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…

December 2019

Sunday 1: Today at work was "different". No idea why, but I was allocated a Nursery Route. I had just finished my first bag when James turned up for a rescue. Say whaaat! I can finish this! Upon further reflection (remember that I spend pretty much the whole day talking to myself), I concluded that being scheduled as a Spare, he needed to be given …

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. …

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 w…

September 2019

Sunday 1: I had a good day working today. I was "spare", which means I don't have a route assigned but they will find one for me. The first job is to help others get loaded so that they can all get out on time. Meanwhile, Carlene (working as Dispatch today) had placed a half route at my van, from another company who probably had someone call in sic…

August 2019

Friday 2: While working today, I was stopped at the bottom end of an apartment block, and since it was for lunch, decided to stay for a while. I sent this to Julie and April. As it happens, there is a shopping centre just 100 metres thataway. Monday 2: As we prepare to spend next week in Spokane assisting with and attending Steve's memorial…

July 2019

Wednesday 3: I figured Julie would enjoy this, from her time Germany all those years ago. The van is in the background, and I was standing in between garden beds on the footpath. And speaking of Julie, not quite the right spelling, but close enough. Thursday 4: We celebrated Independence Day with April at our place. We hung Dad's WW2 flag…

June 2019

Saturday 1: For a change, a nice easy day, catching up with the little stuff. Sunday 2: I picked up the work at the Port of Everett again, with the team who were selling parking tickets. This time, I was on the lead position, bringing traffic in and directing it to left and right, as well as clicking the counter. For the record, I reckon we proc…

May 2019

Wednesday 1: Despite the fact that none of the complex tests of Julie's brain have shown anything abnormal, except perhaps one, she continues to have the strangest hallucinations I have ever heard. One notable one from today was that she had seen elephants walking on the ceiling! The exception test was a simple cognitive test done today (and I must…

April 2019

Monday 1: The bedrooms got painted, with a heavy dose of roller this morning. Ah, the best laid plans.... While out for work stuff, I went shopping at Goodwill in South Seattle, and came home with a huge L-shaped desk, which has to go against the wall. Fortunately, Don was still around to help me to get it inside. Tuesday 2: The three g…