Thursday, September 30, 2004

If it didnt rain so much, i'd move to seattle

pioneer square Originally uploaded by merideth.
Once again no work progressed on the house this week. Beth and I took our one and only vacation of the year: a brief weekend to seattle. Normally we travel and camp all year long but this year we've done nothing as life has been all about the house. In fact, we started looking for a house this time last year and looked at our first house in Oakland on Nov. 1. Halloween is a good time to explore neighborhoods. Seeing who's decorated and how they've decorated lets you kind of gauge the personality of a neighborhood. After living in San Francisco for years and only decorating our flat's windows, i'm looking forward to decorating more maniacally this year. But anyway, Seattle. It was gorgeous. Perfect experience for beth's first and my second visit: weather was crisp but not too cold, colorful trees dropping leaves everywhere, nice people, a great view of the Sound, the Space Needle and Lake Washington from our room. Delicious food at every turn and you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a cup of coffee in that town. Sadly, the 49ers humiliated themselves against the seahawks in the first shutout since 1977. Sigh. Now beth is out of town for 10 days and work is crazy so i doubt things will go much further around here for a while. And you know, i'm about to get crazy for halloween.


At 10/01/2004 05:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brittany and Scott Dennis recommended your site. Can you give me details on the paint treatment in your living room? I love the color!


At 10/01/2004 10:28:00 AM, Blogger merideth said...

hi Kasmira,

thanks! i'll email you the details on the wall technique.


At 10/01/2004 03:08:00 PM, Blogger ann said...

Hi Merideth!
Love your blog, and your beautiful house. It's gorgeous, keep up the hard work!

Glad to hear you had a good time in Seattle. It really doesn't rain THAT much, it's all a myth we tell Californians to keep them away. ;-) But we like you, so you're welcome to join us up here!

At 10/02/2004 09:07:00 AM, Blogger merideth said...

hi anne!

thanks for the compliments, though frankly, i feel we've had it easy compared to what y'all have had to work through

and now that you've exposed your seattle misinformation, i think we'll have to plan another trip northwest soon.


At 10/02/2004 12:02:00 PM, Blogger merideth said...

whoops, ann, sorry i misspelled your name

At 10/06/2004 07:48:00 AM, Blogger Scott in Washington said...

Way to go Ann! You're not suppose to tell the Californians our secret. We might have to vote you out of the PNW club. You have to tell them about the slugs as long as your arm, the mountain always erupting, the time your entire extended family was washed away in a flood of Microbrew and strong coffee.

Actually, the PNW and the part of California close to where Beth and Merideth live (Monterey/Pacific Grove specifically) are the two places I'd ever consider living. Ideally, having a home in both climates would be perfect.



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