Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Last night Amy and I started Financial Peace Univeristy as offered in a small group through our church last night. So far so good. We bought the packet and read the first chapter. The ight was actually jut an introduction, but we had decided months ago to participate.
We recently brought Amy's youngeast daughter into the house for (a temporary) stay til she can get her feet on the ground again. I won't go into details, but I am glad we were able to be there for her. It looks like the guest house is going to be filled this winter.
I've been reading about my sister's request to have her inside painting done for her birthday. My Amy's been wanting uas to do the same to change up the color scheme around here. I'm on bord, just need to take a breather before I do. I have been working on restoring original wood floors in the house and painting Preston's new preteen room. Very pleased with the results. I also have more bulbs to plant and want to have a short get away with Amy soon. I would be nice to see something other than our four walls. I love Fall and the changing of the colors. I want to show her more of the Puget Sound. All my best.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sanding Floors

Well I felt like I opend Pandora's Box on Saturday. I pulled the carpets in Preston's room and found solid wood floors... the problem was plenty of scratches and stains along with some paint splatters from previous wall paint projects. I sanded away at the edges for a day and then Monday rented a floor sander ( a worthy time savings investment ). Well, I will be staing here soon and then coating. All because two naughty daushounds wouldn't wait to do their business over a period of months before they finally got trained. At least the foors will be nice and I am finally concentrating on Preston's room. It will be a pretty cool room when all is said and done. But it took two dogs to get the project started.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Preston returns from junior high camp tonight. Wow, Jr. High! I was amazed how willing he was to go. I pray it will have been a great blessing and encouragement to him. He is much more of a home body so this was big. While he was gone Amy and I took advantage to clean out his room and organize and down size once again. It was a great week for us too. It wasn't all work. But, a lot gone done so I am pleased.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A day in the life.

It was a year ago today that Amy (my wonderful wife) invited me to be her friend on Facebook. How amazing a day can make in my life. Thank you Amy for remembering me from Corvallis High School, Now, I am just about the happiest I've ever been. You are a tremendous blessing to me. I am honored to be the guy you have chosen to spend the rest of your days with. I love you so much. Someday soon I hope to get pictures of Hawaii up and perhaps some more of the wedding, but for now,

Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy Aniversary Mom and Dad

I love you two deeply and am honored to be your son. Thank you for being the best parents anyone could ever hope to have. I hope all is well in your world with many happy moments. I love you, Rick

Happy 50th!

To my amazing (and favorite sis for the day) Happy 50th! You are so special to me. I love you very much. May the next 50 give you more fun than ever. You Rock.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A looooooong week!

This is not a complaint, just an observation. I have had busier weeks, but it just seems like I am in need of a break. I know, poor me. I am working on finishing an outdoor art project for a good friend. It is a nice commissioned job, but so far it's been kicking my butt. Between my regular job, and Preston's crazy baseball schedule and outdoor school, and trying to help Gary find a job (Yeah!, he has one now and there is a break for a week with no more games) I only have to finish that commissined art project, and the small wall remodel to fit Amy's baby grand when she moves in next month. And, finish getting her packed and her condo ready for our renter before June 19th to deal with. I will be driving down to Albany on Saturday and working on her condo until Wednesday. We will go through our last few marriage counseling meetings and getting her stuff packed and ready for the renter. Then I will tackle the wall for the piano, and finish up Preston's baseball season, Then go down one more time to move her stuff up to Renton before the wedding.
Then I will come down and actually get married to the most amazing and lovely woman. Then off to Hawaii! I will look forward to the break and new challenges and opportunities to come.
If I don't write anything until then, well, I was just too tired or too busy to put it down on words, but I hope all is well in your world.



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