Well, I’ve managed to let an entire month of 2015 slip by without posting. In my defense, it was a crazy busy month, with plenty of work deadlines and freelance projects. On top of that, P.’s dad is still staying with us, and it’s been hard to carve out some quiet time to sit down and write. Not that he would mind if I told him I needed to sit in front of the computer for a while; mostly it’s been me feeling like it would not be very nice to cut short our evening conversations, or just being busy with stuff like food shopping and cooking for the family, prepping for my classes, and, just last night, taxes. (We’re getting a refund – yay! The plan is to split it half and half between debt and savings, just as we’ve been doing with my freelance income.) Continue reading
As I start out this blog, I thought it might be helpful to take stock of what P and I done so far to lay the groundwork for our eventual move to the Methow. Here is a quick summary:
We’ve been to the valley four times, in different times of the year: twice in the fall, once in the winter, and once in mid-spring. We’ve visited each of the three “bigger” towns, Mazama, Winthrop, and Twisp, staying in both hotels and campgrounds and doing a bit of exploring of both the towns and their surroundings (with the exception of Twisp, where we’ve only been to the town and didn’t really hang out outside of town). We’ve driven both the “short route” from Seattle to the valley (via Highway 20) and the “long route” (via Highway 97 and Highway 153).