As my sister shared on Facebook, Katie & I had to take a trip to the Hospital on Monday. Two hospitals, actually. We’re okay. Katie, in particular, is okay. It might have been the first day working towards an anticipated late-August due date for an event we hope to announce in March.There might have been […]
Letters Back Home
The first time the OldOld Man saw a Volkswagen Bug (Happy Veterans Day)
As I was reminded by Facebook Memories, had any of this been normal, The OldOld Man would be headlining a local Veterans Day luncheon event or two back home, again, in Indiana. A little grub at the Rotary Club. A little dessert at his retirement community. A long nap after. But those events are cancelled, […]
“No, we don’t own the Bistro,” and how neighbors work together ’round here.
Short: Who owns Garibaldi Portside Bistro? That’s Dennis & Amanda Cavitt of Garibaldi, Oregon. They live behind us, or we live to their side, or something like that. The Cavitts were the one who purchased the building that housed The Troller Restaurant & Lounge, and that’s where quite a few of us spent much of […]
On reaching Level 40 in Pokémon GO
I don’t love Pokémon GO. I like it, but I don’t love it. Still, I put in an insane number of hours to reach Level 40, the final level. How hard is it to reach Level 40 on Pokémon GO? Reaching Level 40 on Pokémon GO is like finishing a 100,000-piece puzzle without a picture, […]
Otis and our experience adopting a rescue dog in Tillamook County, OR
Katie & I have been talking about getting a bigger dog since we moved from California. One that could run in the yard. One that could stand up to a coyote. One that could be integrated into our dog tribe as Enzo & Lily get up there in age. We started thinking more & more […]
“How’s the other coast?”
We’re sheltered from most the world here in this fishing village along the “other coast.” It’s funny, I’ve now lived near the Atlantic coast, Third coast, South Shore, Gulf Coast, Bay Area, and now Tillamook Bay & the Oregon Coast. I really am afraid to be away from water, I think. And afraid to boat. […]
By the way, we moved to Oregon.
Hey, y’all, We hope y’all had a great 2017. It was weird not being at home for any of the Christmas holiday. Something felt a touch out of place. But, we kept moving and made sure to enjoy who was around – and go to a coffee shop that made change with $2 bills before […]
The doctor’s note, the breath of fresh aire, the next pursuit of the crossroads
To paraphrase Lennon & McCartney: “Boy, you’re gonna carry that weight, carry that weight a long time,” But my heart will be able to physically take it a little while longer. Doctor gave the clean bill of health, threw me an enzyme to take daily and told me to take that load off, [the] Fanny […]