Tar and Abby

Monday, January 15, 2018

Slowly, slowly, slowly

The landslide-yet-to-happen.
Is growing about a foot a day.
They expect it will reach the point of no return in 4 to 6 weeks.
If it goes in the river the mess will end up down here. The end of
the Yakima is right down from our house where it empties in the

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Eastern WA waiting

A slide is waiting to happen. Cracks have opened up and are getting bigger.
I-82 is the road most of us use to get to Seattle. About an hour+ from our area.
And there are folks who live below the quarry.
Folks are doing everything they can to prepare. Bless them all.

This bit in the article cracked me up:

"All 67 locals living next to the landslide have evacuated and are staying in hotels. On Monday, Yakima Emergency Management have been looking for temporary homes all of their pets. 120 chickens, 10 dogs, two horses, one duck and two turkeys to be exact."

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year's Resolution...

Some background - while attempting to make The Engineer's birthday cake - I started looking for a 1/4 cup measure. The above is all the 1/3 measure cups I found in the basket where measuring cups live. At the very bottom was one 1/4 cup measure. Just one. So I think I need to resolve to rummage thru all the kitchen supplies.
Happy New Year!! xoxoxoxo

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Doggy Fun....

Some background.
We fenced off the area below the birdfeeders which are on the deck.
During Thanksgiving Eldest and DIL's two doggies kept jumping in
and getting stuck.
The Engineer put a fence top on it. We are doggy sitting the two granddoggies
while Eldest and DIL are in Alaska.
Tonight when the freezing rain started falling I called and called and Jango
did not come in. His coat is thin and I was worried about him. The Engineer
went to look and sure enough he somehow got thru the fencing roof and was
stuck in the freezing rain.
The Engineer and Youngest Son and all three of the other dogs went out to
rescue him. All made it back inside and no-one fell on the ice.
My least favorite version of winter.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Ferry! Evacuated!

A ferry at Colman Dock in Seattle was evacuated today.
All incoming ferries were directed away from the dock.
The bomb squad was summoned and brought on board.

It was an abandoned fruitcake...

Glad to have a story with a happy, and funny, ending.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas time Earthquake

I'm sensing a theme in December...
Eldest and DIL are in Alaska, along the chain of land and islands that run out to where you can see Russia from your house. And where they had a 4.8 earthquake soon after they got there. So the first text we got from the kids was 'don't worry it didn't shake the house'.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

The I-5 'detour'

This is the detour they suggest for going down I-5 to get past the train derailment. When you live around water...
Stories today about how travelers on I-5 stopped and helped the victims. As always - look for the good people in a tragedy - they are always there.