Finnish School teens had their first monthly event on Saturday, December 2nd. They met at The Chaplins Bellevue Volkswagen Ice Arena in downtown Bellevue to do some skating. Here’s a quick video of the event.
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High School Girl’s Soccer
Mia has been practicing hard and playing soccer all Fall in her school’s soccer team. Their school district playoffs went really well leading them to play for gold or silver in the state championship game last weekend, Bear Greek Grizzlies vs. Napavine Tigers in Sumner at the Chevron Sunset Stadium. The game was pretty excitingContinue reading “High School Girl’s Soccer”
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”
A problem after another, repeatedly – sigh…
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…”
Sorry, it’s the law!
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!”
Mid-Winter afternoon in Kuusamo, Finland – 2001
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 Mia’s Art from 2012
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).