October 2019

Tuesday 1: April managed to come home with a new puppy. She’s a Chihuahua crossed with Shi-tzu or Maltese. Duncan followed on from the candy theme when he named her. After S for Snickers comes T for Twix. Here she is in April’s backpack on the way home.

Wednesday 2: More Halloween stuff.

Thursday 3: Another great view from the van. This whole area is listed with the City of Kirkland as a Horse Farm.

Staurday 4: In the areas to which I deliver, there are a LOT of cul-de-sac areas. Some of them have a small roundabout at the end, and I try to minimise my presence by tucking right up into it. Today, I nailed it properly.

Twix. also known as Twixy, being herself. She is actually REALLY tiny.

Friday 4: And she amuses herself too.

Duncan has Snickers as a new study buddy.

Sunday 6: Mike and I drove to Spokane to pick up Janet’s Kia Sedona van, which she had sold to us. We stopped at the Wild Horse Memorial, above the Columbia River.

Tuesday 8: The story behind this picture has been one of mystery and investigation. Julie took a similar one a few days ago of rainbow colours on the inside of our front door. The mystery was “where is it coming from?”. It was so bright to be in such a dark(ish) corner of the apartment. Today, it reappeared and I tracked it down to a crystal dangly behind the front door, with the sun coming in at just the right angle.

Wednesday 9: More Halloween stuff.

Thursday 10: I knew I was in for an interesting day when I had nearly 40 oversize packages, of which 20 were going to the same address. Since it was in the first delivery code, when I got to the point of not being able to find what I needed in the oversize area, I had to jump ahead to the location and deliver them, to make some space in the back of the van. Yep, that would be the chairs for the new training room.

Saturday 12: This flag intrigued me the first time I saw it, so today being the second time I was at the location, I took the opportunity to take a picture. Turns out it’s a tribute to Firefighters, especially those we have lost along the way, which was appropriate since I had the flag at half staff earlier in the week for exactly that reason. This design also comes with a blue stripe for the Police. I even did the right thing and unfurled it where it had become tangled.

Monday 14: I’ve had this map of North Seattle for quite a while and recently put it up on the door in the apartment that hides the washing machine and dryer. Today, I decided to take a picture of it and mark some typical routes. Wow, I really do get around.

This was taken by one of my colleagues as she was stuck in the traffic jam surrounding a gas leak in the area just North of the University of Washington.

Wednesday 16: I snapped this in passing today. Kinda glad I wasn’t in the area when all that was happening. There was another (smaller) pile behind the bushes. That’s a LOT of firewood!

Thursday 17: I have known about the Wedgwood Rock for a few years, ever since Richard told me about it. It was transported more than 50 miles by a glacier about 14,000 years ago. It seemed like a good place to stop for lunch.

And then I ended up driving past it several times that afternoon!