Friday, March 14, 2008 -- Vancouver, WA

It's hard to believe, but our first week here is almost history. We've been busy doing "nothing we should" but "everything we want"... if you catch my drift. In other words there are a lot of little maintenance/cleaning/upkeep chores that "should" be getting done around the camper, but aren't. Instead, we're spending our time with the kids and our Grandson, which is what we "want" to do. They're probably getting a little tired of the new in-town relatives, but I think we'll settle down into a more normal routine soon, and give them a break.

After my defense of the weather here in the Northwest it's been rainy the last few days. But as I've said, it's not a steady all day type rain. It's more a rain interspersed with intermittent clearing. At times, the sun even pokes through the clouds. With any luck we should now be done with freezing temps for the rest of the season. Spring is very much in full swing here.

Our Son-In-Law, Gage, is smoking a big pork shoulder roast today, and we're going to join them and Gage's Mom and Dad for dinner tonight. Gage has been experimenting with his new Weber smoker the past few weeks and, by all reports, most, if not all, of the attempts have been wildly successful. Now I'm beginning to wonder if they make a small compact version that would fit in the basement of the camper... hhmmm.