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Showing posts from November, 2014

Early Thanksgiving

My sister and Morgan were finally able to swing a trip out to Oregon for an early Thanksgiving! I took a few days off of work and went and saw the sights, despite some terrible weather. Thanks to my sis for emailing a bunch of super cool photos taken with her iPhone!
Day One: Thanksgiving dinner in front of the fireplace
Day Two: Evergreen Museum
Day Two: Evergreen Museum
Day Two: Evergreen Museum
Day Two: Evergreen Museum (my favorite pic of Morgan!)
Day Three: Downtown Portland
Day Three: Lan Su Chinese Garden
Day Three: Lan Su Chinese Garden
Day Three: Lan Su Chinese Garden
Day Four: Goonies Day!!
The Goonies House in Astoria, OR
Tree and Morgan
Matt, Yoda and I
The Goonies Rocks @ Cannon Beach

Teeny Tiny Living Room: Fireplace

Hubs and I knew after the first winter in our teeny tiny cabin that we wanted to put in a real, wood-burning fireplace. We had a hole in the wall with a chimney but no insert that would allow us to keep warm. We debated for a short time about installing an insert but not replacing the surround. That didn't last long, as we absolutely felt we couldn't trust the craftsmanship of the existing surround /firebox considering the mold problems which previously resided there and nearly killed me.

So, we saved some money and started the process of our second major home remodel! We selected the insert quite a while ago, when I was on the dig at Fort Yamhill. I really wanted the cast iron version since I was finding cast iron on the dig. The stuff lasts forever! Next we selected the stone for both the wall and the ledge and finally, we choose the mantle. Finally, it was time to get the professionals involved and OH LORD! Lack of communication, missed and unreturned phone calls, unreturn…

Silly Schnauzers

Rosie the Riveter

Each year our museum takes the opportunity to thank our veterans and introduce the next generation of high school students to the amazing sacrifices these men and women have made. As part of that mission, Tim, Robert and I conducted our Footlocker Program for the local school district. While standing in front of a B-17 Bomber, we dressed in WWII attire and using period artifacts explained to the kids what it was like in the European and Pacific Campaign and on the Homefront. We had a wonderful time and I think the students enjoyed it!

Robert (left) and Tim (right)
Not a period rivet gun...
Robert dressed in 101st Airborne Paratrooper uniform Tim dressed in 101st Airborne Medic uniform