Neighborhood Meeting Correction; Free Storm Door; Lots More; Song: Happy Adoption Day

CONTENTS 8/17/2020
Neighborhood Meeting
Lost Basset Is Home
Free 32″ Storm Door
Cleaner & Cook?
Black Sheet
Radio Free Fl!p:  Happy Adoption Day


Online – Zoom Call
Tuesday, August 25, 7-8:30pm (Note date correction!)

Our Neighborhood Quarterly Meeting will be focused on conversations with our neighbors to share ideas, tips, strategies during this time of COVID-19.

1) Welcome and CNA Announcements
2) CNA Treasurer’s  and MNAC Report3) Get to Know Your Neighbors Activity
4) Columbia Conversations in Breakout Rooms. Room Topics – 1- Strategies for staying home, staying healthy, 2- Neighborhood Facebook Page, 3- Parenting and education in the Pandemic, 4- Sharing things you can do at home and outside, 5 – Other.
5) Meeting Wrap up
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Meeting ID: 950 8383 9982
Passcode: 570291
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Thanks everyone!


We have a brand new 32″ right-hinged white storm door (with both a screen insert, a glass insert, and an oiled-bronze handle set) that is looking for a home. We decided to go with a black frame instead. We were unable to return the white door and we don’t have another use for it. Please note that it is a 32″ frame. If it fits your needs, you are welcome to come pick it up.
Thank you!
Hannah and Brad Stone
2730 Kulshan Street
(360) 582-7543


A neighbor of mine, who is a good guy and community-spirited person, is fairly new in Bellingham, after living in the Tacoma area for many years. We’ve met over neighborhood issues up here on the hill. (They both live up by Toad Lake – this is from my Pix list. I’ve known Margie for years.) I feel comfortable endorsing him as a good, safe person. He asked me if I wanted to do some housework for him, and as a hater of housework, I had to decline. But I told him I’d put in a word for him on your blog if that’s OK. Also he is looking for a personal chef since he isn’t much of a cook, and has a tech business he is trying to run almost single-handedly from his home and has little time for these home-ly tasks. Here’s a quick blurb:

~ Margie Katz

Hi! My name is Maximilian and I’m looking for someone to help me with housework.  I’m 40-ish, moved here last year from the Tacoma area. I need a 7 a.m. early morning type of person who is trustworthy about wearing a mask and is unlikely to bring Covid-19 exposure along. I’m also interested in finding someone who might be able to prepare regular meals for my freezer or refrigerator. I’m honest, fair and trustworthy, have a great sense of humor, and am happy to pay appropriately for this work. I have no pets. You’d need a car as I live up a steep hill far from any bus service. Please contact me at (253) 279-6638.


Looking to borrow a black sheet to use as a backdrop for a video interview. Fl!p 360-671-4511


One of those big clamps. We’re looking for someone who could put the 4” square plastic top of an under-counter water filter into their clamp, and then turn the filter, to get the top off. The filter might still have some residual water in it.  Fl!p 360-671-4511


That’s funny! I linked the wrong song in my last post. I linked to Welcome To The World. Here’s the one I meant to share. Still John McCutcheon. And here’s a neighbor’s response to yesterday’s mix-up: I am sitting outside in my backyard  in this amazing warm evening. I just looked  at the newsletter and saw this song you put on it and listen to it. It was perfect for me to hear. Here’s why. My best friend (from meeting in kindergarten)  was a nurse in the Appalachian Mountains/Kentucky hills I early 1980s  and introduced me to John McCutcheon.    Then when we adopted in 1998, she turned me onto the “happy adoption day “song which we sang probably hundreds of times over many years. (I heard that he wrote it because I think his sister had adopted.) And it’s not the song that you sent, there’s actually one that is called Happy Adoption Day which is different. So you can Google that. But, my friend’s son and his wife just had a baby two days ago and I will be sending them this song. They live in Connecticut. My friend lives in Wisconsin now. She is the person I traveled  to Washington state with back in 1974 when we were just visiting a friend of mine hat had moved here from Maryland and we had zero intention of staying – but I never left. So thank you for pushing a button and a memory and I know that my friend and her son and his wife are going to appreciate this song. ~ Jana Williams, Walnut Street


Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511  2518 Cherry Street

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