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…

COVID-19 Wk 39.5: Vaccine

I’m a bit behind on posting something about week 39 of Covid-19 and 2020 in general. Been extremely mellow this past week. Mia spent a good chunk of Sunday doing her annual Christmas baking. We’ve got a plethora of sweets to choose from in the house right now. Carmelita Bars Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Kissed…

COVID-19 Wk 38: Doing our thing

I predicted the other week that Oregon would exceed 2,500 cases within a week of Thanksgiving. I was only a day off and a couple hundred cases off. I can’t say I’m surprised. People will preach to others about social distancing, staying local, limiting chances of exposure, etc. But in the true American way when…

COVID-19 Wk 36: Where Do We Go From Here

In COVID news: over 1,500 new COVID cases reported yesterday and 7 new deaths. Thanksgiving is just days away and I’m saying it now, within a week of Turkey Day, we will be over 2,500 cases. It seems inevitable at this point. I also read that ranch sales are booming across the west. The whole…