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Comment by Harry Warner on January 13, 2021 at 2:57pm

I have a sense you’d be a good neighbor even if there was no hootch involved. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 13, 2021 at 2:21pm

Did a walk around and didn't see any damage. Few mailboxes blown open including mine.

Neighbor to the south is in Arizona for the winter so I closed his mailbox and trash bin which had blown open, and picked up all the tree limbs in his driveway, yard and carport. Gotta take care of him because he gives me a half-gallon of whiskey to keep an eye on his place whenever he goes somewhere. He's well into his 80's and drags a big 5th-wheel down south every winter. His wife passed two years ago from cancer so he is going solo now. Been my neighbor for 60 years now.

Neighbor behind me is building a two-story shed and just had the roof tar papered without shingles on it yet. Paper got pretty shredded. Other than that, all is good that I can see.

Comment by Harry Warner on January 13, 2021 at 11:28am

I don't mind rain or snow, but wind really scares me.  I guess because you can't see it, just the damage it causes.  Fortunately we have no exposed wiring in our neighborhood. Everything is underground. Buy every once in awhile lightning hits a transformer out on the main road and the power goes out. 

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 13, 2021 at 10:50am

Not much sleep last night. Woke up about midnight to the sound of howling wind. Waiting for daylight to look for damage. 300,000 people in the Puget Sound area without power but thankfully we aren't among them. Got about an inch of rain overnight too, but it has quit for now. Lots more coming for the rest of the week.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 12, 2021 at 12:14pm

Didn't see him, Harold. Sorry to hear about your sister and B-I-L. Hope they heal quickly with no long lasting effects.

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 12, 2021 at 12:12pm

Wish I could Sig. Yesterday was a real soaker, but today is even worse. Supposed to get 1" to 4" depending on where you are, and a few feet of snow in the mountains. The webs between my toes are starting to show again!

Comment by harold goldstein on January 11, 2021 at 9:56am

Did anyone see that bearded guy interviewed on ABC NEWS last night.  He was wearing his Cavalry Stetson with 2 over the cross swords.  "I don't believe in the covid 19" end of interview..  Meanwhile my sister and brother in law both got it.  he in the hospital for 45 days.

Comment by Sigmund Fertig on January 10, 2021 at 12:28pm

Good morning Dave could you possibly send some of that wet weather down our way, we could surely use it, so far this year we have only had 2 rain events, so it's been a dry winter for us ! Temps this AM 33deg going up to the low 70's!

Comment by Dave Gettman on January 9, 2021 at 2:29pm

Thanks Sig. Glad things are going well in So Cal.

Nice and frosty here this morning and a bit of a frozen fog just as the sun was coming up. One of the few times it hasn't been raining in several days. I guess the drought is over and now we are getting a good soaking. Been unusually dry here the past few years but now we are getting a little river flooding and some landslides the past several weeks. A one-day break now and then before the next front moves in, but those clear days are always really cold, in the 20's and 30's. Other days in the low 40's with a rare 50. Been very blustery a lot too, and sometimes just downright windy as hell. But now it is partially cloudy with some early sun peaking over the hills.

Comment by harold goldstein on January 9, 2021 at 1:39pm

Went to the VA yesterday and got the first covid shot.  have to go back 1 month


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9th Colonel of the Regiment David R. Clendenin 29 Oct 1888 – 2 Apr 1891



This was the third design of the 2d Cavalry DUI, worn from 1924-1931. The sharp points on the ends of the bottom scroll again called for a redesign.


Machine Gun Troop, 2d Cavalry; Adjutant General.

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