We are back in the USA and thankful we're on vacation because we have a fearsome task ahead of us.
Steve and Marcia picked us up at SeaTac. We were the last ones out because one of our bags went AWOL, just arriving at our house this morning. We went for Taco Bell on the way home. Mmmmm... The yard was a fearsome sight to behold, our yard just got mowed for the first time a day or two before we arrived and it's looks like a harvest happening out there. Our house and our stuff is in good order, and Steve and Marcia had set up our house with groceries and wine and coffee and all kinds of things. That was a nice surprise.
Our phone is back on and our phone number is the same as was before. I like that phone number, so we feel lucky. We won't have home internet for over a week, so we're checking email in a McDonalds this morning.
We were up for over 24 hours when we finally crashed Wednesday night. The first thing I did Thursday morning was clean up the hot tub, and while it was filling I took clippers to a blackberry bush which had eaten a row of trees. It will be a slow recovery moving back into the house and getting used to being able to turn right on red, but we're in no hurry.
More pictures coming soon when we get settled. It will be interesting to see how it is getting reestablished here!