After I took the CBEST, I traveled north with some friends who came through town. We stayed in what I call a mansion, but other people called it a house. We met the cousins of the friends who I drove up with and spent a day playing with them and hanging out in and around the mansion/house. Then we traveled North to Seattle, stopping first at Multinomah falls
Once we got to Seattle, Shruti took us around and to Queen Anne hill for the sunset.We then went further North to San Juan Island to see another friend, Jana. I didn't remember to take a picture of her, but here's the lighthouse we went to. Then we went to see another waterfall East of Washington with Dave. I don't remember what it's called.
On the way back, we stopped to see the very first Starbucks at Pikes Place Market. There was a country band outside at the time.
I know this is just an impersonal account of the trip, but I really would rather do something outside of the blog on Jonathandow.com
I didn't really go anywhere, but I'm back from my time of house-sitting and studying. I took the CBEST on Saturday morning so I can become a Substitute Teacher. I think I passed easily, but I won't get the results back for a month. So, while I wait, I'm going to drive up to Seattle with my friends to see another friend with a stop in Portland to well... so they can see their family... I don't have any friends in Portland... that I know of... Anyway, I'm all moved in and I have pictures of my new place. This is my car, Malchus, parked in front of my house.
This is my dog, Snaps, parked in front of my house
Then she parked in the living room. We don't have a lot of furniture yet. And this is my room. There would be more picture, but it's a small room and I the other pictures didn't turn out well. My roommate/Landlord Rich is a great guy. He's only been going to Calvary Chapel Chico for a month and he moved in about 4-5 months ago. He is still painting the living room so he doesn't want to get furniture until he's done. God told him to rent out a room two weeks before he met me. God is good, isn't He? I couldn't have planned this better.
I also have a new cell. Email me on it at firstname.lastname@example.org My normal email is email@example.com Pretty cool how that works out, huh?
I spent the last couple of days setting up my room. I've been moving boxes, unpacking boxes, buying and building furniture and all that. All I have left to figure out in there is a bed... well... almost... I still have a lot to do. But the good news is that I drove to Pleasanton and back today to give the van back to my parents and pick up my car (Malchus) and my dog (Snaps). I'm still house sitting, so she is playing with their dog (Jack).
Traffic was horrible. If I was a complainer, I would go longer than this sentence, but I just wanted to let you all know that it was a trial of patience... since I was trying to get back in time for a Men's Fellowship Dinner that I had already paid for. I was an hour late, and I missed most of the hangout and eat time, but I got food and I heard the message, which was good. 2 Timothy 2, if anyone is interested. Now I didn't bring my powercord and my computer battery is getting low, so this will be short and only mildly interesting tonight... but I'll tell you something funny. My dad complained about some chocolates that ate last night while we were at lunch today and my brother said that those chocolates expired in February. We all laughed. Even you, who wasn't there.