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  • in reply to: Recommendation needed for furniture mover #822722

    Breezy
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    I really like the guys over at A Better Moving Company. They’ve done big jobs and small and we’ve been pleased.

    in reply to: Cardiologist Recommendations #815113

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    If you’re willing to drive to Swedish Cherry Hill, I highly recommend Peter Casterella as a primary cardiologist. I have been under the care of cardiologists for the last 30 years in the U.S. and overseas and he and his office team is one of the best. I recently had heart surgery at Swedish Heart & Vascular, performed by Eric Lehr and can also highly recommend that surgical team if you need surgical recommendations. Good luck and good health to you.

    in reply to: Carpet Cleaner recommendations #810728

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    http://www.daburns.com

    D.A. Burns just cleaned our wall-to-wall two weeks ago. Looks like new carpet! They managed to remove two substantial sized splats of paint, regular wall paint that had soaked through a tarp while painting, and that was pretty amazing.

    We will use them again without a doubt.

    in reply to: Laundromat? #806652

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    I have used the one on 35th next to Cafe Osita. All went well and I had a delicious cup of coffee and chat with the Cafe owner while my wash was running.

    in reply to: Recycling Unusable Clothing #806460

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    As a Girl Scout leader, I once toured the San Diego Salvation Army facility and learned that one of the things they do is bundle unusable clothing and sell the block of cloth. Nothing goes to waste in that place! Check with our local collection agency and ask if they do the same.

    in reply to: Front Person/Cleaner with Dog Handling Skills #805931

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    Bump :) Love this place!!

    in reply to: Landscape/Lawn Care #805904

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    Wolfie, Essential Gardener’s does both lawn work and yard clean up (weeding, mulching, pruning, etc.), as well as regular maintenance, but if you need hardscape work, I think you need to look to landscape contractor’s. And they’re still in the $40’s per hour, but they’re licensed, bonded, very well trained/educated. Wish you luck and happy growing!! Something else to try, are there yards in/near your area that you admire? Inquire with the owner’s as to whom does their yard work.

    in reply to: Landscape/Lawn Care #805900

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    We’ve been using Essential Gardeners. Knowledgable and just a great company to work with. For the jobs we can’t do, their team comes in and gets it down. Prices are in the $40’s per hour.

    http://www.essentialgardeners.com/

    in reply to: Gluten Free in WS Restaurants #805469

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    in reply to: Toddler English lesson? Non English speaking home. #805481

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    As a teacher who worked almost exclusively with students whose first language was something other than English, the advice I gave to their parents was to practice English at home, especially at such a young age. Your concern is a testament to your devotion to your child’s learning! Continued exposure to English-speaking children and adults will develop her basic interpersonal communication skills (BICS) or what most would call ‘social English’. Songs and stories in English, recorded on tapes/CD’s can be very helpful. Sing along with your child – they don’t care if you can hold a tune! And if one of you is willing to communicate with your child in English and the other in the home language, that would also be great. I’ve worked with a number of families who have practiced this and their children have a richly developed vocabulary in both the home language and in English.

    in reply to: The Colonization of West Seattle #805376

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    I am curious as to the seller/buyer arrangement in these development cases. Was this home, and others like it, on the open market and purchased by the builder or acquired in some other way? Just trying to better understand what is happening..

    in reply to: Home inspection recommendations #805217

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    Charles Buell. This guy knows his stuff, was incredibly professional and easy to work with (we were buyers), and the report we received afterwards was very well done.

    http://www.buellinspections.com/

    We would not hesitate to hire him again. Yes, he may be a bit more costly than some others, but having worked with inspectors as a buyer and a seller, I cannot say I’ve worked with anyone who is better than this man.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Cedar Play Chips #803913

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    Thanks everyone! Burien Bark is a great place and we’ve had loads of landscape material delivered and have purchased on site, but we ended up going with Sawdust Supply as they were also providing us with mulch blower service.

    in reply to: Not looking good for Woody Allen #804191

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    Some of you may remember the case of winery executive Gary Ramona in the 1990’s. His daughter confronted him with accusations of repeated sexual abuse which he of course denied.

    He accused her therapist of implanting false memories. Many similar cases followed.

    The media coverage of this gave power to my abuser who tried to convince family and others this is what I was guilty of – false memories. Allen is going to try and do the same damn thing.

    I had never forgotten. I will not ever forget. If I was an artist, I could create a short filled with pain and loss. My therapist, whom I was seeing about an unrelated matter, was the first person I had ever told, other than my husband.

    I wish my mom had never been told this happened to me. She felt at fault, and she wasn’t.

    @anonyme, I agree. His actions send a clear message.

    @metrognome, sad but true. Abuse is an equal opportunity hurt.

    @JoB, you are correct. I still remember my therapist’s words after relating my family history to him. I said, ‘pretty messed up family, huh?’ He replied, ‘Yours is not unlike so many others.’

    @ellenater, agreed. Data + evidence = truth. Hard to talk about as adults, and even harder to talk about if you’re a child. I don’t think I knew the words or how to even tell my parents what was happening.

    @angelescrest, I’ve never liked Woody Allen and it’ll be no problem for me to avoid his films.

    @Jeannie, couldn’t put it better.

    One of my favorite proverbs, on my educator business card:

    “A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark.”

    Make your mark a gold star :)

    in reply to: Not looking good for Woody Allen #804184

    Breezy
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    I’m going to go outside my comfort zone here.

    First, let me say I don’t make a habit of following celebrities lives/issues because I just don’t give a shit. Oops, can I say shit here?

    In a nutshell, an adult has come forward with allegations of child sexual abuse by a parent, only to have their story dismissed as fiction. Since I have not ‘kept up’ with the entire story thread in the news, forgive me if I am incorrect.

    Once upon a time, there was a little girl who had been abused by a relative for many years. She told no one, fearing the perpetrator. She grew up, married, and had children of her own. Because of a very helpful therapist, she realized she no longer had to pretend to like this monster and proceeded to cut ties.

    When forced by another family member to ‘give up’ the reason the one was being ostracized from her life, she wrote a letter for his eyes only and stuck it in the mail.

    Where then he made copies, showed all other family members and workplace pals, claiming his innocence and how could she spread such rumors?

    So now, instead of fixing things between 2 people an entire family now knew and focused on the woman, calling her a liar.

    Why in God’s name would anyone make up something like this and put themselves through more agony?

    I am now free. I wish the same sense of freedom for all who have been abused.

    in reply to: Upholsterer? #804164

    Breezy
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    Have you given Margaret Fitzpatrick a call? 206-937-9643

    http://www.fitzpatricksupholstery.com/

    in reply to: Wen Shampoo/Conditioner #804197

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    Austin, I am also interested! If BearsChick changes mind, give me a look-up at mrsandersontutor4youatgmaildotcom.

    in reply to: Should you call the police? #803928

    Breezy
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    Thanks JoB. I’ll send you an email.

    in reply to: Should you call the police? #803926

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    Mike, thanks :) but I was just part of a whole. Our church actually remodeled so we could take a more active role in the Interfaith Shelter program – added showers and a few other things.

    JoB, I’m ashamed to say we’ve been here a year now and still have no church home :( We knew we were going to move again, so we postponed the search, but we’re now in what I hope is our ‘forever or until I can’t use the facilities by myself’ home and we should get off our duffs and do it.

    in reply to: Should you call the police? #803923

    Breezy
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    Thanks, JoB. We were actively involved in Interfaith Shelter in the SD area, opening our church to homeless 2 weeks a year, rotating with a number of other congregations. Very positive experience!

    in reply to: Should you call the police? #803921

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    TanDL, I’m not and haven’t ever been in law enforcement, so I’m not qualified to say what should/shouldn’t have been done. I think there are probably times when officers make on-the-spot decisions that may seem contrary to what us civilians think should’ve been done.

    This is posted on the FB page of the Chief of Police, Chris Gaddis. There may be updates later, but I know that a car thief is now in jail and for that a lot of us can feel a little better. Too bad there’s 100’s (?) of them still out there scheming to take our cars!

    in reply to: Should you call the police? #803920

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    JoB, I really like the safe parking zones. Do you know which churches are providing this or is it in the planning stages?

    in reply to: Wardrobe needed #803930

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    I’ve seen some armoire’s at thrifts and consignment stores that might work – if you’re willing to go that direction. I like Suite Arrangements on Fauntleroy. They also have a shop in Burien. Nice people I’ve dealt with :)

    in reply to: Republicans are the Problem #803889

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    JoB, that was so very well written! I am also a life-long democrat, but no longer vote along party lines nor financially fund anyone or anything I don’t want to just because the ‘party’ says to do so.

    I am discouraged by the party and agree with your statement about being run like Rockefeller republicans…

    Issues are not black and white but grey and that’s a problem for a lot of folks, politicians included.

    May I say I’m sick and tired of people grabbing a thread of truth and attempting to knit a sweater from it? Shenanigans…

    In my mid-50’s, there’s a lot of ‘been there, done that’ in my life and I hope lots more to come. We’ve worked, we’ve sacrificed and saved and hopefully will be able to take care of ourselves when the time comes.

    Now it’s out with the hounds on this beautiful Seattle day.

    in reply to: Dentist in West Seattle? #803767

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    We really like Dr. Smits. Great front office, hygienist’s, and a good doctor. Parking can be tricky, but that can be said about many places in WS :)

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