ways to get around without getting into traffic.
Yesterday we got a look at our little one-bedroom temporary home. It’s pretty small, but, hopefully we won’t be there too long.
The bedroom is pretty small, and the worse part is there is very little closet room, but can surely make do for a little while. There is a nice sized storage unit in the basement where we can put boxes until we’re ready to unpack them, so there is that.
The bathroom has a walk-in shower, so there’s no more crawling over the side of tubs. HOORAY!
We bought two beds yesterday afternoon, and opened a small checking account at a local bank so we could get a safe deposit box. As soon as we can get our furniture delivered, we’ll start the unpacking and settling in process.
I haven’t been down the hill to see the sound, yet, although we catch glimpses of it whenever we drive just about anywhere. The sun is out and birds are singing, and things are taking shape. I’m content.