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  1. The last 10 years have been an awesome ride. I've been a fan since they founded the team. Survived Ken Behring trying to drive the team into the ground and sneak it out of town. Watched Rick Mirer do his best to help. Enjoyed watching Zorn to Largent connections. My issue has been building for awhile. Refs are determining the outcome of close games. All over the league. If you think it's not enough to make the players discouraged, look at their body language when it happens. I'm out for a bit. WL
  2. If you've ever worked in EMS or LE, you seen the "unlikely" occur. It alters your perceptions in some interesting ways. 1. Every day is a gift. Live that way, as you don't know when your ticket will get punched. 2. Leave nothing unsaid, you may not get another chance. 3. Be prepared for the unlikely. But don't fear it. 4. See #1 WL
  3. My Hawks are tied 9-9 going into the half. A weird game of botched calls by the officials. They have succeeded in doing what all the "anti-anthem" BS could not. I am done. Officiating has ruined the NFL for me. It is unfathomable, that in this day and age, a multi billion dollar enterprise allows its product to be warped by human error. Off to go putz in my shop. I'll listen on the radio, to the Hawks. But no more televised games for me. I used to by my buddy's season tickets every other year or so. Not anymore. I'm sure the NFL gives a rats fart, but
  4. Not sure if they are still there ir not. I was there to haul the equipment from the yard to the left. They had sold out and are downsizing back to just their yard in Anacortes. One of the more "creative" loads I've done. WL
  5. Reminds me of that joke when I was a kid. "If you put turpintine on a cats ass it will pass a motorcycle" WL
  6. You are waaay more flexible than I am. NTTAWWT.... WL
  7. My favorite time of the year. Black Friday is decorating day and we go all out. Hallmark Christmas movies and all the sappy stuff. As for LDB.... [Official Video] Little Drummer Boy - Pentatonix - YouTube WL
  8. Bit of local trivia. I was on the second arriving unit on that call. We were coming back from a Stat transfer down to Harborview. Dropping into the valley on NB I5 and a call pops up on the MDT. Bridge collapse I5. No other info, no tones. My partner and I were thinking it was a drill, a mistake, anything but a real collapse. Them the tones started going off, for awhile. They sent everybody and then some. We're rolling in and running scenario's, potential number of vehicles, potential number of victims, could we get to them with the gear we have, how far dowstream might we need
  9. SWMBO got caught in the back up for that one. With the West side Bridge closed from the flood, she spent 2 hours for a 20 minute drive. Trooper on scene said it was the only survival he's seen, in a wreck that bad, in a 20 year career. I know I saw my share of "How the hell did they walk away from that" wrecks. As well as "How they hell did that wreck hurt anyone, let alone kill someone". Surviving traumatic impacts is literally, luck of the draw. Hobot, I don't look for skid marks there. I'm watching the Canadian truckers!!! WL
  10. One about 15-20 years ago. Going the other way. Driver was fine but seemed a little rattled by the experience! WL
  11. Yeah, I've given up on watching the Hawks at this point. I'll listen on the radio if its available, but I'd rather be in the shop or on the boat. Not sure I will return to watching the games anytime soon. WL
  12. 109 boats registered and all but 3 or 4 showed up. A couple of OCS in the scoring. and a few DNF's. Link. RTC Race Results (roundthecounty.com) Today has the potential for some carnage. Might have to go down and see who's got the nerve to pop the chute in Rosario Strait if it's honkin' PZZ133-142215- Northern Inland Waters Including The San Juan Islands- 505 AM PST Sun Nov 14 2021 ...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON... .TODAY...S wind 15 to 25 kt rising to 20 to 30 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. A chance of rain in the morning W
  13. Well, It didn't put much of a dent in the turn out. 109 boats registered (don't know how many started) Good Easterly breeze for them and last few boats trickling in to Roche right now. Tomorrow has the potential to make some sailmakers happy. WL
  14. Good play from the safeties and corners. Ravens O line did not do Lamar any favors for sure. But they stuffed the run plays and kept the 'fins stumbling offense in the game with 1 or 2 picks and some key stops. Really felt like Baltimore was looking ahead to next week and forgot to take care of business. WL
  15. That was a fun game to watch. The 'fins have a legit D. Their offense has its moments but were really sputtering. WL
  16. Nope. Just a little barge deck ferry. I deliver fuel trucks for a few of the Islands and various other supplies. WL
  17. I started driving a small (75') barge ferry about 3 years ago. Ours is the only one with the pilothouse on the front of the barge. A point that is not lost on me when we are at the upper range of wind and wave (25 knots and 8-10' seas). We also have a much smaller version of the witches that roll in with strong Southerlies. You'll be quartering through the seas (8-10') and and 3 Bitches (witches) (12-14') will come off the corner of Lopez and roll up the straits about 30 degree angle from the other seas. Can mess you up if you're not ready for them. I cannot imagine the ride those la
  18. Buffet concert at the Gorge back in '92. It was my probie year at the Department and Mrs. WL and I ran into a rookie officer and his wife from the same city while waiting in line. Walked in and grabbed a patch of lawn on the hillside and everybody settled in. The 2 guys ahead of us lit up their joints and the smoke was rolling back over us. So I tapped the kids on the shoulder and asked them to either move downwind or put it out. I got a "screw you" for a response. As I was standing up to remove them, the rookie cop leaned forward and tapped them on the shoulder, with his badge in hand,
  19. J+J in March and Moderna booster next Tuesday. Back on topic, I hope they sit Rodgers for at least two weeks (Hawks have them after their bye this weekend) WL
  20. Yeah, they are a very dysfunctional team. I was happy to see the Hawks dominate them. I had serious concerns that it would turn in to a, one score/last team with the ball/Fiasco that we have seen to often. Now RW needs to be a really fast healer in the next two weeks. Cuz going into Green Bay with Geno Smith as the QB is a really bad plan!! WL
  21. naw... Pretty sure that's John Goodman on the far right. WL
  22. Well, We didn't see much up this way. 45-50, but we get that every fall. Overall the area saw about 100k without power and two fatalities when a tree landed on a car. The interesting part for me was the unpredicatbility of it. Definitely the lowest barometer I can remember. But when and how the wind moved was unlike any "normal" system that we get. Plus pretty explosive on the gusts. WL
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