Duane McGuire Blog

I've been thinking about things for quite a long while.

Year: 2020

Radio Station KAPA
It's been a long while since I've woken to the sound of Sheb Wooley singing "It was a one-eyed, ...
Blog v. 2020
Welcome to Duane McGuire Blog Version 2020. If you've been here before, it looks a little ...
Pet Doors for Bebop
This is all about a doggie door.
A Singer Sewing Machine is not a piano
A singer sewing machine is not a piano. But I accepted the challenge of restoring a sewing machine ...
Short Walk With Bebop
Since May 30, Bebop and I have had a morning walk. But for 133 days, it hasn't been raining. Today ...
Giesy's Crossing
I grew up along the Willapa River in Western Washington, where I was born 100 years after the ...
Progress on the MH&D Railroad
It looks like we'll be laying track on the McGuire-Henkel-and-Dunbar railroad next spring. For a ...
Shop Dog
Bebop has been with us for more than 6 months, now. Are we bonded? Oh yeah! She is constantly with ...
Xfinity Connectivity
This is not satire. One could only hope that some competition for broadband existed at this ...
Rikon 10-325 Bandsaw tune up
I've always "liked" my Rikon bandsaw. Now, I just might learn to love it.
McGuire-Henkel-Dunbar Railroad
Last year I decided it was time, if ever, for me to start building a garden railroad in the ...
Building Kayaks
It was a warm summer day and my brother Bob and I were trying to convince our parents that we ...
Bebop considers getting a job
Yesterday I did tell her, "Bebop, I think you're going to have to get a job!"
An old Piano Friend Comes Home
Sometime around 1959, in Raymond Washington, I had my first piano lesson. It was on this piano: ...
Sand, Gravel, and Cement, Mixed With Experience
For Terri's birthday, she asked for sand and gravel. Actually, it was sand, gravel, cement, and ...
A roof in a day
Our house was built 17 years ago. A look around the neighborhood will tell you that the roofing ...
More improvements for Bebop
She’s an expensive dog, and worth it! Now complete is a new walkway to the shop, and concrete steps.
Father's Day 2020: Remembering Harvey McGuire
I've spent the day with thoughts of Dad. He shared freely with the people of his life from 1913 to ...
Ashokan Farewell Piano Performance
My dive into digital recording and production started in December with a gift of Ableton LIve! ...
Let's Eat Home
As Terri and I were enjoying another of her fine meals on the deck, we talked about how ...
Taking ownership
Over the years, I've created lots of content on Facebook. In the past few days, I've spent time ...
Walk with Bebop - June 13, 2020
Bebop will be 6 months old at the end of the month. We started our daily morning walks one month ...
Can you fix that?
Yes, I can.
From Terri's FB
I completed my second garden peace pole today (blue); the yellow pole was completed last year. ...
Completion: East Steps of the Deck
It's done. Steps for the east side of the deck. The deck was completed 5 years ago. Pandemic = ...
Walk with Bebop - June 8, 2020
We've been having strange June weather.   Temperatures have dropped 30 degrees in the past 3 ...
Walk with Bebop - June 7, 2020
We walked a new route from home today, and it was interesting to see and try to understand ...
Walk with Bebop - June 5, 2020
We thought it would be nice to see some new things today, so we got in the car and drove out the ...
Walk with Bebop - May 31, 2020
Bebop enjoys the sights and smells of our walk, but she is also alert to threats. We got started a ...
Walk with Bebop
I'm finally calling myself "retired", and we made a good decision. We acquired Bebop, the dog!
Walk with Bebop, May 30, 2020
On our walk, the best part is our neighborhood park.  As we make the turn to head toward home, ...
Terri's Garden 2020
Showing off some of Terri's work
Getting it done
You might say that I've been thinking about building some steps on the east side of the deck for a ...
A fence for Bebop
Quarantine Project: the Bebop fence. For years, it has been known, "You can't have a dog. We don't ...

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