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Bob In Portland
Portland, Oregon
At a certain point in your life you stop thinking about what you want to do and start thinking about what you should have done.
Interests: Hobbies: songwriting, reading, walking around. Pondering the oblique.
Recent Activity
Nothing new around here, but this old picture popped up. Like I say, nothing much going on. I finally got my dental clearance to be able to get the new knee. Let me see. A few walks with the Iz. Leftovers for dinner. Glad to hear that you've been freed... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Flannel Shirt
I used to walk the trails of this park in Pacifica. Just about every day. I can recognize that tree. Not sure exactly where it is, maybe behind the visitors' center on the trail that runs up the ridge. Today's highlights were Joan doing her laundry and me getting groceries.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Flannel Shirt
Izzy's a desert dog. It's been in the high nineties the last few days and Iz seems to love it. She's taken to lying down in the hot sun for stretches at a time. Not too long, and she makes sure to drink enough water when she comes back in.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Flannel Shirt
This was this year's Portland Blues Festival. We didn't go. Joan's daughter went on her day off, though. It was a very hot day Monday. Not quite as bad as Sunday but bad enough. Fortunately, around five o'clock or so there's a little breeze from the coast, to the west,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flannel Shirt
Not a big deal, but I had a crappy night last night. Nothing much happened today. It reached 99 at the airport and the streets were empty. We're not used to this weather. Except for Izzy. She, being a desert dog, loves the sun. She likes going out into the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Flannel Shirt
It has to do with the camera. Once I download the pictures from the camera into the laptop they come out sideways. I'll keep working on it. It was hot today, and it's supposed to be hot tomorrow. We're like the shipwrecked survivors on a desert island under the only... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Flannel Shirt
First, I apologize. I haven't figured out how to rotate the pictures in this program. This is my typical view of Izzy when we go up the staircase at the end of the block. There is a ridge that runs east-west at the end of our block. That's why we're... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flannel Shirt
66 These are photos of you-know-who for business purposes. Anyway, she's still beautiful. I wish I could figure out how to send you videos. Robin had some of Kinsley dancing and riding her rocking horse. Really a cutie. It was 96 degrees here today, so Iz and I kept our... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Flannel Shirt
It was pleasant today. At dusk a very nice breeze kicked up. Unfortunately, it's going to get hot for the next few days. Then again, that's why God invented air conditioners. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
Back with her family from visiting New York City. Her mom says she flagged down two taxis. Before we took Izzy to the dog park we drove out to Costco to gas up the car. She was panting pretty hard. When we got to the park she started throwing up.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
With the overcast it was relatively cool. I actually got out a flannel shirt. I think it's back to shorts and t-shirts tomorrow. Watered the lawn. It needs it. Izzy gets a little more comfortable here every day. She walked with me over to the food carts today. Hope you're... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
The little guy in the middle is named Wyatt. I'm guessing that Robin's figure is getting his attention. It may be feeding time. Meanwhile, it was another very pleasant day here in Portland. By the middle of the week we're supposed to get four straight days of over 90-degree weather,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
Because it's eleven-thirty and I still haven't cleaned the kitchen. Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
Being that I have a fraction of one percent of Mongolian DNA showing up in my test, here's a distant cousin. I'm not sure why they hunt eagles, I suppose they use them for hunting. Joanie and a couple of friends went to get their pedicures done, and they look... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
Pictures are flooding in from Kinley's Fourth of July in Corte Madera. We used to go there every year. There's a parade, there's a fair across the street in the park. It seemed to float Kins' boat. We had Michael and Catherine, Joan's friend from school days over for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
Tis the season. Clockwise: strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, and marionberries, which are a local variety of blackberries. We hosted a Fourth of July dinner. Now the fireworks are going but Iz is handling it okay. So far. I'm really tired, so this is it for tonight. Right now I'm kicking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
It's a great picture, but neither Joan or I were in Las Vegas. Watered the lawn yesterday, and steaks on the grill tomorrow. Izzy and I took two nice, long walks. Nothing seems to be nicer for her than taking a long walk and sniffing things. Sometimes if she's sniffing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
The whole family is on a business trip. Let me see. Watered the lawn. Walked Iz. She's feeling more and more secure. She's a real sweetie. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
K and Robin did some errands. The first pictures are of Kins making friends with a stuffed doggy. The last two pictures are the two of them by the ocean. As one of Robin's friends said, she's becoming a little person. Things fine up here. The weather was perfect, sunny... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
a Gilbert passed sometime Thursday night, Friday morning. He went outside and when we went to bed I carried him back in. Joan fixed up a blanket for him. A few minutes after the lights went out Gilly went back outside. And there he was when we got up Friday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
Have no idea why. This was supposed to have been in the Seventies, so I was gone by then. Gil is about to go. He's been getting weaker and weaker every day. He's not eating. Just slowing down. This evening he went out to the backyard. I suspect he won't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
This was posted on the Keyport website. A retired guy back there is apparently a quilt maker. Look at those butterflies. Pretty nice, eh? Took Iz on a little longer walk today. Up the stairs at the end of the block and then down the street to 53rd Avenue, where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
Another day at the beach. Don't know the story behind it. We went to get Joan's car washed. Not a total success, we really need some detailing. And we grocery-shopped in a store we weren't familiar with. Lots of adventure. Gilbert seems to have dodged a bullet. A day ago... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
While others are flying around the world, or at least somewhere, we across the street. Oh, Izzy and I went on an adventure. We cut across the new medical building parking lot, down fiftieth and then along Brazee for a few blocks. She is in such ecstacy sticking her nose... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Flannel Shirt
and not much more. Robin was asking how you make a toddler eat. I suggested fewer snacks between meals, but that's easy for me to say. When we went to bed last night I didn't think that Gilly would be in attendance this morning. He slept at the foot of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Flannel Shirt