We have made major additions to our picture gallery (see the menu link on the left). We have added a new album for the 8th trip (the pictures without people in them), called Philippines8. We have also added several sub-albums in the “Dave, Malen, & Family” main album. These include pictures of people taken during Dave’s 8th trip in an album called “The Eighth Meeting!,” pictures from our wedding, A few pictures taken at Thanksgiving, and finally some pictures of us at a progressive political rally in Sequim.
Our photo album (use the “Our Pictures!” Main Menu item on the left) has had several additions recently. The most recent are new pictures in the “Where We Live” album and the “The House and Land” sub-album. There is also a new “Philippines7” album with pictures from my lasted visit to Malen and the kids (pictures of us are in a new sub-album under the “Dave, Malen & Family” album). Enjoy!
In other news, we are approaching the end of the 2nd month since we submitted the K1 visa petition to the USCIS. Somehow, waiting for this 3-6 month process seems much more difficult that the 2-year wait we had to endure for Malen’s annulment!
Well, I finally got the pictures from my last trip to the Philippines loaded into the gallery (use the “Our Pictures” link in the menu on the left). The most recent album is called “Philippines6,” and contains the pictures from the trip that do not include any of the family members (scenery and sights). The pictures that include myself, Malen and/or the kids are in a new sub-album under the “Dave, Malen & Family” main album. The sub-album is called “Meeting Six!”
On another front, although the decision granting Malen’s annulment has been approved and signed by the judge, the post-decision processing has hit some snags. We STILL do not have the final paperwork registered and in hand. That is the point we are waiting for before we can submit the fiancee K1 visa request. Our lackadasial, unorganized, uncaring lawyers appear to be at fault again. The documentation sent to the Socilitor General was inadequate for an annulment. The court lawyer has had to put together a more complete set of documentation, and that is now back with the Solicitor General. The court did this because they do not want the judge’s decision to be questioned or overturned. Stay tuned!
Malen’s father has been in an auto accident, and has a fractured hip. He was in the hospital for a few days, but now is resting at home. He is supposed to get a month of bed rest. Malen and her sister has used this situation to move his stuff to the new house from the old house, so that Malen’s father is finally living in the new place (something he has been extremely reluctant to do).
Malen is attending some training during the day in preparation for a new job. More on that later.
If you use the “Our Pictures!” main menu item on the left, it will take you to our gallery of pictures. I have now updated the gallery with three new albums of pictures and videos taken during this last trip to the Philippines. As always, pictures with family in them (myself, Malen, and/or the kids) is in a sub album under the main album titled “Dave, Malen & Family.” The sub album is titled “The Fifth Visit!” and has 122 pictures in it.
The new main album titled “Philippines5” contains more than 200 photos taken in Iloilo, Bohol, Cebu, and at Camaya Coast. And now for the first time, I have added videos to the gallery! The main album titled “Philippines 5 – The Videos!” contains 24 short videos taken on this trip. Check them out!!
I have uploaded all of the pictures from my trip to the Philippines, and added some recent pictures of the house and yard in Sequim, WA. The photo gallery (see the link on the main menu) now has 4 albums.
The Philippines album has the pictures from the two weeks that Malen and I spent together in the Philippines. I am still adding some descriptions to these pictures, so the album is not quite finished. The last update on this album was on 8/8/09. This album does not contain any of the pictures of Malen, myself, or the three kids. Those pictures are in another album (see below).
The 2nd album on the main gallery page is titled “Pictures of Dave & Malen.” This album contains all the pictures of Malen and I, and the family (April, Jedd, and Yeng). It was last updated on 8/3/09.
The remaining two albums are pictures of the house and land in Sequim, WA (last updated on 8/4/09) and pictures of the motor home we own (last updated in June).
This photo gallery only allows access to the smaller version (800 X 600 pixels), wich can be downloaded at that size. If anyone wants the full-sized versions (3648 X 2736 approx) let me know via email, and we can discuss it. Friends and family who want people pictures can have them for free, others who may want scenery or other pictures can have them for a small price.
I have added a small photo gallery to this site. It is on the main menu as “Pictures of Dave.” This is different from my other photo site (Photos R Free), which is on my Other Sites menu. The gallery here is just to shop pictures of me and where I live (my land and house), and in the future, other pictures of what is happening in my life. All the pictures will be relatively recent.
I have been getting a constant stream of users registering here that do not seem to have anything to do with the name Desautel. They register with minimal information, and they all have email addresses at gmail.com. None of them have ever contacted me, or responded to my email to them. I have been deleting these users, except for one that I gave author privileges to (to see if they would post something). This is happening with increasing frequency.
If you register here, please use the “Contact Us” link and let me know who you are.
I am asking registered members to submit a news article introducing themselves and their families when they are given Author privileges. So, I had better do the same for myself!
I am a leading-edge boomer, born in 1947, and an educated, open-minded Liberal Democrat. I am logical and analytical to a fault, a Vietnam Veteran, and spiritual, as opposed to religious. I was born on the East coast, but lived most of my life on the West coast. I grew up in Southern California, and moved to the Seattle area in 1994.
I have been married three times, most recently for 15 years. My wife Karen passed away last November (2006). I graduated from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California, and I received a BS in Operations Management and an MBA from California State University, Long Beach. I spent the bulk of my work career as a computer professional, after 8 years in the field of Industrial Engineering. I have had a life-long case of “techno-lust.”
I am in decent shape and good health, in spite of the fact that I had an angioplasty 11 years ago, and a bypass 5 years ago. I was lucky in that we discovered the blockages before I had a heart attack or any heart damage. So I am as good as new, except for being old! I also spent most of my life playing 2-man beach volleyball and basketball, so my heart and body are strong.
So, that is the quick-and-dirty on me. Come on you other registered members, lets submit your introductions (please do not use the “News Flash” category)!
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