Sometimes you just want to move your belongings from one place to another. These poor folks decided to take their U-Haul moving truck through the beautiful Seattle Arboretum. Why not? It’s a short cut, it’s a nice drive, and what could go wrong? Click on the link to KOMO news (one of our local broadcast news channels).
I’m hoping they opted for the “extra insurance coverage”. I know your regular auto insurance usually covers small accidents but most of us have deductibles ranging from $100 to $1000. The one time I opted for the additional coverage when I rented a moving van (14 years ago), it was worth it. It was a small additional charge that covered EVERYTHING. I managed to scrap a long line in the wood deck of the Public Storage moving van and they wanted to charge me for it. It was a moving van and it was normal wear and tear. Then the guy saw I had opted for the additional coverage and said I didn’t have to worry about it.
If you think about it, unless you are a commercial truck driver and use to a large vehicle, it makes sense to get the extra coverage and talk with your insurance coverage before you rent the truck. Sure, it is cool you are moving from your parents’ basement into an overpriced apartment near Green Lake, but you need to cover yourself. Think how this poor guy’s weekend is now ruined.
Ah, the sunny skies of Seattle…Enjoy our latest drone footage featuring University of Washington, the new 520 floating bridge (longest floating bridge in the world!), me racing around in the ski boat “Mac Mac”, our and friends in their trawler “Fish Hawk”. Also some footage of Batman on a jet ski near Seward Park.
Below is a link to our YouTube Drone footage. If you want an idea of how nice Seattle can be, take some time and watch the videos.
Oh, all the rage is pumpkin spice, right? I’m not a big fan of the pumpkin spice lattes but I do love pumpkin pie. I also thought a pumpkin protein shake wouldn’t be too bad. I didn’t want a lot of sugar in my protein shake since I’m doing my Fat Ass Dads Weight Loss Challenge. (I’m headed to Kauai and Maui in four months so I’m trimming down and toning up!). I was concerned that the canned pumpkin I was using was for pumpkin pies and would have lots of sugar. It actually isn’t bad in the sugar department.
A quick internet search got me to a website that had a pretty good pumpkin protein shake recipe. I wish I had bookmarked the page for you but as a lazy American male; I didn’t. Here is the basic recipe that I use these days.
1 cup Non Fat Milk
3/4 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt (because it’s the “in” thing to use)
1/2 cup to 1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 scoop of Vanilla Protein Mix
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
3-6 ice cubes (optional)
Whirl all that up in your blender and you are good to go.
You can adjust the recipe to fit your individual taste. Don’t even thinking of commenting about how much it sucks. It isn’t a real ice cream milkshake, so no whining that it doesn’t taste like that McDonald’s pumpkin milkshake, ok?
Everyday my recipe is a little different because I’m lazy and don’t measure everything perfectly. Maybe (if the mood fits me) I’ll share my peanut butter banana protein shake recipe with you in my next post.