Wendy - Thank you - we are looking forward to having time to go out on picture taking excursions. I don't even know where my camera is right now. I miss seeing you too! We have a guest room if you ever want to visit Oregon.
Doctoro - you are too kind. Thank you for everything you said - and always say to me. It means a lot to me. I come from a family of writers and have always felt like the low man on the totem pole. I love to write and appreciate your encouragement . I look forward to sharing more in the future.
Yup Suzengrace - you are right! My x-brother-in-law - who knows me very well said "of any place in the country I can most see you in Portland." I think he is right.
Thankyou Yamangurl. Yes - we have moved! I am taking a hiatus from Design School right now. I only need a few more classes and I made arrangements to graduate from Long Beach in the future, if I do decide to continue. I am going to start here, by pursuing my favorite thing - Antiques. I am hoping that between my new knowledge in design and my old experience working with antiques in Maine, that I can find a job here. I have lots of dreams, ideas, and new inspirations - with any luck it will all parlay into a job.
Sharleen, great idea on the sticks! I think we will steer clear of John McAfee but thanks for the link. lol
RG - 15 years on pure wood!! Bravo! I'm happy to say the wood stove is optional - The dial is still available - Ive lived with pure wood heat and would not want to return. Let us know if you ever are in the area visiting your friends.
OK - back to work - between loads of wash and manning the wood stove the boxes are still piled high.