Photo Essay: Jake Discovers the Magic of Hydraulics and A Fedex Hero.

Seasonal Wetlands Are Back!

Seasonal Wetlands Are Back!

I remember this stuff!

I remember this stuff!

Look! My ball is moving all by itself!

Look! My ball is moving all by itself!

Let's try that again!

Let’s try that again!

Gawd I love this!

Gawd I love this!

Water water everywhere!

Water water everywhere!

Now… I’m going to try really hard not to slice my good left hand. Have some cooking to do.

Drive home from the doctor's office.

Drive home from the doctor’s office.

Three weeks like this, then likely surgery with multiple pins and screws and a cast for 6-8 weeks. Like my mom always says, I’m an accident waiting to happen…

You should have seen me this morning (Ray and Tom). I got home from the doctor’s office and I needed to put on my hiking boots so I could get Jake out for a hike but I couldn’t tie the laces. I called the one neighbor for whom I have a phone number.

“Uh, hi Mary. This is Julia. Are you home?”

“No. I’m at the gym. What’s up?”

“Uh, I need you to tie my shoes.”

“Bwaaaaaaa-haaaaaaa-haaaaaa-haaaaaaa!”

So I went from house to house, hoping I’d find someone home. No luck. And then a Fedex truck turned into our court.

I ran after him. “Wait! Wait! Help!”

He stopped his truck and climbed out. He looked all concerned. “What’s wrong? What do you need?”

“Can you tie my shoes?”

He looked down at my hiking boots and then at my cast and then at my hiking boots and he laughed so hard.

But he tied my shoes. Now I must call Fedex so he can get some sort of commendation. Thanks, Sir Ron of Fedex.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hike in the Rain.

Yesterday was sunny and warm.  Today it rained – snowed on the mountain tops.

Jake and I hiked in the rain.  We were the only two out aside from a herd of deer, squirrels, and one lonely coyote.

Ferns on the Hillside.

Ferns on the Hillside.

Wild Plum.

Wild Plum.

Plum Tree Growing Out of the Volcanic Rock.

Plum Tree Growing Out of the Volcanic Rock.

Tomorrow – the post I originally had planned for today!