In addition to the hemlock tree, there were five alder trees and one maple. The alders grow here like weeds, and as they age, they weaken and break off at the top. The one had already broken and dropped a large piece on my workshop, damaging the roof and ruining the gutter. It had to come done.
I am not a bird watcher, but I am interested in what is living and making its home in and around where we live. We routinely see bald eagles (they have a unique call), eagles, and osprey flying overhead.
After this second shot, however, I did experience some side effects for a day and a half. I received the shot at 1:30 pm on Wednesday and I was fine that evening as well as the next morning, until about 10:00 am. At that time I was having body aches and was cold.
To get a sense of how fast the deaths have increased, when I wrote my first post on March 31st there were much less than 100,000 deaths. In September, only six months later the death count was over 200,000. And now, in March 2021 another six months later that death total is over 520,000.
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