Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


We are spending the week at our cabin near the Paradise entrance to Mt. Rainier National Park. Today we dealt with a plumbing problem. If James Reasoner can talk about dealing with his plumbing problems then so can I. Our problem could be said to be slightly different from James’s however. You see, we have a little house behind the big house, as they say. You know, the little house with the crescent moon over the door. Oh, all right, an outhouse. It seems that the floor was giving way. The consequences of such happening are too horrible to think about. So off we hied to the lumber and hardware store in Eatonville. They are the closest, probably about twenty-five miles away. For a price they cut 2x4s to length and a piece of 3/4 inch plywood to the proper dimensions. When we got back to the cabin it was the work of a moment...Ha! It took 2-1/2 hours to put the thing all back together. We are not the swiftest workers in the world and I would never claim to be much of a carpenter. But the floor is in, solid and supported beneath by 2x4s. No one will ever have to face the horror unspoken.


Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

That's a load off my mind. With my luck I would have taken the nasty fall.

5:38 AM  

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