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For the first morning in about seven weeks, I have no Big Next Steps. We have lots to do still, of course: plenty of unpacking and making this place home; new doctors to find; paperwork and address changes and voter registrations; oh and a whole house to sell. It’s still quiet and a little dark out, the way I like it when I’m sipping my first coffee and observing the morning. This first part of our whirlwind “should we move? Let’s move” adventure is done, and while I’m excited for the next part, I’m also quite happy to note that we’re here, we made it, and this morning all I have to do is be.

A paper coffee cup on a rough wooden table, with out of focus lights and counter in the background. The cup is labeled Victrola.

A cappuccino photographed from above on a shiny, dark-gray tabletop. It has a white and orange mug and is a rich brown and white color.

It was a whirlwind couple of days in multiple ways. I finished my Seattle coffee jaunt at Cascade Coffee Works; two days later, I’m making cappuccino in my own kitchen.

View from a third-story balcony looking into a large, open space paneled with intricate wood flooring. It’s a former armory converted to a museum. A green biplane hangs from wires in the center, and a long wooden boat to one side. A giant R hangs in the background ringed with red bulbs — the Rainier Beer symbol — and the right side of the frame is comprised of brightly lit windows.

A paper coffee cup with a C written on it in Sharpie pen sits next to a camera on a white table. In the background is a window with some sun shining through.

I really enjoyed visiting MOHAI, the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle. It’s a beautiful space with a lot of clever, intricate hands-on exhibits, and a coffee shop to go with it (continuing my South Lake Union cappuccino tour).

In dusk light reflecting off the surrounding buildings, a man with a small dog walks at the top of a short stairway painted with flowers. At the top of the stairs a colorful sign reads SLU, for South Lake Union in Seattle.

Far from home, havjng arrived in Seattle after a two-day trip. I haven’t been in this part of the country for many years; it’s quite something to be back.