Well biology took its course and now Jim is sick. We’re in a cabin with no phone and not even a place to plug the computer in, so there will be some time before any of this is posted. We have a great view of what’s left of the lake, given the drought, and Jim has his choice of two TV channels and no remote. How on earth is he supposed to get better?
Fortunately this played into Nadya’s plans for total R&R. While Jim recuperated she read three books and knitted 2/3 of a sock. The cabin has a kitchen so there is some actual cooking going on which is a bit of a shock. Fortunately Jim finds cleaning terminally egg-ridden pans therapeutic. (We’re not kidding – it took three days to get the pot clean.)
As Jim started to feel better we drove to Silverton one day, where Nadya made some serious jewelry scores. We toured the old mill we used to drive by when we’d visit and were thrilled to find that it’s now a museum you can tour. The mill operated from 1929 to 1991. It’s a great tour and they’ve put together a good video that included one of our favorite pieces of wisdom: “Every woman should know how to make her own gold.” (This from a woman who used to work in the mill.) But the best part of the tour: YOU GET TO PUSH BUTTONS and machines actually move – like big augers, and mixing paddles and huge tanky sweepy things.