This morning we got a text from out neighbor saying the power was back! Also winds had died and fog came in. Plus we read with the weather improvement the fires were not spreading.
It was time to go home!
2020 was NOT done with us though, Our hotel was just north of the Columbia River in Wa. To get home, we had to, I know it seems obvious but it’s true, go back into Oregon!
2020 put an accident on the south side of the I 5 Columbia River bridge that closed s/b I5 for hours! It was close to check out time, so we had to leave…
This meant we drove 30 miles NORTH to Kellso, to cross the Columbia and then drive to Astoria, the far north end of the Oregon Coast, and THEN turn south….
All in all 100 miles or so out of the way, but in the end we are home!
House is safe, power on and we had an excellent pasta dinner.
We are glad to be home!
Thanks for caring y’all!
Hi y’all. This post is coming to you from an hotel room. Michelle, the cat Mewson, and I are hunkering down awaiting word to return to Lincoln City. RETURN you say? What happened???
Zombie Hellfire Devil Smoke winds happened!
Read on…. Continue reading “WOW, now this will be a Labor Day weekend to remember….”
Hi yall! Here we are week 4 of shelter in place. First and most importantly, Michelle and I are happy and healthy. We are also still working full time. Hope this finds you all healthy as well!
One of the things I first learned about being a blogger is that it is not always easy to come up with ideas for a post. I learned early on we bloggers steal from others, and we are stolen from. I look at it as helping each other!
I tell you this because I stole this idea. I had Beth from Fit Ambitious Blonde read and comment on a post of mine. When that happens I always go out to their page to do the same.
She did a post listing how she is coping with the Covid shelter in place A – Z with something on every letter. I liked it!
Its a way to think of the positives during stressful times, so I decided to do the same!
Here is Tony’s Pandemic Survival List!
Continue reading “How I survive shelter in place by the letters!”
Here we are at the end of the second week of the Oregon shelter in place rules.
Short update, Michelle and I are still doing well, and we are still working. We took today off from work as we both decided we needed a break, but otherwise, albeit slower, work continues.
A shout out to the Mighty P. They are giving every employee a small bonus next week to help out in these times. I did NOT see that coming and it one helluva nice thing to do. Like everyone, I have complained about work and corporate decisions over the years, but this reminds me why I work there! Well done!
It has been an eventful week… Continue reading “2nd Week of Shelter in Place”
So, its been a bit busy since New Years. Shoot, since before Christmas!
Since I had the last two Wednesdays off, for Christmas and New Year’s Day, it felt like I’ve had 4 Mondays and 4 Tuesdays during that time… It’s been a bit of a madhouse.
However, it is Sunday afternoon, chores are done, Christmas has been put away for the year, and its time to look back a bit… Continue reading “The 2019 Recap”
Yep, I know, bad blogger, it has been a LONG time since I posted. I will tell ya though, November has been a month!
Let’s fill you in…. Continue reading “November was a month!”
Every year I have a dilemma.
Some time or other in the last 11 years I have been cycling, I picked up the tradition of riding my birthday miles on my birthday.
Now if you are in your 20s or 30s, and were born during daylight savings time, this would be easy.
However, this year I turn 55 later this month (UGH! I can no longer dodge saying I am in my mid 50s!) And my birthday is on a weekday that I am working, AND weather in November on the coast can be rough!
This means I have modified the tradition. In my book I fulfill the task if I ride my birthday years on any day of November. Today was that day!
Continue reading “Birthday Miles and Then Some!”
I first started to title this post “Fall at the Oregon Coast”. However, since I am a bike rider, where falls do occur, and my mom reads the blog (and worries) I decided to title it AUTUMN at the Oregon Coast.
OK, on to the post!
Most people visit here in the summer when the sun is warm, the water, although cold, is calm, and there is a good chance of no rain.
The roads around here start getting busy in May. Then from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the coast, especially on weekends, is hopping! We DO have traffic jams, and miles long back ups!
I can’t fault folks, it is VERY pretty down here during that time of year. However, these last couple of weeks are reminding me why I am finding
Fall I mean Autumn, to be my favorite time of year at the coast!
Continue reading “Autumn at the Oregon Coast”
There is an old legend on the Oregon Coast.
Ok OK, maybe I am just making this up out of thing air! But my blog, my story!
Now where was I… Oh yes.
Continue reading “Agate Karma”
I was a GREAT Oregon Coast weekend.
I know, I know! When have I ever said it was a bad weekend on the Oregon Coast? For that matter, when have I ever said it was a bad Oregon Coast day?
But this one was great for things to see, weather, and just plain fun!
I shoulda known something good was coming. Thursday I got drenched on a 26 mile after work ride (though I did see whales as I ate my trail mix cookie in the deluge.)
As I got close to home, though, and crossed the bridge into town, I looked up Schooner Creek and saw this.
I am starting a new wivestail! Rainbow on Thursday means great weekend coming…. Continue reading “Boy you must have pedaled like the dickens!”