Ian and I went to town today. It's my first time out of the valley in a week. I emailed DD Chris to see if she was available for lunch - she was. We eat on campus where she works and then Alexia, who goes to the University kindergarten, can also join us. The photo is of Manzanita/Juniper Hall, a dorm.
I worked on campus for six years and my second position was in this building, Frandsen Human-
ities. In the irony of ironies, the woman who hired Chrissie was someone whom I had hired. I loved working on campus and so does she.
istration, across from Manzanita Lake, is the first building inside the original main entrance. It's named for Walter Van Tilburg Clark, author of The City of Trembling Leaves and The Oxbow Incident. I'm disappointed in the quality of my photos. The battery life was nearly dead and I hadn't brought a back-up. Lesson learned.
This is a layover area for Canada geese, and while they're petty to see and hear, they make a mess of the lawns and walkways, as you can see. Be careful where you step!
Lexie's lunch was a plate of pasta noodles and a huge bowl of ice cream. She is posing for me because I told her she moved too fast for my phone camera. The rest of the pictures were worse. It was such a nice visit. I helped me forget about the fatal rollover we had seen on our way to town.
The rain started last night and the snow is just about melted, leaving our yard and road deep in mud. Our world was one of ice this morning, and on the pavement, black ice. I'm glad we waited until it warmed a little before making our grocery run. How icy was it? Ian's truck slid on the driveway ice and you could see the grooves from his studded snow tires. That's how icy. And when we left in Eleanor, he put the emergency brake on at the gate and she started sliding back down the hill. Icy!!
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