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June 24, 2022


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I IMMEDIATELY set up a monthly donation to Planned Parenthood. For whatever it’s worth.


It's your blog, you're allowed to discuss politics. It's quite horrifying what's going on right now in the US.

I'm sure you can't wait for your grandson to be there.

We've had a cold, wet week. I'm ready for some heat, but not too much:)


I wonder if Titlow means something in Dutch? To tie your post together, I see that Titlow's law office was named Titlow & Applegate.


That photo at the top looks like my area around 9:15 in the summertime--but 10:15pm?? Omigod I can't imagine seeing daylight that late! Well Margaret, you & John sure have gone above & beyond the call of duty for OD's house. She & her young family are very fortunate to have you--as for the political stuff, I don't blame you for not wanting to get yourself worked up, but I've always enjoyed your honesty and I welcome (as I'm sure your other readers do) whatever you choose to share. PS Great pics :^)

Tonya Watkins

I've been donating to Planned Parenthood monthly for many years (for the good it's done...), and I have now cancelled my Ancestry account that I rarely use anymore and will be upping my PP donation (for the good it may do...)

I feel slapped in the face. I feel bludgeoned.


My fans are ready for the next few days! Let me know if there's a day next week you might be free for a meet up.


It all looks absolutely lovely. Here in Scotland, it's light until about 11 at this time of year. I love it! John is indeed a great guy. I wish my daughters had a John to do their maintenance...


The light at 10 PM is really surprising to me. In Massachusetts our light is similar at 8 PM. You and John have maintained and even added to the new house in many ways. It will be lovely for your daughter and her family upon move-in. Having the beach close by sounds wonderful. Water sports are lots of fun... sailing, swimming and walking the beach will be great.


I LOVE daylight savings time, even if it does mess up my body clock. And feel free to tell us how you feel about politics. I unloaded on Facebook tonight, and will probably lose some friends because of it, but I don't care.

Joanne Noragon

With DST, and being pretty far west in the time zone, in June our daylight is just fading at 9:30 pm.
It seems that pretty little house will be ship shape for its new occupants.

Arkansas Patti

Wow, that really is daylight. I love your cool temps, not so much your daylight.
John really is a gem. You and your kids are lucky to have him do all those things you and they won't have to do.
Today our country went backwards:( Sigh.


Both of you have done so much. You are to be commended.


Sunlight at 10:15 reminds me of the Isle of Skye in Scotland; lucky you! We are having some 90 degree weather too. Must get all the activity in before 11 am. I do have central air, but I absolutely detest it - not hearing the birds, insects, sounds of summer is just not for me. I don't put up with these long winters to shut out the summer!! Enjoy every minute - but it seems you do.

Jenni Elyse

I'm jealous of your beaches. I love the mountains, but Washington is perfect, especially where you're at, because you get the best of both worlds. :) I hope you survive the heat! Good luck!


Well, no one has said it so far... crabapples are about the size of cherries. I don't think those are crabapples. If they were, crabapple jelly is really very good. I've never had them in a pie, however.

I'm excited for you that the family is almost there. Nice idea on the deck to keep the little dude from tumbling off of it. And yay for the heat pump! I hope you have a much more comfortable summer.


You have such a beautiful state. I would love to live there if I had the money and could tolerate frequent rain (sinusitis). I don't really understand what those things poking out of the water are. Wood? Why do they look like that?


I'd prefer Standard Time too and I with they would stick to one since I keep forgetting the time difference between Hawaii and Illinois and Maryland.

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