November 2019

Friday 1: Again, I found myself today in some mountain goat territory, some of which took me to locations overlooking Puget Sound. This was the view from the car park of one of them.

Saturday 2: After some of the trekking around I did yesterday in the Shoreline area, finding my way back to this place to sit and have lunch was relatively easy.

A little later in the day, I stopped in a driveway looking at this. Most of the sound is coming from the road above and behind.

Sunday 3: And today, after we ran out of salads, lunch was a free burger, thanks to our phone account provider. This was to demonstrate to Julie that yes, I really did stop for it. And of course, I have removed most of the onions and pickles.

Following on from the series of pictures of the results of the sun hitting the prism in the dangly was Julie sending me this one, where it was illuminating one of our pictures. She said it looked better than the picture shows.

Tuesday 5: Today being a day off for me (I’m now working Wednesday through Sunday), it’s time for an update on Julie. Her walking continues to improve slowly, as she works to regain her strength and balance. She walks OK with her walker and is slowly developing her ability to walk using a cane. Around the apartment, she specialises in “wall crawling” and “furniture walking”. She tries to get outside every day for a walk, which is only possible because we are living on the ground floor.

Another variation on the prism illuminating the ferry.

Wednesday 5: I sent these pictures to Julie and April today, to demonstrate that I am finally getting a handle on the whole 30 minute lunch break thing. Given that we now have to punch in and out on the ADP app on our phones, as well as showing a 30 minute lunch break, I now make a deliberate effort to go “somewhere” so that I can get out of the van to sit and eat.

Thursday 6: Hmm. I need to grab the sewing machine from April and get my vest tidied up!

We have started a concerted effort to put aside all of the easily recycled items that we generate in the apartment, so that we can take a load to a recycling depot on one of my days off. We each have a bucket for used soft drink cans, which are regularly emptied into a garbage bag, and cardboard gets folded flat and stashed. Right next to that, there is a large box holding packaging paper. Buddy has once again claimed the box.