24 Mar 2019 : Spent most of the day up on the backside of Mt Emily cutting firewood. There were a lot of available wood up there. It was cold first thing in the morning but warmed up to about 50 degrees by early afternoon. I brought back about 1 1/2 tier of mixed fir, Madrone and alder. I so enjoy wood cutting. Fresh air, hot coffee, the sound of the chainsaw and the smell of sawdust all around me. There is nothing like it.
22 Mar 2019:
It rained all day with one inch in the gauge. The rain was steady until dark where it slacked off then stopped. There were 30 mph winds in town but nothing up where we were lived.
I walked into Fred Meyers to pick up a few things and there sitting on a bench inside were a couple of homeless people, dirty, stinking and looked like they hadn't had a both in ages. Why a local store allows this is beyond me. This same store allows anyone with any type of dog to roam the aisles. If you complain, you are the enemy. I've gotten in quite a few arguments with the store management to no avail. They all told me they can't confront anyone with a dog without being reported for discrimination. What a bunch of crap.
17 Mar 2019:
Itís a beautiful spring type morning with mild temperatures and early morning fog clearing into a nice clear blue sky day. No wind and strangely, no birds. You would think that on a nice sunny morning, they would be out feeding on all the bugs in the grass. Iíll be doing some weed eating today so that normally brings back the feathery creatures.
I could write thousands of words about the political crap that is going on in Washington DC but itís hard to pick a subject since there are so many to choose from. The Muslims in Congress has my hackles up more than anything. If they want to be in Congress, then have them take their oath using our bible. This is a Christian Nation, not a Muslim country. How dare they take their oath using the ďdamnedĒ Quran? What is this Congress becoming? Now they are getting ready to pass a resolution that will allow hats and head coverings in the house when itís always been clear no head coverings allowed on the house floor but because of this one Muslim woman with her head covered in a towel called a Hijab. We have at least three Muslims in our house of representatives, one man and two women. Obama must be proud.
16 Mar 2019:
Complacency: Our country has a lack of awareness of pending trouble or controversy. We are so afraid of offending someone so we let it slide and if allowed to slide too far, our country will be no longer the land of the free. It's time to put a stop to the bullshit going on in our congress and make them do what they were elected to do, work for the people, not themselves.
15 Mar 2019:
We have outside work weather. Yesterday was the same so got lots done on the yard and stack some wood. It was a cool 35 degrees this morning but by noon, it was 60 degrees.
There was another mass shooting this morning but this time in New Zealand where a gunman with AK-47s shot up a mosque killing at least 49 people. I watched the video the gunman made with his camera strapped to his head detailing all the shootings. The gunman even had time to leave the mosque to return to his car get another rifle then goes back inside to continue shooting. I would say the response time for the police was very slow. This shooting streamed live on Facebook. All the social media outlets are scrambling to take down the video but it can still be viewed if you search for it. I watched as it was happening. The tables got turned on the Muslims. It was an infidel killing Muslims instead of Muslims killing infidels.
11 Mar 2019:
Another beautiful spring morning with clear skies and mild breeze. Birds are all over the place. We are suuppose to have some rain tomorrow and I can see some high thin clouds starting to appear South of us. So outside I go in 37 degrees weather to do some weed eating before the rains come.
10 Mar 2019:
Itís a typical spring morning with blue sky and thick fog on the river channels. The daffodils are blooming and the birds are singing their tunes. Itís a little cold this morning at 33 degrees but it will or should warm up into the 50's by afternoon. I spent yesterday outside doing what chores I could find just to keep my mind off of the tragedy that occurred in our family Thursday. I'll leave it at that.
08 Mar 2019:
The hummingbirds, the Dark-Eyed Juncos and the Robins are all out this morning debugging the yard. The fog is thick on both river channels but blue sky above. Its a beautiful day but with sadness as I lost one of my very best friends in an accident yesterday. He was a great father, not only to his own children but to his nephews who thought the world of him. Prayers are in order for him, his family, his extended family and the multitude of friends who loved him. He was my best friend, my hunting partner and my go-to guy whenever I had a problem with my vehicles. He could fix anything. I'll miss him a lot. Rest in Peace Billy. With heavy heart, I wish all the best in your journey.
07 Mar 2019:
Another day or two I've skipped posting but nobody notices. Yesterday we observed a beautiful eagle fly past our home. The bird was huge and heading to the river. No photos were taken as no camera was near and the flight of the eagle was quick, disappearing behind the trees between us and the river. Fleeting moments but worth the brief time the eagle graced us with it's flight.
The book cover on the left is available on Amazon and also through us. We'll be putting a link on this site where you can order from us. Our books are now available through Kindle.
04 Mar 2019:
The Ship Ashore murders were, by far, the most heinous crime to take place in Del Norte County at the time. Bodies and blood everywhere, people screaming, hiding, running, and crawling under cars in the parking lot to hide from the sniper. We didn't know where he was within the complex when we arrive at the scene. We did know he had a high powered rifle, which gave him the advantage over our small arms and shotguns. 44 years have passed since that cold, rainy morning of March 2, 1975.
But we had to move in on the complex. We had to find him and also his victims to determine if any were still alive. A day of extreme animated exhilaration, high blood pressure and determination of those in charge of finding the man who did this. It was also a sad day for me. Of the seven victims, I personally knew five of them. The memories are still vivid as if it only happened yesterday.
The cover of the book is on the left. It is available through Amazon and through us.
01 Mar 2019: We had sprinkles most of the day but late afternoon, the sun came out We never hit 50 degrees today. It's supposed to be sunny tomorrow and over the weekend then more rain next week.
I've been working on my books to be placed on Kindle, both paperback and a Kindle edition which can be read on a Kindle reader. I'll be posting more information on oregontrekker.com . Kindle has some very strict rules for publication and it's taking me a little bit of time to do my books their way but I'm learning.
23 Feb 2019: Lots of rain this morning with a cool 41 degree temperature. I'll be working on my Kindle book today. Kindle is much more difficult to format and have approved than my other publishers but I'll eventually learn how to do it. The first book to be available on my new site will be "Danielle, The Girl in the Culvert'. It's a good true crime murder mystery at 194+ pages. I have to work on a link to click on to order the book and have PayPal handle any orders when comes to money. Itís a very simple process.