• SallyT : Good night!

  • choicelady : LOL!! Good night!

  • SallyT : You have a good weekend, too. Hope you see some rain. Sweet dreams or dreasm right back at you!

  • choicelady : Yes – I’m sad for Sue as well, but she will be fine. She’s one strong woman! Be well, Sally!

  • choicelady : Uh – dreams.

  • choicelady : It’s been fun. I hope KT does his post on Tao and Murph definitely piqued our thought with his concern on censorship. Busy and thoughtful night! Have a lovely weekend, Sally, and I hope we meet up here next Friday! Sweet dreasm!

  • SallyT : Sorry about Sue.

  • SallyT : Enjoyed your hosting!

  • SallyT : Yes, we can call it a night.

  • choicelady : Well on this happy note of death and destruction on mountains, are we ready to ring out the evening?

  • SallyT : Yes they do! And, it can get dark real fast, too, and you are lost!

  • choicelady : I can’t fathom climbing a mountain and thinking it’s a stroll in the park!!! Even in the east, you can get a major change in climate in under 1000 feet. It’s just that we all think we are immune from consequences. And people die for that naivete.

  • SallyT : And, these are people that live here and should know better!

  • SallyT : We just had people lost up there a few weeks ago. They were found. People can be so stupid going up there not prepared!

  • choicelady : Years ago I worked for the American Youth Hostels as director of the LA office. I was told that one of our day excursions out of Portland had ended horribly with the group going up Mt. Hood ill prepared. A couple of kids slid into a cravass for lack of proper boots, and the leader caught a third girl and saved her even though she’d fallen in. He dislocated both shoulders holding her. I never got over understanding the risk of Mt. Hood. Beautiful and treacherous all at once.

  • SallyT : A big window can make a room for sure.

  • SallyT : Yes, Mt Hood is visible from just about everywhere. He is so big.

  • choicelady : Mt. Hood is breat-taking! Well so are they all. Ranier of course is beyond amazing up north, but the views everywhere around there are spectacular.

  • SallyT : The weather can change so fast up there that it is known as the killer mountain at times.

  • choicelady : Oh – maintenance is incredible in old houses. Our back windows are vinyl, too- west sun. But they have a little pizzaz to them so they look fine. Our major project was cutting a much larger window in the addition – there is a GREAT view of trees in our neighbors’ yards, but the window was a dinky double hung. So we had it cut out, enlarged and a lovely big window put in. It absolutely made the room which we use as a den and TV area.

  • SallyT : Mt Hood is always snow capped.

  • SallyT : Yes, I laugh when they think they have allot of snow here and it is a couple of inches!

  • choicelady : I was in Portland about 2 years ago for a conference, and I took some friends across the river in the mad belief we could find Mt. St. Helens. We weren’t but a few miles up I-5 when it started to snow like crazy, and by the time we figured out it was pure stupid to go on and turned around, five or six cars had skidded off the road. It was then I was damned glad I had come out here from Buffalo. Snow doesn’t faze me!

  • SallyT : Nothing wrong with keeping it basic.

  • SallyT : We kept the old windows on the north of ours because they are original and they are single pane. But they are small. We had to put vinyl on the south side windows. They are over sized and get so much sun that wood couldn’t handle it.

  • choicelady : I like the craftsman bungalows. This section, known as Boulevard Park and New Era Park, abound with them. Some have great interior detail. Ours is no longer one of them. Nothing we can do about it, so we just keep it as basic as we can.

  • SallyT : Oh, I know it can get cold there!

  • choicelady : We kept it pretty simple. We put in all new windows, and in the livingroom and diningroom they are wood interiors so they keep the look. We HAD to take out the aluminum frame ones – disgusting and COLD. Single pane, and it freezes here!

  • SallyT : My house in Missouri was a cottage craftsman. I bet yours looks really pretty. And, the love shows!

  • choicelady : Oh I’m so glad! That was what we did with my ex’s mom’s house. It was a tidy little three bedroom 1920s vintage bungalow in Rochester NY. We got one bid from someone who wanted to turn it into apartments and we refused. Sold it to a young man who wanted “a house like grandma’s.” Perfect.