Saturday, February 6, 2010


While Jim planted seven new fruit trees in the orchard I drove to Dan and Melanie's to babysit.

Melanie's dad had a stroke three weeks ago. He is in the hospital and is paralyzed from the neck down. He communicates by blinking his eyes. The family has again gathered and I did my part.

Drew is now 7 and will always be a little unpredictable. The doors are kept locked to keep him in the house. Thankfully, the windows are close to the ground. Several times he went out via a window. Drew is autistic. Today he was quiet. He "played" with small plastic bottles. He lines them up, then picks them up, then lines them up again.

This evening I attended a Campaign For Liberty event at SeaTac. A couple of hundred heard the former governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, give a Ron Paul type speech. The message was cut government, get rid of the federal reserve (to keep it from printing more money), and legalize and tax marijuana.

I sat down by a city council member from my district to my left. A burley guy to my right introduced himself as my FedEx man. This is just one of the grassroot efforts here in WA.

Seems like I am out most evenings. Last night the Lake Tapps Task Force celebrated the end of an 11 year effort to Save the Lake. I had kicked it off with a huge (700) community meeting all those years ago. It was good to see the project through. Cascade Water Alliance will eventually pipe water north. Puget Sound Energy transfered the land last night. I am part of the DVD that is being made for the history of the project.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Senator Roach,

We so know the dedication you represent. I do not know for the life of me how you get all of that business packed into one day. Do you even have a chance to breath?

My Grandmother used to say..that you can do anything you want to do.
So far her words have proven to correct. She also said that everything you want to accomplish must be put on a daily list. "Fail to plan, Plan to fail"

Your dedication to family and constituents is more than visable.
For your actions speak far louder than words could ever say.

You set the bar high. And you lead by example. I also believe that your expectations of others to follow suit is high.

You cannot please all of the people all of the time. You dear Senator..sure give it the Girl Scout try.

Public servants can never hear it enough..You do a fine job and make us proud.

I am sure that it helps when you get home and there is a plate of nice warm brownies and an ice cold glass of milk.