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Entries from April 2013

Mower vs. Wubba Day

April 30th, 2013 · No Comments

There are times when I stop and think in how much of a rut my life is lived in. It is inaccurate to say “a rut” because, as I think about it, it is apparent there are several ruts criss-crossing each other and winding like a maze. Some are seasonal, others trendy and a good […]

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Up early here

April 29th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I woke up about 4:15 this morning and stayed that way long enough to convince me I might as well get up and have a drink and a look at the news. When I went to get some ice, I found that the ice maker was out of sync and the separators were out of […]

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Someone I’m not

April 28th, 2013 · No Comments

Every now and then I get this feeling that POOF I am going to turn into someone else – someone not much better than I am. Oh, no, more that that: Someone really grand and wonderful. This would be when the Indiana Jones music would start playing. But then I realize that is not going […]

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A little fun

April 28th, 2013 · 2 Comments

I used the wet/dry vac to get the water out of the broken Maytag washer. I didn’t want to haul the wet clothes out first so I put the end of the hose in the potato ricer bucket and it worked pretty well. Do you know how much water comes out of a washer with […]

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Washer woes

April 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Just recently I wrote about unclogging the drain in the basement shower. I hoped I hadn’t jinxed myself and it is still working, but on other water matters, there is a new problem. The washer quit and it had a full tub of water in it. It has quit this way before; a repairman came […]

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I wore orange pants to the nursing home

April 26th, 2013 · 2 Comments

A while back I bought some pants on sale from Lands End – convertible pants in the colors of orange and hot pink. Today I took it in my head to wear the orange ones to the nursing home. They were a hit, possibly because I entered the dining room pointing at them and grinning. […]

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Life in a closet

April 25th, 2013 · No Comments

It wasn’t my whole life, just a few hours, but by the end of the project, it seemed more cozy than cramped. When I opened the door, I knew what I would see; I had seen it before, but had always groaned and shut the door again. Today, I  decided it was time to call […]

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Well, part 3

April 24th, 2013 · No Comments

I have an announcement that I hope does not jinx me: I have unclogged the basement shower drain. It has been a five day effort, but now the water is flowing nicely. It is not exciting to other people; it is not an announcement such as: Grandma got a convertible. Grandma got a Hummer. Grandma […]

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Well, part 2

April 24th, 2013 · No Comments

So, I’m back. I’m back because I can’t chase people around talking about Eric Sevareid and reminiscing about the cadence of his commentaries and I didn’t just want to stop with a lonely mini-thought about him. I looked on YouTube and found his farewell essay. I grew up listening to Eric Sevareid. He’s been gone […]

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Well

April 24th, 2013 · No Comments

Yes, well, I really have had a bland brain the past couple of days and didn’t have much to say so I didn’t say it. Today is not much different, but I guess I’m not letting that stop me. I mowed yesterday for the first time with the electric mower – Hey, I’m getting better […]

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