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 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
Tonight we received the “lighted flag” that I ordered the other day. I hung it up on the front of the house this evening and it looks very nice. Rose did all the other lighting decorations earlier in the week.
Made a double batch of pizzelles tonight and packaged them up and mailing them to Dad tomorrow. He should have them by the end of the week. I want to send him some more but wanted to get these in the mail so he will have them for Thanksgiving.
The new gutters were installed today. Rose said it was two guys and it only took a couple of hours. They did a nice job. We ordered them through Lowe’s this past summer but had them wait to install until painting was complete and the wood was repaired.
We worked outside today until late afternoon when it started to rain. We pruned back those crazy blackberries and decided to make a fire to get rid of the prunings. The pictures show Rose splitting some wood to get the fire going. Of course Luna is always near by to keep an eye on us. … Continue reading Pruned the Blackberries