Lost and Found Jewelry

December 10th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

The weather cooperated this morning, the temperature was 41F with no rain.  However, due to the cold days, we have not done this route for a week and we paid for it.  There was a lot of trash, cans, bottles, candy wrappers, etc.  It made for a long 2-hour and 45-minute walk.

We did find two pennies, 20181210-6 but only got a picture of one.

Someone lost their washing machine hose. 20181210-10They shouldn’t be driving their washer around town anyway.

More rubber gloves along the route. 20181210-3

Zegerid OTC for Heartburn. 20181210-2Your trash gives us heartburn.

We found a princess ring. 20181210-5It looks like Cinderella story to us.

Another Gatorade-Butt Bottle. 20181210-9And not in Gatorade Gully.

We found several car parts today.  An escaped hubcap. 20181210-7It was in bad condition and got recycled.

This looks like trouble.  Near Safeway, on one side of the street, we found two identical lug nuts. 20181210-4Then, on the other side of the street, we found another.  At best, the wheel is probably ruined.  At worst, “You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel…”


We found this knob. 20181210-1It was marked with a letter “A”.  Air Conditioning? All-Wheel Drive?  Toss me out before Knob B?

We found another knob. 20181210-4We’ll check our Owner’s Manual, but we don’t think our car has this option.


December 11th, 2018 – Park and Ride Route.

This morning was misty and a warm 42F.  There was a lot of traffic and the normal amount of random trash.  We waved to Salinas Construction but did not see any of our normal honkers.

We thought we’d found a dime, 20181211-3but when we got home, we discovered it was only a copy.

We often see this jogger and his dog on our walks. 20181211-6We call him the Happy Jogger because he is always smiling and gives us a cheery “Good Morning” whenever he passes us.   This morning, he was waiting for the walk signal at an intersection when we approached and exchanged pleasantries.  I was petting his dog and none of us noticed the walk signal had changed.  A car was patiently waiting for us and we hurried across the street.  The dog should have told us the signal had changed.

We found part of a hub cap that looked eerily familiar.  20181211-2Wilson!

From the clothing department, 20181211-4we found a glove and a cap.

From the health care department, 20181211-1a feminine hygiene product and Q-tips, both unopened.

From the toy department, we saw something that looked like a partially-buried beer can.  As it emerged, it turned out to be a long-buried Razor Scooter. 20181211-5It was very muddy and the front wheel didn’t turn. Too bad, it would have been a fun ride down the hill.  We ended up carrying it home to recycle.


December 12th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

This morning we got a honk from the Shave-and-a-Haircut SUV.  Again, there was a lot of little trash and we are picking up a lot of cigarette butts.  At one point along the Juanita Woodinville Way, someone had emptied their ashtray on the street.  Why can’t they use a Gatorade bottle like everyone else.

We found a spherical spring. 20181212-1The main use appears to be teaching people how to use CAD systems.  Maybe a Christmas tree ornament?

20181212-2Yes, another.

We found a Jolly Ball. 20181212-3Not so jolly now.

Someone tossed out a bell pepper. 20181212-4They must like them as much as Janet does.

We found two more signs left over from the election. 20181212-5They had been tossed behind some bushes.  Good public citizens.

Someone lost an earring.20181212-6We found it and promptly lost it again.


December 13th, 2018 – Park and Ride Route.

This morning was a nice walk with a slight mist and a temperature of 45F.  We got honks from Mr. Handyman and the tan minivan and waved to Salinas Construction.  We also flung a small bird.

Near the park and ride, we came across this. 20181213-1We had a discussion as to what it might be.  In better light, it appears to be the head of a clown or an elf with a pipe.  Kind of eerie-looking, though.

Relaxing Station. 20181213-2Walk-ins only with no posted times?  Five dollars off, though.  This is acupressure, not acupuncture.  I would never have considered someone sticking pins in me as relaxing.

We found this in a ditch. 20181213-3A dog trying to hide it from its owner?

Overall, today’s walk was kind of boring, but at least we got our exercise.  Or maybe that’s just sour grapes? 20181213-4


December 14th, 2018 – Safeway Route.

Today was another nice walk with mild temperatures and no rain.  Traffic was Friday-light and we got a honk from Mr. Handyman.

It was lost, then found, then lost.20181214-4This morning we refound the earring that I dropped Wednesday.  It is only about a half-inch in diameter.

We also found a ring in the gutter.20181214-2It’s made of some kind of metal, but has no markings on it.

We found a balloon, 20181214-7and a glove with missing fingers.

There has been an electric LimeBike parked at the top of Norway Hill the past several days.20181214-6Max load 15 lbs?  No wonder it’s setting there, we don’t think anyone weighs less than 15 lbs.

We saw this.20181214-3A coffee cup behind some mailboxes.  This could be a gift for the mailman?

We also passed these. 20181214-5Gifts for the trash collectors.  Recycle Man, Yard Waste Man and Garbage Man.  How about one for Cleaning-Up-the-Streets Man?


December 15th, 2018 – Riverside Drive.

We had some strong winds last night, but we bought some gasoline for our generator earlier this week, so our power stayed on.  We didn’t fling any roadkill, but we flung a lot of branches off the road.  20181215-1We also bought a Christmas tree this week.  We should have saved our money and used some of the downed branches to make one.

The LimeBike we pulled out of the ditch last week was another victim of the winds. 20181215-4We uprighted it again.

Someone’s Christmas decoration was blown into the gutter. 20181215-7We didn’t see where might have come from, so we left it by a stop sign.

We found a pair of gloves. 20181215-8But they didn’t match.

We found a wrench.20181215-312mm Craftsman.  It is now in our found tool collection.

We also found a big spool in the ditch.20181215-11It was too big carry, so we will pick it up later with the car.

Another victim of the wind. 20181215-5The wind wasn’t that strong.  The post looked like it had been broken and was taped up.

We found another hubcap. 20181215-10A Toyota, this time.

We also found a penny.20181215-12It was well-runover.

The McLitterers made an impact this week.20181215-16It was not neatly tied up like most of theirs’s.

Someone painted a message on the grass. 20181215-2That’s not very smart, it won’t last.  And it’s spelled “LOOK”, not “LOC.”

We found an Uber sign. 20181215-6Maybe I’ll paste it to my vest.

We have seen cars that have been keyed, 20181215-9But this is the first time we’ve seen a key that had been “carred.”

Someone left a disassembled motor for the recycling. 20181215-15But the recycle guy didn’t take it.  Maybe they should have left him a Christmas gift like the people did yesterday.




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