We've had 3 days of sun. I've almost finished the installation of the walkway in the garden area of the back yard.
Monday, March 27, 2023
Here We Go Again
Monday, March 13, 2023
Oh That Damn Rain
OK, I'm sick of rain. If you follow National News, California has washed into the ocean.
Once again the Atmospheric River is bearing down on us. Here in beautiful downtown (and wet) Jackson, it's due to start raining, again, about 2pm. It's really sad when you're elated about being able to run to the supermarket without getting soaked, like I did this morning. And yes, I was elated.
Woman who checked me out said they haven't had electricity for about 3 weeks and they were down to the last 2 gallons of gas for their generator. They were finally able to dig out and get to town this morning.
We're fortunate that our house is above the flood plain. We used to live upcountry. Glad I live in town now.
Remember I mentioned the apartments around the corner that flooded a while back. I noticed all the cars are parked on the street and not in the parking lot this morning.
You've got to feel for those that are in the flood plain. Here's a couple photo's I picked up off the net.
No matter how many times you tell them that cars do not run under water, they still try. I know this from personal experience.
Oh, and let us not forget the mud slides that come with a bunch of rain.
The picture above is in Plumas County. About a 3 hour drive North of Sacramento.
See, an SUV submarine.
Monday, March 6, 2023
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
OK, we've been hit hard with the rain and snow.
Jackson's elevation is 1200 ft. above sea level.
In California you measure the amount of snow you'll get by the elevation you're standing at.
My son Ken lives at 3200 ft. He got about a foot, as you can see in the photo below on 2/27/2023.
Friday, February 24, 2023
If you've been watching the news, as usual the media has blown everything out of proportion.
The local weather guesser said we, here in downtown Jackson, could expect the following snow.
Wednesday 1 to 2 inches.
Thursday 2 to 4 additional inches.
Over night last night an additional 2 to 4 inches.
Here's what we got:
Wednesday about 7 flakes. The time it took to get from the couch in the living room to the kitchen window, it was already gone.
Thursday about 12 flakes and then a little later in the day an additional 24 flakes.
Last night: nothing. A lot of rain.
That said, I just wanted to let you know I'm having a really hard time with the cold this year. I don't know if the last 6 months of last year and the surgeries have anything to do with it, but I barely do anything outside.
I've managed to get some of the garden moved. I did mention in the last post about why we're moving it down to flat ground.
Once I moved the boxes then I had to put in a walkway to roll the green recycle container and the Gorilla Cart back and forth. This photo was on 2/18. I've added some more toward the gate since then.
Gorilla Cart. If you don't have one, they are really cool AND they dump. We use it for everything.
I have a lot more to do.
So, since it's been raining since Wednesday and is supposed to (according to the Weather Channel) continue through March 6th. Yard work and any chance of fishing (magnet or otherwise) is on hold.
Thanks to all those who stop by. I wish I had more about fishing to report, but Summer is coming, the camping schedule is growing and I'll be fishing as much as I can then.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Down For The Count
Over the past couple years, I've been dealing with my left hip going South on me. I've been able to work around it doing yard work, fishing once in a while, and throwing my magnet.
On previous visits to my regular doctor, she's been beating me into reducing this drug and that drug. On January 17th she wanted me to stop taking one of my pain meds, but before I did, she wanted me to consult with my Cardiologist the next day for his opinion.
On January 18th I met with him and he suggested I use this pain med only when I feel more pain than Tylenol (6 a day) can stop.
First couple days it worked well. Then on January 30th (last post) I went to Sunrise Bridge and threw my magnet for a while. When I got home I continued moving our garden off the hill down to the flat ground. Both me and my wife were having trouble falling every once in a while because of the uneven ground. At our age, this is a no-no.
About 2 days later, all of a sudden, my right leg went South. Was it from not taking the pain med? I don't think I did anything to cause it to hurt when I went to Sunrise Bridge. It was an easy access as you can see in the photo's from the last post. Maybe it was doing the garden move. Who knows.
But, now I have both legs in pain and it's extremely hard to walk let alone go fishing or magnet fishing.
For now, I'm going back to the original pain med and see if that helps, but there won't be any fishing of any kind for a couple weeks.
So check back in a week or so and I'll update when the pain med has a chance to take hold.
Monday, January 30, 2023
He's Been Out And About
Here it is, Monday morning January 30th.
I've spent a lot of time recovering from the six surgeries last year and watching YouTube videos on magnet fishing. I've done a little previously, mostly at Upper Lake.
While I was incapacitated, I made up a list of places I wanted to throw my magnet. My old one is a 500# magnet and the new one is 1000# capacity. Now don't get confused with 500# & 1000#. That's not what they weigh, that's their "grabbing" capacity. Let me narrow that down a little. 500# capacity can find metal objects down to, say 3 or 4 inches. 1000# capacity can find objects down to, say 5 or 6 inches and grab ahold of them. Hopefully that helps a little.
OK, Monday morning. Temperature 36 degrees. Frost on everything as shown in the picture below. That's my drought resistant front yard. Bark nuggets, no grass.
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Here we are, a brand new year.
I already have my fishing license for this year.
I have all my gear ready to throw into the truck.
The downcountry lakes await me. The lakes up the hill are under about 10 feet of snow.
I've pretty much recovered from the surgeries last year.
Now all I need is for it to STOP raining. We've had one day without rain since December 26th. Yes, it is raining outside as I type this with the prospect of rain through Thursday the 19th.
We haven't had any flooding. Can't say as much for the folks at the apartments around the corner. New Years Eve flooded the parking lot as it sits beside the drainage creek (which over flowed) for the local neighborhood. I counted at least a dozen cars under water.
Then it looks like I might be able to do some fishing. Weather Channel says no rain for 9 days after the 19th.
Lakes should be full.
Lakes should be muddy, for a while at least.
Trout fishing is on the horizon.
Creeks and rivers should slow down.
Magnet fishing is on the horizon.