were moving... 7/05/2006 09:18:00 PM
new address...
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  • Its shiny and new 7/04/2006 10:21:00 AM
    It has been made apparent to me that this is really a family affair not just what I have orginally thought would be a forum for my glass work...so there you have it. I'm not sure how to redirect the name but thats where I happily fall back on Rich's computer-wizardry. Happy Fourth to you all. K & R ps. the Tongans are coming
    Now back to the BACK 7/01/2006 09:09:00 PM
    ok so we worked really hard today, we had 150 tri cut pavers delivered Friday, then it was my job to move them from the driveway to the backyard. OY. Rich is the brains and I, the brawn. Also I accepted a job with Hill Physicians Medical Group...almost made 18 years with First Health. I'm scared, excited and thrilled. ps. Note no Plumbers butt!!!
    Front Yard Was Jealous 6/25/2006 04:19:00 PM
    With all the hubub going on in the back, the front began to wimper and demand attention....so I cut up some tables installed some new lighting and built a new table(slate tiles to surface it soon). The result is not too bad. Back to the pavers for the 4th of July>>>>>>>>. Dug....we will be having that summer party soon I hope. The rocket was fun but way to many safeguards....time to disable some and shoot the buggar at local wildlife..LATAH Rich
    pavers and more pavers... 6/24/2006 08:47:00 PM
    We were thrilled to get in a short, one-hour kayak...the river is Heaven!!!
    Sushi dreams... 6/23/2006 08:39:00 PM
    What a treat, Friday night and Sushi at Taro, with Taro. Now you all (ha, all...I mean Brenda and Lori) know we love Mikuni's...we've been to the Folsom, Downtown and Arden locations. But after much debate as to where to go we ended up at Taro's (again) . To our surprise and delight of sitting at the sushi bar, tonight are sushi was prepared by the Mikuni franchise owner, Taro. He was a kick, very interactive with those of us at the bar and even let many of us try his signature made, sake. And look at my dish, omg...when the menu said that its shaped like ???, I would have never guessed that I would have gotten the actual dish that I got! I was soooooooooooooooo embarassed, next time Rich will have to order it! Enjoy your weekend~stay cool!!!
    Pendants crashed and burned 6/20/2006 09:12:00 PM
    But the ying yang turned out just Okay. I need to buy another stained glass hanger, just a little bigger than the last one. Since I used three sheets of glass, it blobbed out to an extra half inch to inch...and purple is just too dark in my mind. Glass is beautiful since its see-through, so too dark isn't what I want! However this may be a good piece in our fountain, I can see water running over it.
    Ketchup weekend 6/18/2006 08:46:00 PM
    Chores, chores and and more chores. The backyard project had a baby step forward but the heat and other more pressing items required our attention. Once the chores were complete, I was off for a bit of retail therapy. Happy fathers day to Rich (he's our furry family's pa ) and any other Pa Pas out there!!!
    Rocket Man!!! 6/15/2006 09:26:00 PM
    Rich's birthday gift in action...plus see our Picture link through flicker...Rich took some awesome City pix. ps. Rich was appointed to the CorPak Board today, look out!!!
    Happy Birthday Rich 6/10/2006 10:01:00 PM
    We were right back in the groove working on the backyard and acclimated back to Sac! Rich had the jackhammer and I bought 100 pavers today and topped the day with Sushi, Pops in the Park and RICH's Birthday icecream. And a surprise visit with Juliaaaaaaaah~delicious! Here are some pic.s from the Glen Hall Pops in the Park and the capper of the evening was a perfecto birthday giftie from Scruff....look at the joy on Rich's face!
    va·ca·tion (v-kshn, v-) n. leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure 6/09/2006 03:21:00 PM

    va·ca·tion (v-kshn, v-) n. leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure

    i·de·a ) (-d) n. Something, such as a thought or conception, that potentially or actually exists in the mind as a product of mental activity.

    I thought a dream vacation would be a visit to the East Coast, (how cosmopolitan) see a “Show,” do some museums, run up to Boston for a couple days and kayak the Statue of Liberty…..well lets just say that it sounds good is as far as it goes. The rain or alternating oppressive humidity really made the entire trip much more challenging than it needed to be. There was little rest and the pleasure was in spending time with our family.

    My nephew, Kris lives in the West side of the Village. We enjoyed a great walking tour of “the village” and a killah meal at Extra Virgin. But Rich and I were plagued with a bit of vertigo (not the U2 kind!) after our 4 hour kayak around the Statue earlier in the day and while eating in the smallish restaurant, where we were literally tucked in the back where we where the wait staff had to delivery everything around a pole/column but the constraining surroundings, plus the post “sea legs” we were rocking and rolling until the Chianti hit!

    The next day we were off to the Jersey Shore to see Rich’s dad, Delores, brother Jay-meet Adrianne, see his nephews (Daniel and David), niece (Jen and hubby Scott) and their babies (Dan’s daughter Julia and newest addition, Hazel-Jen and Scotts)! It was great catching up as it had been over 10 years since we had seen them. And again Jay cooked up a storm and the spread was fit for royalty-thanks for your hospitality (and the washing machine)

    The next day we headed to Boston and had one glorious day, rode the Duck along the Charles, rooted for the Sox (sorry Daniel but the Yanks kicked some arse didn’t they? Ouch!) And got our drunk on….scotchy scotchy scotch! We both loved Boston, the history is phenomenal, the city is kind and clean.

    Then we drove back to Jersey for the final leg of our adventure and drove through Rich’s hometown (who said you can never go back, its not hard…its just exit 157). He showed me his two homes growing up, grade and high school and some bar that holds some special meaning to him ;)

    Well we couldn’t be happier to be home in sunny California with our furry family.

    Plan B 5/28/2006 04:49:00 PM
    We are thinking pavers instead of flagstone. Rich bought a small sampling to see how it will work and we really like it. Plus I tried the hole drilling function on my grinder and it totalllly worked. I love the color in this piece and it totalllly fit this frame purchased on ebay. wooo hoooo, margaritas tonight!
    Holiday weekend? 5/27/2006 10:17:00 PM
    you might ask what we are doing for the holiday weekend, Jazz festival? camping? jumping from a plane? Nope, the home improvement project continues...with a new recruit. Nephew Kurt, open to some "hard labor" in exchange for cash, money. So we spent the morning shoveling dirt out and the afternoon was spent shoveling sand back in! Rich's vision is starting to come together, bring on the Flagstone!!! Then after a hard-days work, we peeled off dirt/mud encrusted clothes...showered until water turned from mud to clear...then we were off! Drove to the theater and perfect timing....walked straight in to DaVinci Code. We would both give it the thumbs up. Then sushi as Taro-yummy! Hoping to have some time to relax and enjoy ourselves the rest of the weekend. PS. Greg is still hanging in there with us, as long there's Togos for lunch!
    Mark, what does that warning say??? 5/22/2006 09:04:00 PM
    tractor butt boy 5/19/2006 08:49:00 PM
    Long weekend ahead of us...rented tractor...fun for the entire weekend. don't be too jealous...ps make the rain stop ok?
    Results from the weekend 5/15/2006 08:44:00 PM
    Ian you are my hero! And look at that happy Lynch Fam, proud to know ya all!