Saturday, December 05, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We bought the property on Fishtrap Loop and Nolan became the half owner of a double wide trailer with a lovely view of the water. He moved in on the day after Thanksgiving and he's very happy. We all feel pretty lucky, we think this place is perfect for him. I wish him contentment and success in his new home.
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Monday, November 09, 2009

Testing a Well

More of the "men at work" category that I find intriguing and fun to video tape. This time we are testing to see if there is water in a well on the property that we want to buy in partnership with Nolan. It's a beautiful piece of low bank waterfront close to Boston Harbor on Fish Trap Bay. There's a mobile home on the lot that has a view of the water and will work out great for Nolan and a roommate. Lanny Carpenter is the well expert, he had help from Keith D., the man that owns the property now.

A thought about my blog; I think that in order to continue blogging I have to branch out beyond the vlog format. I find that it's too restrictive and time consuming to post only video blogs. There have been many stories that I have not chronicled for want of a video. It's time to try something different. -Judi
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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Bowling In Oakland

Last time we were in Oakland visiting Carmen we went bowling. Jeremy is an excellent bowler but as you can tell the rest of us range from mediocre to downright terrible. That didn't matter, we had a great time. Actually the entire visit was special. Carmen just got a job as a waitress at The ButtercuP restaurant in east Oakland and at the time was preparing to start her second year at Mills. We went to lots of fabulous restaurants and went to see the King Tut exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. It's always wonderful to spend time with Carmen and Jeremy and I can't believe how patient and accommodating Jeremy was with the parents of his girlfriend. Thank you Jeremy. 

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Afternoon in Olympia

When I rode my bike through downtown Olympia this afternoon I didnt expect there to be much going on but I was wrong, the Farmers Market was hopping and there was a work party at the Rafah mural project on State Street. I rode by my favorite fountain, Tide Pool of Time on Columbia and Thurston and then headed home. I was having a relaxing ride when I had to stop suddenly at an intersection and couldnt get out of my clip-on pedals fast enough. I fell over, seemingly in slow motion, and ended up banging up my bike and getting my ego and an arm bruised.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Olympia Pie Baker's Guild

Earlier this year Gene and I were invited to be part of a team of judges for a pie making contest held by the Olympia Pie Baker's Guild. Kathy Giglio guided us through the process and explained how the guild was formed. After the judging, pieces of pie were available for sale and there was an auction of all of the entries as a fundraiser for the Thurston County Food Bank. The pies were delicious, it was a treat to get to sample all of them. I hope that the Pie Baker's Guild holds this event again next year.

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Its very hard to get footage of Nolan. When I did manage to get him on camera he started counting off the seconds as if there was a timer on and my camera would shut off after a designated time span. Hes always been like this, even as an infant he would stick his tongue out every time I took a picture of him. Now hes 21 and I made this piece to celebrate his birthday.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tom Otto

Genes family has a large stockpile of family movies on 8mm film, so when Tom Otto turned 65 this March, Gene wanted to make a video montage using clips of Tom as a young man. We could not get it done in time for Toms birthday because we got sidetracked watching lots of film. Its a little late but this is for you Tom- Happy Birthday!
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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Opening Day at the Farmer's Market

Last Thursday was opening day at the Farmers Market and we are excited to be back after a long, long winter. Gene and I wandered through the aisles greeting vendors and shopping for food that you cant find anywhere else. The Market is one of the gems of Olympia, a food emporium of superior quality and we feel lucky to be a part of it. The Market is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. See you there- Judi
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)