Tag Archives: Neighborhood

A Special Edition: Halloween Countdown 2018 6 Days . . .

Only 6 haunting days left until Halloween. The decorations are almost finished. Families new to the neighborhood are finding their way to our graveyard. Word is spreading about  “You’re Never Too Old to Trick or Treat.” Even my beloved aunt … Continue reading

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The Calm During the Storm

My better half and I were on our way back to the office from a trip to the post office when the rain stopped, the wind died, and the clouds slightly parted for a kiss of sunlight. We couldn’t resist … Continue reading

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The Pacific Northwest is Smokin’

Greetings from the smokin’ northwestern United States. Unlike our neighbors to the south and south east who are being pummeled by hurricanes, we looked like this a few week’s ago. Fire season started in late June. Since then thunder storms … Continue reading

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A Special Edition: Halloween 2016, 11 Days and Counting

My apologies for the late post today. I found this post languishing in the land of Drafts. I guess I’ve been a bit distracted this week. We’ve had visitors from Pennsylvania, Colorado, Wyoming, and Indiana so far this week and … Continue reading

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A Special Edition: The Halloween Rain-Out Wrap Up

Three venues in town featured Halloween parties hosted by local merchants around our small town. Last year big winds pushed the clouds out of the sky. This year it pushed in close to two inches of torrential rain. At times … Continue reading

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A Special Edition: The 2015 Halloween Countdown Begins

With October now on the calendar I cannot concentrate on normal things like blogging when the yard beckons it annual transformation. Nothing says welcome to our yard like a bunch of disembodied heads. Last year I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Invasion of the Caterpillars

Caterpillars rained from the sky like the eleventh plague. The Alders surrounding our home waved their white webbed leaves in the warm spring breeze. The ground around our home squirmed yellow and black. The rain continued with the quiet pattering … Continue reading

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It’s Pink, Get Over It!

The entire neighborhood complained for years when the apartment building fell into disrepair. White paint peeled from the walls and paint flakes littered the sidewalk. The building sold. The neighborhood cheered, until the new owners painted it bubble gum pink. … Continue reading

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Hiring the Neighborhood Assassin

“We have a pest problem,” said Richard. “What are you talking about?” “Fannie, rats moved into our backyard.” “Seriously, rats?” “We’re not just talking squirrels anymore,” said Richard, “it’s time to think about hiring an exterminator.” “No honey, I’m sorry, … Continue reading

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