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  • in reply to: Any good recommendations for a dentist in WS? #759035

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    Our family loves Dr. Kae. So do two different friends’ families. He and his team are pretty darned awesome. Even my teen daughter and husband don’t fuss about going to the dentist.

    in reply to: Help with my printer… #758479

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    Ken-Thank you so much! It is a HP Officejet 4500 Wireless. I don’t have a Mac. I also emailed you. This is much appreciated.


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    Sadly, we have moved out of West Seattle but we used a guy named Boaz Hall. He is local to West Seattle. He was on-time, fast, and our roof and gutters look great! We are putting our house on the market later in the month and will use him for windows and pressure washing too. Typically, we would do this stuff on our own but wow, what a blessing to have some help!

    http://seethroughwindows.vpweb.com

    in reply to: Part time office assistant #738548

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    I think this is perfectly reasonable. Obviously the employee isn’t going to be doing all of these things at once. Perhaps the employer was trying to be comprehensive with all of the tasks’ requirements. It is a part-time job in West Seattle folks. The pay isn’t going to be as good as a part time job in down town Seattle. I gotta’ say Hammerhead hit the nail on the… well you know. Good luck finding an employee Louise.

    in reply to: Amanda and Politics? #736131

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    I like this game!

    Republican (although my red-neck father swears I am a closet Democrat), innocent

    in reply to: Safe Babysitting classes in WS? #735826

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    I think Highline Hospital may have a class along with CPR. Our daughter took her babysitting class at the YMCA. That was several years back but she loved it.

    in reply to: Green Housecleaning #623405

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    Cleanhouse Effects is awesome. They make their own wonderful smelling, green cleaning products and ensure efficiency in their process. Call Janice or Kysa at 206.303.0124.

    in reply to: WSHS Honors #735576

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    speakloud-if you want to discuss Nova at any point, feel free to email me: tjbuechle at gmail dot com. I am happy to chat and will try to not become too heated. :0)

    in reply to: WSHS Honors #735570

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    We chose Nova for our daughter. It takes some getting used to, for sure. It is a very liberal school (I know, we live in Seattle but wow!) but it works for our daughter. It took some getting used to but we enjoy her class topics and she is on track to graduate a year early at age 16 with stellar grades.

    Our daughter was assaulted on school property in October of last year. We weren’t aware of the situation until mid-January. She was also beat up by three girls in mid-February. We pulled her out of school then and there. We are still dealing with criminal trials from all of this crap. The therapy, the nightmares, the depression are all pretty fun too.

    Cait-I think it is lovely that you turned out ok. Sorry you are offended by statements about WSHS. I guess perhaps you should suck it up because I feel that the school is sub-par. Do more to pursue education? We did. We do. We chose another school when I can see WSHS from the front door of my home.

    We have spoken to SPD officers regarding WSHS. It has a lot of crime. We are talking drugs, gangs, and other assorted crap. We know first hand now. One officer stated to me that he would work as much over-time as he could instead of sending his children to Seattle Public Schools. Just sharing what he said.

    I believe that the staff and senior administrators are doing what they can at WSHS. I don’t believe it was in time for my daughter to have the education she deserves and I pay for with my taxes. They weren’t able to keep her safe during the school day.

    Another thought on schools is Vashon High School. There are a couple of other posts on here regarding Vashon and I think it is worth checking out. Our daughter wanted to start fresh with new kids so she chose to go to Nova.

    in reply to: WSHS Honors #735559

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    Our daughter had the same experience-bored out of her mind and annoyed by the trouble makers. We moved her mid-year, although the low bar for honors classes wasn’t the only reason. I believe that WSHS is really working on building an awesome school. Unfortunately, many of the kids’ behavioral issues get in the way of the other children’s ability to learn. I assume that you are interested in Sealth because of the IB program. I would suggest looking into some of the choice schools as well-food for thought. You may have already though… Good luck!

    in reply to: Chinook Book Coupons #735139

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    Gone! :0) Thanks.

    in reply to: House painter and gutter replacement wanted #733547

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    Another vote for Level Line. They did a great job and were very efficient. I got quotes from three companies and they were in the middle cost wise. Plus they did a follow up call. Considering painting the house so this is great info. :0)

    in reply to: West Seattle High School #729515

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    We didn’t have a great experience with WSH because of harassment issues. We moved our daughter mid-year to Nova after pulling her out for three weeks. Nova took some adjustment for my husband and myself because of the non-traditional style. We DO feel that our daughter has learned more while there than she did at WSH. The school is self-motivated and she is able to excel in this style.

    There is also Center School to think about. Both Nova and Center require a bus trip including a transfer downtown. We were nervous about this but it has worked out very well for us thus far. Both of these schools have a reputation for having the slacker kids in attendance. I don’t believe that to be true, it is something to think about. Also, sports aren’t a focus at either school. They are more artsy.

    I have heard great things about Vashon. I wish our daughter had shown more interest in going there because of its academics. Her goal was to get away from the kids in West Seattle she had gone to school with since grade school and Nova fit that bill.

    There is also Kennedy in Burien that has bus service from this area. It is private. And isn’t Holy Names on Captial Hill? A great private school but several families travel there and I know there are car pools. If private school had been in our budget, we would have done it in a heartbeat.

    Hope this helps. I would also suggest touring the schools if at all possible. We didn’t do this as we can see WSH from our front door. Why would we not send our daughter to the school in our neighborhood? We wish we had put more time into touring.

    in reply to: Tram's haircuts #724888

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    Got my hair cut yesterday. The new salon looks great. I was Mary’s first customer. I am thankful for the very reasonably priced haircut. Thanks Mary!!!

    in reply to: Tram's haircuts #724886

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    I haven’t been able to reach anyone. I need a haircut so badly! :0) I am going to keep trying. So excited for these ladies. And a ten dollar cut is very nice for my under-employed budget!

    in reply to: Tram's haircuts #724880

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    Is there contact information for them? I have been in such need of a cut and wondering when these ladies will open their salon. Yay Mary and Tram!


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    in reply to: acupuncture #721207

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    My acupuncturist is Paul Nojaim-

    5410 California Ave SW

    Seattle, Washington 98136

    (206) 923-2053

    I really enjoy Paul’s confidence and his calm demeanor. I appreciate his “bedside manner” because he is very considerate and answers all of my questions with as much detail as I can understand.

    I have seen Paul for pain issues surrounding Fibromyalgia off and on for several years. It is the most helpful method of pain relief I have found for treating my symptoms.

    Good luck with your treatment. I am hopeful it will help you!


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    We loved Alki. Our daughter is now a freshman in high school but I miss the Alki days. We loved the teachers that she had at the school. And the office staff was very kind. There was some turnover at the school but we are realizing that is the Seattle Public School system. We are not as much in love with the SPS system right now as we have had some serious challenges as our daughter has gotten older. Another school that is suggested highly is Lafayette but I have heard the wait list is incredibly long. Schmitz Park is worth a look as well. I don’t know as much about that school. It seems to have an awesome PTA from what I have heard. Good luck!

    in reply to: W.S. Computer Repair? #721111

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    We always use PC Mobile Help: http://www.pcmobilehelp.com/, (206) 686-8682

    They are friendly and fast. I love the guys that work there.

    Ken has also been very kind and made suggestions on here when I have asked questions about computer related recommendations. If kindness counts, I can suggest Ken based on that for sure. :0)

    Good luck.


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    I can attest to Mary’s awesome training skills with the pups. We really appreciated her hard work with our dog (and us too). :0) You won’t be sorry you enrolled in her class.

    in reply to: NOVA High School??? #719123

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    So I am back with questions about commuting to NOVA. My daughter had her first day yesterday and she is madly in love with the school. My question is how in the heck did your kids get up there from WS? I am not wild about the idea of her transferring down town. We removed her from WS schools for her own safety. Or perhaps I am being an old fashioned mother and need to let go. Did your children drive? Take the bus? Car-pool? Any input would be appreciated.

    in reply to: Need Shrubs/Flowers for my Garden #719432

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    Velmo-I am going to have more daises here soon. They are white and rather boring BUT they grow like crazy and you will have more for next year for sure. I will also have extra calla lily later in spring that divides quite nicely. Let me know if you are interested. tjbuechle at gmail dot com

    in reply to: Plants-white daises and some other strange plant #719428

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    Yay! They are gone. Love it when someone can use plants.

    in reply to: Best place to get vegetable starts? #719460

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    I typically do everything from seed outdoors EXCEPT tomatoes, peppers, sometimes basil, and sometimes oregano. I love that Village Green is going to do edibles this year. We had had wonderful luck with their products in the past. Plus it is such a cool location. My best starts have come from PCC, the WS farmer’s market, and the vegetable stand down in Burien near Glen Acres golf course. Not incredibly convenient but the stop can be added when going to Trader Joes. I have researched a lot on the Internet and found really great information on our anticipated last day of frost-for those plants that need it a bit warmer. Another thing that is incredibly helpful is The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide done by Seattle Tilth. I grabbed one at PCC last year. One more thing-the Tilth sale is AMAZING but get there early and take a wagon. The lines are long and you need something to transport everything you purchase. Good luck and happy planting!

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