Truck Projects

I’m devoting a couple of months for truck maintenance. I had a broken coolant hose connector and heater hose replaced in Idaho, now I’m doing the rest of them. Well, the hose. GM managed to blend three hoses into a single unit, which I call the Franken-hose. I got that replaced today, at surprising cost […]

Setting up legal Pot

I find it interesting to watch Washington State set up, from scratch, a legal cannabis market. It is reminiscent of the hassles setting up Indian gaming, which took decades. This one must be up done by the end of the year.

The state is going for indoor grows only, the Seattle City Council is wrestling […]


I received a letter from the IRS pointing out I had made a dumb-ass mistake on my filing. Besides expecting a long delay on a refund, my error changed considerably the refund amount in my favor. I began the process of filing a revised 1040 to correct my mistake, and wondered how long it would […]

Knocking around in the PNW

The weather has been nice and I’ve been out looking around the towns and sights, stopping in at favorite eateries, and getting estimates on truck repairs. I did get over to Seattle to see the family, all are fine. Good to see the grandkids.

The dam removal project is stopped for the time being while […]

It’s pretty here

May is especially nice on the Olympic Peninsula. You get some sunny and warm days, the Olympic Mountains are still snow-capped, and down at sea level the plants are in bloom. People are happy that the gloom of winter is over and summer is within sight.

I’ve been taking short trips to checks out places […]

Chimacum, WA

Arrived this afternoon at the Escapee park in Chimacum, near Port Townsend. I paid for a month, and will no doubt stay here until the end of August. I’m tired of driving. I’ve seen a lot this year, and covered a lot of ground.

20,000 miles of ground since I left here last August. My […]

Toppenish, WA

I’m in Toppenish, in the Yakima Valley, for a few days for visiting and touring around. The weather couldn’t be better, and it looks good for several more days. Sunday I’ll head to Port Townsend.