Marisa and Richard

Marisa and Richard

  • FREE BALES OF HAY IN HUSUM (Rattlesnake Road)! We just “scored” two pickup loads of free hay near Husum. The barn-wood salvagers there are “desperate” to have the remaining hay removed so they can get at the barn floorboards. (They asked us to mention it to others [i.e., YOU]. They started with 15 tons, but quite a lot remains (aftern…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    From neighbor Jesse Calkins (June 8):
    We had at least one bear on our porch several times a few weeks ago banging around at night. It picked up our gate, we use to keep Drafty {another neighbor’s Burmese mountain dog] out of our cat food & carried it about 10 ft. in & than ate the food. Drafty wouldn’t carry the gate in like that. We had a…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi, James: Is this AFTER you have logged in? (You won’t see it unless you do so.) In the current setup, you should see a “Comment” button under new posts, and a“Reply” button under previous comments of the new posts. Does this help? Richard

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    From our neighbor (Yotam Aviv) 3 miles up Snowden Road — June 6:
    Howdy, good neighbors,
    I just wanted to alert y’all that 2 small brown bears just got at my chicken feed. No animals were hurt, but it did take some determined waving and shouting to get the bear to back off. (The other bear was off in the distance between my place and Richard and…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    And, Scott: With your “updating of some of the software” you may have finally fixed another vexing problem with the website. As I commented to you quite a few months ago, roughly only around 10% of the posts (then and through until earlier today – June 6) were coming into our inbox (even though we’ve continuously had everything perfectly set u…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi, Dawn: Yes, we’ve occasionally seen wandering llamas on our property (three miles up Snowden Road) for the last few years. Most recently (about two months ago), caught two of them (one as you describe) on the trail-cam near the house. Hmmm, guess they know where home is? (But we ourselves haven’t yet figured out where that is!) Richard

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi, Kathy et. al.: Based on the USPS’s “Informed Delivery” (#2 in our post titled “RE: MAIL DELIVERY” in May), the mail is currently (early June) being delivered about two to three hours later than was customary. We know this because we receive a message — to the minute — whenever packages are delivered. As we are three miles up Snowden…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Hi, Scott: Yes, I’m now seeing the “Comment” button once again after logging in. Thanks for the fix! Richard

    • Yea!!

      • And, Scott: With your “updating of some of the software” you may have finally fixed another vexing problem with the website. As I commented to you quite a few months ago, roughly only around 10% of the posts (then and through until earlier today – June 6) were coming into our inbox (even though we’ve continuously had everything perfectly set u…[Read more]

  • Scott: RE Sandi Deak’s not seeing the comment link (below). Hmmm, we’re currently not seeing it either (tried three different browsers), nor are we seeing the “Delete” button. Only the “Favorite” button is showing (i.e., only one of the three buttons that you show in your link). And that’s why this is not posted under YOUR comment.

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    Yes, good suggestion about contacting the postmaster directly — James Hamilton. (He replaced Sue Gross last Aug. 10 [2017]. An article about it appeared in the Aug. 17 issue of The Enterprise.) R

  • RE: MAIL DELIVERY
    1) ERRATIC MAIL DELIVERY. Some of you have probably noticed the erratic mail delivery during the last several weeks: daily delivery considerably later that we were accustomed to, and misdelivered mail. (E.g., for the last two Saturdays, we received several items each time addressed to our neighbors.) In two calls to the…[Read more]

    • Hello. We have also had a lot of problems with recent mail delivery – packages delivered to the wrong address, packages placed in a neighbor’s hold box at the post office, etc. Steve spoke to the postmaster twice about the problem and he was very helpful. While our delivery person is new to our route, he used to have a route in the Dalles so I…[Read more]

      • Yes, good suggestion about contacting the postmaster directly — James Hamilton. (He replaced Sue Gross last Aug. 10 [2017]. An article about it appeared in the Aug. 17 issue of The Enterprise.) R

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi, Jenn:
    In the fall 2015 we had Miguel Garcia and crew work here quite a few days on our 20-acre property. This was in conjunction with the DNR’s cost-sharing program (up to 50% reimbursement) “to promote forest health and fire suppression“. Our neighbor, Jesse Calkins (recently retired from the DNR), assisted us with the appli…[Read more]

    • Jenn, I second that. Miguel and Brothers Garcia are good to work with, hard workers, and have good experience.

    • Marisa and Barbara,

      Thanks for the recommendation. Jesse Caulkins had given us Miguels information as well, but we had trouble pinning him down. We have cost share funds as well. Given your recommendations we’ll double down on our efforts to get his attention!

      Best!
      Jenn

      • I did try to reach him awhile back and got no return call, not sure what’s going on there. If you do get him, I’m sure he’ll be very reliable. Good luck!

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    P.P.S. Also wonder who paid for the mailing to every Snowden resident, and why? R

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 6 months ago

    Hi, Brian, et. al.:
    Yeah, Googled ‘nextdoor” myself earlier today. It’s a private social network with mixed comments/concerns. Also, the BBB has more negative than positive reviews. Strongly suggest anyone considering signing up (we are not) to first evaluate the pros and cons. Richard P. S. Doesn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t the Snowden Com…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Yes! Agree that any descriptive info. on James Phillips you can provide will be appreciated.

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 9 months, 1 week ago

    Note: Likewise, the several additional posts/comments after my note above (Oct. 10 A. M.) are NOT coming through via e-mail What can be done, Scott? Thanks.

  • Hi, Scott:
    Any reason why occasional posts (e.g., James Keightley four days ago, ours [Marisa and Richard] yesterday, and previously a few involving the internet discussions) DON’T get sent out to those with e-mail preferences checked “YES”? (No, I didn’t do anything to change our e-mail preferences in the interim.) Richard P. S. Steide…[Read more]

    • Note: Likewise, the several additional posts/comments after my note above (Oct. 10 A. M.) are NOT coming through via e-mail What can be done, Scott? Thanks.

  • THEFTS FROM MAILBOXES. This (Oct. 10) morning, Marisa found strong evidence of theft from mailboxes in our area — especially Tunnel Road. Beside a parking area on our side-road three miles up Snowden, she found a pile of discarded mail addressed to at least five different Snowden residents. (While I only quickly glanced at the names, I did…[Read more]

    • We had outgoing mail stolen from our box years ago, including a check. Even though we noticed the theft immediately and put a stop-payment on the check, the thief was able to wash the check and use it at a Hood River gas station (where he was not required to show identification). Since then, we only mail checks or other sensitive information from…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Hi, Dawn: Currently at the library this (Saturday, Sept. 30) morning when the power went out also earlier here for a few minutes. But initially came here today because we (3 miles up Snowden Road) have not had land-line service (phone or internet) since YESTERDAY morning. Century-Link “promised” that it would be restored yesterday afternoon.…[Read more]

  • Marisa and Richard posted a new activity comment 1 year ago

    Oh, okay Scott — got it. I.e., if you are set up at snowdencommunity.org to have (under “Email Options”) posts sent to your e-mail inbox, you can NOT simply hit “Reply” at your e-mail’s inbox to respond to these posts; only Scott will see those. Rather, you need to log-in at the above website, and then click on either “Comment” or “Reply” to…[Read more]

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