March 8th, 2009

Kreegah Bundalo

Back in California

Despite a nasty-looking hailstorm that rolled over PDX about an hour before my flight, the actual trip between Portland and Oakland was uneventful. That piece of the storm had moved on and it was sort of clear when we took off, although you could see that we were swinging wide of more bad weather before turning south. We arrived at OAK on schedule. My bad was waiting for me when I got to baggage claim. The AirBART bus left less than a minute after I boarded. I had plenty of time to get over to the Amtrak station across the street from the BART station. Actually, I had a bit too much time, as the Capitol was almost thirty minutes late, but I'm not complaining. It was an ordinary train trip back to Fremont, and I picked up a bite to eat and a gallon of milk walking home.

Getting back into the apartment, though, I found a horrid mess in the kitchen sink. As happens once or twice a year, it looks like our upstairs neighbors put too much down their kitchen drains and it backed up into ours, leaving the kitchen sink full of what you would expect as the debris from two upper floors' garbage disposals. Yuck. I cleaned it up as best I could for now. I'm too tired to do a really thorough cleaning.

In a few minutes, I'm going to go finish unpacking and fall into bed. Even though it's "really" only 9 PM net of the daylight-savings-time change, I'm beat and need some sleep.