Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wednesday we bought stuff to take to the New Years' Eve party and went to the party. It started at 7, Ace went home at 10, and I lasted until 10:30. I noticed that only about 1/3 of the original crowd was there, and I was tired. Annie hung in there, starting with two bottles of wine. Fortunately another woman helped her with about 3/4 of a bottle, because she wasn't moving very fast the next morning. We originally had intended to have breakfast at a nice little restaurant on Corkill and Dillon, but I went over at noon and borrowed a menu. After I called in our order, I picked everything up and we had take-out. Somewhere along in there we spent quite a while visiting consignment shops, Barnes and Noble, and TJ Maxx again. Friday Annie took off for Yakima, and made it to Weed, CA before she quit. She went 720 miles the first day, starting at 10:30 AM. It was lucky she did, because the last 500 miles took almost three hours longer than she expected because of the snow. The last 70 miles took 2.5 hours, and there were lots of cars in the ditch. In Yakima, there was ice under the snow and an idiot cut in front of her at a light 1/2 mile from home - Annie couldn't stop and turned left into a parking lot.