Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Off Mt. Baker! In A Fine Two-Star Motel!


                 "If you need anything, I'll, I'll, um, just ask my mother. Me! I mean me. Just ask me."

 The moment that Mt. Baker highway opened up we raced down off the mountain and into Bellingham and straight to...well, ahem.  Affordable accomodations - where we will be staying for at least a week.  It's near the Bikers workplace, and hell, there's no cockroaches or blood on the sheets so I'm happy.  

 It's been a long, stressful day.  They're saying that tomorrow we might be able to get back into our house and check things out.  I really want to see exactly where we stand - then we can make solid plans.

We also have standing offers on the property, and while we'll probably take a kick in the ass on the price, it's still four city lots near a grade school in a good school district. It'll sell next spring, floodplain or not.  The same man who plopped 62 people in a high-density unit two feet off the side wall of my garage will buy our place and plop another 62 person unit on it. Fuck it. Fuck Sumas. Fuck all my furniture and appliances. Fuck the 20, 000 we just spent on updates and repairs. Fuck it all.

I'm going to bed now.


  1. So....should we forward our mail to you at the Bates Motel?

  2. I have had friends in similar predicaments.
    Our mutual friend, just north of the border, said she'd been wondering how you were (could no longer find you on Farcebook) and I said I'd try to let you know. She's Ok, but the water pumping station nearby has failed. I guess that means "Fraser incoming" for some.
    I'll copy this to her in email. Meanwhile...she's thinking of you.
    Here's a small chuckle...looking for a plumber to do a bathroom fix , we found a chap whose shirt sports the logo WTF.
    Good night, and keep the waders close! xx

  3. " It's not like my mother is a maniac or a raving thing. She just goes a little mad sometimes. We all go a little mad sometimes. Haven't you?"

    Stay warm, Stay dry... Jx

  4. No bloodstains on the wall ?
    Fucking classy.

    Hope your exile in comfort does not have to last too long.

  5. You are dealing with it all well.

  6. That Hotel looks like a Prop for a Rob Zombie Film... and if even the Cockroaches won't stay there, could be a Red Flag? So sorry for what you're going thru and hope the exile is brief.