Thursday, 13 October 2016
Allan took some photos in the garden.
The Cove Restaurant
We did get to have our weekly meeting with Dave and Melissa! The North Beach Garden Gang had a delicious meal at the Cove. With daylight being shorter (and a rainy day off for all of us), we started dinner earlier than usual.
The wind kicked up to around 40 mph as we drove home. Our power stayed on and we watched a DVD of Housewife, 49, a British tv show based on Nella Last’s War. Loosely based, as it turned out. Nella’s life story, her relationship with her son, Cliff, and even her personality were so altered that I was sorely disappointed.
Friday, 14 October 2016
We had 10 tornado warnings today. That is simply unheard of. (I do remember one such warning, several years ago.) A tornado hit Manzanita, a ways down the coast. Not far enough from us! Our flimsy manufactured home would be toast.
I slept through a severe thunder and lightning storm that did wake Allan, and read later that our area had 160 lightning strikes. This is also unusual and disconcerting.
I remained obsessed with the presidential election news.
Allan had an uneventful trip to the post office and took some photos:
Cats snoozed all over the house.
Just before dusk, I decided I had better go outside and do another patrol for loose pots and other blow-able lightweight items.
The storm warning still stands at 90 mph despite one alarmist disreputable faux forecaster calling for a 150 mph apocalypse!
1997 (age 73):
Oct 13: I started digging up the Hostas in the patio bed and divided. I potted them and will give as many to Robert as he will take and then plant them in the PRFB-E. [Patio Right Flower Bed East?? Robert was my spouse at the time.] Don came out to get the Dutch Gardens bulbs. I started cutting out the ivy on the fence so I can plant my tall Hollyhocks along the fence. I was almost sick from exhaustion.
Oct 14: Store and Errand day. I finished pulling ivy and it took 5 wheelbarrow loads to the pile.
1998 (age 74):
Oct 13: Ditto. [from yesterday, dried tomatoes and made applesauce] I was very surprised at how few dried tomatoes I got from three trays. The smallest ziploc bag is only 1/2 full! I peeled 2 pails of apples—all in slices and got 6 Sealameal bags. I crammed them into the refrig freezers and I think the freezers are full unless I can throw some out of the chest freezer. [She had two refrigerators, one in kitchen and one in shop.]
Oct 14: FLU SHOT 143# BLOOD PRESSURE HIGH Dr E switched medicine for blood pressure (right after I had filled 300 proprandalol). I only need to take the Atenalol once a day so I’ll be sure to remember that. I have to go back in 2 weeks to recheck my blood pressure. I set most of the begonia baskets down on the porch.