COVID-19 Wk 49: Melting

After last week’s snow event this week was all about melting. For the most part the roads were all cleared up by Tuesday. The bike lanes are still a wicked mess but then that doesn’t really surprise me in the least. Not much news personally on the COVID front. Word from work is that us…

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 46 & 47: A Little Break

I sit down to write this just after watching Tom Brady win another Super Bowl (LV) in very convincing fashion. As a New Hampshire native and a lover of all New England sports it was nice to see the Buccaneers (AKA Patriots South) win. Brady, Gronk and Fournette are all former Patriots. It is amazing…

COVID-19 Wk 44: One Step Closer

Are we one step closer to the end? One step closer to normal? Honestly I don’t know at this point. I have the lyrics from Linkin Park “One Step Closer” looping in my head. Specifically “I cannot take this anymore..” and “Cause I’m one step closer to the edge, I’m about to break”. Yeah, I…

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 Wks 40 & 41: Merry Christmas

I’m combining last week and this week into one post. Not much going on except the holidays and work. It’s still been relatively quiet (no complaints at all). Both Mia and I have been laying low, finishing up Christmas shopping and working. When the weather has been acceptable I’ve been doing long walks at lunch…