Sunday, April 24, 2011

Had one pretty exciting week. Got in to a nasty accident on the freeway on Tuesday. One of those almost have your life flash before your eyes kind of things. A car on one lane swerved in front of the car in front of me that car hit the brakes and swerved a little to the right and I tried to stop and swerve to the left but wasn't very successful. I'm pretty bruised up and have a brace for my left hand for a little while.
Above is my 99 Hyundai just a few days before at a clients house when a cat came to visist it and below are all that was left.
I really liked that car,and am pretty tempted to get my self anotherone since this one was offically totalled.
I didn't make it into work that day but found out when I did return to work that I got promoted to a full time position. So now instead of 2 part time jobs I have one full time one and one part time one.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Nothing new going on really, looking for job # 3 these days..the two I have aren't quite up to full time. Bf is just getting over a nasty cold now I'm having my turn at it.
The cable man was here today to install zippy new internet Jasmine is a pretty friendly cat, she really felt the need to thoroughly inspect every thing he did. He probably has this image burned into his head today..

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Meowy Christmas!

Now get me the hell out of this travisty you call an outfit!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Got ourselves something of a little blizard here in the PNW
We got about 3 inches or so here yesterday and with record low temps a lot of people had a real nasty commute last night. I played it safe and didn't go in to work as my shift is 4.45 to 8.45pm. Found out  they closed early so I didn't feel too bad.

Been keeping the backyard critters fed through the cold snap. Lots of bird seed and suet cakes and peanuts. The Stellar jays and the local squirrel family really like the peanuts. We have one squirrel who seems to have hogged all the food I put out as he is really obese, I mean this is one fat squirrel. Better call Jenny Craig!
They are becomming pretty tame too.Yesterday Bf was able to walk right up to a squirrel raiding the birdfeeder and touch him.
We have been privvy to several hummingbird aireal dogfights. I have two feeders out there but everyone wants to "own" just the one. They are fearless little guys. I've seen them divebomb birds 10 times their size, ( chickens) squirrels and even boyfriends.

I've been into crocheting lately, mostly just to use up the giant yarn blob in the closet. Seems like every time I sit down to work on it something seems to get in the way...

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Behold, the best tasting carrots in the world!
For the first time I grew backyard carrots ... and I have to say they are delicious. I  wilwas worried they would be woody but they are really very tender and sweet.
With the help of the new garden beds most things I attempted this year have turned out pretty well. I have huge beautiful tomato plants loaded with green 'maters. I'm really hoping that our sunny fall weather will help them along.
For some reason the zukes and squash didn't do to well.

Bf finally got his boat in the water and it floats! He said it did realy well. We're waiting for a time when we bot have a day off together and the weather is good.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The garden is winding down even though I wish it wasn't. Got lots of big breen tomatos, corn that's not quite ready. So far I have harvested quite a few peas,a few pounds of taters, lots of apples.
There are some squash and zukes but unless we get some more days of sunshine I don't hold out much hope.Seems like winter is on it's way.

The Bf gave me a neat camera for my birthday, you can set it to take a still frame picture every minute or 20 seconds or once a day if you like. It's water proof and ment to be used outdoors. Then you can play it like a video using some software it came with. If I get any that are intersesting I'll post them.

Now for the really big news...the BF boat is almost finished! He's got ther trailer all set up and I think all he needs are oars and life jackets.
It is a sailboat but he will work on putting in the mast and daggerboard over the winter so it will be ready to sail next summer but for now it's a snazzy big rowboat!!

A Short clip pf some backyard squirrel mischief. We seem to have about 4 that raid the bird feeders now

Monday, August 23, 2010

A few weeks ago we took a trip down to Fort Vancouver and here are some pictures..
The fort fenceThe red door...
And the old privy....I really wondered about the double hole there..was there some kind of bathroom buddy system?
It was a neat place to visist. There were actors in the fort kitchen makinf bread in giant ovens and a blacksmith explaining the forge.
Soon I'll update here with the latest garden news as well as some boat progress pictures