Aug 292015

If you’re anywhere near the Oregon coast, put in your awnings, batten down the hatches, and hang on. A big storm is coming in and the weatherman says we can expect lots of rain, and 25 – 35 mile per hour winds with gusts to 45 today. It’s definitely not a day to be outside, so stay home if you can.

When I lived in this part of the country I saw some awesome winter storms but this is not typical weather for this time of year. I guess we can’t complain, overall the summer has been very nice, with very little rain, and the wind has been perfect for kite flying.

At least we won’t be bored, not that we ever are. The new issue of the Gypsy Journal finally made it to the freight terminal in Astoria yesterday, so we’ll spend the weekend stuffing envelopes to get them ready to drop off at the post office first thing Monday morning. We usually try to have them in the mail about the second or third week of the month, but as sometimes happens, between our printer’s schedule and getting lost somewhere in shipping, we’re behind schedule. Our apologies to our subscribers.

While we were in Astoria we wandered through a couple of antique stores and Miss Terry found something that’s been on her wish list for a long time, this vintage piano stool. The seat spins to raise the height and she says it will be perfect when she’s working at her loom and spinning wheel.


After a stop at Josephson’s Smokehouse to stock up on smoked salmon, halibut, and some other delicious goodies, and another stop at Staples for glue sticks for sealing all of the envelopes we’ll be stuffing, we had dinner at the Great Wall Chinese Restaurant on the way home.

The food was so good and the portions so large that when we got home I was ready for a nap. Is there anything better than an afternoon nap with the sound of rain on the roof? If there is, I haven’t found it yet.

Have you entered our latest Free Drawing yet? This week’s prize is an audiobook of my friend Ken Rossignol’s Pirate Trials: Famous Murderous Pirates Book Series: THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES of FAMOUS and SUNDRY PIRATES.To enter, all you have to do is click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening.

Thought For The Day – Light travels faster than sound. That’s why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

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  4 Responses to “Batten Down The Hatches!”

  1. Well hopefully you get enough rain to override that wind. Maybe it will help on the wild fires. We need all the help we can get from ma nature!

    Have a great day you two 🙂

  2. Love the stool and it matches your interior, which I love even more! Did your rig come with the blond wood or did you have it redone? Newer rigs seem to have dark interiors that I hate–the dark wood eats the light, shows every scratch and speck of dust! Also love the flooring. Is that original? I want them both.

  3. Boots, the light wood and tile floor in the kitchen came standard on our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage.

  4. Yea, horrid winds today…driving from our place south to Kirkland to daughter we even saw a stupid HUGE RV lumbering along…I wanted to scream!! I was so scared it would be knocked on its side…but the traffic eventually came to a complete stop…so we got off the first exit we could and drove a 30 minute drive in almost 2 hours!! CRAZY!! I hope you came through the winds ok!! Power is still out many places!!

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