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#263–Fun with unusual painting jobs . . .

I had two relatively easy painting jobs lined up and had a couple of dry, non-windy days to work on them. Although, as I was finishing up awhile ago, it started misting, which soon turned to drizzle. So the second … Continue reading

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#262–A strange day . . .

Note: To buy books or cards see menu bar above. Last Monday wasn’t normal from the get-go. Instead of taking the time for breakfast, I just had a small container of yogurt. Then when I headed out of the house … Continue reading

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#261–Frenzied Fall Fixups . . .

Notes: To buy books or cards, check menu bar above. Sir Groucho is back to normal—thank goodness! Confirmed by lab tests today. The Florence Festival of Books dates for 2021 are September 17–18. It is fall. It is October. There … Continue reading

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#260–Reckonings . . .

Note: To buy books or cards, see menu bar above. I’ve been thinking about two subjects this week. First, an update on Groucho, and second, the Florence Festival of Books, scheduled this year for September 18-19, but cancelled due to … Continue reading

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#259–Groucho, not doing so good . . .

Note: To buy cards or books, check menu bar above. I know he’s an old cat—somewhere between 18 and 20. I know to expect problems with his health. But he’s just been doing so well. In June at his annual … Continue reading

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#258–Go bag, kit building aka disaster prep . . .

Note: To buy books or cards, check menu bar above. As I sat here writing this a couple of days ago, the radio coverage was of Hurricane Sally and wildfires continuing to burn in many parts of Oregon, California, Washington, … Continue reading

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#257–Someday has arrived . . .

Note: To buy books or cards, check menu above. I often would say, “Someday I’ll get to this.” or “Someday I’ll do that.” Well, someday has arrived. That’s one of the main memories I’ll have of the time of Covid-19. … Continue reading

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#256–2020 greenhouse experiment . .

Note: To buy books or cards, see menu above. Once upon a time, I wrote the gardening column for Oregon Coast magazine. I did that for 12 years—six times a year. Now I seem to have forgotten more than I … Continue reading

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#255–Dealing with the big guys . . .

Note: To buy books or cards, see menu above. I’m still dealing with the ramifications of being scammed. Since all my bank accounts––personal checking, business checking, and savings––were frozen, they reopened days later with new account numbers. Well, that means … Continue reading

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#254–Anybody can be scammed . . .

Consider this a cautionary tale of how anybody can be scammed. It came in a one-two punch, starting last February with me trying to install Microsoft Word and ending last week when I lost a hunk of money. I spent … Continue reading

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