Saran Wrapped Cars

Monday, March 8th, 2021 – Safeway

We have been ignoring our 32°F  (0°C) walking limit lately. Today, the reported temperature was 29°F (-1.5°C) and we braved it. There were several places where we could detect icy walking conditions, but had no slip-ups.

We saw a plastic shopping bag and went to pick it up, but it appeared to have a tail.

It was a frozen roadkill Opossum that the shopping bag evidently blew over. We gave the stiff Opossum a proper burial in the bushes.

There must have been a minor ice storm during the night, because some of the parked cars seemed to be wrapped in cellophane.

Not something we expect in Seattle in the month of March.

Okay, someone trying to kick smoking. A flattened, waterlogged pack of Marlboros.

It could be he was not trying to stop smoking, maybe he couldn’t get them to light.

At the secluded Safeway parking spot, we found another bandana.

Usually, we find these as lost/discarded Do Rags in the street, dirty and run-over. This one was unopened. Five bucks on Amazon.

At the top of the Tolt Pipeline, someone lost a blue fingernail.

How do you lose a fingernail? And no, we didn’t find a condom here if that is where your mind is going.

Near the end of our walk, a very thoughtful person placed all seven of his beer cans into the bag and tied it up.

And, yes tossed it out the window for us to climb down the bank and retrieve.

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 – Park-and-Ride

Today was a warmer 34°F (1°C) walk and we found the normal amount of trash.

There is a steep bank that we periodically check the number of cans that are tossed down. Our rule-of-thumb is, if five cans are visible, there are at least ten. Okay, we have been watching the cans accumulate and may have gone over the limit due to the winter weather. But today was a beautiful, sunny day so, we went down.

Seventeen beer cans and one plastic water bottle. Hey, it is important to keep hydrated when you are imbibing.


We picked up several of these tossed in the street. They are plastic bags with a business card and a few rocks in them to keep them in place. The ones in the past were for house cleaning services. These were for landscaping. We kept one of these cards. If we ever need a landscaper, we will know who not to call.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 – Safeway

We walked today but did not find anything of even passing interest. We could have taken pictures of the cigarette butts, beer cans, and random trash, but we rarely find them interesting.

Thursday, March 11th, 2021 – 160th to 124th Street

We had an appointment today and left the house about a half hour earlier than usual at 4:45 am, then we arrived at our appointment a half-hour early, so we could have slept in. However, we did find some money.

Only a very damaged penny. But at least we will not be skunked this week.

Last week, we found a run-over cane missing the foot.

Today, at the same intersection, we found the rubber foot for it.

Too bad. We already recycled the cane.

We also found a single shoe on the freeway overpass.

One cane, one cane foot and a single shoe. This is getting eerie. If we find a foot tomorrow, we are hanging up our spurs.

We found a strange sign today.

It was a printed sign, but the letters looked like they were formed by a three-year-old learning to write. We were able to track down the source of the logo.

This explains it. You probably should not design your logo while using your product.

Friday, March 12th, 2021 – 100th Ave NE

We did not walk today. Yesterday, Chuck got his second Covid-19 shot and had a slight reaction to it. A slight headache and a fever, but nothing bad. Or maybe it was a good excuse to sleep in.

Saturday, March 13th, 2021 – Riverside Drive & Brickyard Road

This morning was beautiful with clear skies and above freezing temperatures. On the minus side, we found a roadkill rabbit. We won’t go into further details. On the plus side, we found more money!

A nice, shiny Nickle, making a total of only six cents this week. We’re not complaining, mind you, but this is about a half-penny per hour, much below minimum wage. We may need to contact Nancy.

We did find another coin under the freeway, a plastic four-leaf-clover coin.

“A four leaf clover for good luck.” Made in China. Now we’ll be flooded with cheap luck. And it’s sold at the Dollar Tree store. See, it’s happening already.

We found another pair of glasses making a spectacle of itself.

Usually we find sunglasses or cheap reading glasses. These were prescription glasses, or prescription glass, in this case.

We did find some clothing today.

Another neck gaiter to cover the neck. A cap to cover the head. A nice pair of gloves to cover the hands. And a pair of panties to cover the, well, “naughty bits” as Monty Python would say.

And we found a boot, to boot.

This style is designed for flexibility.

Tools and utensils.

A combination pliers and beer opener tool and a knife and fork set.

A lost AVS emblem.

When we find these we try to figure out what product it was. We tracked this down to a company called Auto VentShade (AVS). According to their description,

“AVS was established in Chamblee, GA and built the business around the innovation of the Ventshade, a device mounted above car windows to keep out rain when the window is open.”

Okay, but why not just roll up the window?

We pass this place every Saturday and periodically we find garbage dumped over the fence onto the sidewalk and street.

Mostly shrimp shells. We think everyone should do this. Think of the landfill we’d save.

Moles practicing COVID19 social distancing.

Wonder if they have little disposable masks, too? They’d be, what, KN9s?

On the subject of COVID, Janet got her second shot later today and had some hallucinatory side-effects.

We’re pretty sure they will pass. Or maybe she’ll be abducted.

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