I’ve been working up in Portland all week, and rather than spend 2.5 hours in a car every day, Joe and Carol have been kind enough to allow me to stay at their five star Hotel Kann in Battle Ground for three nights this week. I’m very appreciative of all the hours of driving they’ve saved me since, on the whole, I dislike commuting to work.

And of course in terms of staying with them it’s understatement to say that I’ve had a good time. We’ve had great talks, fun computer games (notably some very late night Carmageddon), and delicious meals. I am so lucky to have such friends.