Welcome to my annual weather data post. This year (2020), I installed a new weather station, the WS-2000 from Ambient Weather, in mid January due to the old one dropping offline too often. This new one has done well all this year and stays online recording data much better than the old one. The total … Continue reading 2020 Weather Data
Our current location in the state of Washington is by far the northern most latitude where I have lived. The changes in sunrises and sunsets and the amount of daylight and darkness varies considerably here, like I have never experienced before.
When I wrote the last post in March, there were 163,705 confirmed cases and 3,402 deaths. Less than a full six months later there are 6,754,321 cases and over 200,000 deaths! I can remember when I first heard that there could be 100,000 to 200,000 deaths due to this pandemic in the U.S., and that is when the reality of this thing hit me.
As anyone in the world knows now, the U.S. is really ramping up our number of cases and deaths from the coronavirus, and according to the scientists it's going to get a lot worse. Predictions are 100,000 or 200,000 deaths as a best case scenario if we continue to remain at home and practice social … Continue reading On Lockdown and Practicing Social Distancing
Here is the 2019 Weather Data from the weather station in our backyard. I had some more non-data days this year than in the past so my rain totals are a little lower than they should be. Also, last year we had the biggest snow in a couple of decades with our total here being … Continue reading 2019 Weather Data
Here are some photos and videos from the shed build on 19 June 2019. We purchased it through Lowe's and the company came in and in one day built it from scratch.
(How We Spent Our 2018 Summer) What an undertaking! We knew when we purchased the house two years ago that it needed re-painted, both due to wear and we also wanted it a different color. After many color samples, we decided on Harbor Gray as the color. Spray, or roll and brush? Before it came … Continue reading Painting the House
One thing we didn't have to deal with in Nevada and never had a problem with was rodents, whether it be mice or rats. Here in the Northwest, they are much more abundant and will get into almost everything. Not long after getting into our house we noticed that something was chewing on the insulation … Continue reading Ultrasonic Rodent Control
I read this book in March 2016, just as we were moving from Nevada to the Pacific Northwest. It's kind of a funny story how I heard about it, but once I read it I didn't think it was as funny! At my farewell in Fallon, a friend, Gary Smith, came up to me at … Continue reading Cascadia’s Fault
There are a few podcasts I listen to every week, and those include TWiT (This Week in Tech) by Leo Laporte, and MacBreak Weekly, also hosted by Leo and on the TWiT network. All of the TWiT podcasts come in many formats and you can choose whichever you desire. Other podcasts on the TWiT network … Continue reading Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Podcast