We're finally on vaca (well, we were on vaca yesterday, but worked, of course), and here we are in Clatskanie, Oregon at Humps Restaurant. I was looking at the familiar menu and noticed they now have internet access for their customers, so we grabbed the laptops and decided to go surfing while we wait for our chicken strips and nachos.
The drive west on Highway 30 to Clatskanie is a Thanksgiving week tradition for us. We've been coming to Humps since it opened when we were kids, and we love their homemade pie.
Yes, it's Oregon, but, NO
, it's actually not raining! In fact, the drive was lovely, partly sunny and mild.
I'm ready to start easing away from work, despite the fact there are many things that still need to be done. We have a 'punch list' of problems, and, of course, we won't get our new phone system until next week at the earliest. All that said, the temporary office is far better than I ever expected, with more room at our work spaces and lots of leftover space. In fact, we have one office completely empty (which Tedd did everything he could to get me to use). But I want to show people that we can work in a new, open environment. People are far too used to having their own offices. (I have a feeling I'm going to be thrilled to get back into an office when we make the final move.)
It's kinda weird and exciting at the same time to be back downtown. It definitely adds an energy to everything.
But right now I'm in the center of downtown Clatskanie, not Portland. And I'm staring out the window at the lazy river trying to tune out the conservative news program playing on the overhead TV. As we drove into town, Highway 30 was half closed for the road crew to string the overhead 'Season's Greetings' sign, announcing, "Yes, Marilyn, there is a holiday."
As we like to say, hurray for us!