Saturday, August 22, 2020


8:01 am - Saturday - August 22nd - Coupeville, WA - 57° F, 87% humidity, wind - CALM.....partly cloudy today with a forecast high of 64° F.  It rained most of the is the perfect time for rain, is it not?  Rain at night, and sunny during the day time....the best of all worlds.  On this day in 2017 TLE and I were clocking in at the General Store in Mammoth Hot Springs, YNP........↴

After a day off from weed whacking I was back at it by 10 am Friday.  I had about 100 yards of driveway left to clean (yes, it is a really, really long driveway), and was hoping I could do it in one last drive to the finish line.  Finally, around 1 pm I was finished with phase one. Phase two will entail pressure washing all of the pavement from the 3 car garage down to Harrington Lagoon Road, and then phase three - pressure wash the front door deck, and the outdoor fireplace deck on the south side of the house so they can both be re-stained....... 1 pm I was dirty, sweaty, and hungry.....just how one should find one's self after working in the yard.  While I took a long, hot shower TLE prepared one of her famous grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.  I then spent time watching the current PGA golf tournament for a couple of hours with a couple of short naps thrown in for good measure.  I know baseball, basketball and hockey are being played, but I have no interest in watching sports teams promoting the fascistic, Marxist BLM, and our flag being disrespected on a daily basis.  

Just about the time I walked in the Newell from work it began to rain, and that continued on and off the rest of the afternoon and into the evening when it really began to rain in earnest.  We had another subtle sunset, and again watched as Harrington Lagoon was flooded with another high tide of over 12 feet.......

.....we have settled into a kind of rhythm here in Coupeville, and are really enjoying our time with our good friends Bob and Karen.  We currently reside in 'Island County' (Whidbey Island and Camano Island with just over 85,000 population) where there have been just 11 deaths and some 267 cases of the Wuhan Virus in 5 months....that's an average of 2 deaths per month, and a shade over 50 cases per month, and yet we find some of the most severe rules in place of any rural place we have visited since early May.  The infection rate is just .003 of the entire Island County population.  The death rate is .000129 of the entire Island County population, and yet this rural county is being treated like  downtown Seattle.  TLE and I continue to be asymptomatic, and why wouldn't we be?

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1 comment:

  1. That's our wonderful Washington governor for you treating the whole state the same way 😡😡😡