Of Mice and Woman

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Mice perform in the lighthouse workroom

A troupe of what appear to be escaped circus mice join me in the workroom of the lighthouse today.  Leaping 8″ to mount the baseboard, they scale the wall and begin aerial work on the strings supporting the displays.  Disappearing briefly through tiny chinks in the lighthouse, their antics perplex me.  I scurry around the room pursuing them only to have them disappear behind a section of conduit.  One mini rodent ran up the pants leg of the morning host.  As I share with my human visitors the story of the lighthouse keeper’s duties in this part of the lighthouse, I keep a sharp eye out.  Wielding a sturdy broom, I enforce a 6′ diameter safe zone around myself.  I am determined to prevent any personal contact with one of these fleet-footed, furry intruders.  After defending myself all afternoon, the next day I need a break.

Climate Change

Edson BLM Campground
Edson BLM Campground – $8 per night ($4 for seniors) 27 sites beside a creek – just off Hwy 101 north of Port Orford

When we leave our RV for town just before noon today, the outside temp is 55 degrees.  As I turn onto Hwy 101 just 6 miles inland I glance at the Jeep thermometer to find it has warmed to 65 degrees.  Across the Sixes river, we turn right toward the Edson BLM campground and within a mile the temp has risen to 80.  Four miles up the road, when we enter the campground it is a cooking 92 degrees.  In some places the saying is “if you don’t like the weather just wait a few minutes.”  Here in Oregon that saying should be “if you don’t like the weather just move a mile or two.”


Today we tour the Lifeboat Museum in Port Orford.  Earlier this week we spent a day enjoying Bandon’s Old Town.  Here are a few photos from our local excursions.

Cape Blanco Beach
Beach below our campsite
Evening view from our campground overlook
Evening view from our campground overlook
View at an overlook on Hwy 101
View at an overlook near the lighthouse


Dock Debris in Bandon
Crab debris on Cape Blanco beach
I hate it when this happens – body here, legs there
Bike ride to Hughes House in Cape Blanco State Park
Bike ride to Hughes House in Cape Blanco State Park
Bike Art in Bandon
Bike Art in Bandon


About Sunny Weathers

Pilot, motorcyclist and full time RVer. Follow me as I travel all over the US in my Country Coach RV volunteering, making new friends and pursuing a constant outdoor temperature between 70F and 80F. I'll share the fun and the tribulations and any great survival tricks I learn!

2 Replies to “Of Mice and Woman”

  1. Dear Ms. Weathers:

    I have been retained to represent several furry clients, decent citizens really, in a class action wherein we allege that you have purposefully, intentionally, and with malice aforefoot swung at, assaulted, caused extreme fright to, and otherwise discriminated against my clients, with a broom.

    Please advise us of the name of your Counsel so that we can serve him with our legal proceedings against you.

    Jerome P. Brownstreak
    So Much Like a Real Attorney
    You Won’t Even Know the Diffference

    1. Sunny Weathers says: Reply

      To the honorable (?) J P Bs
      I am turning this matter over to my attorney, Felix T. Cat (aka The Oregon “Claw” – Hammer). He will be filing a counter-suit for reimbursement of medical bills incurred when I read your comment and immediately fell off my chair laughing thereby severely fracturing my funny bone!
      Sunny :-)

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