I finally met my personal hero, Sally Heatherton (of Marvelous Bend!), tonight. I was a little intimidated by the fact that BOR would be at the blogger meetup until I met Sally. There's nothing like that, I tell ya.
My life is complete. Thanks to Sally for all personal validation. :) I can now move on. You are an inspiration to me and many other bloggers in Bend. I am so impressed that you have shown perseverance and stood up to the negativity of the media in this town, for as long as you did. Somehow it was unsurprising that you are a renter!