Home after a very busy thirteen hours in Portland

Eugene, Oregon
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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@sallypup (24408)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jun 16
Wow on your adventure. If we move to your part of the world I will actively look into how to get into Portland via public transportation. No way otherwise will I visit that elephant.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
Driving is not too bad if you avoid the rush hours.
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@sallypup (24408)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic I've got my determination headed toward Corvallis this September.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
@sallypup Very nice town there!
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@LadyDuck (131054)
• Switzerland
30 Jun 16
Ikea has some inexpensive but good furniture. I have spent the day with my Mom in Italy yesterday. We did like you, we waited until after 6 PM to come back home, to avoid the busy traffic.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
She is at home today putting her chairs and shelves together. I hope that goes well. She starts her new job next week.
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@LadyDuck (131054)
• Switzerland
30 Jun 16
@JamesHxstatic I hope that she will be happy with her new job.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
@LadyDuck So do I. It is a smaller company with big plans.
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@JudyEv (107938)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Jun 16
Glad it all went off so well. That would have been a very long day. It's a pity people can't leave houses vacant when they sell them if that's what it's supposed to be.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
Yes, they left so much junk around, it was awful.
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@JudyEv (107938)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Jul 16
@JamesHxstatic What a shame. It must have taken up so much extra time to clear up after them.
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Jul 16
@JudyEv The yard was a mess and they left stuff that should have been taken away.
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@JohnRoberts (44657)
• Los Angeles, California
30 Jun 16
That is a cool sign. Did you ride public transport trains?
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
We had too many places to go and heavy boxes to transport for that. My RAV4 was loaded.
@jaboUK (52058)
• United Kingdom
30 Jun 16
What a tiring day that must have been for you, your daughter is very lucky to have a dad like you.
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
My daughter was pretty tired, but I was fine for the drive home. She was really grateful for all my help, but I have always done anything I can for her.
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@Lucky15 (33730)
• Philippines
30 Jun 16
Glad that you had a great time sir. :)
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• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
Thank you!
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@Chellezhere (1394)
• United States
2 Jul 16
Glad you guys had a good time.
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• United States
1 Jul 16
Sounds like a busy day but I'm glad you had fun!
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• United States
1 Jul 16
Sounds like you had a good day with your daughter but coming home is always best when you can avoid being stuck in heavy traffic
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@Tampa_girl7 (22626)
• United States
30 Jun 16
That's a neat Pixabay picture.
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@teamfreak16 (37901)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
30 Jun 16
Sounds like a productive day. Glad you made it home okay.
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@Wisema (297)
• Casablanca, Morocco
30 Jun 16
That's nice, I am happy for you :)
• Eugene, Oregon
30 Jun 16
Thank you!
@blitzfrick (2912)
• United States
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
• United States
30 Jun 16
so glad that lady showed'n that sewin' machine's now where hopefully it'll be used. heck, i'd bought't fer that price! 'course e'en halfway'd been many a mile fer ya to deliver, lol.
• Otis Orchards, Washington
30 Jun 16
Glad it was a good trip.
@dbherald (498)
• India
30 Jun 16
Hope you enjoyed a lot at "Jams" with your daughter.