Archive for May, 2019


May 22, 2019

The pink camellias came and went. We currently are enjoying the pink rhododendrons. We also had pink tulips, but the daffodils were yellow, with a little white.

Pink was never my favorite color, and I probably avoided it for a long time. But then there were the 3-day walks where pink was the primary color and I collected a few pieces of clothing, that I still wear. I like to think of them as a shade of purple, which may be my favorite color.

And then there is translucent brown. The color of coffee. A morning favorite. Blue plays a big part too. Not just in clothes, but in happy skies. At least skies that can make me happy.

I don’t know where I am going with this. Oh yeah, to work.

Work, work, work, work, work.

Sitting in the Sun

May 21, 2019

And the Mariners are actually ahead. At least for the moment.

And on that note they just tried the whiffle ball play, hitting the runner in the back. But he is out?!? So either we are playing whiffle ball or he was out of the baseline when he was hit.


So the Mariners won. I have been at work all day. It’s now, finally time to go home.


So the Mariners lost, 10 to 9. But we were busy watching Perry Mason reruns. It was a particularly funny one, at least for the lines fed by Paul Drake to all the pretty women. We also paid bills and prepped for future meals.


Laundry folded, coffee made, carpool arrived, and we are driving through the sprinkles to work.

I will start today with an affirmative statement to get some project moved forward.

Yes, we are in the carpool lane, although the general purpose lanes are pretty open.

Work, work, work, work, work.

See you on the flip side.

Can Gozer be Far Behind

May 17, 2019

I think I have the correct reference.

But who knows.

It has been hectic. Work continues at a hot pace, and the Mariners are back in town.

My life in a nutshell.

Not necessarily a bad thing. But sometimes I long for sleeping in, yet still being doing things by 7 am. I like the weekend days when necessary activities are getting accomplished and it’s only 10 in the morning.

The weather is being very springlike. Lots of wetness, but not bitterly cold. This means the garden area will quickly get out of control. Why didn’t I weed more when it was nicer? I could have given up a walk or two.

My prioritization skills can be sorely lacking.

On that note, it is time to figure out today’s priorities. I have an inkling these will really be somebody else’s priorities.

Work-Heating Up

May 6, 2019

It is back to work after a nice weekend. I was even able to read the Sunday newspaper on the back deck.

Today was even warmer. Into the 70s. It may hit the 80s by the end of the week. Of course I will spend most of the daytime in the office. And a loud office to boot. Work on our tank has about 3 or 4 loud pieces of equipment. The sand blaster, vacuum, generator, dehumidifier, etc. And it promises to get noisier when the blasting moves to the exterior.

I will admit to being impressed by the workers putting up the scaffolding. And this to will pass, in about a month.

Opening Days

May 4, 2019

First up was Friday night’s Seattle Style at MOHAI. A bit of everything, and a lot about the history of Eddie Bauer. He patented the first down jacket in the 1930s, if I recall correctly. It’s not all flannel, but some is, and a lot revolves around rain.

Today was opening day of boating season. The Windermere Cup and boat parade. There are lots of races in different age classes. The invitational had teams from UCLA, Boston College and Germany. I think the Huskies won the Men’s 8, the only race we saw.

We did get to see all of the crews make their way back through the Montlake Cut, the first parade.

As soon as the races are through they raise the Montlake Bridge for the boat parade. Several boats would not fit under the bridge.

The more formal groups, and several not so formal groups participate.

These pictures were all around the bridge, for us land lubbers. The real party was out on the water. The races went through the log boom, and the boat parade heads back out through the line of boats, watching the other boats.

You may be able to tell, it was a gorgeous day. In the end it was about a 5 mile wander.

Little One

May 1, 2019

I am obviously getting older, but she just keeps getting better.

Happy Birthday.

cabin game night (2)

And a few more, just because it is a milestone!