Austin City Limits music festival came and went, in Zilker Park, Austin, Texas – 3 days, 8 stages and over 130 bands. We were there with a group of fun people, about 13 of us. Mike and I rented a nice house from Lakeview, TX. It is outside Austin 40-60min from there depending on theContinue reading “ACL 2012”
Our hot tub started to leak – yes, another water problem but this actually happened long time ago. We were still able to use it for a while but then the leaking got worse. Nobody could figure out where the leak was so we finally decided to shut the whole thing down. It’s been sittingContinue reading “Project Patio”
Those water leak problems I mentioned in one of my earlier posts just seem to follow me now. Couple of years back I switched our Internet access from DSL to Verizon FIOS (now Frontier). When the Verizon crew came to our house to lay the fiber down from the curb to the house they startedContinue reading “A problem after another, repeatedly – sigh…”
I can’t believe what some laws in this state allow and enable. There is a possibility of getting a construction lien put against our house and here’s how it happened. We had some water damage at the house due to broken valve in the waterline going to our fridge. As a result, a small part of theContinue reading “Sorry, it’s the law!”
Mia painted an oil painting for Father’s Day for me. She gave it to me in advance since she won’t be home for Father’s Day. She is going to Philadelphia for the summer on the 13th. When she showed me the painting she did not have to explain what or where it was about, IContinue reading “Mid-Winter afternoon in Kuusamo, Finland – 2001”
More art from Mia from 2012. The first one is called “Signature” (or maybe it should be bacon, eggs and pancakes for breakfast 🙂 ), the second one is “Boa constrictor” (graphite), and the last one is “Owl” (oil painting).
Mia did some new artwork at school this year and they are looking great. The first one is called “The Remains of Beauty” which I think was inspired by some of the art we have seen on our trips to Mexico. The second one is called “The Whisk” – I gave it the name sinceContinue reading “Mia’s Artwork – Spring 2012”
Redmond News Stories Local news for Redmond, WA – updated from at least one source occasionally Mr. Niikkonen and his family were flood victims at Marriott Residence Inn while escaping the water damage getting fixed at their home On Tuesday, Mr. Niikkonen had relocated himself and his dog to the Marriott Residence Inn in RedmondContinue reading “Mr. Niikkonen and his family were flood victims at Marriott Residence Inn while escaping the water damage getting fixed at their home”