The Long Winter
01 April 2011
This is not Santa Barbara. I had to post date this on April Fools Day since the weather over the winter "just had to be kidding". I had my first opportunity to put tire chains on the Honda, and the TV weather program commented that March set a record for only one day out of the entire month without measurable rain.
Christmas in Santa Cruz was great; nothing like a 5 year old to remind you of priorities. On March 17, Juliette Kristen Osterling arrived (9# 4oz) and is an absolute charmer. Tyler is adjusting to being a big brother.
Kim, Anne, Chris, and Wanda in the Specialty Clinic and the entire crew in the ACU will be greatly missed. Peace Health has finally been able to contract with a second gastroenterologist, so maybe now Anne will have some relief. Therefore, it seems unlikely that we will return to Longview in the future. However, given the unpredictability of the future, I left my staff appointment and Washington license on the record.
We left Longview in April, returning to Santa Barbara after a stop in Santa Cruz.