Spokane is famous for its comfortably warm and dry summers

I have lived in five different states at this point.

Having a father in the military forced my family to move every few years to a different naval base somewhere else.

It was almost impossible to form lasting friendships when I was constantly extricated from a location as soon as I was used to my new surroundings. I felt like I was stuck in a stasis where I was constantly the “new kid” at every school I attended. Being isolated socially was tough, but on the flip side I was experiencing many different climates and environments nationwide that few see unless they travel consistently. I crossed the Mississippi river by car in four separate states during different moves from one naval base to another. Living along the gulf coast was fun for the beach, but I hated the humid summers with subtropical UV rays. After finally settling in Spokane, Washington, I think I have decided where I want to live for the rest of my life. My current place is adjacent to North Bank Park where I can see the Howard Street North Channel Bridge from my living room window. My view of the Spokane River is breathtaking compared to some of the drab cities I’ve lived in before. On top of the wonderful views, you can’t beat the weather in Spokane. Winters aren’t particularly intense compared to other northern states, and the high altitudes mean that summers are mildly warm and comfortably dry. We don’t get high humidity during summer and it’s rare for someone to need a dehumidifier outside of a water damage remediation job.

 

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Business trip to Seattle was a success

I recently had a business trip in Seattle, Washington.

My husband decided to accompany me since it could be made into a long weekend sort of trip for us.

I had to work Thursday and Friday in Seattle. While I worked my husband walked around the city looking for great places to eat and fun things to do. I came back to the hotel one evening and my husband had a whole bunch of cannabis items. He saved a bunch of the dibels for me to try Saturday. It was a fun-filled weekend once I was done with work. We got high together, drunk at the local bars together and looked at all the things the city had to offer. My husband is game to do anything too. He took me to weird science museums, cool cafes and we even rode the Seattle Great Wheel. It is a big ferris wheel that offers great views of the city. It was 14 bucks and really fun to ride. My husband got four full days in the city and just loved it. I only got two because of work and felt kind of cheated. The two of us agreed that we will come back soon and do a week-long trip. I want to see a hockey game, stop at a cannabis store and eat at our favorite restaurants again. Seattle isn’t that far of a plane ride for us and it doesn’t cost that much money when we are there. It is a perfect trip that is fun, relaxing and not expensive.

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Business trip to Seattle was a success

I recently had a business trip in Seattle, Washington.

My husband decided to accompany me since it could be made into a long weekend sort of trip for us.

I had to work Thursday and Friday in Seattle. While I worked my husband walked around the city looking for great places to eat and fun things to do. I came back to the hotel one evening and my husband had a whole bunch of cannabis items. He saved a bunch of the dibels for me to try Saturday. It was a fun-filled weekend once I was done with work. We got high together, drunk at the local bars together and looked at all the things the city had to offer. My husband is game to do anything too. He took me to weird science museums, cool cafes and we even rode the Seattle Great Wheel. It is a big ferris wheel that offers great views of the city. It was 14 bucks and really fun to ride. My husband got four full days in the city and just loved it. I only got two because of work and felt kind of cheated. The two of us agreed that we will come back soon and do a week-long trip. I want to see a hockey game, stop at a cannabis store and eat at our favorite restaurants again. Seattle isn’t that far of a plane ride for us and it doesn’t cost that much money when we are there. It is a perfect trip that is fun, relaxing and not expensive.

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Extreme weather in Libertyville

While the scenery is beautiful in Libertyville, the weather can be brutal.

The summers are warm and humid with temperatures often in the high eighties and sometimes even in the low nineties.

The winters are freezing, snowy and windy with temperatures in the teens for half the year. It’s not surprising to experience sub zero conditions. Rain falls on and off just about all year long. We get snow from November to April and it adds up to about 38 inches. Because of the weather extremes, there’s rarely an opportunity to open the windows and just enjoy the fresh air. For most of the year, it’s necessary to rely on either heating or cooling. My house in Libertyville, Illinois is outfitted with a forced air furnace, a central air conditioner and duct system. The cost of temperature control adds up to about fifty percent of our household energy consumption. I really appreciate the change of seasons in the local area. The change of colors of the leaves in the fall is especially beautiful. I look forward to the farmer’s market with the fresh apples, eggplants, zucchini, squash and tomatoes. Unfortunately, I typically need to start up the furnace sometime in October. The temperature drops very quickly. The snow is beautiful but creates a great deal of work. When it’s fourteen degrees outside, it’s not much fun to shovel the driveway and walkways, brush off the car or scrape the ice off the windshield. I need to run the defrost in the car for fifteen minutes before I can go anywhere. It takes forever for the spring flowers to finally arrive. I watch for signs of tulips, daffodils and the first robins. The summers are fairly brief but it’s my favorite time of year.

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I didn't see the sign that said no parking

The worst time to lock the keys in the car is on a hot, summer day.

The worst time to have your car towed is also on a hot, summer day.

My friends and I went to the beach outside of Tampa. Clearwater beach is a great place for fishing and catching waves. My friends and I didn’t have much luck with the surf that day, but we caught a couple of fish that were big enough to keep. We had a long walk with all of our fishing gear including poles, nets, tackle boxes and chairs. When we finally got back to the place where the car was parked, I didn’t see my blue Toyota. I thought we parked in a different area, but I clearly remember the red building in front of our car that morning. I looked around the water beach parking lot and I saw a sign at the end of the row that said no parking and tow away zone. I didn’t want to tell my friends that my car was probably towed, but I didn’t have any choice. My friend Charlie saw the sign as well and everyone got upset at the same time. I really didn’t see the sign that said no parking. I didn’t want to be out in the hot sun and humidity without AC. I called the tow company and they had my car at the lot. I took lots of pictures of the parking sign and the space where I parked, but the Tampa Bay tow company still made me pay $225 to get my car back.

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