Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Hi Everyone..........long time, no see, huh?   I didn't realize it's been quite so long since my blogsite had refused to download any photos for me.  I was having a problem with photos on FOXnews website showing some photos, too.   Then, suddenly, everything is back working like it should!  Go figure......
These two photos were taken out at Cape Blanco on a perfectly beautiful day a few weeks ago.  There was no wind, which is very unusual for Blanco........almost unheard of.  Tourists were out there just soaking up the sun and enjoying the clear and gorgeous view out on the Pacific.  The photos here represent some of those lookers. 
Wow........there's so much time that has passed by I don't know where to start here.  Big in our lives for the past few months is a basal cell carcinoma that Norm had in his ear.  The first surgery to remove it left a pretty deep and large area that had to be healed a little before some reconstruction surgery took place.  So, the reconstruction took place a couple of days ago.  The whole thing has been so tiring for Norm, but the final healing has started; he has the stitches taken out next week, and we're good to go.  
We have our home up for sale and there are a couple planning on taking a look maybe this or next week.   Still time for a life-style change.   We've loved living the rural life but it's time to move on and leave it to people who are better able to keep it up (and love doing that).   When we found that almost all of our time is working to keep up the house and property and things were falling behind more and more, then it's time...........We think that Bandon will offer us what we want.  There are arts, beautiful beaches, medical, still close enough to our friends in Port Orford, but new ones to make in Bandon.  Now we just wait and see. 
 This shot is a tourist who is lost in thought.   Can't you just imagine how you might be there in his place?  I can.
Here we have two young people sitting on the edge of the world........that's what it looks like, right?  Actually, there is a steep, but do-able hill below them.   I shouldn't have told you that........spoiled the illusion. 

We recently got a new Honda Accord............It was listed as one of the best of the new cars in Consumer Report and we're familar and have been happy with other Hondas.   It's so nice!  But so many new features that it's going to take a while to learn them all.  Norm is still having a hard time remembering how to start it up without a key in the ignition.  Ha!  Course recently, I thought the car was giving me a warning about low-oil and although I was on my way to an appointment, I turned the car around and went home.  Quickly, took the Toyota after briefly telling Norm that our new car had a low-oil issue.   Seems that what had happened was a warning bell and blinking light was letting me know that I was over the road line on the left side as I was letting a speedy car pass by.  The blinking light that I saw as 'LOW" was actually "LDW".   A simple mistake that anyone could make.......Norm didn't need to laugh quite so much or be quite so smug. 

OK.....well, that's a start to beginning the blog again.  Hope you all have a good rest of the week.  Watch out for driving in the fog all you south-coasters.......And stay dry since more wet weather is on it's way. 


  1. Glad to see you back blogging. Yes, maintaining the property can be so daunting, especially when health issues creep up. Glad to see you around.

  2. Thanks, Rosaria. Always feels better when everything is working as it should!