Category Archives: Around Lake Union

October Events!

LOCAL EVENTS

Sept 29-Oct 1 – Everett Sausage Fest – Everett
Oct 1 – Michelmass Midieval Festival – Carnation
Oct 5 – Brew at the Zoo – Seattle
Oct 5-8 – Tacoma RV Show – Tacoma
Oct 5-12 – Tacoma Film Festival – Tacoma
Oct 6-7 – West Sound Quilters Show – Bremerton
Oct 6-7 – Bier on the Pier – Anacortes
Oct 6-8 – Oktoberfest Northwest – Puyallup
Oct 6-8 – Dungeness Crab Festival – Port Angeles
Oct 6-8 – Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival – La Conner
Oct 6-8 – Seattle Home Show – Seattle
Oct 7 – Fife Harvest Festival – Fife
Oct 7 – Railroad & Reunion Days – Granite Falls
Oct 7 – Scarecrow Festival – Gig Harbor
Oct 7-8 – Issaquah Salmon Days – Issaquah
Oct 7-8 – Oysterfest – Shelton
Oct 7-8 – Rocktoberfest – Marysville
Oct 7-8 – Festival of Family Farms – Skagit Valley
Oct 7-8 – Viking Fest – Arlington
Oct 7-8 – Lego Convention – Seattle
Oct 8-Nov 12 – Earshot Jazz Festival – Seattle
Oct 12-22 – TWIST Film Festival – Seattle
Oct 14-15 – Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo – Puyallup
Oct 19-22 – Holiday Food & Gift Festival – Tacoma
Oct 22-31 – Haunted Forest – Everett
Oct 21-22 – WA Snowmobile Expo – Puyallup
Oct 26-29 – Gig Harbor Film Festival – Gig Harbor
Oct 27 – Zombie Wine Walk – Kirkland
Oct 28 – Issaquah Zombie Walk– Issaquah
Oct 28-29 – Dia de Muertos – Seattle
Oct 28-29 – Dia de los Muertos – Tacoma
Oct 28-29 – WA Arms Collectors Show – Puyallup
Oct 31 – Children’s Museum Carnival – Seattle
Oct 31 – Fremont Troll Celebration – Seattle

Snap of the day: South Lake Union Repair Project

We have been watching the construction around the lake all summer long. It has been fascinating to watch the bulldozers remove large sections of the earth and replace it with geofoam to prevent the shifting of the soil. Today marks the removal of the bridge, we watched in awe as large boats with cranes lumbered across the lake to do the heavy lifting. The bridge was removed swiftly, and now sits on the dock in front of the MOHAI. I imagine this might be one of the final stages of repair. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation when the project is complete the following items will have been repaired:

  • Replacing existing soil with lightweight geofoam under paved walkways along the western portion of the park “peninsula” west of MOHAI
  • Modifying bridge abutment.
  • Repairing the boardwalk between the bridge and the bulkhead
  • Reinstalling all paved walkways once the lightweight geofoam has been installed and the abutment modified

Find out more about Lake Union Park and activities around the lake by visiting:

The Lake Union Park Website 

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.

I need your help!

Thank you so much for choosing me as your real estate agent! I am asking for reviews!

I value my clients opinions about what it was like to work with me and I think other buyers and sellers would appreciate knowing what they can expect from me. I’d like to ask you for the favor of writing a review about your experience with me. Here are some questions that you can answer as part of your write-up:

  • What made you decide to buy or sell your home?
  • Why did you choose me as your real estate agent?
  • What did you like best about your experience with me?
  • What do you think I could have done better?
  • Would you recommend me to your friends and family?

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Please do not feel obligated to file a review on all 3 sites, I appreciate you taking the time to give me feedback and I look forward to reading your remarks.