Thursday, October 13, 2016

Before the rains, the roof!

Can I tell you how nice it is to have talented hands on this house? Thank you to my super husband, David, for his work on our roof! The Pacific Northwest is about to get pounded with a nasty wind and rainstorm this weekend and timing is everything. The long decrepit, moss covered and shingle-thinned roof of yore is now off and a new 30-year roof is on!

Big thanks to Anj and Mai who served as crew and we got it done. Now for new gutters...we're in line with all the other patient souls this month.

Each year we pick a house project and this was definitely the biggie! House, cottage and garage are now good go to. No thank you to the angry wasp nests that were displaced in the process.

Today is also the happy birthday of David and my dear late grandfather, Dr. Heinz. Cheers!

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Friday, October 07, 2016

To the Alki Lighthouse

"When that clarity is removed I get nervous. I imagine things. Sharks, the slippery sides of large fish, shaggy pieces of sunken frigates, dark corroded iron, currents. I can swim along the shore, my usual stroke rolled and tipped by the waves, the ribbed sandy bottom wiggling beneath me, but eventually I get spooked by the open-ended horizon, the cloudy blue thought of that sheer drop-the continental shelf.” 
― Leanne ShaptonSwimming Studies

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