We have a crow fledgling that’s been involved in several adventures where my mom’s gone to protect the little dear. Crows have a very complex family structure, and our fledgling’s parents are very involved in their baby’s upbringing.
I wouldn’t normally make something like this public, but in order to reach the extended family I want to reach, this is the best way I know, especially since the narrative has been carefully controlled. I know a lot of you who read my blog are writers; you’re welcome to use whatever pieces of this […]
We had the plumber in the house yesterday, and had him look at a side issue. He said our toilets were installed weird, and that they’d continue to leak occasionally until we got new ones. Essentially, they’re mounted too high and they’ve always rocked a bit, so they don’t really seat on the wax seal […]
Mom’s accepted an offer (over asking price) on her place. It was on the market for less than a week.
I hadn’t had coffee this morning when I looked out the window in Medford, Oregon and saw snow high on the mountains. I thought, “Wow, it’s April and there’s still snow?” When I lived in Vermont, the more obvious answer would have occurred to me: I didn’t notice it last night because the snow fell […]
Got to say, though I’m normally not a Hampton Inn lover (because Hilton Garden Inn has better breakfast), the Hampton Inn in Dupont, Washington is awesome and very modern and trendy. Had a beautiful day driving from there to Medford, Oregon, where we stayed at a more typical Hampton Inn.
We’ve left. We’ve left without the single thing I cared about, possession-wise. We left with almost all the things my mom cared most about. After that, it was a thousand gnats, each of them annoying. I got some writing done on the ferry. I also wrote some code on the ferry, which means I broke […]
My usual daily quota right now is around 2,000 words. I budgeted zero words on the two driving days up and near-zero words on the three driving days back on this trip. Nor did I expect normal word counts while I’m up here. Here’s how many words I wrote on each day of the trip, […]
In the mid-80s, my mom and my late stepfather moved up to Vancouver Island. They lived in Port Alberni for a time, then built a house on almost 13 acres of land in Courtenay. Her former partner’s been living in it as the caretaker. He hasn’t mentioned any maintenance issues. He hasn’t mentioned no running […]
Mom and I are going to drive up to Canada. I’ve driven to Seattle before, and I’ve driven from Seattle to Vancouver before. However, the next stage is the ferry from Vancouver to Vancouver Island, which I’ve never taken (I’ve always flown). I’ve also never been to Victoria before, so I’m excited that we’re going […]