Tar and Abby

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

you want to what?!?!?!?!

Youngest had an appointment for an after care checkup (sinus surgery) at 7.40am this morning in Seattle.
- first text - forgot his insurance card
- second text - contrary to what we were told they would NOT see him.
- third text - going to have to drive to Portland and back on Thursday to see original doctor.
- fourth text - left all his paperwork at this morning's visit. Can I send original dr. number?
- fifth text - he wants to get dr's permission to go sky diving on the 31st.

Do you think there is enough chocolate in the world?

Monday, July 21, 2014

fire makes the news

On MSNBC this morning. The fireline is 100 miles long.
It is in a part of WA that transitions from dry grasses and sage brush to evergreens.
We used to live north of here and that area is being used to evac the towns in the
way. So far the smoke is going north and east - no fun for those folks in the way - but
not down here. It is usual in the summer to have weeks of smoky weather.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Back and more wildfire fun (not really) and good results

I-90 is the way to get across WA and very beautiful once you get in the mountains. Because of a wildfire that is attempting to eat a couple towns (they have evaced) the smoke was pretty thick
and the wind was not helping. A pileup happened and closed I-90. Almost unthinkable due to traffic on this route.
We do not go this way. We drop down into Yakima instead. And that was really smoky too but also at 10pm so the traffic wasn't too thick.

Youngest had sinus surgery in Portland and we drove him back to Seattle where he is interning for the summer. We managed to have some nice meals out and got a lot of reading done during the nine hours we were in the waiting room. 

Here is Youngest and Daughter when we had breakfast on the river walk in Portland. Youngest doing well and gets a three day weekend to recover.
 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

on the road

will try and keep up with everyone but things are hit and miss with computering.
Stay cool everyone. Apparently it was 108 back home today. ak!

The last line. I loves this reporter.

"A man who lived at the home told fire officials he was trying to kill a spider in his laundry room using a can of spray paint and a lighter when the wall caught fire, according to Kyle Moore with the Seattle Fire Department. The man wasn't able to put the fire out himself, and he left the home when it began to spread.

The building, which is a rental home, will cost roughly $40,000 to repair, Moore said. It will cost another $20,000 to repair or replace the contents of the home.

It's unclear if the spider survived."

Original story here.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday's fire


When I was in 8th grade our town was involved in a really, really bad fire - so much so that my dad was considering evacuating the whole town onto a freighter that was, thankfully, in town that night.

So any time I see clouds like this I tend to go into overdrive.
I hate fire season.
Turns out that they suspect a ten year old boy of starting this play structure on fire
but are still investigating.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

sunflower concern

This sunflower seems to be going for a record. 
We are keeping a sharp eye on Abby...