Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Walking and Caulking

Greetings Earthlings.  Summer has returned to the GPNW for a few days.  Then the rain starts.  This winter is predicted to be a weak La Nina, which will bring this area a colder and wetter weather.  It will make the south west warmer and dryer.

Jim continues on the path.  The arc of recovery is curvilinear.  Some days are better than others.  The cane is a mixed blessing, it makes the walking easier, but it’s painful on the hand and arm.  We’ve done some longer walks in downtown Bellevue.  We’re both tired of the trail outside of the park.  Bellevue has turned into quite the urban center.

This is a photo of Bellevue from a long time ago.  Jim remembers when it looked like this, he moved here in 1952.  It was a small town back then.


Here we are today.  I will say that the tall buildings in Bellevue are more interesting than many of those in Seattle.  They tend towards the tall big square buildings.


Look at the blue of that sky.  We see this in the fall.


More shiny buildings.


There are many galleries selling art.  This is pretty.  Judging by the looks of the gallery, I think if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.


Sign in front of a cafe in Old Bellevue.


Today we spent some time spraying the bay doors with the hose.  We think possibly we can see where the water is running down into the bay, but we’re not sure.  In the end, we caulked everything.  Maybe something will hold back the leak.  It’s supposed to start raining Friday for four days.


Jim is doing the really difficult part.  The caulk kept dripping off the under side of the door.  Notice all the pink sidewalk chalk on the bay door.  It’s now on our hats and shoulders of the tee shirts.


Other than this, I have zippity doo dah all to report.  I believe I will close with a picture of chickens.

silkie chickens


  1. How frustrating about the leaking bay door. Hope you've finally fixed it.
    I want to pet one of those chickens!

  2. In my youth I lived on SE Shoreland drive..Waterfront, where I learned to swim....It sure has changed!..It used to be a strawberry farmland...Where did the years go?....

  3. P.S...I went to Bellevue Elementary...I think it's been torn down for condos..I haven't been there in years...Thanks for the old photo.