I still remember the first time I visited David in Seattle in December of 2007. On that trip I was trying to decide if Seattle would be a good fit for me and whether I was comfortable moving out there. David picked me up at the airport and we arrived back at the condo around 10 o’clock at night. Immediately after bringing in my suitcases, David announced there was something I needed to see immediately and escorted me to the elevator. The elevator doors opened to a rooftop deck and a beautiful view of the city skyline. As we walked and turned the corner, I was breathless. The next panoramic view was of the Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains, Mount Rainier, Safeco Field, Quest Field, ferries, and sailboats. I had tears in my eyes and fell in love with the incredible city that would soon become my new home.
Now it’s four years later and that view from the rooftop still brings me to tears at times, (maybe I’m a crier?) and never ceases to comfort me. Whether it’s cold and windy, grey and rainy, or blue skies and sunny, the roof is my haven and never fails to amaze me. David and I have been in the habit of visiting the rooftop in the morning with our coffees in hand or in the late afternoon with a glass of wine and olives. Entertaining is one of my favorite pleasures and we are unbelievably lucky to have such an amazing rooftop (stocked with grills, trees and flowers galore) at our disposal. When city life starts to wear me down, the roof is one of the few things that brings me peace and happiness and the thing that I will miss most while living in our country cottage.