Category Archives: At Home in Portland

Jigsaw Puzzles

I’ve mentioned in the last couple of Short Story February posts that my reading was down some because my wife have been working on jigsaw puzzles. So I thought I’d share pictures of one we recently finished and another nearing completion. Click … Continue reading

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No Friday Forgotten Book Post (again)

Sorry, I’m missing FFB again this week. I’ve just been too busy as well as a little under the weather.  I will have my short story reading up Monday, such as it is.

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Oregon Scientific Wireless Weather Station

I don’t know about you, but for us, knowing the temperature outside is important. When we first moved to Portland, we went to the Oregon Scientific store and bought one of these, and we consult it at least a couple … Continue reading

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Yum!

What to do when the weather keeps you at home? Spend some time in the kitchen making something delicious. For Christmas I bought Barbara Cooking for Jeffrey, a cookbook by Ina Garten, one of our favorite cooks. Well, it’s really for … Continue reading

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Another storm…

It started snowing at 10:30 this morning. This is supposed to be the 2nd largish storm of the year. You may recall the last one crippled the city. Now at 3:30 it’s still snowing, we have had an inch, perhaps … Continue reading

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Christmas Swag

note: my Current Reading post will be back next week Thanks to “wish lists”, friends and family know just what to buy this old fella. Take a look: The Mistletoe Murder and other Stories by P.D. James. Four stories in … Continue reading

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We had some snow…

I know the weather is truly terrible across much of the country, so some reading this may think I’m whining about nothing. Okay, but good grief. There are a lot of hills here in Portland, and when it gets snowy and … Continue reading

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Allie

Full of energy, golden eyes glowing as she raced around the house. Purring softly as she curled up with us at night. Loudly exclaiming in her half-Siamese voice when it was dinner time, or about a bird outside the window, or … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Though we celebrate the day once annually, I try to be thankful throughout the year, not always successfully. This has been a tough year for me and for us all, but there is much for which to be thankful. Here … Continue reading

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Fall Color is Fading

The Fall color is almost gone. The tree in the picture at right is now bare. We’ve had a lot rain and wind that’s knocked the leaves down, and we’ve been picking them up for what seems like weeks now. So … Continue reading

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