Homeowner Association Dues and Fees

2010 10 28 Thursday Almost all Crane Island Association members had responded to the invoices I sent out in late August with September 30th due dates. I was now the association Treasurer, having succeeded Mike Shimasaki, our occasional neighbor two lots down. I had returned bills and checks from all but three of the members; … Read more Homeowner Association Dues and Fees

Around the World in the Sloop Spray

(Sailing Alone Around the World by Captain Joshua Slocum) Wednesday 2010 10 27 For at least five years, six of us, now five, meet each Wednesday morning for ninety minutes of conversation over tea in Howard Barbour’s one room cabin next to his elaborate and productive vegetable garden, just above his house, shop and outdoor … Read more Around the World in the Sloop Spray

Unsustainable Health Care on Orcas

Sunday 2010 10 24 Some wind this morning from the predicted storm but little rain. Water tank at 10 feet. Suzanne, moderator for the Orcas Island Unitarian Universalist Fellowship the last two years reported that her recent moose hunting adventure with husband John in the Bella Coola Valley had been a great success. They had … Read more Unsustainable Health Care on Orcas

Fall Clean Up at the Post Office

Saturday 2010 10 23 The community water tank is holding steady at 10 feet. No sign of the storm. Because Yvonne is chair of the Deer Harbor Community Club Grounds Committee, she is responsible for the health and attractiveness of the grass, gardens, and plantings around the Community Club building and around the Post Office. … Read more Fall Clean Up at the Post Office

Foggy Dawn

Thursday 2010 10 21 Dawn light gathered to reveal – not much of anything. Overnight fog had crept north from the Straight of Juan de Fuca through Cattle Pass and into San Juan Channel, between Lopez and San Juan Islands. Orcas wasn’t visible, nor Bell Island; morning with a 100′ depth of field. No matter; … Read more Foggy Dawn