By Sally Gracie
I bet all of you crazy-for-the-Seahawks readers are feeling pretty good today.
There were just a few minutes left when the tide finally turned. None of the earlier turnovers and interceptions seemed to matter in the last minutes of the fourth quarter. With a little less than four minutes on the clock, a Seahawks touchdown brought the home team within five points, 19-14; then, with 1:33 left, another score was followed by a two-point conversion. The score was 19-22, Seattle. A Packers’ field goal tied the score at 22-22.
In overtime, the Seahawks scored the winning touchdown quickly, winning the game on a Russell Wilson pass, 22-28. What a game!
Joe Marver has hung a “Man Cave” Seahawks poster on the outside wall of Twisp River Suites. If the guys let me in, that’s where I’ll be on Feb. 1 for the Super Bowl. Good food, comfy chairs and a 12-foot screen.
It’s not easy to find help with some of the things I don’t/can’t do for myself anymore. A subscription program that would coordinate access to services is a wonderful idea. Thanks to the Methow at Home steering committee, when enough subscribers like me sign up, the service will get underway. Take the survey at methowathome.org, or call 996-5844.
My Beebe is not an ideal dog for me, as my son is always happy to tell me. She is not only too big, but she also loves to chase critters. Even so, as I get older, I would hate to have to give her up. Indoors, she’s a good companion.
The service I forgot to mention on Methow at Home’s survey is dog walking. My fear of falling and Beebe’s poor training on a leash mean that she isn’t getting the exercise she needs. I would be happy to pay someone to walk her.
Until Loki moved to Bend, Beebe could run free in Loki’s big yard a few times a week. These days Beebe is mostly confined to her dog run, the fenced area of the side yard. Until she isn’t.
For a middle-aged dog, Beebe has proved to be quite agile. As snow falls from the roof of the carport overhang, it piles up to give Beebe the boost she needs to jump over the railing to freedom. Mind you, I don’t blame her for wanting to go for a run, but as her owner, I’d rather she didn’t.
Once the berm beneath the railing was shoveled down, Beebe could no longer escape, but that didn’t mean she stopped trying. And trying. And barking. And barking out of frustration. That’s what she’s doing in the photo accompanying this column.
Now the snow is piling up again, and I have to put her out on a lead. Methow at Home, I could surely use you now.
Congratulations to Dawn Woodruff, who will begin her third week as Twisp’s librarian on Tuesday (Jan. 21). Patrons are getting used to the revised schedule: closed on Mondays, open Fridays, with an extended hour on Saturdays. When you next go into Twisp Library, ask Dawn for “Terry’s Book” and sign it, so it will be full of your good wishes when Terry Dixon returns from her travels through the Southwest.