It is clear to me that some of you have gotten the wrong impression from my post. I do not live anywhere near Washington DC. I live in the state of Washington. Remember I said I live on the Columbia River near the Canadian border. Washington DC is not near either of those. I live on a 300+ acre ranch that is 2 miles off the state highway and deep in the mountains that are part of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We live more than 35 miles from the nearest city and just about 100 miles from Spokane, WA. We are 45 minutes from the nearest ATM and the population of the little town where we get our mail is about 300 people.
Anyway, I'm very sorry if I misled you and thank you for your welcomes anyway. It makes me wish I did live close to DC.
Best to All,