Tar and Abby

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A dinner and a show

The Engineer went to a retirement dinner for another engineer. They were in a restaurant sitting along a bank of windows.
As they ate a shoplifter ran out of a store, paused to yank away a woman's purse and take off. The shoplifter did not notice the rather large and fit male companion of the woman. The other fellow took off after the shoplifter and tackled him right outside the restaurant. Two of the engineers are ex-military (and one of them was the retiree) so they went out to help the fellow and they held down the shoplifter for him. Then 7 police cars showed up (they had been called by the store and were expecting to have to search a large retail area). One of the policemen joked that the retirement dinner had turned into a dinner and a show. :-)

Friday, November 25, 2016

A gnome house divided

Annual cross state rivalry game - The Apple Cup. University of Washington Huskies (twins went there) and Washington State University Cougars (everyone else went here). Huskies won 45-17. Tar sez well dogs won over cats - that's a good thing right?

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

A Thanksgiving Story for the ages

 The Seattle Times is having a contest about Thanksgiving Disasters.
I suggested to Nephew-In-Law he send in our particular disaster.
It got published tonight.
The article is here. 
(Starts out '“Twas the night before Black Friday,)
Nephew-In-Law's book is here.  (Had The Engineer in tears from laughing.)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Getting colder

32 here this morning. Friend in Colorado sent this picture of the elk herd she
passed on the way back from the store.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Super Moon!

We had clouds all night. But my friends in Colorado took this picture. :-)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

The gnomes say

never let politics interfere with turkey (and beer - especially beer).