It's been a busy couple of days. Let's see........first we had an earthquake! Measured 5.8 at the epicenter. We were over 100 miles from that, but sure felt it. It woke me up. DH was still up watching tv when it happened.
We've been meaning to go to our town museum, which is only open two days a week from 2-5pm, so we did that Thursday afternoon. As we were driving over to the museum we noticed the little antique shop was open, so we stopped in their first. The poor lady - her a/c was broken. She had a fan going, but it was a bit warm in there. She was so nice. I couldn't resist buying this little find:
For some reason I keep finding myself attracted to the old wood duck decoys, like this one:
Boy, are some sure pricey! like $200 or more. I guess I'll just keep admiring them, haha. The other thing I like are the old antique telephones. Those seem to run $250-$350. At least by looking, I learn what prices are, in case I ever come across a good deal on one. We are still looking for an old hand water pump to use as a yard decoration.
Yesterday we decided to take another drive up into the mountains (there are so many logging roads up all these hills). To appease my unease at driving up there (and all the different cut off roads to take) we first stopped at the ranger station in town and picked up some Forest Service maps. We didn't use them yesterday, but I felt better having them, just in case ;)
First stop was an old ghost town, where in the late 1800's over 3000 people lived for awhile, during the gold mining rush. All's that's left is this old jail
Then we ventured further on upward. Went across a little "pass" at the top. Down again the other side and up another mountain where we came to another pass. Turned around there and drove the 22 miles or so back to our house.
Our poor neighbors across the street - they just bought their first ever brand new car the other day. Went to take it for a drive and first got a rock chip on the windshield from road construction on the freeway and so they pulled off to come back a side road........ran over a BEAR! Messed up the front spoiler and dented the passenger door! She brought the car over to our house Thursday night to show us. Crazy! Her hubby had been trying to bear hunt during late spring but never found one. I said "who knew all's you had to do to get a bear was buy a new car!"
Weather is still unbearably hot at 100 degrees and not letting up any time soon.
I have been wanting an egg scale to weigh my eggs. Nice! Well, that car has been broken in, emphasis on "broken." Around here deer and cows are the hazards. I cannot imagine having to try to dodge bears. It sounds like you had a nice ride. Do you carry bear repellant and a gun?ReplyDelete
I've never even seen an egg scale before! they are so cute. Yes, DH carries a gun and we have bear spray too.Delete
I see egg scales on internet all the time, but never in an antique shop. If the bear was alive when you hit it, did someone harvest it? There are reports of bears in neighborhoods 50 miles from me. Now, I am afraid one will be in my yard. Plus, a big cat was caught on a trail cam. Spooky.Delete
apparently if you hit a bear you have to call it in to the sheriff so they can take care of it (or have someone). They didn't have cell service at the spot (she took pics and videos) and when they got to a spot and called, then went back there to meet the sheriff, the bear was gone. He said "someone's eating it for dinner tonight", though it was alive (friend didn't have his gun with him), but not moving when they left, but they didn't see any trail of blood, so think someone picked him up.Delete
Was the bear alive before it was hit? Because I can't see someone running over a bear but instead running into it unless it was smaller.ReplyDelete
it was alive. They think it must have come up out of the ditch along the road right as they were passing and hit their front tire (there was blood, fur, etc in the wheel) and then rolled under the tire and hit the side of the car. She said it happened so fast, they never even saw the bear. From the pics and video I saw it was decent sized.Delete
Love the egg scale! I don't recall ever having seen one before. An interesting little gadget!ReplyDelete
Ouch on the vehicle! Not the way to break in a new vehicle!
Especially since it was their first brand new car- they've always bought used before. On it's way to the body shop, hahaDelete