Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mental Margarita from March 19, 2008

We are now happily ensconced in life in the PacNorWest. Yes, it's a tad damp at times, but so far, the loveliness of the area more than compensates. We expect to hang here for at least a couple of years before venturing out of the States again, so we're busy making our new home home.

I'll keep working on this but so far...

Observations on life in Seattle:

3. I thought by leaving the Bay Area we were leaving the scene of imminent disaster, but our first night here we learned that the Cascadia fault line tends to slip every 300 years to the tune of a 9 pointer, and its last slip was in 1700.

2. There is a kind of precipitation here that can be best described by saying, "It's pretending not to rain." It does that a lot.

1. People don't say the clouds have cleared. They say, "The mountain is out." Here it is, the mountain - volcano, actually - that we see from our mailbox. When it's out.