Jane and OSG and I…on the littlest dinner cruise boat, the Osprey, in a 40 mph gale with blowing dust. But we love the upper deck…so there we sat, having dinner (the boat was near the hilly shore at that point, which, gave us enough calm to keep the plates on the boat.
We took [...]
http://www.krem.com/news/Truck-crashes-through-red-light-camera-gets-stuck-on-sidewalk-94581374.html ……strike again. This is a sidewalk and a busy one at that.
These traffic cams cost about 300,000 each.
Spokane is a city where if you are driving a truck you do want to pay attention to the height limits posted on bridges, but there is none on our sidewalks.
Not only that, [...]
…which means everything drips. That’s El Nino for you. Washington gets rain. Not nice pretty snow.
I’m halfway through converting Hellburner. That’s going to go up under its old copyright. Feeling good.
And we still haven’t got the tree up, but the rest of the lights are up.
Note to self: never have guacamole at [...]
We’re headed back to the rink soon: we could have skated through the summer, but there was so much work we needed to do, and of course personal events intervened—so we hope to get back onto the ice without cracking our skulls or anything else essential.
We’re still working on Closed Circle, and hope to [...]
Gutter cleaning. We got a couple of wheelbarrow loads of compost out of it: gutter-guard keeps the big stuff out, and the chaff composts really nicely. Darn the luck.
I meanwhile hauled out the garbage, the recyclables, and the yard clippings, and clipped the roses back pretty severely, piling mulch over them. We’re due for [...]
Mr. Lector, back in the institution, has now gotten a phone and called the news station. He assures everyone he meant no harm, he is no longer schizophrenic, and the sickle he was carrying was to protect him from mountain lions.
A kid at school had a cough. Fears of swine flu led the school [...]
…at Walmart, and is happy. I got one that says: “Instant Pirate. Add Rum.” And I also got something I had to ask myself if I needed, but yes. I need a place for my working papers and books instead of stacking them on the floor and getting them blown about by the ceiling fan. [...]
Some brilliant functionary decided that it would be nice to give our local prison inmates a holiday at the fair. At the end of the day, they’re missing one, sort of a Hannibal Lecter type, far out of touch with reality, to hear the local news guys, and probably off his meds. He just sort [...]