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07:58 pm: The heather on the hill
This weekend, gnine contacted me out of the blue to let me know she was in the area. She and her friends picked me up Saturday morning and drove up to Point Reyes. It was excessively windy, so I was glad that megory read up about it in a guidebook and warned me to take warm clothes. We got there in time to have a nice walk around the lighthouse and gaze at the ocean for a few minutes before the fog came pouring in. (Taking the 300+ steps back up from the lighthouse...not quite as nice.)

We drove around to another spot and walked a narrow trail to look at the ocean in another spot, encoutering various forms of wildlife along the way. A snake crossing our path was quite startling, and gave us a good reason to stay out of the long grass. Yet again we had a few minutes to watch the waves crash against the rocks before the fog once again caught up with us. (We joked that it would be fun someday to dress up as someone out of Brigadoon and wander around in the fog pretending not to know what year it was.) As we were driving away, a deer decided to trot along the side of the road with us before cutting across in front of the car. Good thing we were moving slowly!

After that, we tried one of the beaches. The fog was quite thick at that point, and nearly everyone on the beach was in sweatshirts or jackets. (Not one's typical idea of August beachwear...) We sat on a log and took in the scenery for a while, appreciating the chance to recover from all the walking, before calling it a day.

It was great to have the chance to spend so much time chatting.

My kitchen has the flooring installed now and is just waiting on the cabinets to be finished. (Every time I walk in there, I can't help dancing a little.) Hopefully it will only be a few more days before the stove can be hooked back up.

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From:gnine
Date:August 19th, 2013 03:13 am (UTC)
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It was soo great to see you and catch up! And to see your place, you've done such great stuff with it! And now I'll totally have to come back at some point to see the finished kitchen! Also, Maria got total garden envy and is now feeling very inspired to try to work some further stuff out at her place. Your yard is AMAZING! ^___^
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:August 19th, 2013 11:17 am (UTC)
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And now I'll totally have to come back at some point to see the finished kitchen!

Please do! It should be far less cluttered then...theoretically...

Not to mention my game collection will probably have at least doubled...
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From:mangaroo
Date:August 19th, 2013 05:15 am (UTC)
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The kitchen floor looks great. Is the dining room floor currently covered in something to protect it?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:August 19th, 2013 11:13 am (UTC)
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Is the dining room floor currently covered in something to protect it?

Yes, it has a layer of thin cardboard taped to it.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:August 19th, 2013 02:09 pm (UTC)
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Hurray for seeing friends!

Point Reyes looks amazing! Too bad it was so foggy when you were there.
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