Monday, March 24, 2014

Fun Weekend

Weather-wise, it was a glorious weekend.  Beautiful sunshiny days.  Beverly's 82nd birthday is this week so we decided to take her to the Grant House for dinner Saturday night.  We have other plans on her actual birthday so celebrated a bit early.  Had a wonderful meal as always and I love the historical ambiance there.

Bill flew on both Saturday and Sunday.  He took a couple around Mt. St. Helens on Saturday as one of his charity flights.  On Sunday we took our good friend, Jeanne, to Independence for breakfast/lunch.  Bill drew her name for his TARTL (Take a Rotarian to Lunch) partner.  Bill often offers to fly his TARTL partners to lunch so he calls them FARTLs (Fly a Rotarian to Lunch).  She was a little nervous about the flight even though she requested to fly specifically before Bill even suggested it.  So her husband gave her an umbrella to bring along as her parachute.  Bill's comment was "I'm more Top Gun than Mary Poppins".  So we had fun with that.  We had a great flight down to Independence and enjoyed a wonderful breakfast. 

So all in all--it was a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

OpTime Connected

This is a team photo that we finally were able to take this week.  We don't see each other very often.  About once a month recently but we are so busy that we usually don't think about getting a photo.  Half of us work in Eugene and half of us work in Vancouver so most of our communication is via Lync meetings or instant messaging.  It is a new world now that work is done remotely because of technological advances.  Some good and some bad to all that.  Face to face always seems to be the best but budgets don't allow for it.  So enjoyed our time together this week and will look forward to seeing each other in a few more weeks for the next big meeting.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Red Carpet Treatment in Vancouver

This was the second year that the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has put on Vancouver Goes Hollywood at the Kiggins Theater.  We had fun going to it last year and decided to go again this year.  As with any version 2.0, they learned from last year and made some improvements to the process and the event.  This year the theme was the Great Gatsby so most people came dressed for the Roaring '20's.  Bill is trying to promote his Glamorous Gams campaign so he wore his Jake Blues costume but it was close enough to a '20s theme to work.  Fun way to watch the Oscars.