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Posted by M. D. Vaden on July 30, 2003 at 23:15:29:

In Reply to: Re: Newt - you're back !! posted by Newt on July 30, 2003 at 17:26:14:

Yes that's me, third picture down on the site.

Pictures are fine - maybe attach to an email at the address listed here. Probably 2 photos at most. I like photos, but my email is rather slow with photos loading.

I usually only send out 2 at a time myself.

The board meeting went well. There is one woman board member, and 6 men. I thought it was a unique meeting. There was a jack-of-all-trades man, petitioning the board to grant him the right to sit for the landscape license exam, without his having the usual experience credential.

Part of his out of the ordinary experience, was volunteer work at the Costa Rica botanical garden (your mention of Peru made me think of that).

Anyhow, this man comes to the meeting, but with a guest. His guest is a woman from Costa Rica, and she looked and dressed like a poster girl promoting travel to a vacation spot down there.

It was cute to watch the glances in the room.

The board voted 7 to 0 in favor of letting the man sit for the exam. I'm sure he will do well. He had extensive non-paid work experience in all kinds of landscape work.

He has beat cancer, and is also a veteran of the US armed forces.

About the heat here in Oregon, at least today's (again) 100 weather will dip to about 85 tomorrow. I drove to the coast tonight to get out of the heat. It was about 70 degrees at Seaside. It can on some occassions reach 85 to 90 at the coast, but usually, when its 80 to 95 in Portland, its about 65 to 70 an hour away at the northern Oregon coast. Tonight, there were low clouds and a very light mist.

Enjoy your Peruvian visitors!

M. D. Vaden of Oregon -

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