I’m very close to having an accessible kitchen ready for mom – yes!
And one quick contrast between DC and SLC: SLC has much better independent coffee houses than the District. They are plentiful, hold their own against Starbucks (i.e. they aren’t run out of town by them), the prices are better, the quality of coffee is better, and the free wireless is a norm. Also, the baristas don’t flinch at oddball orders, and can usually pull ’em off with flair.
DC’s coffee folk should come out here on a fact-finding mission – they’d learn a ton.
Tomorrow morning I head out for a sunrise ride before taking mom to PT. Should me nice and brisk – I knew I brought the arm and leg warmers for a reason!