October 2020

Friday 2: It's official - we have moved, and the webcam is stuck on the latest picture it took on Tuesday 29th. The apartment is about the same size, but being one bedroom instead of two, it feels more spacious. When we brought Buddy here and let him out into the patio, he actually rolled on the ground. We've never seen him do that before. Saturda…

September 2020

Friday 4: We are both looking for work (again). The next step towards working for Home Instead Care was today for fingerprints, scheduled for 8:30. Meanwhile, yesterday, I got an invitation to join a Zoom meeting to learn a bit about a job working from home, starting at 9:30. Panic! What if they overlap? So I turned up at IdentoGo for the fin…

August 2020

Saturday 1: August already and I am once again unemployed. Delivery Force finally wound up their operation as expected. Door Dashing, here we come! Meanwhile, Mary (the property manager here) showed us two of the apartments that are currently available through her and the owners. The one just a few streets away from here is VERY small. The other…

July 2020

Wednesday 1: I donated blood last night, but instead of the usual 1 unit of whole blood, I went for the "Power Red", which is 2 units of red cells. I recall using a similar separation device back in Canberra to donate plasma.  While working today, doing lots of heavy lifting, I found myself several times running short of breath. Thursday…

June 2020

Tuesday 2: The rhododendron outside our bedroom window was late to the party, because it lives mostly in the shade. Wednesday 3: Venus made another dramatic appearance last night. [video width="800" height="600" mp4="https://www.fiddaman.info/website/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2006020025.mp4"][/video] Buddy's box has been moved, so he ha…

May 2020

Friday 1: It's May already. Can we get back to "normal" yet? I figured Julie would enjoy this picture of the road she used to travel every day from home in Sumner to work in Kent. There seemed to be a bit more traffic on the roads today. Nice rig. As they turned left, the rider shifted himself way over to the left, probably to avoid putting to…

April 2020

Wednesday 1: I figure we don't need any mention of April Fools Day today. We seem to be getting enough of that from our So-Called Fearless Leader, who will be referred to in future as SCFL, because IMHO he doesn't any more respect than that. Saturday 4: I was delivering to a brand new housing development. On the way out, the best I could do was …

March 2020

Monday 2: Right after we got our bedroom back into shape, the maintenance guy arrived to repaint the affected walls in there. I figured I would have a look at the rest of the apartment and what did I find? Yep, you guessed it, more mould. This is in the corner of of the living room, adjacent to the driveway and the balcony. Should have looked there…

February 2020

Saturday 1: On the way back to Everett at the end of the day today, I was seeing snow blobs on the windscreen, so I knew that there was a snow cloud around somewhere. As I came over the hill leading down into where the station is, I had a superb view of the setting sun coming through under the canopy of the snow cloud, but couldn't stop to capture…

January 2020

Wednesday 1: Happy New Year. A new decade! And an addition to the very beginning of this story - some stories from way back when we were kids, also accessible via the Timeline Highlights page. After last week, when I had 4 days in a row off work because of scheduling mis-communications, and I am now on my third day off this week. My body is t…