But the big news this morning is that the new exit is open. So now, instead of getting off the bridge and going through 10 blocks of stop lights on a city street, I can get off the bridge and take a divided highway with zero stops until I get just across the street from my building!
It's a great option but the exit off the bridge is one horribly scary 360 one lane circle down to the highway and it's a killer. It may be a show stopper for me. Maybe when I try it in daylight, I'll be able to start getting used to it.
The other good news is traffic. At 6:30, when I come home, there wasn't any. And, in fact, the blog that covers traffic there the best just now reported the first clog didn't come til 8. Wow. and wonderful.
A while back msconduct mentioned that she was coming to Seattle on a vacation and I offered to help her with any questions she might have. This morning I got a delightful note taking me up on my offer. She, helpfully, listed a great selection of things they want to do and see so making it way easier for me to give them info they can really use.
I'm having a delightful time checking on this bit and that and thinking about where they might stay and what they might want to see and what to recommend. Seattle is really a great place to visit, plus, they, wisely, want to get out of downtown to see stuff in the surrounds.
Coincidentally I just got an email from my other friends from New Zealand and they are coming back next summer - 2020. Kiwis and Summer. A good mix.
I need to make a Costco run and I'm thinking today might be a good day for that. I might glue some stuff and then go while it dries.
We lost another Susan Dennis. This one in Bournemouth on the southern coast of England. I have Google set up to send me an alert at the mention of "susan dennis". Sometimes, it's this journal. Sometimes it's a restaurant reviewer in Florida. Or a photographer in Savannah. Or a conservationist in Australia. Never fails to shake me a bit to see "Susan Dennis funeral details" in bold when I open a note.
Ok, time to get dressed and get crackin'!