The hecht-haus weather page has not been updated in a long time! Oh My!
Well, my eyes are not what they used to be :)
Judy and I are planning to go to Coeur d'Alene for Christmas. We will be going alone since the kids have constrains and/or other plans.
Jennifer and the girls will arrive about 10 December and stay for 3 months or so while Brad is in training for a new job in Ontario,Calif.
Ojuana just came back from a week in San Diego where she visited with friends that she used to live with. They came from Georgia, Long Beach, Manhattan Beach and Carlsbad!
Gary and Judy's new lot
Marcus submitted this picture of the view from Gary and Judy's new lot!
Marcus appears in the credits of a music CD!
Marcus has been working with a band called Porterhouse Quintet, and his name appears in the credits of thier latest CD (available at Amazon.com)! Way to go dude!
We just received this photo from a alpine hike Marcus took to Mt. Ranier!
I am in an internet shop in Cortona, Italy. My trip is short, just nine
I would send more but this keyboard is killing me! It's strange.
I started in Rome and will end in Venice. So far the weather is hot ("cooool").
I've been helping a local/regional band out here in Portland for the
past 9 months or so. Just doing some mailing list work, flyers, posters,
word of mouth, grassroots publicity, and dancing! Things are going well,
and I really enjoy helping these guys out. Pretty random story about how
we hooked up, so I'll save it for over a beer sometime.
Needless to say I really dig their style of music, jazzy with mucho grande funk going on all around. Check out the website for an MP3 or two... http://www.porterhousefunk.com.
Anyhow, they are way cool and very good it's been a good mutual thing. I even have my name in print on their album liner notes! Woohoo!
Ojuana and Phil have completed their summer travels. To Weatherford in June and then to Reno,
Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Monterey in July. The trip was mainly to visit
with Brad and Jennifer and their two granddaughters, Amanda 10 and Lexi 6. Brad and Jennifer
have become foster parents to two young ladies (sisters). Jessica is 24 months and Heather
is 3 months. Brad is Assistant Manager of "On The Border" a TexMex restaurant.
Jennifer is kept busy taking Amanda to swimming 5 nights a week, Lexi to gymnastics twice a week plus home schooling the girls. Taking care of the foster girls also keep her busy. She and a friend of hers also bought a small diaper service business. The friend does the washing and folding and Jennifer delivers.
As for the folks' new home, they finalized the lot they want, and just picked the layout as of last week (I have yet to see it). I know the old house is already on the market, but they don't really want to sell before the new house is ready. I had heard once that they wanted to be done by the holidays, but know that things are delayed I have no clue how long it will take to actually build the sucker. I'd guess a move-in date in late winter or early spring perhaps. The lot they bought is directly behind where I now live, up on Bull Mountain (well one side of it) whereas I live in the Murrayhill area. They're moving from about 4 miles east of me, to maybe 2 miles west of me. Not a real long haul.
Ryan and Cara's wedding
A story of a different plaid... Ryan and his real father (Tom) went to
England and Scotland last summer. While they were there they researched
the family name and got the McClung clan shield and plaid. Patrick is
Ryan's younger half-brother (Tom's youngest, Amie is Ryan's half-sister
and is the bride's maid on the far left in the wedding party shot).
So for the wedding Ryan, Patrick, and Tom all wore their family kilt.
The rest of the groom's men all wore the dark green, black, and blue
kilt that is traditionally worn by non-scots - the plaid is called
"knight's watch" which is kinda cool.