March 10th, 2018


Didn't sleep very well last night. You know that trouble you have getting a good night's sleep when you are in a hotel or a new place. On top of that I heard a damn dog barking - even without my hearing aids in. One of the joys of being in a populated area. I … Continue reading March 10th, 2018

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March 9th, 2018


Change of plans. I loaded up the truck right after work and made a run for it. The weekend is supposed to be nice all over and it will be busy on the roadways. It was actually pretty busy tonight on the way here to the cabin. I wanted to avoid it tomorrow morning and … Continue reading March 9th, 2018

The Next Chapter


One closes and another begins... Today I was offered (and accepted) a new job in a different area in Washington so it looks like I'll be moving in the not-too-distant future. It's always a mixed feeling when you decide to make that change. First, it is strange to leave a place you like working at … Continue reading The Next Chapter

November 11th, 2017


The last few days I have had the traveling Jones so I got up this morning and went to Sequim and the wildlife refuge I worked at. I got to see some friends today, but one good friend was out of town unfortunately. I took a walk down the the Spit. It was a trip … Continue reading November 11th, 2017

It’s Five P.M. It’s Dark.


The final blow to the season is that annoying twice-yearly ritual...the time change. It brings a realness to winter's pending smack of reality this time of year...the same as it opens the curtain for the new season approaching. Yes, it is dark at 5:00 and it will get darker earlier until Winter Solstice. Mid-December in … Continue reading It’s Five P.M. It’s Dark.

August 3rd, 2017


Today I started moving stuff into my apartment. I got cut short on time a little bit because of the heat. I also had to take my truck in to get some brake work done on it. Grinding seems to have developed in the last few days and that's never a good $ign. I also … Continue reading August 3rd, 2017

Trees. Big Trees.


I have spent the best part of the last two weeks with a few co-workers identifying hazard trees in campgrounds. We have looked at hundreds of trees and have found signs of disease while wandering through the woods dodging devil's club and downed giants - climbing over, around, and through the sometimes tangled understory. While wandering about it … Continue reading Trees. Big Trees.