Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Not So Bad

Even after the busy, hectic day I had today, it isn't hard to remember why I like my job. One reason is the view from my desk. I work on the 27th floor of 1201 Third Avenue; just picture in your head, three blocks up the hill from Pikes Place Market. On any day of the week, rain or shine, I watch the activity in the sound. Not only do I watch the ferry come and go but I get to watch the tug boats. They are my favorite. As soon as a freighter hits the sound, they are out in action. They drive up the big boat, push it around, and then neatly tuck it away along side some dock. Sometimes I think they just play with the big boat; pushing it in circles, pushing it left, then right or just using it to block the ferry. It kind of fun to glance up from whatever I might be working on and see the progress made. Sometimes when I think back on my day at work, it seems more like a time-lapse video of boat activity. Whenever I find my self in a meeting in Conference Room 1, I have to be sure to sit with the windows to my back otherwise I won't remember a single word. How can you pay attention in a room with floor to ceiling windows and a view like this?

Not a bad view, right?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Catch Up

It has been a long time my friends, but I am back. Life was busy with yard work, hikes, camping trips, long nights at the office, road trips, and time with friends and family. This only means I much more material to share with you all.

Let us first get caught up. Here is a brief summary of what has happened at the Odell House.
  1. Jack Rabbit lost a toe.
  2. I am loving my job.
  3. Joel and I celebrated our two year anniversary.
  4. Joel loves his job.
  5. Julie moved in.
  6. Summer arrived and left in about a three day period.
  7. Winter has arrived. I know because the heating blanket is back on the bed.
  8. Jack's favorite hang out is window sills.
  9. Jess has learned HTML code (how to edit websites).
  10. Joel went to a play with me.
There we have it. Everything you need to know to be caught up with the Odell's. Well, at least for now. It is late and this girl isn't in bed soon, she will be a grump in the morning. Not very pretty.