We started out day at the Animal Shelter along with several other folks from Friday Harbor Labs who volunteered their time to help keep the place tidy.Â Amoeba did yard work and walked dogs.Â I washed windows, did a bit of dusting, and cuddled kitties.
As we left the shelter I wailed a bit about having forgotten to pack the battery charger for my camera (no photos at the animal shelter).Â Amoeba drove to Radio Shack, where we met Cecil, who takes customer service above and beyond the ordinary.Â Cecil outfitted us with a universal camera battery charger, and even configured it for me to make it easy to use — and it is.Â My camera battery is now charged.
After we left Radio Shack, we walked down the street to Mi Casita and had a lovely lunch.Â After lunch we walked around the neighborhood a bit and went into Serendipity Used Books and bought enough books to elicit a big smile from the proprietor.
Then we walked around the neighborhood a bit more before heading back for the car (borrowed) and returning home (the labs until our furniture arrives from Hawaii).Â Once we returned home I finally put up the answer to Punny Monday — not that you all didn’t already know it — and did a bit of blogging.
Then Amoeba and I decided to walk down to the mainÂ lab and check the mail [we didn’t do so on Saturday].Â I took my camera and got some stunning photos of several of the Cascade Peaks, so stay tuned.
At the main lab we visited with several people — including a scientist who just happens to be visiting from Hawaii.Â We thought it ironic that we’d never met him there. We spent some time together taking photos of snow-capped mountains, then parted in different directions.
Amoeba and I went out on the pier and walked the length of the docks.Â He was looking at the algae and seaweed growing near the docks.Â I was taking photographs.Â Finally we made our way home — only to discover that the internet was down.Â Luckily, it didn’t stay down long.
Tomorrow Amoeba starts work and I start looking for work. I heard yesterday that the schools have so many subs they don’t all get work.Â Then I heard today that budget cuts closed the middle school — now there is just elementary school, grades k-7 and high school, grades 8-12.Â Wish me luck.