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  November 24, 2013
  EZKaloeb Update
  I've been emailing back and forth with Kaloeb. He describes his current location as " 'Bout 30 miles north of the Arctic Circle and 6 blocks east of the ocean "
  Kaloeb Is In The Arctic Circle
  My best guess and a Graphical representation of Kaloeb's current homestead.
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  These are the Uno Highlights from last weekend (according to PowerDirector's content aware editing feature).
   
  Jackson was the big winner.
   
   
  November 23, 2013
  EZHot Tub Videos For Blake
   
  Grandpa Gary's Hot Tub Video #1 For Blake
   
   
   
  Grandpa Gary's Hot Tub Video #2 For Blake
   
   
   
  Grandpa Gary's Hot Tub Video #3 For Blake
   
   
   
  Grandpa Gary's Hot Tub Video #4 For Blake
   
   
  EZDriving
  Stevensons Are On The Road
  The Stevenson's are on the road and shakin' it to TTHQ.
   
  Earlier this week Mom & Dad were at Bill & Susan's place in Anacortes.
  Mom On The Beach
  While there, Mom enjoyed a walk on their beach.
   
  Prior to staying at the Anacortes Lundstrom estate, Mom & Dad spent the weekend with us.
  And of course once Dad found out that there was a Husky Volleyball game Friday night, we had to go.
  #1 Husky Volleyball Fans
  Father & Son.  I love you Dad.
   
  Husky Volleyball
  Watching USC lose always puts a smile on Grandpa Gary's face. 
  #4 USC vs #3 Washington Box Score
   
  Husky Volleyball
  Dad throws up a 'dub' because he knows how to pose with Dubs, the official Husky mascot.
   
  Audrey & Gary
  Audrey was there with her friends and came over during the match to say "hi" (much to Grandpa Gary's chagrin..."You're missing a good match here.")
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  #1 Husky Volleyball Fans
  Everyone enjoys a good U Dub win over Pac12 rival USC.
   
  Dick's Hamburgers
  After the win, we all celebrated at Dick's Hamburger's.
   
  Marysville Uno
  ON Saturday, Scott & Jack stopped by to sit in the hot tub and play some Uno.
  Grandpa Gary won the first of many games earning the right to put the Mania strap on his shoulder first.
   
  Marysville Uno
  But Jackson was the big winner of the day.
   
  Marysville Uno
  Playing Uno is serious business.
   
  Marysville Uno
  Although it looks like Scott might win this hand.
   
 
  Uno is fun!
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  Team Thompson Seahawks
  This was the picture I sent to Shane Saturday night to get him pumped up for the Seahawks vs. Vikings game last Sunday.
   
  Team Thompson Seahawks
  The official list of Team Thompson Seahawks Prediction Questions (the picture was taken before the game started). Next time I'll remember to get a picture of all the answers.
  $25 1st half Winner = Your Dutiful Webmaster
  $35 2nd Half Winner = Alexis / Libero Lex
   
  Shane, Dad & Poppa Jay
  Dad, Shane & Poppa Jay pose with the envelopes that contained everyone's prediction sheet.
  Not pictured is the official briefcase where the predictions & money were secured during the game.
   
  Halftime Brats
  And if your going to watch football with friends, you might as well barbeque up some brats for a great halftime meal.
   
   
  I got another text from the internet...it asked..."Where are the cat pics?"
  Daisey Duke Thompson
  Look into my eyes...you are getting very sleepy...
   
  Lap Cat Bo
  Bo is the best lap cat (picture taken while talking to Dad).
  Who says I can't multi-task???
   
   
  Before Mom & Dad visited, I climbed up on the roof of the shed and scrapped off the moss that had been accumulating and bugging me for the last month or so.
  Shed Roof Before     Shed Roof After
  The before and after pictures...ahh...much better.
   
  Backyard Panorama
  Backyard panorama heaven.
   
   
   
  November 12, 2013
  EZLibero Lex Highlights Vol. 4
   
  More Libero Lex Highlight Videos coming soon.
   
   
  November 11, 2013
  EZVeteran's Day
  Hot Tub Sudoku
  I rolled out of bed at 7am and directly into a 104 degree hot tub this morning.  Woo!!!
   
  Coming soon...hot tub video(s) for Blake.
   
   
  EZQuote of the Day
  Skillful Sailor quote
   
   
  I got a voicemail from the internet...it needs more cat pictures...
  Cats On A Chair
  Bo & Daisey are hanging close-by today.  And Bo loves getting a 'Spin-A-Roonie' every couple of minutes.
   
  Bo In A Bag
  Bo Baggin'
   
  Daisey In A Bag
  Daisey Baggin'
   
  Daisey Cable Box Sitting
  Daisey loves sitting on top of the cable box and watching me watch TV.
   
   
  USCG Icebreaker
  The other day at work, one of the three US Coast Guard Icebreakers was out and about on Puget Sound.
   
   
  EZVolleyball Update
  15th ranked PLU's Lady Lute's clinched their 2nd consecutive Northwest Conference Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III regional tournament.
   
   
  November 4, 2013
  EZOvertime Seahawks Victory
  Seahawks vs. Buccaneers Game
  Yesterday I went to the Seahawks game with Todd (season ticket holder) and enjoyed watching a thriller at Century Link Field in Section 123.
  - At one point in the first half, the Seahawks trailed the Buccaneers 21-0.
  - The Seahawks were down 21-7 at halftime.
  - The game went into overtime and the Seahawks won 27-24 with Steven Hauschka kicking the game winning OT field goal towards us (see picture below).
  - It was the greatest deficit that the Seahawks have ever overcome in franchise history.
  - Woo!!!
   
  Yesterday I went to the Seahawks game with season ticket holder Todd and enjoyed watching a thriller at the Clink.
  The pre-game introductions.
   
  Seahawks vs. Buccaneers Game
  The raising of the 12th man flag by Steve Largent and the 1983 playoff team.
   
  Seahawks vs. Buccaneers Game
  All of the Washington state high school team football helmets inside the concourse of Century Link Field.
   
  Seahawks vs. Buccaneers Game
  The overtime game winning field goal.
   
  Seahawks vs. Buccaneers Game
  Celebrating the win with blue thunder after the game.
   
   
  EZFun Fact: Superman wears Chuck Norris pajamas when he goes to bed.
   
   
  See Shane, No More Hitch
  Last weekend I removed the hitch from the truck (you're welcome Shane).
   
  the hot tub is open
  Also (as of last weekend), the hot tub is officially open.
   
 

Pre-Weed Pulling          Post-weed Pulling

  And another update from last weekend: Before and after pictures along the greenbelt fence line (pulling weeds).
   
   
  November 3, 2013
  EZBlake Birthday Pictures
  Blake's 3rd Birthday Party
  A shot of the party decorations in the picnic area.
   
  Blake's 3rd Birthday Party
  Blake and friend Harper coloring with chalk.
   
  Blake's 3rd Birthday Party
  Check out those big red balloons.
   
  Blake's 3rd Birthday Party
 

After enjoying snacks and playground fun, Blake's birthday group headed over to the Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad.

  Melissa and Violet are 'All aboard' and 'All Smiles'...Woo-wooo!
   
  Blake's 3rd Birthday Party
  Blake holds on tight aboard the Bill Mason Carousel.
   
  Blake's 3rd Birthday Party
  After enjoying the rides, the birthday party went back to the picnic area for pizza and cupcakes.
  Melissa writes, "When I asked Blake what he would like for his birthday, he said, “A cake with Mickeys on it.”
So we made some chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting, Mickey sprinkles, and Mickey cupcake toppers.
He was pretty in love with the sparkly green 3 candle, too."
   
  Blake's 3rd Birthday Party
  Getting ready to sing to the birthday boys.
   
   
  November 1, 2013
  EZGroves Halloween Hamburger Night
  Groves Halloween Hamburger Night
  Jackie, Diane & Mom.
   
  Dad
  It must be Garyoke Time.
   
  Mom     Mom
  Nice Uno costume Mom.
   
  Dad
  It's definitely Garyoke time.
   
   
  ...2013 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  November 2013:
  The Groves Halloween Hamburger Night / Blake's Birthday / Seahawks vs. Buccaneers Game with todd / Hitch Removal / Hot Tub / Greenbelt Fence line Weed Pulling / Veteran's Day Hot Tub & Sudoku / Skillful Sailor Quote / Bo & Daisey Baggin / USCG Ice Breaker / PLU Lute Volleyball Update / Stevenson TTHQ Driving / Husky Volleyball with Mom & Dad / Scott, Jackson & Dad Playing Uno / Team Thompson Seahawks Challenge / Barbeque Brats / Marysville Shed & Panoramic Backyard / Grandpa Gary's Hot Tub Videos For Blake / Kaloeb's In The Arctic Circle / Uno Highlights /
   
  October 2013:
  Garage Remodel Pictures / Lake Stevens Volleyball Team Pictures / Boat Winterizing & Storage at Team Frolich Headquarters / EZDriveway Parking / Blake & Violet / Marysville Hot Tub Repair Pictures / Dad & Greg Hot Tub Team Thompson Weisers Video / New Grandma Darlene / Senior Night Volleyball Pictures / Salmon from Steve / Crossroad of Stevenson & Thompson / Libero Lex Highlights Vol. 3 (YouTube) /
   
  September 2013:
  Grandpa Gary Closes Down the Coronado Shores Pool / Blake Writes 'Dada' & 'Momma'/ Seaside Thank You / First Day of School Pictures / Disney Cruise / TTHQ Squirrel Feeding Frenzy Video / TTHQ Garyoke Video / COE Sunset / Mole Traps / Bo & A Grasshopper / Gary Catches Another Mole / LSHS vs. Newport / Ben, Julia & Danny Pictures / Uno Champion Blake / www.LakeVolleyball.com / Libero Lex YouTube Highlights Volumes 2 & 1 / Walmart Boat Winterizing Supplies / Alexis Pre Game Picture / Dad's Lease Vehicle Email / Everett Fire Trucks / 2008 Hot Tub Video /
   
  August 2013:
  Biking The Centennial Trail / Who Likes Blueberries? / TTHQ With Shane & Madeline / Western Oregon Volleyball Camp / Frodo / Blueberries / Fixin' Jan's Sink / Darlene's Bike / Wisteria Trimming / Mole Traps / Gary is a Mole Catching Machine / Blake & Violet Pictures / Blake Summersault & Hot Cross Buns Videos / Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament / Payseno Backyard Picnic & Boating /
   
  July 2013:
  TTHQ...Where Did All The Firewood Go? / TTHQ...Panoramic Pictures / Team Thompson Baggo / Kyle T's World Famous Thumbs / Lake Goodwin Boating / Frolich's & The Gary Picture / Mom & Dad Thank You / Lake Washington Boating / Team Thompson 4th of July Beach Picture & Link / TTHQ 4th of July Pictures / TTHQ 4th of July Videos too / LSHS Volleyball Schedule / Promiscuous Girl on Lake Goodwin / Walk(er) Violet / Florida Fusion U17 / Misc. Orlando Pictures / Bo & Daisey / Ben, Diane, Julia & Danny's TTHQ 4th of July Weekend Pictures / WAkesurfing on Lake Washington With Mt. Rainier Background /
   
  June 2013:
  Blake Pictures / Violet Pictures / Al & Emily Wedding Pictures / Alexis YouTube Channel Link / TTHQ Sunset / Rear View Boat View / Bryce & Gary Pic / Greenbelt Buffer / 3 New Libero Lex Highlight Videos From The Emerald City Classic Tournament / VW Tiguan Photoshoping / Kayak Point Yurt & Campfire / Lake Stevens High School Volleyball Preseason Champions / TTHQ Pictures & Videos From Years Gone Bye /
   
  May 2013:
  Seattle was the Hottest City Day / Picking up the Boat / Boat In The Driveway / RV TV Watching / Bronze Bracket Champions / Kayak Point Mother's Day / Backyard Garden: Raspberries, Blueberries & Tomatoes / Mother's Day Brunch at Kayak Point / Marysville Backyard Gardening / Dad & Cousin Clifford / 3 Pretty Ladies / Emerald City Classic Fusion Volleyball Internet Streaming: Court 1 / Libero Lex Highlight Videos From The Far Western-No Dinx Reno, NV Tournament / More Internet Streaming Volleyball: Court 2 / Bo & Daisey Jump The Skagit River / Emerald City Classic: #2 Seed in the Gold Bracket / RV TV/DVD Watching / Alexis Loves Grandma Jan's Dinner Rolls / Alexis' Academic Achievement Awards / Alexis & her Fusion U17 Team Finish 3rd at The Emerald City Classic /
   
  April 2013:
  Ben Thompson Is WrestleMania Bound / Blake & Violet Pictures / Fusion U17 Pinking It Up / Mania #5 T-shirt / Mark & Debbie's Teardrop Camper / Marysville House / Shane, Madeline & Gary at Spokane Convention Center / Danny & Julia Easter Eggs & Cake / PNQ Volleyball Pictures & Videos with Shank DeBall / Gary's Cables in Individual Boxes / #GaryIsTheNewPredictionChampion / Libero Lex Volleyball Pictures / Darlene's Note / Bo & Daisy / Kyle Alexis Halloween 1996 / Alexis Power League #4 Highlights Video / Shane Wins Again at Pool / Alexis Puget Sound Regional Highlight Video / Yvonne & Alexis at El Rinconcito / Reno, NV Pictures / Gary & Shane with The Most Interesting Man In the World / Fusion Volleyball Highlights: All 9 Matches / Link To TheLiberoLex YouTube Channel / Ben's WrestleMania Pictures /
   
  March 2013:
  Alexis The Birthday Girl / Gary VMware Training Walk / Blake & Violet: Rockin' & Rollin' / Hunter's Agenda / Bo Watches A Cat On A Treadmill Video / Mom & Dad: Hawaii Cruise Emails / Libero Lex Power League #3 Highlight Video / TheLiberoLex YouTube Channel is Born / Alexis is Student of the Month / Gary's Root Canal / Burlington Tournament Champion Pictures / "Hammer Time" Video / Shane, Audrey & Lex with "The Gary" Picture / Audrey Highlights / Shane 8 & Gary 4 Pool Results / Everett Springtime Snow / Bo & Daisy Are Lap Cats / Drummer Boy Blake / Dad Atop Aloha Tower / Mom & Hope For Haiti /
   
  February 2013:
  Libero Lex Highlight Video / Libero Lex Links / Welcome Violet Lorene / Melissa 1 Day Before Birth / Alki Beach, Lex's Letterman Jacket & RV Touring Video / Family Cousin Dinner / 60K Miles on the Truck / Seahawks Celebrating (before losing) / New Truck Stereo / Grandma Sue & Violet / Blake & Violet / Power League #2 Tournament Pictures / Dad & Gary Jr. at Applebees / The Silver Bullet Shoot Some Stick / Grandpa Gary's OC Reunion With Skaggit Basketballer / Alexis & Fusion U17 at Senor Frogs In Las Vegas / Las Vegas Volleyball Tournament Pictures / Dad in Marysville / Blake & The Letter "D" / Visit With Sean & Brenda / Cookie Dough / Blueberry Bush Bloom / VMware Training Lunchtime Lake Washington Walking /
   
  January 2013:
  EZthompson Video are now HD / Darlene's Sock Monkey Pajamas / Kaloeb & A Puppy / Sick Bay Gary / EZlogo's: EZSpinning Globe & EZWaves / Volleyball In Tumwater, WA / Power League Seeding Tournament Pictures / Gary's Old & New Phones / Gary's New Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Picture & Video / Alexis' Cookie Dough / Melissa Pregnant Pictures With Blake / Sleeping Daisy / AKA & AKK MLK Highlight Video / Mini Cooper Cup Holder Upgrade / Grandpa Gary Lawn Bowling / Grandpa Gary Book Review / New Kitchen Table & Chairs / Alexis Recruiting Web site Webinar / Yvonne & Daisy Chillin' / Picture of 3/4 of AKA & AKK / Libero Lex Power League #1 Highlights Video / AKA & AKK Power League #1 Highlights Video / Power League #1 Highlight Pictures /
   
   
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  May 2012 (the return of EZthompson)
  June 2012
  July 2012
  August 2012
  September 2012
 

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  2013 Boating Log.
  Pre-Entry One: Picked up the boat from Shane & Teresa's house
  May 2, 2013 - Marysville, WA: Gary
  Picked up the boat at Shane & Teresa's.
   
  Entry One: Lake Stevens, WA
  May 4, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary & Yvonne on the "official" opening day of boating season.
  Afternoon Sunning & Boating
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: 60°
  Notes: Yvonne worked from home while Gary got the boat ready for it's inaugural launch of the year. We launched around 4pm and docked at Dan & Jenni Kelliher's house for half an hour for a quick "hello".
   
  Entry Two: Lake Stevens, WA
  June 6, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary & Bryce on the "official" opening day of boating season.
  Late Afternoon/Early Evening Wake Surfing
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: Did Not Record
  Notes: Gary had 3 wake surf sessions and Bryce had 2 wakesurf sessions.  We picked up Dan Kelliher for Gary's last surf run and gave him a 15 minute break from his landscaping chores. Yvonne & Alexis did not go as they had hair appointments followed by volleyball practice in preparation for the Florida tournament in 2 weeks.
   
  Entry Three: Lake Goodwin, WA
  July 14, 2013 - Lake Goodwin, WA: Gary, Yvonne & Alexis.
  Late Morning / Afternoon Cruising & Wake Surfing.  I surfed behind Shane & Teresa's boat and ended up getting hit in the head with my surfboard.  "If you're not bleeding...you're not trying."  Trailering the boat took 45 minutes due to the comedy of errors of people launching & trailering ahead of us.
  Air Temp: 84° / Water Temp: 77°
  Notes: We launched in Renton at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.  Boat traffic in and around the boat launch was unusually light for a sunny Saturday afternoon.  The parking lot has really tight spaces with little room for wide turns.  NG!
   
  Entry Four: Lake Washington, WA
  July 20, 2013 - Lake Washington, WA: Gary, Yvonne & Sabina.
  Afternoon/Early Evening Lap around Mercer Island with Wake Surfing sessions with Seahawks training facility & with Mt. Rainier backdrops (pictures coming soon)
  Air Temp: 84° / Water Temp: 77°
  Notes: We launched in Renton at the Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.  Boat traffic in and around the boat launch was unusually light for a sunny Saturday afternoon.  The parking lot has really tight spaces with little room for wide turns.  NG!
   
  Entry Five: Lake Stevens, WA
  August 17, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Alexis with Ron, Allie & Paige Payseno.
  Wake Surfing with the Payseno's...Woo!!!
  Air Temp: 76° / Water Temp: 76°
  Notes: Mostly overcast skies with some sun breaks. The least crowded August day on the lake I've ever seen even thought the temperature was perfect.
   
  Entry Six: Lake Stevens, WA
  August 18, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary & Yvonne,
  Afternoon lunch & cruising.
  Air Temp: 78° / Water Temp: 76°
  Notes: A little windier than usual this afternoon.
   
  Entry Seven: Lake Stevens, WA
  September 1, 2013 - Lake Stevens, WA: Gary, Yvonne, Alexis, Scott (w/ Jenny & Gabby) & Audrey (picked up at Kahlia's dock).
  Afternoon wakesurfing, wakeboarding, lunch, tanning & cruising.
  Air Temp: 80° / Water Temp: 76°
  Notes: After boating, we went to the outlet mall and unsuccessfully found board shorts for me (inspired by Scott), then we ate dinner at Olive Garden with Audrey.
   
  Post-Entry Seven: Dropped the boat off at Shane & Teresa's house
  September 29, 2013 - Marysville, WA: Gary
  Dropped the boat off at Shane & Teresa's house (until next year's boating season)
   
   
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