Yow! We're in Portland!
Yes, Boston did try to get its last licks in yesterday. We woke to a couple of inches of snow and treacherous driving on the way to the airport. Near the old Quincy shipyards, a car slid directly into our lane, prompting some severe and adrenaline-filled steering to avoid. The snow also delayed us in Boston, so that we nearly missed our connection in Newark (and Newark requires you to go through security screening when you switch concourses!) Then Suzy was stuck in the middle seat next to a really fat crying woman. You just have to love travel.
The biggest problem we've had so far is something unfortunate for Suzy: When checking in at Logan, Suzy managed to catch her finger on some luggage and ended up breaking here ring finger. We confirmed today that she does have a slight fracture, and will probably be in a splint for a week or two.
Today, at The Louisa, the apartment building we're to start living in, we did a quick check over the other units in the building. There were a couple that were a little nicer, but much, much pricier. I think we're going to do well in the townhouse we chose. We're already thrilled with the location ... a Whole Foods just across the street (or accessible underground by a shared parking garage), and just lots of everything: book stores, art galleries, restaurants; everything great about living in the city.
We're staying at The Inn at Northrup Station, a trendy hotel in northwest Portland, until our stuff arrives in the next week or so. Even since I was last here in August, more stores and restaurants have opened here. In fact, I'm sitting in a Starbucks right now typing this (need that internet access).
Meanwhile, I have two different trips coming up, almost back-to-back. A quick one down to San Francisco for shopping.com, and another one just after that for Vaisala (in Tucson). The timing could be better, but its nice to be bringing in some cash right now.