Finally, here are a few snippets from the trip to Seattle that Mom and I took waaaaay back in April, back when I still had a gallbladder…

On April 15th we were out on our patio talking to our lovely air b&b host, Leah, and there were so many paddle-boarders out there in the bay. So cool! I managed to get this very quick video of them.

And then, at the crack of 11:15 or thereabouts, I ran down the hill to the water. Over there is the Magnolia section of Seattle, where Stan lived. It’s so weird to think that he’s not there anymore…

I ran past this cute Caribbean restaurant where we’d gotten take-out, “Un Bien.”

Gee, the weather looks ideal, doesn’t it? Except you can’t see the mountain range. But the sky is so blue. I took this photo of this very very old sailboat to show Kevin, so hopefully that’ll make him feel that his sailboat is very new. As a matter of fact, at this very minute Kevin is hard at work replacing his cabin windows. I hope he get the sailboat in the water in the not-too-distant future.

This little hot dog/ice cream place was so cute, and I wish we’d gotten some ice cream there, except I think it was actually not so much ice cream weather.

So many sailboats…I wonder if Kevin and I will ever visit Seattle; I’m sure he’d love see all the boats. Maybe, maybe…

When I got back to our place a train was passing by, loaded up with coal. I’ve never seen train cars from above filled with coal so I thought that was pretty cool.

We drove down to see the sea lions, which we’d heard from our place.

I took approximately three bazillion videos of them but I think this is the best because you can see one of them swimming around in front and another in the back.

But then they started doing a lot of sea lion talking, which was highly entertaining.

It was obviously a little chilly, but such a nice day.

After that we drove over to the Chittendon Locks, which were just around the bend and down the street. I probably took at least four kazillion photos and videos there and I’m too tired to go through them right now.

Soon, soon, I’ll post them.

Meanwhile…I’ve gotten quite a bit of yard work done in between the blistering hot days. Weeds pulled, mulch spread, the yard is mostly looking pretty good around the perimeter of the house. Down at the dock is a different story, but I know I’ve been overdoing it with the yard work and it’s going to be super hot again this week. The weeds can wait. Except they keep growing…but it’s too hot and my heart rate has been getting too high when I’ve been working…

This morning I went to see my gynecologist and my gallbladder surgeon who are in the same building, very convenient. As I suspected, they couldn’t tell me why I’d had all that pain, but my final testing option is a colonoscopy, so I’ll be getting one of those, plus an endoscopy so that every bit of my body can be checked out. Why do I feel they won’t find anything? But that’d be good , but then again why the weird unbearable intermittent pain that just went away?

But at least it went away.

Ok then,

Mrs. yes I’m truly a healthy person Hughes.