Archive | November 27, 2006

Stranded Tugs & Ice Floes

As predicted, there’s more snow this morning & more on the way. We were awakened this morning by the most wonderful mechanic in the world. Jeff has been helping us through the whole heater episode & has been great about figuring out what’s been going on. Since we hadn’t spoken for a few days (a relatively long time given recent events ~ I have his cell number memorized), he actually stopped by just to make sure everything is running as it should be & that we’re warm. Talk about “caring for your customer!”

When we first got up, we noticed that there was a log boom across the river & wondered if it has broken loose and drifted. It actually took a while before we realized that there was a tugboat attached at the other end (to be fair, it was on the other side of the bridge). Evidently, the Hoo-Ha of Snow Travel on the land had delayed the bridge operators and the tug had been waiting quite a while ~ long enough to tie up and for the logboom to drift upstream of him on the incoming tide. Eventually the bridge staff showed up and got Quilceda underway again.

Debris in the river is much prettier with snow on top. There are ice floes drifting about and Greg has seen the tip of the Phantom Timber bobbing around as well.