Eureka, Ca

It’s been a fun trip ( work for him, fun for me) to this area. I haven’t been here for many years and I’m guessing not a lot has changed. It is a fairly depressed area and I’m guessing that fishing and logging used to be the economy booster. There’s quite a few homeless and Not sure why as it’s not that warm or desirable but there are a lot of them hanging around.  But we’ve had lots of walking, good food and fun all around.

We found 2 used bookstores but there’s no Goodwill. I didn’t feel like hitting up the other thrift stores.  Eureka natural Foods and North Coast co-op are incredible stores. The one in Arcata has Humbolt State nearby so must do pretty well with that.

After B works this morning we will head to Chico and spend the night since it’s a 4-5 hour drive today.  Then home Saturday.  We may hit up the FArmersmarket on Saturday of not.

I bought a murder mystery book by a local author but after starting realized I had already read it but I’ll reread it and then pass on to the library. It’s a signed copy so that will be nice.

It’s rainy and windy here but once we’re inland it’ll be 79 degrees in Chico. Go figure, it’s California!!

May Day

Our weather has been glorious. Yesterday was 80 and just somewhat breezy in the afternoon. Our house is on top of a hill so we usually always have a breeze of some sort. Today is much the same although I think I saw the temperature around 84. Very nice.

Last evening I used my new 10 ” Lodge( early mothers day gift), to make Taco meat. I adore Lodge camp cooking. All I did really is cook the organic ground beef in the Lodge and then had the condiments on the side. Organic pintos for the nonmeat eaters. I really like this size as it’s a little easier to handle and we don’t need 6 servings of something. So it’s perfect.

Other news…Friday I was laying down @ 2 pm and my daughter comes in and says I need to call 911 for our neighbor . Well, I jump off the bed and run out without shoes( not recommended) and there’s our neighbor covered in blood. His head is bleeding profusely and he has flaps of skin on his face. He walked over to our house( a miracle really). So he says he fell thru his plate glass door. Non-safety glass.  Not good. I’m running around trying to get a patio chair for him (remember to put shoes on in an emergency).  I get him settled and am yelling for my daughter to get towels. Finally, she does. WE live on a hill and at the bottom of the hill across the road is the fire station. So within 4 minutes the paramedics are there and took over. He’s okay. Lots of stitches. This situation makes me very upset not because of the blood etc but because this 92-year-old man who has 4 children, lives alone with no help. His house is disgustingly dirty and finally, after us prodding, he’s getting meals on wheels. But he should be in assisted living and his kids should be doing that for him. So the update is yesterday, I didn’t see him come out to walk his little dog. So not good. But I didn’t go over. Last night @ 8:30 I walked out our yard and looked in his and the house is pitch black. Not good. I sure hope he’s not dead over there. Then today which is Wednesday, B and I are leaving for the coast.  He’s working and I’m going along for the ride. So no one will be here to see if he comes out. My daughter works today so she won’t be home till 7pm. I don’t want to go over there this morning because of what I might find. Dilemma.

Well, B is headed to Eureka / Arcata to work and I’m going to go. It’s a long drive but should be nice. Of course, I hope we don’t come home to find our neighbors dead.