Closed for Repairs

By: BriarCraft, 8:42 AM GMT on March 01, 2015

Remember my dental bridge that failed back in January? On March 11, I go for oral surgery, to have the broken root removed and get a bone graft and two implants. My mouth is too small for the three implants I would have preferred, so when all is done, I will have a new, smaller bridge made. The time-frame laid out by the surgeon tells me I will be lucky if all is done and healed by Thanksgiving. Between now and then, it will be soft food only :^{

With all...


By: BriarCraft, 11:48 PM GMT on February 11, 2015

This morning, we got a call from the mechanic in Toledo, saying he was done with the scheduled maintenance on my car. Always conscious of my 365 challenge on Flickr, I took my camera. After getting the car, DH went on home in the truck and I headed for South County Park.

Just across the Cowlitz River from Toledo, South County Park is centered around a former gravel pit that is now a lovely 14 acre pond. It is stocked with fish, has a public boat ramp...

Updated: 11:12 PM GMT on February 13, 2015


By: BriarCraft, 7:36 AM GMT on January 30, 2015

Monday morning, I heard the sound of chain saws nearby. The sound continued into the afternoon. On Tuesday, I heard the powerful engine of some piece of heavy equipment. I went outside to investigate and saw that a neighbor was having the tall fir trees around his double-wide mobile home cut down. It seemed the sensible thing to do, as one fell in a storm last year and two the year before.

Chain saw and heavy equipment noises continued Wednesday and T...

Lost My Mind

By: BriarCraft, 10:33 PM GMT on January 13, 2015

I seem to have lost my mind.

Have you seen it anywhere?

What is that crazy woman talking about now? you wonder.

Case in point: I wanted to do some baking and set about getting out the ingredients and utensils to make a cobbler. For that, I needed my favorite stainless steel 9x13x2-inch baking pan. It wasn't where it belongs. I was sick with the flu not long ago and DH had done the dishes a time or two. Maybe he had stored it a...

Updated: 11:36 PM GMT on January 13, 2015

Furries and Feathers

By: BriarCraft, 8:16 PM GMT on December 27, 2014

Pets are an important part of many people's lives and the number is growing all the time. According to the Humane Society, "Pet ownership in the U.S. has more than tripled from the 1970s, when approximately 67 million households had pets, to 2012, when there were 164 million owned pets." (For more statistics on the subject, visit ation/facts/pet_ownership_statistics.html.)

We could get into a discussio...

Updated: 7:36 PM GMT on December 31, 2014

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