Recycle your Eclipse Glasses!

You saw the eclipse- Now what to do with those glasses? 
Astronomers Without Borders wants to share your used eclipse glasses with kids in other parts of the world for the 2019 total solar eclipse.

My office is a registered collection center!
Send your glasses to:
Laurie Way 1200 Westlake Avenue N #406, Seattle WA, 98109
Or stop by, say hi, and recycle your glasses! 

You may also mail your glasses directly to:

AWB Eclipse Glasses Donation Program
Explore Sci

Explore Scientific
1010 S. 48th Street
Springdale, AR 72762

 

If you don’t live in Seattle you may find a collection center near you by viewing the interactive map.

South Lake Union Repair Project

If you live or work around South Lake Union, and if you utilize the park at the North end of the lake, you have likely noticed some major renovations happening. I have been mesmerized by the big white hunks of foam visible from my office, and had to take a trip closer to investigate. I  marveled at the apparent strength of the construction workers who were able to lift a block the size of a small home with little effort. As I watched them work I did a little research on Geofoam, and found it fascinating enough to share, because certainly anyone who has seen the stuff, has surely been at least a little curious. Geofoam is a lightweight fill material often used as a soil replacement in projects where erosion and shifting become issues.

Geofoam applications include:

Transportation

  • Highways and Roads
  • Railways
  • Airport Runways
  • Ramps
  • Bridge Approaches
  • Retaining Walls
  • and so many more..

Geofoam Advantages over other Fill Materials

  • Lightweight – Minimize preloading, surcharging and staged construction
  • Weather Resistant – Withstands freeze-thaw cycles, moisture and road salts,
  • Doesn’t Settle – Less structural inconsistencies
  • Insect and Mold Resistant – Will not sustain mold or mildew growth, termite / ant repellant additive available
  • Manufactured to Meet Your Job Specifications – Multiple densities, various block sizes available
  • Ease of Installation – Lightweight, no heavy equipment needed, cuts easily with a hot wire or saw
  • Environmentally Friendly – 100% Recyclable, No HCFCs or Formaldehyde

The following is a bit about the project and it’s expected completion date.

Location

Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, 98109

Budget

$350,000 from 2008 Parks and Green Spaces Levy
$690,000 from the Seattle Park District
$3.6 million from the Real Estate Excise Tax (REET)

Business Impact

During construction all business in the park will be open to the public: MOHAI – Museum of History & IndustryCenter for Wooden BoatsNorthwest SeaportSteamship Virginia V FoundationSeattle Fireboat Duwamish.

 

Protect your Eyes During the Eclipse!

Special viewing equipment is needed to safely watch the eclipse due to the brightness of the sun and the dangers of staring at it for long periods of time. The easiest method to see the eclipse will be to use safely glasses, though those are becoming harder to find. Many stores and online retailers are sold out and the proliferation of cheap knock-offs is raising safety concerns. It is not safe to look directly at the sun during an eclipse. It is not safe to look at the sun while wearing sunglasses, and the eclipse may damage your phone, so do not attempt to take a photo with your smartphone.

If you don’t want to risk sun damage to your eyes – or fight the crowds trying to get the best view of the eclipse – you can tune in online. NASA has a day of programming planned, including live coverage from 12 locations, airplanes, ground telescopes and 57 high-altitude balloons. Coverage starts at 12 p.m. ET and ends at 4 p.m. ET. You can find more information here.

The Windows 2000 house on Lake Washington

 

Charles Simonyi, Microsoft’s 40th employee and CVP of Windows 2000 had this house built with how many windows? Windows:2000. According to curbed magazine: “One unnamed architect described the home to The Independent as a “James Bond modern” in 1996: “It has a bed that rotates, and a place by the pool for rock bands to come and play, and he collects the work of a Hungarian abstract painter. There’s a whole phone and entertainment console in the toilet. You could spend your day there.”

To See More about this home, or where the Billionaire’s of Washington State live, Click here to visit the curbed website. 

The Lake Washington Bike Loop

Do you live around Lake Washington and Ride a bike? This summer is the perfect time to explore all the lake has to offer, on 2 wheels! What better way to get out and explore up close and personal! The 55 Mile loop of Lake Washington begins at Gas Works. A recreational rider may find that this is a difficult ride, however you are in charge of your ride! Go as far as you like, and explore different sections of the lake each week! The route follows a mix of trails and city streets, and keeps to mostly residential but still very scenic areas. The route provides plenty of views of the lake along with the surrounding mountains and hills in the distance, and opportunities on both sides to stop and stretch your legs in a number of waterfront parks.

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Laurie Way Announces | Everett Tri-Level | 6 109th Place SE, Everett WA 98208

Welcome Home to Everett!!

6 109th Place SE, Everett WA 98208

Offered at $379,000

Stunning tri-level home has it all! Formal living room, dining room, separate family room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, including a en-suite master bedroom with walk in closet, 2 car- garage and large back yard with shed. Located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac and backs to a green belt for super privacy! Lots of garden space to grow herbs and flowers! Walk to Olivia Park Elementary, minutes to schools, shopping, and freeways. Room for everybody and a home in which you’ll build memories!

For more information about this wonderful home click here.