A Lifetime of Amazing Pictures

Dan has been looking at his pictures over the last several weeks and saying how we have “a lifetime of amazing pictures.” Now, admittedly, Dan’s camera is better than mine, and I’ve been busy — booking bus tickets, doing laundry, knocking ants off the bed, reading, squatting over toilets, packing, unpacking…I don’t know — but it wasn’t until today that I had a chance to look through my last six weeks of pictures, and OMG. Some of my absolute favorites are below, and links to some of the galleries are below that.

Some galleries:


Hong Kong



Books, Pie Pans, Don’t Ask Why

Books, Pie Pans, Don't Ask Why
Books, Pie Pans, Don’t Ask Why

Moving completely overwhelms me. I look around the house and cannot even begin to think about where to start.

My husband handles things much better. He is an engineer and he packs like an engineer.  He picks up the things and puts them into the boxes and then picks up more things, and puts them into the boxes, in an effort to perfectly fill every available space in a box, like tetris. And so our boxes are not categorized by type of item or room in the house, but by items that fit, perfectly, together. The rocks from our outdoor heater are not packed with the gardening supplies, but with picture frames. Thankfully, he also uses very specific labeling, so that we will know to look for the vacuum bags in the box with the winter clothes.

Books and coffee mugs
Books and coffee mugs

Dan also had a couple of extra days to pack, while I was still finishing up the week at work, and so, consequently, he has done more than his fair share, and our conversations go like this:

“Where is the spatula?”

“Oh, you mean the long-skinny? It’s packed.”

This is what our house looks like now.


Shots Shots Shots Shots Shots

Getting a bunch of shots does make your arms sore. But that is WAY better than getting polio.

Erins ShotsErins Shots 2

Erin got:

  • Meningococcal
  • Polio
  • Typhoid… One less way we can die after we ford the river in Oregon trail.
  • Rabies

Kaiser Permanent Copay = $20 (high-five for having Kaiser)


Dan's Shots


Dan Got:

  • Meningococcal
  • Polio
  • Hep-A (Erin had already gotten that vaccine)
  • Typhoid (oral — he’s a wimp)

Washington Travel Clinic (among the best self-pay prices in the region — most US health insurance does not cover travel vaccinations) = $430