Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Greetings from North Dakota

Greetings. Some random news items from North Dakota… Keith and I are (almost) moved in. We finally got the books on the shelves, and we’re in the process of hanging pictures. Unfortunately we are sleeping on our couch (a futon), so our living room looks a little empty at present. I managed to find a job working the desk at Scott’s Fine Art Studio, and I’m hoping to get some students of any sort (cello, viola da gamba, German, music theory, historical performance coaching, chamber music coaching, etc.) Initially, I applied at a bunch of coffee shops, but no one wanted to hire me for only five months, since it takes time to train people (man, those people are missing out… we got an espresso machine for a wedding present, and I make DARN GOOD COFFEE.) Keith started his LAST SEMESTER at the University of North Dakota today. Hooray for Keith! By the way, I mentioned we moved. So, if for any reason you don’t have our address and you need it, email me and I’ll send it to you. Well, it’s back to writing thank you notes and making business cards for me…

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

We got married! Here's one of our wedding pictures. More will come soon. (For those of you who didn't already know, Celia will be changing her last name to Olson.) Photo credit: Sharlane Chase.

The Trip Back to North Dakota

We camped in Montana on the way back to North Dakota after the honeymoon. Dinner that night was marshmallows and cookies, which we made into some darn good s'mores. Unfortunately, our car broke down the next day, but we amazingly found a Subaru dealer in Butte, MT, and the problem was quickly fixed.


We went canoeing near a glacier, and Keith ate some glacier ice!

Fishing in Ketchikan

We went "fishing" for eagles: when someone caught a rock fish, we would lure the eagles closer by throwing the fish out into the water close to the boat. Once four eagles swooped down to get it! Keith took this picture. :)

Reeling in my first fish...

I caught a beautiful pink salmon in Ketchikan! It was about 6 pounds, the biggest of the day on our boat. We had about 40 pounds of salmon sent home smoked and canned!

A moose once bit my sister...