Friday, August 11, 2017

Doing Time in the GPNW

Greetings Earthlings!  So far so good, no nukes have been lobbed.  Perhaps humanity will survive.  If not, cockroaches and tardigrades will have dominion over the Earth.  I wonder how tardigrades would evolve if exposed to radiation.  Godzilla comes to mind, perhaps we’ll have five story tardigrades roaming the earth. 

Anyway……..  It’s still hot and still smokey (update to post:  it's actually smoky.  Smoky is an adjective, smokey is a noun.  Who knew?).  The setting sun remains bright red.  Allegedly it cools off tomorrow and possibly there will be showers on Sunday.  We need an on shore flow to flush this out to the east.  But then it will be bad for the people east of us.

Here is a nature photo for you.  The GPNW is full of Canadian geese.   They’ve stopped migrating.  Winters are not that cold, there is stuff to eat, and so they stay put.  This is an apple tree in Issaquah that is dropping fruit on the ground.  I did not know that geese like apples.


Here we are out in Carnation Valley.  This is a body of water covered in something green.  At first I thought it was Duckweed, but I’m not sure what it is.  Could be green slime.  There are ducks in the water, and there is also a heron on a log.  They’re too far away to see.


We spent today doing laundry.  Then we had to empty one of the bays under the bus so we could get at the spare TV.  If Jim’s convalescence is tortuous, it will be good to have a TV in the bedroom.  I had to laugh at us, we couldn’t remember how to hook it up (use the red/yellow/white wires, set input to AV2).  Eventually we found the notes I’d taken when it was installed, they were in an unlabeled file folder.  Of course!  Why would I put it behind the TV tab in the motorhome file?
Other than complaining about the weather, I have nothing much to report from the GPNW.


  1. Alright!..You wrote "smokey"...I've never been able lately to figure out what is correct..I'm with you not the "smoky" folks..It just doesn't look right to me..
    I'm just being stoopid but thanks anyway...
    How does the "bear" sign his name?

  2. Haha, loved the TV instructions not being in the TV folder. Glad to know we're not the only imperfect RVers out there. :-)

  3. Okay, so I had to look it up because I never know whether to spell it smoky or smokey, either. Here you go:

    1. Well, I learned something today! Thanks for the link.