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
Last year I posted the rain and temperature data for 2017, our first full year here in the northwest. That data can be found here. The 2018 data is listed below. Overall, we had less rain in 2018 than in 2017 and it was slightly warmer in 2018. The average rainfall for Hansville is 33" … Continue reading Rain and Temperature Data for 2018
About a week ago, Rose asked what I thought about taking a road trip for Christmas. She was interested in visiting Cape Disappoinment State Park and the light house and other sites there. She called around last week and found a place to stay. Alicia had some time off and we wanted her to come … Continue reading Cape Disappointment and the Pacific Ocean for Christmas