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!”
Happy Easter everyone! Hope you were able to have some fun!
First the important stuff. Michelle and I are both healthy, and still employed. It’s something we are very thankful for. We know not everyone can say this!
So, the third week of shelter in place is in the bag. Luckily for us, sheltering in place in Oregon means you can get outside to exercise. Looking over the last week, damned if I did NOT do just that! Continue reading “Week Three shelter in place and some serious miles!”
So the one thing I did not mention in the last post was that Michelle and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary on Thursday. 10 years and we still love and LIKE each other!
Who knew we’d be in the middle of a global pandemic and told to shelter in place!
Before I share what we did, I think I better explain why I am worried about our 20th…. Continue reading “Our 10th anniversary!”
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”
Good morning all. I very much hope things are going as well as they can for anyone reading this.
Update from the coast. Michelle and I are still employed. We, and ours are still healthy and, things are going well.
I think she is healthy because she is smart and careful, and makes sure to keep us out of danger. For me it more like this
Like many of y’all, the Governor of our state has issued a shelter in place order Continue reading “Shelter in Place, Week one!”
Ok people, there aint no one who can say stuff is getting real. REI closed, baseball delayed, bars and resturaunts told to shut down, no wine tastings allowed, and lord knows finding a damn roll of toilet paper is like looking for the holy grail
This post is not to make light of what people are going through, pure and simple, it’s scary! Plus, most of the people Michelle and I have come to care for down here are in the service industry. It is going to be damn hard on them!
We are all going through stressful times though. We are being told to practice social distancing. Making sure there is a 6 foot buffer around us. Some people are taking this to mean “Stay home and hide!”
My gorgeous wife and I think differently…. Continue reading “Social distancing Oregon Coast Cyclist style”
I saw this book more than once on our visits to the giant book store, Powells Books, in Portland. (I just realized, I need to do a Blog post on this store! Next time I am there I will take pictures and do so, but I digress)
Reading the back of book, it was the story about a man who started his ride on the Oregon Coast and rode to Patagonia. How could I not read a book that starts at my home town??
During our last visit I finally picked it up and, last night I finished it.
I was really excited to read this book… Continue reading “Book Review: To Shake the Sleeping Self By Jedidiah Jenkins”
Ever come to the end of a weekend and think, “Wow, lots happened in the the last 7 days or so!”
Moving to the coast DID slow down things over all for us, in a very good way. However, there are still some weeks, busier that the rest…. Continue reading “And it all happened in a week!”
My Buddy Rob, from riding the Oregon Coast fame
Texted me one day earlier this month and told me about this book. All he said was, “I am halfway through and it is good writing.” Rob is pretty damn picky when it comes to food, wine and books, so if he reaches out to recommend something, it is worth taking a look. I am DAMN glad I did… Continue reading “Book Review: The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa By Neil Peart”
It’s not often I blog about someones passing. I try to keep this a pretty upbeat blog. I share the things I do, the things I see and life I live.
I think you will see why I made the exception here… Continue reading “Never met him, but he was a huge part of my life.”