COVID-19 Wk 55: Partially Vaccinated

I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this past week. I wish I could express just exactly how freaking pleased I am with this. My second shot is three weeks out and then two weeks after that I hope to God that I am “good to go”. My arm was pretty sore the…

COVID-19 Wk 54: Proof of Concept

I didn’t write anything for week 53. Other than building a raised bed for some blueberry bushes in the backyard not a lot was going on. I spent way too much time in front of a computer screen last week too. We’re in the middle of budget season at my job and I spent hours…

COVID-19 Wk 50: Perspective

There has been a lot (constant) talk about mental health during the past year living with Covid-19. The feelings of loneliness, struggle, frustration, etc. There has been a lot of news lately on the effects on children. For me, and I believe Mia, personally it’s been an annoying year and at times we’ve both been…

COVID-19 Wk 48: Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain

It is fairly simple to stay socially distant and avoid crowds when your whole region comes to a standstill due to a wonderful mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Traveling anywhere that wasn’t absolutely necessary the past few days was the smart choice. That is pretty much what Mia and I have done since…

COVID-19 Wk 43: Chaos

I’m not sure I need to write much about what happened on January 6th, 2021. My only comment is I am looking forward to January 20th. My only other comment is this is not the Republican Party that I grew up with. Blame the Tea Party, Blame Trump. I think the GOP has to pause…

COVID-19 Wk 42: Minor Flooding

Forty two (42). For those of you familiar with Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and pop culture in general, you know the significance of the number. For those who are not so familiar…..well, it’s the answer to everything. So perhaps it’s fitting that week 42 of Oregon’s COVID state of emergency falls now. We’ve just…