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Air conditioner crisis – then freezer circuit went out

July 13th, 2016 · No Comments

Okay, I put that in the title in case I just go face down on the keyboard like proverbial the chicken with her head cut off. Sunday night, we got to thinking it was a little warm in the house and the thermostat showed 75 degrees; we punched the setting down to 70 and nothing […]

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The saddest ghost towns

July 8th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Approximately a month ago, I was in Barnes & Noble, a store that I like for its atmosphere and because it usually has a small section that focuses on Indiana history – not the super academic variety, but the personal experience of daily life. I used to visit this section regularly because I would select […]

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Dirty from having mowed

July 6th, 2016 · No Comments

That is how I am sitting this morning – dirty and with a shirt on and underpants (not panties) and a blanket over my legs – as I contemplate what I am going to do in the next few minute and the next years. The next minute part is more upsetting because it involves actually […]

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Not quite the Fourth

July 3rd, 2016 · 1 Comment

I am at the Fairborn apartment and the morning skies are grey; I think someone said things would be cleaning up, but I am just going to wait and see, rather than hop on over to weather.com. I have renewed my diet for health and appearance, but do you hear City Barbecue calling, “AmeliaJake, AmeiliaJake […]

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I need a sign – Weed Farm

June 30th, 2016 · No Comments

I know people driving along Riley Street must think, “Auuuggghhhh, look at the buckhorns in that yard. Lazy, trashy people.” Well, like the fellows who stand on curbs with handmade signs announcing fundraising car washes and pork burgers, I need to do the same with my explanation of how I’m trying to get rid of […]

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A little weedkiller experiment

June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

Before I say anything about maybe killing weeds, I guess I should admit I am in a grumpy mood. I suspected it, but when I inadvertently pressed delete and the whole darn post deleted, I stamped my foot iN total toddler anger – and that was from a sitting position. Actually, I would say I […]

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An expedition

June 28th, 2016 · No Comments

I am going up to LaGrange County today; I have not been there for quite awhile and it could get interesting. I wouid not not mind taking a mongoose with me, although I suppose, from what I read, a python is more likely than a cobra. I am also taking weed killer instead of a […]

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We should turn the camera on ourselves

June 26th, 2016 · No Comments

You can find them almost anywhere anymore – those photos labelled “awkward” or “embarrassing” or “what were they thinking?” This morning, on weather.com, I saw another one – this time it was about awkward Fourth of July photos and featured, of course, people in what most would consider sort of crazy clothing with a flag […]

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Hugging a ceiling fan?

June 25th, 2016 · No Comments

Even if the fan is not on, it would be awkward to hug it, but I give every ceiling fan in the house a virtual hug when I see it making calm Humphrey Bogart Casablanca circles on above my head. I have no idea if I lived in a previous life or not, but I […]

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Okay, it’s no longer Sunday

June 22nd, 2016 · 1 Comment

It is Wednesday and because I have switched trash companies, take out night is Tuesday, instead of Wednesday . . . and in the middle of the night, I remembered this. The trash is out there, if it hasn’t been picked up already and I am so happy that I have/had trash in my driveway. […]

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