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  April 19, 2014
  EZDishwasher Swap
  New Dishwasher
  It's out with the old and in with the new.
   
  New Dishwasher
  I installed our new dishwasher with our still temporary plywood countertops.
   
  New Dishwasher
  I really wish we would've got this dishwasher years ago...it's so much quieter than the old one.  Woo!!!
   
  Marysville Firepit
 

To celebrate our new dishwasher we fired up the fire pit in the backyard.  Shake It!

   
   
  April 12, 2014
  EZTruck Repair
  Fender Bender
  A week and a half ago I got rear ended on the way to jiu jitsu class after work. The exhaust pipe came loose and the fender was dented.  Fortunately the lady that hit me was insured.
   
  Temp Truck
  While the truck was in the shop getting a new fender & having the tailpipe spot welded back into place, I got to drive around a 2014 4x4 F-150.  Nice truck!
   
   
  Daughter & Mother
  I came home from work to find Alexis & Yvonne relaxing on the couch, talking on their phones (separate conversations), Alexis with her laptop, Yvonne with her iPad, wearing sweaters, covered with their blankets and surrounded by candy wrappers.
   
  Nature or Nurture?
   
  I'd say these two definitely share the same genes.
   
   
  April 6, 2014
  EZReaders
  Gary's Readers
  Reading just got easier with my new glasses.
   
   
  April 5, 2014
  EZAnacortes Salmon Derby: Before, During & After Pictures
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  The weekend before the Anacortes Salmon Derby, Bill & I took his boat out for a trial run.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Now that is a good looking fishing boat.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Somewhere in the middle of this picture is Bill & Susan's house (zoom in and see if you can find it).
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  A week and a half before the derby, Bill & I went to a 'High Percentage Salmon Seminar' in Everett at the Bayside Marina.  Here is the pole I won that would come in handy less than 2 weeks later.
   
   
  Click here for The Everett Herald's recap of the Anacortes Salmon Derby.
   
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  For the Derby, Bill got free mooring on 'M' dock at the Cap Sante Marina.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  The area circled in black at the end of 'M' dock was the weekend's parking spot.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  The derby started at 6am Saturday morning and the wind was blowing 20+ knots.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Those are some dark Saturday morning clouds.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Let's get this party started.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  The wind she was a blowin'.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  But that didn't mean we didn't have an opportunity to open up the engines in semi-calm water.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Captain Bill approaching Cypress Island. We fished the west side of the island in the morning and the east side in the afternoon.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Oh yeah, it was raining off and on throughout the day.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Bill watching the poles & down riggers while I drive.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  There were a few opportunities for selfies throughout the weekend.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Coming back into the marina on Saturday after a fishless day.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  On Saturday, these were the top 3 fish.  The bottom fish weighed 20+ lbs. and was in first place.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  We had our share of broken & lost equipment Saturday (we lost 2 x 12 lb. down rigger weights).
  This pole that Bill purchased at Cabela's was one casualty but fortunately the pole I won (see previous picture above) was a solid replacement.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  One of the down riggers was the other casualty of the day.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  But Bill was able to re-cable it and we were able to use it for half of the day on Sunday.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Here is what a bait ball looks like on the fish finder (salmon feed on bait balls).
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Here is what a bait ball looks like when your on it for quite a while (unfortunately we never got a bite).
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  The perpetual wall of tidal water on the south-east tip of Lopez Island.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  The weather and water was calmer on Sunday.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  The sun's out...time for another selfie.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  When your not catching fish, there's plenty of time for pictures.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Here is the Area 7 map that pretty much represents where we were allowed to fish during the derby.
  'You Are Here' represents the Cap Sante Marina.
   
  Here Fishy, Fishy
  Once the Derby was over, it was time to clean up the boat.  Here's Bill and his boat being removed from the water at the Twin Bridges Marina where he stores it (at least until his boat shop is finished at the house).
   
  Twin Harbors Marina
  Any good boater knows that cleaning up is always part of the boating experience.
   
  Twin Harbors Marina
  That's a good looking boat.
   
   
  2014 Anacortes Salmon Derby Stats:
 
  • 1000 participants
  • 156 total salmon caught
  • 24.62 lbs. = 1st Place Salmon = $15,000 first place prize
   
   
  Kyle Toilet Demolition
  To go along with our new floor downstairs, we got a new toilet (the reason for our downstairs remodel).
  I tasked Kyle with destroying the old toilet so we could get rid of it in the trash can before trash day.
   
  Kyle's Tip of the Day: "It's best to break porcelain inside of a big plastic tub."
   
   
  ...Coming soon...our remodeled downstairs pictures.
   
   
  Pajama Playing Pool Kyle
  Sometimes you just can't help but jump out of bed and start playing pool in your sister's pajamas.
   
   
  ...2014 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  April 2014
  New Dishwasher / Marysville Fire Pit / Truck Fender Bender / Yvonne & Alexis Couch Surfing / Gary's Reader Glasses / Anacortes Salmon Derby Pictures / Toilet Demolition / Pool Playing Pajama Kyle /
   
  March 2014
  Playing Pool With Kyle & Gary Videos / Jackson Basketball Game / Alexis UW Acceptance Letter / 4th Ave Cherry Trees Blooming / Alexis & Sarah 4th Place DECA Finish / Stevenson Tahoe Snow Trip / Gary's Gym Change / VW Car Change / 'Old' Kitchen Picture / Alexis 18th Birthday Crepes / Alexis & Maggie Birthday Party Pics / Darlene & Kacee / Wall Patching / Mom & Dad's Panama Cruise Itinerary
   
  February 2014
  New Jersey Backyard Half Pipe Video / Anacortes Salmon Derby Announcement / New Jersey Snow Video / Brother Bill's Email (Question & Answer) / Ben's New Jersey Snow Report Video / Julia & Danny Enjoy A Snow Day / Grandpa Garyokee Emcee / Happy 70th Birthday Grandpa Gary Videos / Family Pictures With Kyle / Snow in Marysville / Seahawks are Super Bowl Champions / 12th Man Cupcakes / Seagals / Jackson Pool Picture / Seahawks Parade Pictures / Super Bowl Prediction Sheet /
   
  January 2014
  Bo & Daisey Are Watching You Blake Video / Jan's Hip Replacement / Melissa's Flying Lesson / Blake Is Watching You Uncle Gary Video #2 / Hacked PC Graphic / Master Bathroom Remodel Pictures / Alexis' Bathroom Remodel Pictures / Gary's Seahawks NFC Conference Championship Promo / Uncle Gary Is Watching You Blake Video / All of 2013 EZthompson Homepage Pictures Slideshow-Video / Marysville Downstairs Flooding Pictures / Blake Is Watching You Uncle Gary Video #1 / Grandma Sue's Haiti Trip /
   
   
  ...2013 Archive Page Links (New tab coming soon)
  December 2013:
  TTHQ Thanksgiving Pics / Seahawk Prediction Winners / Yvonne & Kacee / NJ Thompson Christmas Card / Marysville Hot Tub Blues / Scott & Jackson with 'The Gary' Picture / Ben, Diane, Julia & Danny Pictures / Blake & Violet Sleeping / Mom & Dad Wedding Pictures / Snow in Marysville / Super Seahawks Fan Gary / Alexis Senior Portraits / Team Thompson 4th of July Family Pictures Slideshow / Misc. Team Thompson Christmas Day Pictures /
   
  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
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  November 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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