Phone Return; Piano; Ingredients; Needs; Music: Zoo Concert

CONTENTS 3/7/2021
Much More On Chase Scam
Good News: Phone Return
Piano For Sale
Radio Free Fl!p: Zoo Concert


So much more, I posted it tonight as a separate Blog/Email. This bank fraud is specific to Whatcom County. It’s worth going to the special post and reading it. Best guess to date is that information may have been revealed thru the WA State Employment Security Department (ESD) breach. There was also a Premera breach. The special posting includes information on how to add fraud alerts and more.


I got a message early this afternoon from a Kulshan street neighbor who found quite a nice iPhone when she was out walking. She brought it to me, and I had started to look up how to find the ICE (In Case of Emergency) file. You can find out how to add one to your phone. It helps in a medical emergency, or with a lost phone. Look it up! Anyway, the phone rang! I grabbed it, saw a familiar name flash across the screen, hit that button that lets you send a text saying you’re busy, and texted my address. Then I pulled up my database, found that familiar name, sent and email and called the number – and found the owner. She came and got her phone. She was SO happy, and so was the woman who found her phone, and so was I!

If you aren’t sure if I have your contact information, it might be worth sending or updating it with me. I will never exploit or abuse your contact information. Ever. And mine is at the end of every email I send. You might want to add my phone number to your phone so if I ever need to call you, you’ll know it’s me. 360-671-4511/


Yamaha U3 52” Professional Upright – $6,695

Having studied piano since I was eight years old and had students of my own, I understand the difference a professional piano can make in one’s learning trajectory and career as a pianist. The Yamaha U3 is a professional upright with excellent playing performance, action and tone. It would have been a dream for me when I was a student.

This piano stands out among U3’s I’ve tried. It has a clear and expansive sound across the keyboard. The aesthetic and mechanical condition is fantastic. We purchased it from Classic Pianos in Bellevue and it is serviced by guild certified Todd Loomis.

If you are interested in learning more, reach out to Ben Greené at or 360-402-8162



  • Someone dropped off a whole bunch of flours and grains – cornmeal, garbanzo flour, potato starch, semolina, and a variety of wheat flours.
  • I’ve got tons of rice, lentils, dried beans, noodles & spaghetti
  • Onions, carrots, usually have celery
  • — plus all of the above as dried veggie flakes with bell peppers too
  • Bacon. And I’ve got a friend with a big frozen ham.
  • Big cans of tuna, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, crushed tomatoes.
  • I’ve got chicken soup base.
  • Tons of grated mozzarella and both sharp and mild grated cheddar
  • Butter – drenching everything in butter is a really good idea.
  • I also have some raisins and a LOT of chocolate chips!
  • At the moment I’ve got powdered eggs. I think we have a source for bread. Lydia has a recipe for a sort of French Toast loaf with bacon that she says goes out like hotcakes. We could ask her for that recipe.
  • And of course take-out containers, and my lending library of big pots and baking pans.


Water: Liters & gallons & 5 gallon jugs of water. Whatever you can manage. For all the rain here, and all the bogs, safe drinking water is very difficult to come by. Donations can come to our back porch for pick-up by outreach workers. They say they couldn’t have too much water. They’ll take all you can give.

Tears: I fell Friday morning and wrenched my back, so I’m avoiding lifting as much as I can for the moment, which makes our back porch perfect for delivery. There’s a dolly just inside the back gate for easier transport (water is heavy!). I’m really relieved that I didn’t break any bones. This was not what I had in mind! I finally melted down this evening and had a good cry. “I want my MOMMY!” – and Zeke and Vortex came right over and sat at my feet looking warmly at me till I had cried it out. I’m feeling so much better now. My back doesn’t even hurt quite as much. And Zeke made me dinner. Amazing how much a good hard cry can help a situation. I’d been really grumpy all weekend and now I’m not. I’ve known for years that any day on which I haven’t both laughed and cried, I’ve been kind of a zombie. But to make it work, I have to not blame anyone, including myself. At all. That’s why Zeke has learned it’s safe to come close when I’m melting down.

Belts: Sounds like folks could use a lot of belts. Everybody is using rope to hold their pants up. Which reminds me: Rope. And 10×20 or larger tarps.



To help relieve boredom, loneliness and sadness among the animals. Concert by Thelonious Herrmann. Enthusiastic audience-ing by various groups of animals.

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511  2518 Cherry Street

If you’re willing to share your phone  with me, personally, I would love that, and would not share it further without your express permission. Nor would I ever exploit it. You might put mine in your phone so if I were to phone you, you’d know it was me. I’d also suggest adding to your contacts because that helps keep my emails from going to your junk mail.

If you want to ask me to post something, just email me. If it’s urgent, phone. If it’s a real emergency, call 911.

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