Timeline Highlights

  • Mar 2003 – Rodney, Doris and Stewart arrived in USA
  • May 2003 – Rodney, Doris and Stewart visited New York
  • Jun 2003 – Rodney, Doris and Stewart visited Niagara Falls and Orlando
  • July 2003 – Doris died, funerals in Seattle and Canberra
  • Sep 2003 – Rodney and Stewart visited Yellowstone
  • Oct 2003 – Rodney met Julie
  • Dec 2003 – We were married in Las Vegas, Rodney returned to Canberra
  • Feb 2004 – Julie visited Canberra and Sydney
  • July 2004 – Rodney worked on the Honiara Scouting Project
  • Oct 2004 – Rodney learned to fly (briefly)
  • Oct 2004 – Rodney and Stewart acquired Datsun
  • Dec 2004 – Rodney and Stewart moved to Bruce
  • Dec 2004 – Julie moved to Australia
  • Jan 2005 – Julie visited New Zealand
  • Feb 2005 – Claude died, funeral in Adelaide
  • Feb 2005 – We acquired Kelly
  • Aug 2005 – Kiana was born in Melbourne
  • Aug 2005 – Duncan was born in Seattle
  • Sep 2005 – We visited Hobbiton and Surprise party for Karen
  • Nov 2005 – We had our first Thanksgiving at Bruce
  • Dec 2005 – We acquired scooters
  • Feb 2006 – Rodney acquired the Hawk scooter
  • May 2006 – Julie served in Korea
  • Jun 2006 – Rodney visited Korea
  • Nov 2006 – Rodney came off his scooter
  • Dec 2006 – Julie became Australian Permanent Resident
  • Dec 2006 – We had a holiday in Tasmania
  • Feb 2007 – The kids visited Australia
  • Mar 2007 – Rodney came off his scooter, again
  • May 2007 – We moved to Holder
  • Nov 2007 – We hosted our first Thanksgiving at Holder
  • Dec 2007 – We had a white Christmas in Seattle
  • Jun 2008 – We went snorkeling in Townsville
  • Oct 2008 – Harry was born
  • Nov 2008 – We acquired the XR6
  • Dec 2008 – We had a road trip to NT and North Qld
  • Jan 2009 – Datsun died
  • Feb 2009 – Rodney had his first look at the bus
  • Mar 2009 – Julie became an Australian Citizen
  • Apr 2009 – We brought the bus home
  • Jun 2009 – We acquired Angel
  • Oct 2009 – Rodney parked the bus in High St, Northcote
  • Nov 2009 – We had an early Thanksgiving at Holder
  • Nov 2009 – Mike & April visited Australia
  • Nov 2009 – Paul married Brooke
  • Apr 2010 – We visited Uluru and Cairns with Eemeli
  • Oct 2010 – Ada died, funeral in Seattle
  • Nov 2010 – We sold both scooters
  • Dec 2010 – Rodney was driving the Night Rider service
  • Jan 2011 – Julie had a major stomach ulcer scare
  • May 2011 – We moved into the paddock
  • Jun 2011 – Angel is a Cattle Dog!
  • Aug 2011 – The XR6 is destroyed
  • Oct 2011 – Rodney stepped on a Brown Snake!
  • Dec 2011 – We saw major flooding
  • Feb 2012 – Rodney’s 60th Birthday
  • Apr 2012 – We visited New York
  • Apr 2012 – Bob died, funeral in Seattle
  • Jan 2013 – Rodney had major prostate surgery
  • Mar 2013 – We worked at Blaze Aid at Bookham
  • Aug 2013 – We moved into the cottage
  • Sep 2013 – Kelly died
  • Sep 2013 – We went on an Alaska cruise
  • Oct 2013 – We acquired Buddy
  • Nov 2013 – Scout Hall had its 50th Anniversary
  • Dec 2013 – Duncan skated out for the Silvertips
  • Jan 2014 – Julie was bitten by a spider
  • Apr 2014 – Ben Shaw died
  • Oct 2014 – Rodney got a new job, we moved to Nowra
  • Dec 2014 – We had Christmas in Seattle
  • Feb 2015 – Rodney became a USA Permanent Resident
  • Mar 2015 – The Bus was for sale
  • Apr 2015 – Julie moved back to USA
  • May 2015 – Rodney moved to USA
  • July  2015 – Rodney started working at CenturyLink Field
  • Sep 2015 – Rodney was working 5 part time and temp jobs
  • Oct 2015 – We moved into the apartment in Everett
  • Dec 2015 – Rodney had New Years Eve working at the Space Needle
  • Feb 2016 – Rodney started work at Rose City Rebar
  • Mar 2016 – Rodney started working part time at Solie Funeral Home
  • May 2016 – Rose City job became permanent
  • Jun 2016 – Rodney met Gary and Colleen in Canada
  • Jun 2016 – Buddy had surgery
  • Sep 2016 – Work moved to ActivSpace
  • Nov 2016 – Pete died, funeral in Brisbane
  • Nov 2016 – Work moved to a double unit
  • Nov 2016 – Simon visited from Amsterdam
  • Dec 2016 – We saw heavy snow in Seattle
  • Jan 2017 – Rodney started playing hockey again
  • Aug 2017 – Solar eclipse
  • Oct 2017 – Rodney  learned to ice skate
  • Dec 2017 – We had snow for Christmas
  • Jan 2018 – Rodney  had training in Las Vegas
  • Feb 2018 – We had a work trip to San Francisco
  • May 2018 – We attended a hockey tournament in Canada
  • May 2018 – Rodney  returned to CenturyLink Field
  • July 2018 – Angel died
  • Sep 2018 – Simon visited from Amsterdam
  • Oct 2018 – Hummingbirds started visiting
  • Dec 2018 – Rodney had diagnostic surgery, then open heart surgery
  • Jan 2019 – Rodney was recovering from it, slowly
  • Feb 2019 – Rodney was in Cardiac Rehab
  • Mar 2019 – Rodney went back to work
  • Apr 2019 – We moved to a ground level apartment
  • Apr 2019 – Rodney lost his job
  • Apr 2019 – Julie ended up in the VA Hospital
  • May 2019 – Rodney found another job, delivering Amazon packages
  • May 2019 – April rented an apartment
  • May 2019 – After some time in a care facility, Julie came home
  • Jun 2019 – April moved into her new apartment
  • Jun 2019 – Julie started in-home Physical Therapy, learning to walk again
  • Jun 2019 – Rodney started his new job
  • July 2019 – Steve Bontrager died
  • July 2019 – Julie attended training for working the 2020 census
  • Aug 2019 – Our balcony window was shattered
  • Aug 2019 – Steve’s memorial in Spokane
  • Sep 2019 – Rodney took April and Duncan on the Underground Tour
  • Sep 2019 – Halloween started early
  • Sep 2019 – Julie completed her PT sessions
  • Sep 2019 – Rodney started working some of his day in the dark
  • Oct 2019 – We acquired the Kia from Janet for April
  • Nov 2019 – Julie walked several city blocks in downtown Seattle
  • Nov 2019 – Christmas lights are going up already
  • Dec 2019 – April became a free woman again