Friday, June 30, 2006


Update on the motel picture thing... I've lost my camera. It might be here somewhere in my luggage or whatever, but for now I can't find it. It's too bad because I had some good hotel pictures!


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Motels, Hotels and Inns, Oh My

I wish I would have started taking pictures of hotels and stuff earlier, but I was in a Best Western and I think they all pretty much look alike. I think Ruben and I are going to start staying in some odd places, especially in the smaller towns, so I'm happy to report that I'll be taking pics of the places we've been.

In Crescent City, CA we stayed at a place called the Curly Redwood. It was apparently made from a giant redwood... but just the walls, etc. Being there was like being transported to the 1960's - it was soooo retro! It was all obviously the original furnishings.

I don't know if you can see this awesome lamp in enough detail.

I like this light over the bed. You can see the cord coming down the wall to that round thing which is the switch. Nice.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

More Construction

Today was great. I got to cut stuff with a circular saw! I was a little intimidated by it, but didn't back down when I was told I would be using it. It wasn't bad! I was pleased that they trusted me to run the saw rather than the older (but not much older) fella that we're working with. Unfortunately, they also trusted me to run to Home Depot for supplies. Three times. I was getting tired of that, but it's all part of the job I suppose. Oh, and that's the same fella who had never heard of "Arrrrg, Matey!!!" He's the ANTIPIRATE!

Yesterday I pinched the tip of my finger between some wood and hard plastic and I actually watched it fill up with blood. I knew it was going to get ugly and painful if I didn't do something about it, so I took a screw and poked a hole in it. It bled for a while, so I got a little piece of paper towel and some electrical tape and plugged it. It's still a little sore, but at least it isn't a huge blood blister.

I'm having so much fun, I'm actually considering telling the boss that I would rather just do what I've been doing (including the construction) instead of going to be a tech. I haven't really decided yet. If I do that, I might have to consider getting a roommate so my cats aren't neglected. Hm. Not sure.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

If I had a hammer

Yesterday was my first day at the construction site. For those of you who don't know, this week I'm part of the construction crew building the pharmacy I'm going to be working in. I'm actually really excited about it. I had the choices of having a week off (unpaid), working in a pharmacy somewhere else, or doing construction. I chose the latter obviously.

I have been trusted with a saw.

Sure, it's only a jigsaw, but still! I got to cut several pieces out of shelving! It was awesome. Since I knew I would be doing this kind of stuff, I went out and got an inexpensive tool belt, a hammer and measuring tape. I've used them all!!! Today I'm wearing my cammie pants because they'll be a little more comfortable I think. It's great not having to iron my clothes or anything. Oh, and yesterday I stunk at the end of the day. I was dirty and sweaty and stinky. Woo-hoo! I'm looking forward to another stinky day!

Friday, June 02, 2006

Happy Memorial Day

I know I'm a little late, but I was on the road for Memorial Day. So on that special day, I took this picture out of the back of my Jeep while driving on the coast... Happy (belated) Memorial Day everybody!

Drivin' Along

On my way back to Brookings this last Monday, I had a sudden urgency to... Stop. Potty Break!!! Thankfully, I was blessed about a mile later with a small, dead end road leading to this:

It was a great little pit stop - very pretty!

self portrait: