Pizza, Bookcases, and Tables

Dear Liza,

Today was a busy day! I worked on the story in the morning, putting in more details about sidewalks downtown and what games kids played back in 1903. Did you know that another name for Hopscotch was Potsy? And that it has been played since the 1700s?

At lunchtime, Auntie Bridgett and I walked down to Hot Lips pizza on Hawthorne. Since it is officially National Pizza week, many pizza shops in town are offering slices of really good pizza for only two dollars!

When we had finished, Auntie Bridgett walked back to Luke’s Frame shop and I walked down to Auntie Katie’s new building to help her with some furniture. I got her dresser drawers finished and then she came and we got a nice tall IKEA bookcase assembled, put up, and attached to the wall so she can load it up.

Then Grandpa Nelson came by on a walk! He helped with the bookcase, then headed off to get some lunch at Double Dragon while Auntie Katie and I drove to a shop called Artifact for a delightfully quirky new/ old table for her dining room. It is painted the same blue as her new building, and has drop-leaves so it can be big enough for company or small enough for just Katie and the kids.

Once that was done, Grandpa Nelson and I walked back home, enjoying all the wonderful blooms in the neighborhood, and boy, were we tired! It turns out, it is almost two miles to the new place, so we both walked four miles. Pretty good exercise for a couple of oldies.

Now for a quiet evening.

Love,

Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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