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April 28, 2018: The ABC’s of Listing: T is for Transitions

Transitions – moving from one thought, idea, or place to another. There are transitions between paragraphs, which supposedly signal a change in idea.

Today, made an internal list, one that was comprised of transitions. As it was, there turned out to be more transitions inherent to my day that I could ever have imagined. And most caught me off guard.

It began a few days ago when a BCHA member who had promised me a ride, bailed. Fortunately, I had a backup plan. Rather than ride with this fellow from Spokane to Bellingham, I instead opted to take the bus. Fortunately, Pete had not cancelled my reservation. And I had my printed up copy of my itinerary with me. Breathed a sigh of relief about that one.

As it was, Cynthia, who I was staying with in Spokane, was very gracious about giving me a ride to the bus station. She even said “good, we’ll get to spend some time together,” which made me feel really good.

Spokane has a clean bus station. I didn’t have to wait long for a ride. And mine was the only bus leaving. Maybe the problem was that the day could not have gotten any better. Bus ride to Everett, WA, my transfer point, was uneventful.

Once in Everett I began waiting for the bus that was not on time. After an hour and a half of this, I first hopped on a bus to Mount Vernon and then on a bus to Bellingham. The question was, did I really need to hop on the local buses? I did later learn that the bus in question was right behind me, so I didn’t need to worry.

I began wondering how this all was going to work out when I was on the bus going to Bellingham. This was because I didn’t have contact information and I also knew that I’d need to get from the bus station to the Greyhound bus station.

Add to all this – my cellphone wasn’t working, so I was not able to tell Lisa, who was to pick me up, where I ought to go. Both these variables had me very apprehensive.

Ahh, but amazingly, everything did work out just fine. I got off the bus in Bellingham and from there took another bus to the Greyhound station. And I managed via email to get a hold of Lisa, who I am staying with. I had just an iota of hand held device left. .

That one iota was enough. Lisa sent me a message with a phone number. It was fortuitous that we communicated or else I’d probably get T=boned.

So the above is well worth considering in relation to BCHA stuff.

I am very tired right now.


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