Today was one of those rare, but so anticipated winter days in the Northwest. It was cold, not too much above freezing, but clear blue skies and the sun was out. I went out for a hike in the foothills this morning for bout 5 hours this morning, and it was wonderful.
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Not only would that be a good foodie blog title, but this is what Snowmagedon 2012 looks like from my kitchen window after an additional couple of inches of snow. It’s been fun, power sliding the Land Rover was a blast (“just a dab of oppo”), but it can melt now…
I know that for my friends in Vermont this is but a slight dusting, in Snohomish it’s taken very seriously.
So this has been another one of those “Really? I mean Really..?” days on a number of levels, more time at the doctors and an irritation over someone else deadbeat decisions. But first the now usual first-of-the-month view, it’s very green out there now and now I just need the weather to come together and everything will be awesome.
Todays “Really..?” question is: how much of a deadbeat do you have to be to get a collection call from a non-profit? More to the point to be such a dead beat that you give someone elses number to that non-profit…
So this week I got a collection call from the YMCA of Snohomish County for a little over $100. They have referred the account to a collection agency and my name was nowhere associated with the account, but somehow my cell number was.
The account rep I spoke to sent me a copy of the letter they were sent (dated Jan-3) and it had a very interesting “interpretation” of what was going on, the account rep also let me know how my number because associated with the account and has been removed. Just pay your damn bills.
To close, here is a picture of the greenbelt when I was working on the house yesterday. This really is turning into a spectacular summer, and to cap to all there is a weekend of great music coming up.
It was an early morning to finish a couple of things off for today, this was the view from home as the sun came up. It’s a beautiful looking morning.
This weekend I got introduced to Flower World near Snohomish, it was rather fun wandering around getting advise on what to plant and when it would flower. It’s so much better than the garden section at Lowes, not to knock Lowes too much but this was awesome…
Dare I dream? Is the spring finally here? Perhaps the wettest April on record is finally drying up?
I spent an hour out on the bike this evening again, it was a little cold still, but turned into a beautiful evening in Snohomish. It’s been a great week and the finding time to relax a little has been going very well with nothing more than a minor speed bump this week.
Today has been a good day, I feel so fortunate to live in this part of the world. I love my life.
Quite the painful day, I just really don’t know what else to say.
From this morning: I think it’s safe to say we’ve all looked at a Land Rover Discovery and wondered a) how long a piece of wood can you fit in there? and b) How many 2X4 can you get in there? Well today, on what is becoming my weekly trip to Home Depot in Snohomish I got to answer those pressing questions.
And the answers are:
a) you can get an 8 foot piece of timber in there and close the back door, there is about 6 inches between the end and the windscreen. Trust me, it will fit.
b) about 16 to be practical, you could probably squeeze 1 or two more, but that would get even more stupid.
But rather then cut, bolt and play with my new purchase I got a call just as I was leaving Home Depot and ended up working a full day.
One of those beautiful days that make the winter so much more bearable, not warm, but the sun was out and I did not have to work.
I actually got to go topless in the Miata today, yes the heater in the car was tuned all the way up, but first time this year and that always feels good. Wonderful, just wonderful.
I went for a wander around downtown Snohomish, stopped for lunch and a rather awesome IPA in Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse, unquestionably one of the best pubs in the Northwest. Great food and enough good beer to keep the most snobby of beer snobs happy.
…it feels like the first time I’ve seen the sun at home since I got back from London.
I came out of work this evening and the sky was clear, the was sun out and I had to rummage around in the car looking for my sunnies. Last weekend, and again today, I was reminded how much I miss the sun.
I’ve been back from London and the snow (actually ice now) is still on the ground. This morning was cold, clear skied and beautiful, this was taken on my drive into work this morning.