Four and a Half Pounds of Gloves

October 8th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

There was a light mist this morning when we started our walk and the temperature was mild.  We got a honk from Mr. Handyman, and found a rubber glove but nothing to fling and no money.

We did toss another toy over the fence at KinderCare.


Someone lost their head.


At a busy intersection on Juanita Woodinville Way, we met a jogger and his dog we see quite often.  An SUV making a left turn waited for the jogger to cross.


Then he yelled to the jogger, “You gotta get a vest, dude.  I almost didn’t see you.”  He was probably blinded by our shiny vests.

We came across some free stuff.


We may go get the bricks with the car.



These appear to be Amanita Muscaria.  Pretty but poisonous.

We found two balls in an escaped Safeway cart.


They bear a striking similarity to the mushrooms.  They may not be poisonous, but probably don’t taste good either.  One made it into our ball collection but the other was too far gone.

We found a deflated patriotic balloon.


Probably after effects of the Kavanaugh approval process.

Found a half-full tub of candy.



We happened to reach the top of Norway Hill at exactly 7:17 am, the time of sunrise today, so we took a picture.




October 9th, 2018 – Park and Ride Route.

It was raining today so we wore our raincoats for the first time this season.  It was comfortable for most of the walk but we overheated on our way up the hill.  We got a honk from Mr. Handyman, but found nothing to fling.  The closest was this fellow.


This newt looks a lot like the last one I found along this stretch, but this one was almost across the street, so we let him be.  The last one did not like me tossing him back into the wetlands.

We found a nice glove by the apartments on 112th Ave NE.


We left it in a visible location in case someone looks for it.  We found another ball and tossed it into a likely nearby yard.


A mouse trap.


But no mouse.


“DO NOT TOUCH”.  What if the mice can read?

We came across this at a bus stop.


It included someone’s vest, flashlight (broken) dust masks and a lunch.  We’ve had similar finds before and it is usually the result of a workman’s vehicle being ransacked.  There was nothing to identify the owner.  The vest is a size 2XL, too big for us, so will end up at Goodwill.  There was also some Suboxone Sublingual Film that is used to treat opioid dependence.  Then there was also this.


A weed-smoking pipe filled with dope.  Not a good combination.

We found some strong Al Rehab perfume.


It would not be my pick for a perfume name, but my recycle bag smells real good now.



October 10th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

The rain yesterday washed a lot of the cigarette butts down the drain into the Puget Sound, so today’s walk was quicker than usual.  We got another honk from Mr. Handyman and flung a large rat.  Yesterday’s mouse trap would not have fazed that guy.

We also found another newt in almost the exact same place as yesterday.


This one was smaller and darker.  Maybe it was part of a search party?  It scurried away from us.  Well, as fast as a newt can scurry.

We found a “Colgate Max Fresh Wisp Disposable Mini Toothbrush, Peppermint”.


Brush on-the-go

Great for while you are out and about!

  • after meals
  • at work
  • after coffee
  • on a plane
  • before a date
  • dispose out the window


A new crop of mushrooms.


Or the Invasion of the Pod People.


October 11th, 2018 – Park and Ride Route.

It was a cool, foggy morning walk today.  We didn’t receive any honks but waved to Salinas Construction the benefactor of our vests.  We flung one small bird and two unidentifiable small animals.

While I was walking, a beer delivery truck passed.  We sometimes are given gift cards as a thank-you and I wondered what I would do if the delivery truck stopped and gave me a 20-pound case of beer as a thank-you.  What would I do with it?  How would I get it home?  OK, so walking sometimes gets boring and anyway the driver didn’t stop.

However, about five minutes down the road, a pickup truck slowed and pulled up next to me.  The driver said he had not seen us for a while and I mentioned we had been on a  road trip.  He pulled out a two-pack of Costco rubber gloves for us.


400 gloves weighing four and a half pounds.  He said he wanted to contribute to the cause and thanked us.  I thanked him for the gloves and I stuffed the four and a half pounds of gloves into my recycle bag to carry for the rest of the walk.

We found a baby’s pacifier.


And nearby, we saw this.


A baby inside sticker on a trunk lid.  Really?

We found a interesting-looking key for our key collection.


I left my four and a half pounds of gloves by the side of the road and ventured down into Gatorade Gully.   This was in my way.


There were a couple of these I needed to navigate around, but I didn’t see any spiders.  I came up with the expected booty.


Two Bud Light containers and three Gatorade-Butt bottles.  One week’s accumulation to add to my bag with the four and a half pounds of gloves.

More from the irresponsible dog owner.


Rock, Paper, Scissors.


The scissors lost.

As we were nearing home, we found this scrap of paper

20181011-6 to remind me I was carrying four and a half pounds of gloves.


October 12th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

The walk started off clear then got foggy toward the end.  We got a honk from Mr. Handyman and a shave-and-a-haircut honk from an SUV we see periodically.  There was very light trash which made for a quick walk.

We found a condom wrapper,


but, fortunately, not the contents.

We found a ball.


But it got lost somewhere along the way.  It was blurry anyway.


Another gas cap, this one near the Safeway gas station.


Another Lunchable, this one was mostly empty.

We found someone’s keys.


There was a gym membership card on it that we used to track the him down.  He retrieved them from us later in the day.

More McLitterer’s leavings.


Standard unused condiments, but the unused plastic utensils were missing.  They must be evolving and learning to use tools.


October 13th, 2018 – Riverside Drive.

The days are getting cooler and the flashlights are needed for more of the walk, but after it got light enough, we saw a lot of people giving us waves.  The trash was moderate for Riverside and we flung a very run-over opossum.

We found a soccer ball half way across the Bothell bridge.


It looks like the cars were playing soccer with it.

We found an unmatched pair of gloves and another lanyard.


Found some eyeglasses.


They’ve seen better days. [get it?]

On our way back up the hill, Janet sent me over the side of the road after a couple of cans.  After I was down there, she started pointing out other items of trash.  I ended up with a large bag of trash including,


a Gatorade-Butt bottle.

We found another bottle of booze.


It was over half full.

We found a discarded set of chopsticks.


We have come to forks in the road, but what do you do at chopsticks in the road?

Another hubcap.


A Mercury this time.  It was relatively heavy and got left in the next recycle bin we passed.

More irresponsible dog owners.


One bag was stuck in a rock retaining wall and two bags were on a pedestal.  On a pedestal?  Really?

So after the record profits of last week, this week we did not find any money.  Not one thin dime.  Not one red penny.  Well, we did get  four and a half pounds of gloves, which we are very thankful for, by the way.  See our post, Galoves Galore.








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