Home after a very busy thirteen hours in Portland
June 29, 2016 11:59pm CST
I had a pretty fun day in Portland with my daughter. We went out to a huge breakfast at a place called "Jams" not far from her new (old) house. What a half-plate full of delicious hash brown potatoes that was that came with my spinach scramble! Mmmm! Then it was off to IKEA where she spent a few hundred dollars on some furnishings and shelves (I bought two 79 cent dish towel and four little glasses). One of my side tasks on this trip was the delivery of an older Pfaff sewing machine to a woman from near Portland. Anne sold it on Craigslist. I called the woman; she met us at IKEA as we finished our shopping; I collected $150 and we took my daughter's stuff home. It would have never fitted into her Mini-Cooper. I declined to have a beer with my daughter to avoid any hint of sleepiness, since I was determined to come home tonight. I did not eat again either for the same reason. Our other trip was to a Goodwill donation center to get rid of some stuff the (inconsiderate) seller had left at her house, then, I waited until after six PM to start home to avoid traffic in that very busy city. Overall, it was a great day, but I am so glad to be back home! I forgot to mention that the image I used is Pixabay Public Domain.
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2 Jul 16
I've always heard that it isn't a good idea to mix business with pleasure but it sounds as if you've done it successfully! It's surprising that the photo you used is available for free from Pixabay. Portland now charges photographers to use it for "any kind of commercial purpose". Full article here:
Drive across the west end of the Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon, and you're bound to see the iconic Portland, Oregon sign, commonly known as the "Whit