Here's four of us at Trollop Fest 2001 in Sonoma, California. That's Steph, Laurie, me and Sarah, all looking rather spiffed and respectable if I don't say so myself. Of course that all changed by the end of the evening. *blorg* T-Fest 2002 is in Philadelphia - be afraid....
Friends and Associates.
I have met many wonderful people on my scuba diving trips, especially Gary, Mark, Nick and Beth.
The HOUSE is obviously a consuming project for me in all respects: time, money, concern. So I will mention Richard often.
How lucky am I, not only have I had the opportunity to work with great people, but several of them have become very good friends over the years. Some of those I may reference include: David (his wife Kim and their twin boys Connor and Ian), Jennifer/John and their son Ethan, Andrew and Ellen, and Carol (my fabulous assistant). I am also fortunate to include among my business friends Maura, John, George, Don, Joe and Harry, Kathy/Marc, John/Jane, Anne/Jeffrey, and James/Carol.
Most of my Dad's family lives in either Southern California or the Seattle area. They are all such fun! My Dad's sister, Aunt Mur, lives in Palm Desert, and his brother, Uncle Dick and Aunt Claire live in Yorba Linda. My cousin Jeff and his wife Lucia live on Whidbey Island, Washington and Jeff is a real motivator for keeping this site up to date. He keeps a daily journal and works harder at being retired than most people do at work. Jeff's brother Ron and his wife Pam live in Burbank, CA - read about their son Jim's wedding in
My Mom's family lives (for the most part) in Montana, although several of her five sisters seem to head to Arizona for the winter! Her sister Aunt Bernie and Uncle Bill lived in Japan most of their lives until this year when they moved to Claremont, CA, only 45 minutes from my folks! I think she's glad to have one of her sisters nearby.