JUL
22
2014

Washington

I’ve been buffing a little bit here and there lately. By hand it is pretty slow going—I really need to just buy a buffer. It looks really nice when that chalky top layer comes off, though. We continued north to Astoria, where we drove up the hill through town—something we
JUL
18
2014

Columbia County Fair

We said goodbye to Grammy today, after almost a month. We always seem to stay a month with her. Part of it is because we love her, and part of it is because we love Portland. Portland summers anyway. And while we all love Grammy, it wasn’t her name we were hearing this
JUL
16
2014

Date with Strangers

We had a little get-together at the pub the other day. We do these every now and again—inviting Bum friends to drop in and say hi face-to-face instead of through our usual virtual reality. People always ask us, “Isn’t it kind of weird meeting a bunch of people you
JUL
12
2014

Mississippi Street

Note: If you’re in the Portland area, we’re having a little get together/bus open house at 2:00 Sunday. Hopworks on SE Powell. This is nothing new, just a re-split of an old scar. There’s something natural about a boy and a bloody cut—you know that each cut is
JUL
10
2014

ABCDEFGHJI…

Peanut-butter cookies this time. I thought this was pretty funny. Ali bought this LeapFrog alphabet pad thing at Target. Just a cheapo little item for Ouest to practice her letters on. She had finished it in the car, and when she got home she brought it over to show me. I flipped
JUL
05
2014

Hangin’

Been taking a bit of a break around here this week. We’ve been doing a little bus work, taking a lot of neighborhood walks, and hanging out with friends quite a bit. I realized that every friend we have in Portland came to us through our website. Kind of weird, but at the