2005-09-05 - 9:03 a.m.
What an absolutely GORGEOUS holiday weekend. This weather is perfect. It's a shame to stay indoors. I keep thinking that as I look outside, and then go to get myself another cup of coffee...
I've had a very productive weekend of online shopping. I've discovered exactly how many frequent flyer miles I have (oogabs). I've also discovered the exact cost of taking the 4-hr train ride between Vancouver and Seattle ($50 - can you believe it? the same distance costs more than twice as much on the Northeast corridor). And that it costs $950 and 24 hours (each way) for two people to ride from NYC to StL.
I've explored the cost of a prius, a smart car, and a new little commuter vehicle known as the Tango. This was investigated after I discovered that renting a car and depositing it on the other side of the continent costs a fortune.
I've also found my dream home - a condo - in a new sustainable community on the top of a mountain. I'm in love with it, and it is even affordable.
And I've also discovered a spectacular sofa bed - one made with wood from environmentally sustainable forests.
Finally, I've contacted a woman in Houston who will distribute my donated books to shelters if I send them to her. Apart from donating funds, here is the cause I've wanted, to help Katrina victims.
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