July 2011


Woke up tired.
Lazed.
Then headed out towards Mount Si to go on for a hike. The forecast was showers and it looked worse as we went out I-90 so we turned back and went to Costco on 4th Ave. Ran into Scott and Kristine there. We talked for a good bit.
Headed home.

Then down to Metro to see a movie. “Crazy Stupid Love”
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It was ok enough,

Stopped into Trader Joe’s after for a few items.
Natasha dropped me off at Greenlake on the way home. I ran the outside and then back home for over five and a half mile run. I noticed today and the last day that most of the New Year Resolutioners have disappeared from Greenlake. Too bad.
 

Shower and out the door again.
Went down to George Town to Stellar Pizza http://www.stellarpizza.com/  for dinner with Scott and Kristine. Had a great sodium friendlier salad and pizza . We chatted for a few hours and were on our way. A great visit.

Home

 


Woke up early and relaxed.
Ate a breakkie of tea along with toast topped with peanut butter and jelly. A good running combo.

So headed out for a wee run. Ran 16 miles today so a new record of distance for me.

Ate nothing but chocolate all day. Went over to Natasha’s office and took her desks apart. Then headed over to Thornton Place to see “Cowboys and Aliens”
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It was a good one. Loads more chocolate.

Then into the Verizon Store to get Natasha into a 21st Century cell phone.

Then into California Pizza kitchen for dinner. Has the Roasted Veggie salad and a slice of pizza.

Back to the office and loaded up the desks.

Home
Unloaded the desks into the downstairs room. Will assemble them tomorrow.

Now off to bed.

 


Got to bed before 2 and woke after 6.

Showered and off down to Queen Anne. Cut the trim and installed it on the soffit. Then made an attempt to repair the shutter that was rotten. No hope. Headed off on a lookabout for one that matched. No hope.
When I got back the Good Kerry said they had bought them at Blackstock so of I go. They haven’t sold them in 25 years so it wasn’t there they got them. I clean the job up well. Wash the windows. Blow the grounds and wash the railings.

Home.

Lazed. then headed down to the Zoo to the Brandi concert. Waited in line for a bit and in we go. We grab a space on the lawn and lay out two areas. After a while Sean and Beth show up. Followed later by the 4 kiddies and Carrie. Trisha shows up after that. I eat like a savage and relax. The first band from last night opens up again for Brandi. They grow on you more the second night.

The the show begins with Allison on the drums again. Then on come the band.
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They play away in great form. Changing the set up a bit from ast night.
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Saw Bridgie and Tom there again in the crowd. I didn’t get a chance to go and chat even though Marie and Loren the whores were there. I lost out on the visit.

Continued my listening to the concert at stage side.
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It was a nice surprise to many wen Dave Matthews showed up on stage unannounced.
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One song and he was off.
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ok another blast of photos of the show.
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A quick exit
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before the encore
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and the show was over on a rocking note.

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She finished it out after that on the piano with a new song she had wrote followed by another slow one. Not so bad. Another great concert under the belt.

Home and now what in the hell will I do. Oh I know, I will sleep for me run tomorrow.
 

 


Up and off to Work
Elder and I install more fascia and Soffit..
Debbie from the gutter company comes by and gives me a quote for the install. I get the best price for the homeowner.  I was busy and would have liked to chat to her for a while longer ut so it is.

Went over to Taco Del Mar for lunch. I had a berry blast smoothie. Nice on a warm day.
Stopped into Blackstock to pick up some trim for the soffit.

Repaired the stairs too today.

Me cutting out the soffit
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Elder priming it.
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Edgar will come by and paint over the weekend. Good man Edgar.
Cleaned up the job.
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and took the garbage down to Windsor.

Home

my friend showed me her box on skype.

We headed up to Bellingham for a Brandi Carlile show at the Mount Baker Theater.

Went up to Bellis Fair for the Mongolian Grill dinner. Then to Cold Stone for dessert.

Then down town and parked across from the former Andrew Carnegie Library.
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Up the Banner

Into the Theatre and grab our seats.
The opening band comes on and blast way. They are called Ivan and Alyosha. http://ivanandalyosha.com/about 
They are a heavy strumming 4 guitar along with a slamming drummer band. A good sound. Brings you back to the rock sound of the 70s or the metal sound of the 80s. They finish up with a song of harmony. I liked these lads.

Next up Allison came out and banged away into 2 drum solos. Got the heart beats into rhythm. Brandi and the gang then appeared along with her and got a great show going. Some old songs. Some new. Some covers. She sang my favorite song which she hasn’t sang in ages. She closed the slow with three solo songs slow in nature. I prefer when she blasts the crowd awake with upbeat songs before the end. Another good concert under the belt from Brandi.  Met my stalker Bridgie and Tom at the concert on the way out.

Down the freeway for up on 2 hours.
Home

 

 


Woke up early and relaxed.
Then put on the running gear and headed out for a morning run. Was tired at first and then took off. Music blasting in the ears as the day was breaking. Took in a couple of hills and a few sprints here and there. Went 4 miles and then walked it off the last few blocks on the way home.
Off to the warehouse to pick up a long ladder. A pain in the bollix trying to get it down myself.
Down to Queen Anne and unloaded all the materials on me job. Loaded all the garbage onto my truck and took it to the dump truck at Windsor. Met up with Alan there and we headed down to “Belltown” for a building meeting. Met Edgar there, Ralph showed up a wee later. In we go and start into our meeting. Trent was there followed by Christi. We discussed what was going on. Who was liable for what. Where the warranty stood. Maintenance needs and who was doing what.
Walked around looking at the stuff that needed to be done and discovered the wrong doors were ordered. Bye bye’s and we were done 2 hours later.
Elder followed me up to the job and we went for lunch to Wendy’s. Then back to the job and went to town on the house. Got a lot done. Put a call in for the gutters to be installed. Debbie will be out tomorrow before 11 to give me the quote and sign the contract.
Cleaned up and headed out just in time.
Home
Skyped.
Dinner and dessert.
Headed down to our neighborhood “Maple Leaf Social”.

Walked down to the park. Ate the free ice cream.
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and frozen custard.
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Saw some familiar faces here today.

Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood,
In your neighborhood, in your neighborhood.
Say who are the people in your neighborhood–
The people that you meet each day?

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Had Irish Breakfast ice tea. Talked to a lot of different people. Won a tote bag. Met Shay and talked to her for a while. We will do dinner some evening. Talked to a lovely fellow about his electric car that was built back in 1980. I liked the car. They had a lot of the modern electric cars there too of course but his took my attention.

Walked back through the neighborhood home.
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Back home and now maybe a DVD in the leaba.

 


Up and up.
Out and about.
Home Depot for supplies. Took then back home to prime later.

Then over to Dunn Lumber and picked up fascia boards. Down to the job. Picking Elder up at Windsor on the way. Got to the job and went to work.

Headed over to Wendys in Ballard for lunch.

Then back at it again. Got all the gutter and old fascia removed. Tidied up and brought all the debris down to the ground. I said my good byes to Elder and left him to finish the cleaning.
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I headed back up to Dunn to return the fascia I got in the morning and as we needed wider wood. Got what I needed but had to head over to Fremont to pick it up.

Back home and primed all the fascia, stair treads and plywood for the soffit.

Ate me dinner and dessert.

Then we headed over to Thornton Place for a make or break family movie. “Friends With Benefits”
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It was the usual on and off again type of romantic comedy but a nice movie to sit through.

Home and now a sleep maybe.

 


Woke up and hit the ground running and out the door.

It was a nice shitty morning with rain in the forecast. Headed over to the shop and picked up ladder jacks and a plank. Then down to Queen Anne and met with Tom. We chatted for a while and got on with the day. Mike came by to help me. We set up the ladders but the plank wasn’t long enough to make the span because of the window.

Back to the shop and we get a longer one down. Then back to the job and set up the jacks and plank on the ladders. Remove the soffit and find the problem.
I bring my bar and banana and go down to Dick’s for lunch with Mikey. Get a cola there. Up the hill afterwards and he heads back to Bellevue. I climb back up on the plank and get the material list together.

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The view was ok behind me.
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Cleaned up and headed off.  I was wet.

Stopped off at the Law Office for a wee bit.

At home ate me dinner and dessert.

Lazed

Booked into The Marriott Vancouver Pinnacle Downtown in Canada for a weekend in August. Going up to do The Grind on Grouse Mountain again.

Tidied up me room. I am a good boy.
Now bed

 


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