Friday, June 29, 2012

Mind Lag



We wonder how long it will take our brains to catch up to our bodies.  We left Merida at 5:30 in the morning on a Thursday and by 9:00 a.m. we were in Houston.  By noon we were in L.A., by 6:00 p.m. in San Jose, 7:00 p.m. in Santa Cruz.  The next day we drove to Auburn to visit Colleen's folks, the day after that we were on the road to Seattle for our next house sitting assignment. We arrived the following day, crashed and tried to sleep, then met the homeowner at 8:00 a.m. for a 45 minute orientation before they handed us the keys and drove away.  So, here we are.  In a new city, a new house, with a new pet.  Whew!  Forget jet lag....we've got mind lag.
The house in Seattle is a well kept 100-year-old craftsman style with a cottage garden to die for.  It may rain a lot in Seattle, but they can grow anything!  We walk around the neighborhood and feel like we are in one big botanical garden.  From the house's second story we have a view of downtown Seattle and the Space Needle.  There are coffee shops, trendy restaurants and tempting food trucks, three organic farmer's markets and the "World of Wine" store just around the corner.  We must have died and gone to heaven somewhere over the Gulf of Mexico....


Hope
We have just one kitty to take care of here.  But she is one big kitty.  Her name is Hope and she is a Main Coon with a tail that talks.  Swish, swish, she lets us know in no uncertain terms when she is not in the mood for us, preferring to watch the birds in the feeder attached to the bedroom window.  We're okay with it.  We're just glad she finally came out from under the bed!


Seattle is sunny today - we know it won't last. But while it does we're headed out to enjoy it and you may not hear from us again until it rains.