Our Times News Archive

March 2007

Cottage Drywall 03/31/07
By Barbara Lawrence
I asked Daryl if he could put a cabinet above the frig and he said yes but not now as he wants to get the room and shower done first. He is going to "tape and pucky" the walls tomorrow - I think. He and Jan are going to Lowe's in the morning to get paint and pucky so he can put the trim around the outside of the door. Click here to see the rest of the story and pictures.

Rain 03/31/07
By Barbara Lawrence
I just went out and checked the rain gauge and it showed a very scant bit under 3 inches just for last night during the night. Lots of lightning and thunder accompanied with heavy winds. The tornado watch just went to Sulphur Springs when I went to bed but I wasn't sure it would go further east during the night. All turned out well and the pond and stream are full again. Bella didn't like the storm at all and was so frightened she wouldn't settle down and during the night when the storm was the worst, she meowed real loud which woke me up before the storm did. All in all, it was some night!!!!!

Roger & Barb Visit 03/30/07
By Blanche Glaeser
The pictures from the visit have finally been developed. Roger & Barb came to visit in early February and Jumpy and I had a great time with them. The visit went by too quickly as we enjoyed each others company. Roger even spent some time working on my computer. Click here to see the pictures.

Promotion 03/26/07
By Cheryl Schmit
Back in December I applied for a position in the Accounts Payable department at King County to be a Senior Accountant. I finally heard back from them in late February and went for an interview on 3/1. About a week later they made me an offer for the position and I accepted. Monday, 3/26 is my first day.

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Cheryl Schmit

The Cat & The Cottage 03/25/07
By Barbara Lawrence
I started letting Bella be on my computer desk because it was easier than fighting her and also this desk will be the only place where she can see outside once I move to the cottage. Daryl had to mow all three properties yesterday so he was pretty busy. He did come back out somewhere around 3 p.m. but was working on the plumbing in the cottage.

Daryl said that Chris and his family might be here about 2pm. Daryl is working over here today and already has the old doors off their hinges (in the cottage) so he's now getting ready to do what he has to do in order to get the new door on. Click here to see Bella's pictures.

Family Pictures 03/21/07
By Susie Devries
Here are the new family pictures of Robert and his family, Janae, and Autumn. Also, here is my older son, William, and his wife Christina, Jasmine, and Izaya. Click here to see the pictures!

Move/Birthday Party 03/21/07
By Erin Lawrence
Well we accepted an offer yesterday on our house! It'll be a 30 day escrow. It's a full offer but they want us to pay closing costs. Apparently a week after we listed our house the guy around the corner dropped his price $40,000. Ian's birthday party is April 14th, Saturday. It's here at the house. Probably at 1:00. Also we are driving out to Texas to see Chris's Dad and Jan and Nana on the 23rd of March- this Friday. Click here for the whole story.

Cottage Work 03/18/07
By Barbara Lawrence
Here are a couple of pictures I took last weekend and two pictures I took today of the progress in the "cottage" and one of Bella asleep on her bear. Click here to see the pictures.

Autumn's Birthday 03/09/07
By Susie Devries
Here are some pictures from Autumns 1st Birthday. Oh boy did she love her cake!!! Click here for the pictures!


Autumn McWilliams

Growing Belly 03/08/07
By Lisa Lawrence
New Picture of my growing belly... 26 weeks along now. Getting bigger everyday! Ray and I are getting married! Either April 28th or May 12th. We'll know for sure by the end of this weekend. New last name will be Torres. :)   Click here to see the picture.

Wildflowers 03/07/07
By Barbara Lawrence
I took this picture this afternoon (March 7) of some wildflowers in our yard in front of the back porch - and it's only the first part of March! Click here to see the picture.

Bella 03/02/07
By Barbara Lawrence
Bella sleeps on the foot of my bed on a huge towel during the day - if I'm in my bedroom. I let her use my small bear to play with but she likes to lay her head on it to sleep. Of course as soon as I moved, she woke up so I couldn't get the picture with her sleeping against the bear. It's amazing how well this cat has done from her spaying on Wed. - like she'd never had it done. Click here to see pictures!

Flowers 03/02/07
By Susie Devries
My one Daffodil bloomed. Also the Camellia bush is beginning to bloom. Just one month ago, we had a bit of snow on the ground. Nothing like Roger, but a bit!! :) Click here for the pictures!

Promotion 03/01/07
By Heidi Schmit
Today there was a small ceremony outside where I received my Sergeants promotion. My unit was there including my Commander. Afterward they even had a cake. Tonight we party! Click here to see the pictures.


SGT Heidi Schmit

New Record Set 03/01/07
By John Schmit
Our family website has achieved a new record on the last day of February. We had 22 unique visits to the website on Wednesday. We generally average 17 to 18 unique visits a day. Last year about this time we had 7 to 9. It's great to see the wonderful participation.