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Nice day for a hike

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Well, we had more rain yesterday and today, plus a cold front came through. So the weather is miserable. We decided to go for a hike instead of trying another bike ride. Found a nice quiet old logging road and off we went.

We found signs of spring along the way.

And when we got home there was a nice welcome back at the end of the sidewalk.

It was a good day.

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FABRICGIRL1 3/14/2010 1:06AM

  I loved your signs of spring picture! We had a typical spring day for us -- wind and sunshine!

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LOVETOSNORKEL 3/13/2010 11:20PM

    Nice to get outside to see the signs of Spring! emoticon

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KA_JUN 3/13/2010 10:37PM

    I like your pics! emoticon

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TERI99 3/13/2010 10:06PM

    A lovely sign of spring!!

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MAKULEWAHINE 3/13/2010 9:12PM

    Isn't it great to get outside, even though the weather might not be perfect? I went on a 50 mile bike ride today on the promise of clearing skies from the weatherman. Hah! Rain showers, cold, stiff head wind going UP hill, etc. My toes got so cold that I couldn't even feel them and yet, when I got home, I felt awesome. Warmed up those toes, had a protein drink and now am off for a warm shower. Life is good!

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Our ride today

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ok, between Tues night and Wed we had about 7 inches of rain. Our lake flooded the yard, and the road, areas of town that rarely flood were flooded. Road bike was out. So knowing the mountain bike trail would be a bit muddy, DH and I decided to take to the forest service roads for our ride. We grabbed the fenders, packed the tandem and off we went. Most of the roads were passable, enough gravel to keep them from being too terribly muddy. But there are several cement bridges, pads actually, requiring you to ford creeks. We made it about 4 miles before reaching one we could not ford. There is a high water marker that is 8 ft high, it cannot bee seen, not even a ripple where it is. So we turned around and headed back to the truck.

You can barely see the road on the other side. The creek is usually about 8 ft wide, today it was about 100 yards across.

More rain coming tomorrow, can't wait to see how it looks after that.

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TERI99 3/12/2010 2:59PM

    What a flood! We are supposed to get heavy rain for the next few days, which ought to melt the rest of the snow. Wonder what kind of flooding we'll see?

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CARLANNIE 3/12/2010 9:29AM

    If you get more rain, looks like you're going to have to pull out your row boat instead of the bikes!

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CAROLYN1ALASKA 3/12/2010 1:54AM

    WOW! That is one impressive flood! Hope you get better weather soon. emoticon

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PINETREEGIRL 3/12/2010 12:08AM

    Wow, I can see the road on the other side there. What a fun ride that would be! Sometimes the novelty of circumstance makes up for a deviation in expectation.

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DOR2BFIT 3/11/2010 11:32PM

    So 4 miles in and 4 miles out? Sounds like a good workout in spite of the roadblocks! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KA_JUN 3/11/2010 10:54PM

    Whoa, that looks serious. emoticon Sometimes, you just have to wave it off.

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MAKULEWAHINE 3/11/2010 10:50PM

    Awesome ride! I can hardly wait to hear what tomorrow brings for you. We've had really windy days with a lot of rain. Supposed to continues tomorrow but by the week-end it should get drier. I'm hoping to get in a long ride this week-end. Thanks for the photos. It is fun to see where other people ride.
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My one word answers.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Copy and paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?


Your hair?

Your mother?

Your father?

Your favorite thing?

Your dream last night?

Favorite drink?

What room are you in?

Your hobby?

Your fear?

Where do you want to be in 6 years?

Where were you last night?

Something that you aren't?


Wish list item?

Last thing you did?

What are you wearing?

Your pets?


Your life?

Your mood?

Missing someone?


Your car?

Something you're not wearing?

Your favorite store?

Your favorite color?

When is the last time you cried?

Where do you go over and over?

Favorite place to eat?
Fish House

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?

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TERI99 3/11/2010 6:35PM

    You're right...that is hard! I found myself wanting to explain my answers. It's good mental exercise, I think, to figure out how to say a lot in few words! Or one word...)
Thanks for sharing!

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What a day.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Got up at 5 to get ready for work. Just got out of the shower and the phone was ringing. It was work.

"What time are you coming in."
"Seven, we open at seven"
"So you'll be here at seven"
"Ok, I'll let the doctors know"

Now this is no surprise. I have worked there 7 years, and we have always opened at seven.

So I get to work (at seven), work till seven pm. Nice day, not too busy, get to have a short walk in the middle of the day. Get home about 7:45, phone rings at 7:50. DGS has swallowed a whistle come to the ER. OK, off I go. Call boss to let her know so she can take call. Turns out it was a small piece of a whistle. Doc says "this too shall pass" and sends us home. He has an appointment for Monday for a follow up with an ear infection, so will check on the progress of the whistle at the same time.

It is late, I am tired. Think I will log some food and exercise, the going to bed.

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CARLANNIE 3/4/2010 10:10AM

    LOL, I'll bet you never anticipated a whistle emergency as part of your day! Glad it has a good outcome (no pun intended. well, maybe a little pun.)

DGS is probably short for Dear Grand Son. DH is Dear Husband. DD Dear Daughter, etc.

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MAKULEWAHINE 3/4/2010 9:38AM

    Geez! What a long day. It made me exhausted just reading it. Hope you got a good night's sleep. And um.....what does DGS mean? It could mean digital google search for all I know, but I bet not! As you say, this too shall pass.

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TERI99 3/4/2010 8:31AM

    Sounds like a LONG day!! Hope you got a good night's sleep!

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MUMZELLA 3/3/2010 11:39PM

    Sounds like a great thing to do--Enjoy your food and exercise and have a good night's sleep.

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Two truths and a lie reveal

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

1) I attended 9 different public schools in 4 states. My dad was in the Air Force and we moved, a lot. I did indeed attend 9 schools in 4 states.

2) I have worked with a professional photographer taking landscape and cityscape photos for a calendar company. While my dad was stationed in Germany I spent a summer working with a (color blind) photographer helping him with is photographs for calendars. I learned a lot about photography and considered it as a career for a while.

3) In the past 3 years, I have ridden my bicycle over 4,000 miles, in 6 states and 2 countries. While I have ridden my bike over 4,000 miles, and in 6 states, I have not ridden in 2 countries. I would love to say I have, but, alas, this is the lie.

Number 3 is the lie.

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TERI99 3/3/2010 8:42AM

    That is a lot of ground you've covered! You could have crossed the US!!
The photography job sounds cool. I was in a quilting class one time with a gentleman who was color blind. It was interesting; he and his wife worked together. He did the designs and stitching for his quilts, but she picked the colors. How trusting...
Have a great day!

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    I was wrong, Oh well! I'm in awe of how many miles you have travelled on your bike Bev emoticon

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MAKULEWAHINE 3/2/2010 10:25PM

    Impressive just the same. What an interesting life you have had. I took some photography courses a long time ago and discovered my creative side. I loved being in the dark room (only B&W). It led me to where I am now.

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