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RE: Good morning - travelaround - 03-28-2020

Our local market just put out an announcement that they will shop for people 65+ ... just go there and give any employee a list and they will do the shopping and bring the bags to your car. I'm in! Of course, my daughter works there 2 days a week and she had already promised to do that for me. All good.

Our county still has only three positive tests... 65 tests came back negative. We are 70 miles from the main group of communities in the county so I hope those patients are "out there" and not "in here" - they won't tell us the exact location of the three patients with positive tests. In any case, I feel pretty safe right now.

In fact, I'm so laid back about it I ordered new beds for the two cats that I inherited when I bought this place - they are outdoor cats that have lived on the property for about eight years. Their bedding is so dusty, dirty and messy looking, I'm hesitant to put things in my washing machine! I replaced the box on the back porch and they are shunning the new box. A neighbor cat is now using it. They will hate it when I take the mess off my front porch, but they are getting new beds. They will just have to adjust.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 03-28-2020

Put some clean rags into the old beds and let them sleep on them before you get rid of the bed. Then transfer those rags into the new bed. That way their scent will be in the new bed and they won't shun it. It is all about smell, they need their scent in their safe place so that they trust it. It is easy to make that happen. My kitties loved new beds but they were not as spooky as wild cats need to be to survive. A feral cat is acting at a much different level.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 03-31-2020

Good morning. End of the month, start of a new endeavor. I bought seeds for my cottage garden front yard. I want to see flowers when I look out the living room windows. I need to figure out where I'll get stepping stones to walk through it. Thinking of some natural source, not far away, since this river valley has about 20 billion stones of various types. First things first, though. The rain needs to end.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 04-01-2020

Yesterday was some wild weather, hard rain, lots of hail and wind as well as being chilly. I decided that I was going out in it for the sake of shipping on the same day an order came in from my Etsy store.

Today was better only partly cloudy. I went to the Post Office to drop my package in the outside the office slot for the noon pickup at that box. Drove by to see how crowded our local Danish bakery was. No one there except employees so I dropped in and purchased day old bread and pastries including a half dozen cinnamon rolls for my workshop mate as it is his favorite breakfast food. He will warm them up in the microwave which makes them taste like they were just baked. The rest of the bread and treats went into the freezer. Even though it is a low risk trip that does not mean zero risk. Not hoarding either, I have never seen so much day old baked goods in there in the 16 years I have been going to that bakery. But week before last you could not even get one loaf of fresh bread after the first hour in the morning because people were in panic mode; the bakery was packed with people ignoring the social distancing order as well a crowding in line outside the bakery. But now the citizens have calmed down and gotten past the high anxiety of food shortages.

On the way home I stopped for a few minutes at the park on the high bluff above the Seattle beach I am located at. I wanted to sit inside the car with the warm sun on it while having a miles long view of the water and clouds. That body of water is Puget Sound, the land in the distance is the Kitsap Peninsula. Not unusual for me to park my car and sit in it to see a water view on any sunny day during the cooler months of the year.  I was not the only person parked there while staying in their car, it is a popular neighborhood view point so I did not linger and hog that parking space for too long. I took the time to snap a photo out the window.


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 04-01-2020

My workshop mate just came in with today's mail from our mailbox service. He put the letters and catalog in the microwave and zapped them for 10 seconds or so. That works Smile

Of course he washed his hands after handling the mail. He is 77, has no plans to retire from his self employed business as a product designer. Fortunately he still has customers with projects in progress as the work he does comes prior to products getting sold.


RE: Good morning - jacqueg - 04-02-2020

(04-01-2020, 03:42 PM)maki2 Wrote:  On the way home I stopped for a few minutes at the park on the high bluff above the Seattle beach I am located at. I wanted to sit inside the car with the warm sun on it while having a miles long view of the water and clouds. That body of water is Puget Sound, the land in the distance is the Kitsap Peninsula. Not unusual for me to park my car and sit in it to see a water view on any sunny day during the cooler months of the year.  I was not the only person parked there while staying in their car, it is a popular neighborhood view point so I did not linger and hog that parking space for too long. I took the time to snap a photo out the window.

Dang, now you've done it, I am officially homesick!


RE: Good morning - maki2 - 04-02-2020

(04-02-2020, 03:08 PM)jacqueg Wrote:  Dang, now you've done it, I am officially homesick!
Come on out to NW Covidville festival 2020. One more victim health statistic won't matter all that much Wink but you have to bring your own self isolation unit.




RE: Good morning - maki2 - 04-03-2020

My camping hatchet..axe has been delivered.  This little camper's axe is the gift I wanted for my upcoming 70th birthday. I chose an Estwing "Campers Axe" as they are good quality, made in the USA and not super expensive. It has a hook on it for stake pulling and a flat end for hammering in stakes and comes with a nice sheath. Double duty in a just the right sized tool for my needs. My workshop mate was quite impressed with the design features of it; he is very picky when it comes to things such the design of an axe. Such as the smoothly transitioned to a thickened end that can be used to hit a splitting wedge. It is hefty enough to do real work, it is not a super light for backpacking axe. But it is suitable for a woman or man to use, not too heavy, not too light, and not too big. A "last a lifetime" and longer tool. I have always liked getting tools for my birthday, forget the flowers, candy and jewelry, give me something really useful Smile
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RE: Good morning - bullfrog - 04-03-2020

Nice, I have a rock hammer made by them that over many years is much shorter that when new and the handle has never worn out but I would recommend a good set of gloves to go with it.


RE: Good morning - travelaround - 04-04-2020

Nice axe! That's one thing I never got for my vanlife. Happy Birthday Maki!

Most households here in the Klamath River Valley have axes because wood heat is most common.. but I have a monitor heater using kerosene so don't need an axe. Oh, there might be one out in the shed - I haven't looked out there much. There's a lot of things out there left by former residents. Fun. For another day. This day - it has been snowing.