Impressive Deadbolt

Having just purchased a house, we need to rekey the property. We prefer keyless locks because we don’t always have our keys with us. And this, being the largest property we have ever had, makes walking out to the shop (a quarter mile from the house) only to realize you don’t have your key to the shop1 a real pain.… Continue reading

Crater Lake

On the drive from Atlanta to the Oregon coast, we stopped at Crater Lake in south-central Oregon for an early morning visit. We beat the traffic and long line at the entrance. The air was chilled and refreshing. The views were gorgeous! With a depth of 1,949 feet, Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the… Continue reading

The Tree that Defies Gravity

When we were in the process of purchasing our home, the home inspector asked if we had noticed what he called “the tree that defies gravity.” Neither of us had. Here are some photos of the tree that literally defies gravity. I think it’s an old growth Sitka Spruce, but I’m not 100% certain. Tree hugging Steve is in the… Continue reading

Moving Back in Time – Waaay Back!

We chose to retire to this area of the country (the Pacific Northwest) for several reasons. Among them are: The natural beauty of the area is stunning!We love living on the Pacific Coast because we love cooler weather: mist, fog, the marine layer, storms coming in off of the ocean1 .We felt like we were stepping back in time every… Continue reading

Vegan Dishes

Several months ago I began eating a lot more vegan dishes, and I have to declare, I was pleasantly surprised at how delish these dishes can be. My worry was that they would be bland and leave me hungry. Nothing could have been further from the truth! I’ve become a huge fan of cauliflower. Well, I’ve always liked it, but… Continue reading