April 2021

Monday 1: April Fools Day. We saw some good ones. Saturday 3: Julie was training a new person today in Seattle. She lives in Lynnwood, and between them, they decided that the Lynnwood location would be better for her, and Julie would prefer the nicer people to work with at the hotel in Seattle. So after a conversation with her coordinator, Julie…

March 2021

Monday 1: I thought this was funny, and after I explained my motive (not picking on her), she agreed. She is diligently doing her exercises (MUCH more than I do), and smoking. We both thought it was pretty funny. Julie was minding her own business, until she looked up and saw this. It took me a few moments to get close enough for a decent pict…

February 2021

Tuesday 2: After the week in Vancouver, Julie's work with the Census has continued in Lynnwood, which is a whole lot easier to get to. We went down there late Saturday and met Hamid, with whom she will sharing shifts. He had managed to put the equipment together OK, but didn't seem to have much of a clue about anything else. When she mentioned that…

January 2021

Wednesday 1: Here we are, Happy New Year, with 20-20 hindsight, and I'm working a 12-hour shift. Cancel the stuff about not being able to use my San Serif font back in September. It must have been a one-off, because it's working now! Thursday 2: It's raining here. This is the path on the opposite side on the building from us. Again, we're so …

December 2020

Tuesday 1: This vehicle had such character that I couldn't help sharing it. Friday 4: Buddy has been particularly clingy these days. To get to this point, Julie has to reach down and pick up all 11 pounds of him. That's about 5 Kilos. Exiting the area where one of my clients lives. Sunday 6: Meanwhile, my right knee continues to …

November 2020

Sunday 1: Today, I've been experimenting with the webcam, and finally brought it inside for a slightly more exciting view. Funny how you can see a lot of the kitchen in the reflection off the closet. There's even a sleeping cat in there if you look hard enough. Monday 2: As it happens, the light you see and the one off to the left that you can…

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. Sat…

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…