Way off topic..

Well lot’s of things been going on lately. First off I learned how to fly fish! Man it was awesome. I went on the Yakima and caught four fish in two days. I learned to “mend” my line, what “tippet” is… as well as “Nymphing” ( no it’s not what you think )

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I used some #18 copper johns and had a blast. Since it was my first time, I rented my gear from Creekside fishing in Issaquah – the folks there were great and fit me with boots a waders - they also gave me a few tips and flies with a rod\reel combo for a very reasonable price. Big thanks to Luis for taking me.

I also bought a dog… ok well my son Jack did. He turned 8 and we bought a Beagle from a nice lady in Lynnwood , can’t recall the name of the place.

Jack named him Bubbles. Not Goliath, or Cooper or Bruiser… nope. Bubbles. Bubs for short.

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Anyway…. he has proceeded to chew up some shoes, the cord to my miter saw, the cord to the vacuum… and I’m sure there are other items I am missing which I haven’t found out about yet. Please. Help.

Let’s see – ahh yes also my car. It died the other day and I figured it was the battery – so I changed it but it died again. I took it to a shop ( no names now ) and they “analyzed” my alternator, voltage regulator etc and said it was ok. Turns out it was a loose battery connection – I hadn’t tightened it enough. Ok – I can live with that. If they had been right.

Died on me again tonight.. *sigh* so I’ll take the old maxima in tomorrow and let em have it.

OK – I also bought a new camera – a Canon XTi. Couldn’t be happier.. came with 2 lenses and I can definitely see myself buying at least one more.

Anyway – if someone has a Beagle or a Nissan ( and changed the alternator ) and tips on either , I’m all ears.

Spatdsg