Hello from London!
Once summer is over I start wandering around again. I am writing this on my phone while on a train heading from London to Leeds. We just stopped in Grantham. I wonder if that is the same as in Downton Abbey? I had dinner with longtime Seabeck guests, Mark and Kirstin Thompson last night. I have known Kirstin and her family for over 25 years. We both noticed that we had never gone to dinner in Seattle, just London. It was really fun to meet up. What a small world!
I just got the next set of plans for the new Pines. They look great! I find myself looking longingly at my construction helmet. Watch out, here we go again. HAHA.
Friends of Seabeck Weekend is December 9-11. I hope you will attend the event. It's turning into a Christmas tradition.
Speaking of traditions, we are busily preparing for a huge crowd for the annual Halloween party. Let us know if you would like to come help. It is really something to see!
Two other dates to mark on your calendar are: the retirement party for our Maintenance Director, John Loveless, on March 26th at Seabeck and the Seabeck Annual meeting and Pines Capital Campaign Kickoff on April 30th at Seattle's Pacific Tower.
Projects moving forward include: new tile in Spruce bathrooms, new carpet in Juniper, some structural work and two more room remodels in Reeser, and the final push to move into the new shop. The hardest part of scheduling is finding open time to work.
This weekend also starts our 24-hour desk experiment. Thursday through Sunday night will now have a 11pm to 7 am staff shift. It's quite a change, but as staffing changes on the campus, it has become more necessary. We will see how it goes.
Thanks for your support of Seabeck. I can't wait to get home and start moving Pines forward!