Tar and Abby

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

tis the season for pumpkins (and gnomes)

I do believe for Halloween they are going as... gnomes and it will be trick or beer.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Now this is a MOOSE!

Always, always defer to the moose.

When I was kid I ran into one. Luckily I knew to run in the opposite direction yelling, "It's a moose, a moose! An M-O-U-S-E!!"  I wanted to warn my parents and instead I ended up as an entry in family legend.

When The Engineer worked in the woods for a summer they had a moose take apart an entire

This picture was taken in Denali National Park so he's safe.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tar went to the Doggy Wash

Tar got into something and boy did he smell. We decided to try a do-it-yourself doggy wash and my was it wonderful. A walk in, elevated tub with a thick mat, a place to attach them so they don't escape, lots of doggy wash products, hair removal brushes, toe nail clippers and then he got blow dried. He is going to take a looooong nap right now.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

RIP USS Cincinnati

There isn't much cargo that goes past us on the Columbia River. Most barges take a right hand turn and head to Idaho to load up with wheat. Anything that comes by us is radioactive. This is the reactor core of the USS Cincinnati coming for storage with all the cold war stuff.
This is the USS Cincinnati in her heyday. She was a Los Angeles class submarine.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

All of a sudden it is Fall in Gnomeville

I think a rake is on their shopping list, along with more beer. Always more beer.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Praying Mantis all grown up

Apparently you can tell male from female by turning them over and counting their abdomen rings - like that's going to happen....

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The difference between dogs' mother and The Engineer in one HGTV segment

I had to burst out laughing this morning watching HGTV.
The Property Brothers host was talking kitchen cabinets with the couple upon whom they were working their magic. (Hey, they're Canadian and twins - two of my favorite things.)

The host was talking frosted glass or clear glass fronted cupboards. The wife said, 'well that will reduce the storage I have.' The husband looked perplexed and said, 'It is the exact same space.'
I swear he's an engineer.

To wit -

After 29 years of children and assorted tribe members I don't even own matching dishes anymore.