September 13th, 2021


It was roughly nine years ago that I posted my very first blog post as my new adventure started to unfold. That was over 660 posts ago. Even after taking a break from the blog for a few years some time back that is quite a few posts. I had actually left Colorado around Labor … Continue reading September 13th, 2021

August 1st, 2021


Wow…it’s already August. Another fast summer. Last night we had thunderstorms here, the likes of which I have not seen in many years - I moved from the Midwest 25 years ago this year - and we don’t really get those types of storms where I live in WA. Winds, lightning, torrential rains…a real blast … Continue reading August 1st, 2021

October 9th, 2020


A Montana sunrise - looking southeast toward Livingston, MT Fall is settling in and getting comfy but it is looking like we will get a little taste of winter over the weekend with some rain, cold nights (around 30° F) and maybe a few snowflakes. I cannot find my electric blanket yet but I am … Continue reading October 9th, 2020

April 29th, 2020


While doing the various things one does when getting ready to move a lot goes on in your mind - that constantly-changing mental checklist of things like shutting off your utilities, thinking about the logistics of getting from A to B, and changing insurance agents just to name a few. And then there are the … Continue reading April 29th, 2020

December 21st, 2019


  In celebration of the Winter Solstice I say good riddance to these short hours of daylight. I have been more than ready for not only longer "days", but also some weather that is better than the lousy weather we have been having. The dog isn't very happy about the rain keeping him inside either! … Continue reading December 21st, 2019