Friday, September 30, 2011

Mountain Colors Yarn

 Dyeing in process, then it is cooked to set.

Yarn to dry.
Mountain Colors Yarn Studio is south of Missoula in Corvallis, Montana.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Who Knew?

I put gas in my rental car, and it doesn't have a gas cap. I didn't know about this change, you just put the gas filler into the slot and it works. Pictures from Montana posted, when I get home.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


I am in Montana, my cell phone has no service ( or at least I have not figured out how to make the roam work ). I have my laptop in my room is really slow, seems to be dial up ( holy cow ). I am currently typing from the lobby computer, so far it seems a little faster, not great. all part of the adventure!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Oyster Run 2011

Anacortes, Wa

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Equinox arrives at 2:04 a.m., Friday, September 23.

Monday, September 19, 2011

baseball part 3

Dad and Nicole at a baseball game in Pasco.  Dad loved baseball and most sports.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Baseball part 2

Last night, the middle of the ninth inning, Mariners are down by 1, on the big screen is how to make your ball hat into a rally hat.  Basically, turn your hat inside out and wear it.  Well, it looks a like goofy, with the bill of the hat curved the wrong way, and feels a little strange.  Donna and I had our hats on inside out, chuckled at the silliness.  Unfortunately, the rally hats did not help the team score.


It is a tradition, fan appreciation game, which Donna and I go to the game.  So, we had a photo with the new Dave statue.  We didn't win any prizes, 3 years ago, I won a $ 250 team store gift certificate.
At the game, we heard Rick "the Peanut Guy" passed away.  I talked to Rick at the game in June, he asked if I would knit him some socks.  Rick was a character, as some one would order a bag of warm peanuts and he would toss the bag across the rows.  He was a part of the game.  Just as Dave was the Mariner announcer for many years, too.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


On the drive to work, this morning, I saw a flock of Canadian Geese in a field.  Migration? Weather change?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Work is slow at my office.  Hours may be cut.  We shall see in the future.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Knitting Update

 Spectra Finished
 Mystery Knit Along in Progress
Yarn for sock mystery knit along

Saturday, September 10, 2011

10 years later

Ten years ago, a major tragedy hit in the USA.  It dominated the media for days, then and now.  I would think some of the families, that suffered losses would prefer a private memorial.  Peace to the families!

Friday, September 9, 2011

another sunny weekend

We are still in the sunny warm weather. Today, my cousin Yvette and I had a nice visit over lunch.
My scarf is closer to completion. a photo soon???

Monday, September 5, 2011

Weekend Goals

So, how did I fair in the weekend goal list? Yes, special memorial for Nicole. Yes, first the book on my Kindle, have barely started the next one. No, did not finish the scarf, made good progress.
Filled the wheelbarrow with weeds, twice. Went on an aid call and a fire call. Sock Sunday was yesterday. Back to work, tomorrow. Hope everyone had a good weekend.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

To Nicole

We got a mixed bouquet of of spider mums, white, lavender, pink and purple. We donated the Skagit Humane Society. We "had" to have a sugar cookie frosted with pink icing topped with sprinkles. We miss you and hope you are showing Dad around the place.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


I have a 5 day week end.
Three goals: 1. finish a book on my Kindle, have 20% to read,
2. finish knitting Spectra scarf ( a Stephan West pattern) 50 % to knit,
3. a special memorial for Nicole. I will know it, when I find it.