The girl next door just got home. I shouldn't call her a girl but she is quite young in my frame of reference. She is a Navy vet so not really a girl is she.
She has a dog who is half black lab and half boxer. This dog is a bundle of energy. Not like Red, the irish setter who used to live next door on the other side. Zuse has maners.
Between the two of them they are a bit noisy. Zuse's claws tap tap tap on the bamboo floors and she is frequently audible through the walls.
The thing is, it's OK. It's always happy sounds. Even when she is getting on Zuse's case for misbehaving.
Most people are living here because they screwed up somewhere and/or are having issues that keep them from living a normal life. It's so nice to hear happy sounds coming from one of the apartments for a change.
I may go visit the new location of the railroad museum. Portland is the home city to the nationally famous Southern Pacific Daylight No 4449.
It shares quarters with SP&S 700. 700 is a local favorite at Christmas time.
This photo is of another engine with local roots during its operational days. The Oregon Railway & Navigation 197 is undergoing restoration.
All three engines ran through Portland until they were retired to Oaks Park in Portland to rust and be vandalized. Two out of three are already back on the rails and the third is in the works.
June 2017 is my 60th birthday. Where did the time go?
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