Meredith and I arrived safely. So did our stuff, for the most part. The furniture had dings and a few glass items were broken, but for the most part nothing was lost. I've now got all my utilities up and running. We are, however, completely broke. Moving's so gosh darn expensive! I must say, that I am glad I wasn't driving the truck. The last time I moved across the country, I drove a Ryder truck towing my own truck behind from Arizona to Pennsylvania. I'd wake up every day feeling completely stressed out. It wasn't so bad for me this time, though I think Meredith was a bit overwhelmed.

And as for the Pacific Northwest. . . it's beautiful and sunny. I can see the mountains in the distance and there's a nice cool breeze blowing through the windows.

I'll write more soon.

Oliver de la Paz