COVID-19 Wk 57: Skull Hollow Camping

Mia and I (and Codi) finally got out for a little excursion/fun/adventure in our van Clifford from Wayfarer Vans. I’ve spent a few solo nights in it since November, but, this was Mia’s first trip. We had a plan about 10 days ago to get out of Forest Grove and head someplace dry. I was…

COVID-19 Wk 56: Maintaining

It has been a quiet week, which is a good thing. I focused on some simple, but, long overdue bike maintenance. I’ve been collecting the required parts all winter to give the Independent Fabrications Crown Jewel a drivetrain overhaul. It’s crazy but two replacement chainrings for my Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed crankset were going to…

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 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-10 Wk 45: Getting Old

Not only is the whole COVID thing getting old but so am I. Mia and I were talking this week about the last time we ate out. It was just as all this crap was kicking off and we were in Cannon Beach for a few days while the last of the repairs were getting…

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…