Monthly Archives: June 2010

78 and counting.

One of the benefits of volunteering this summer is our campsite overlooking  the Straits of Juan DeFuca.  This is the view from Fiona’s rear window.    It is impossible to capture the grandeur of this with a camera, but across the … Continue reading

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Sorry to report.

I bought a new breakfast drink; half orange juice and half Passion fruit juice.  So far, the passion juice part hasn’t done diddly squat.

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Another first for me.

Last night, we went out to a restaurant up the street from Joe’s home. I had a lamb burger with bleu cheese and carmelized onion served on a columbia city bakery roll. Other than an ill advised turkey burger some … Continue reading

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Another age related milestone.

For a week now, I’ve been having weird pains around my chest and I just shrugged them off as something to do with my heart. Probably heartburn or acute angina. Nope. I woke up in the middle of the night to … Continue reading

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From the western front.

I really like this painting entitled ‘man trouble.’ I think I talked to these two women back when I tending bar. I think their story was that their blind dates for the evening had not shown up or perhaps they had. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, back in Indiana….

The weather here in the Northwest has been a bit cooler than normal, seldom reaching more than 65 degrees.  It’s a bit unsettling but pleasant enough. However, my sources in Indiana tell me the weather there has been hot and muggy with … Continue reading

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Try getting to pictures here.

For those of you who have not been able to access the pictures I put on Facebook, here is a link to the pictures I have taken thus far on our trip.  http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2069894&id=1409357895&l=b0f40c41f3

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Ain’t life grand?

It was almost dark and Susie and I were out for a walk on top of the hill in the park where we are volunteering. It was the first evening with a clear sky since we arrived. We came up the … Continue reading

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Now here’s a good idea.

Out on the island where we are living this summer,we came across this little number. It’s a good idea in theory, sort of like the ‘take a penny, leave a penny’ jar. IT’a a place where a person can drop … Continue reading

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bugs me no end.

I have a problem with over the counter vitamins. I can’t seem to find any retailer who can tell me where they are manufactured. All of them I talk to show me the label which says ‘distributed by’. There’s nothing … Continue reading

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