Lots of writing. Mostly about local history. Not sure if others would find this interesting but I have spent months assembling a data base that includes info on the 1,143 properties that qualify for historical status in a particular Seattle neighborhood. Each property will be tied to a current image file as well as a 1930’s tax photo and the tax documents, if possible. It’s for personal use just to aid my own research.
I’ve also been writing about the neighborhood elementary school that I attended which is one of those properties that is on that list of the “National Register of Historic Places”. For the school I am focusing primarily on the architectural features and hardware that dates to 1925. Real nerd stuff influenced by my years in facility management.
Currently I’m writing a short history about a Norwegian immigrant who was born in 1853, immigrated to America in 1879 and lived on a small islet close to where I grew up that was formed by the opening of a ship canal and the subsequent lowering of the lake by 9 feet. He lived there during the Depression and got around in a rowboat of some sort.
Pretty weird, right?