A Found Picasso?

Monday, November 2nd, 2020 – Safeway

This was a cold start of the week at 38°F (3.3°C.) Yes, we will start adding Celsius temperature scales to our posts since many of our readers are from China which is a bit strange. However, we also get some from other metric locations.

This is looking bad for the start of a trash week. We didn’t find much of any interest. On Norway Hill, we picked up more than the normal amount of beer cans including eight Budweiser’s. Someone must have been handing them out for Trick-or-Treat. We found a smattering of other brands, but no good IPAs. Norway Hill is definitely going down the beer hill.

Yet another mask in a sealed Ziploc bag.

It was near a littered McDonalds bag. We need to find out if McDonalds is really handing out masks.

Neon Gummi Worms.

What? Fifteen Ounces of Gummi Worms and they only left us two? If we find out who did this, we will hold it over their head. We won’t let them worm their way out of this.

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 – Park-and-Ride

Today was warm at about 50°F (10°C) with a little rain. We were forced to wear our rain jackets which caused us to overheat walking over Norway Hill.

We stumbled on a work of art.

A Picasso, The Weeping Woman, was stolen in 1986. This could be it.

Okay, you may need to squint a bit, but we see the resemblence.

Someone else give up golf?

A nice bronze golf tag. The back of it had Fred Couples’ name, but we doubt it is his golf tag. What? You think this could be Fred’s tag but don’t believe we found a Picasso?

We found a strange-shaped bag.

We’re not sure what would fit in here. Well it could be Fred Couples’ oversized driver headcover.

But probably not.

A deer lost its shoe.

Yes, we see a lot of runners on our walks and some of them are deer.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 – Safeway

Whoa, today we had light rain but it was almost 60°F (15.5°C), way too warm for our rain jackets. But, yes, we wore them. We removed a small roadkill bird from the street. However, folks, we don’t feel comfortable bringing up the subject of money, but we haven’t found any this week extending our non-streak from last week.

The major issue with our finds is the season.

Most of our walks are now covered with leaves and other vegetation. There is probably a gold mine somewhere under them, but we are getting a bit old to turn over a new leaf. [insert groan here.]

Well, someone got to go somewhere fun.

The Palazzo at the Venetian. So what did they bring home in the bag? Huge winnings or, like us, their dirty laundry.

We found a kid’s cap.

Looks like a bear cub hat. Then again, it could be a grizzly. We need to keep an eye on that kid.

In the middle of 100th Ave NE, we found a wallet.

Inside were two credit cards, a Venmo card and a Regency Health Care card. There was no money. Really. The cards had two names on them that we could not discern on the Internet. However, there was also a receipt from a nearby inpatient center where we dropped the wallet and contents. Perhaps they can contact the owner. Anyway, not our problem anymore.

Thursday, November 5th, 2020 – Park-and-Ride

Today was a dry walk in terms of both rain and money.

We did find another lug nut.

This one is advertised as a locking lug nut but they don’t lock unless you tighten them. But they are not really locking.

You just need a special wrench to turn it. Or you could use a pair of vise-grips.

Much cheaper than a wheel and tire. Or a set of “locking” lug nuts, for that matter.

We did find a “Happy Birthday” balloon.

It was two days late for Chuck’s birthday, election day this year. And it was a bit deflated. Like Chuck.

Friday, November 6th, 2020 – Safeway

We had another dry walk today and a very boring walk except for one person who stopped and told us how much she appreciated what we do. We appreciate all the headlight blinks, honks and waves we receive when we can see them, but it is special when someone stops and thanks us personally. Thank you.

To be clear, we always find a quota of random trash, beer bottles, pizza boxes and the such, just not much of interest.

We do document gas caps because we find a significant number of them from folks forgetting to attach them to their car after they fuel up.

These are cases of Distracted Gassing. Their phone is probably in the gas tank.

Someone left a piece of Starburst candy for us?

Probably not. A Trick-or-Treater missed their bag. Not our favorite, anyway.

This was interesting. We did find a neck gaiter.

It had eye holes for the full effect. Fun face covering, but not really appropriate. Can you say “Grim Reaper?”

Saturday, November 7th, 2020 – Riverside Drive

Today was dry again, but a cold 37°F (2.8°C). But, we warmed up fast in our cold-weather gear.

Someone made a sign celebrating Autumn.

It had three leaves pasted on it. Really? Look around.

A nice pair of sunglasses.

In very good condition. Too bad Janet won’t wear glasses with rhinestones.

Across from the apartments on Woodinville Drive, a used piece of computer furniture.

Yet something else to report to the City of Bothell. The folks in the apartments think the street is their personal dump.

We’ve been seeing this knit cap in a busy intersection and were able to grab it this morning.

It’s in pretty good shape for being run-over many times. It will get washed and put in the Goodwill bag.

This guy got too close to the sign.

He went over the speed limit, literally.

We found a jack stand in the middle of the street.

Well, just the jack, not the stand.

Why was someone working on their car in the middle of the street?

Well this wraps up a rather boring week and another with no money finds. We did find a Starbucks card at a bus stop.

But there was no money left on it. A cruel joke. They probably left the cigarette butts we picked up too.

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