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Archive for July, 2011


   Jul 31

Finally Final

Well, Erica and Jessica are settled in their new (to them), century-old house, merrily ordering delivery dinners. Jessica has already made friends with the kids on her block. It makes me happy to know she’s going to grow up like Ramona the Pest, in a happy neighborhood with lots of kids and adventures to be […]

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   Jul 27

Goodbye and Good Luck

On Saturday, we had a farewell barbecue for Erica and Jessica. I’ll have you know that saying goodbye to us was important enough to delay their departure. Despite living in the middle of nowhere – or on the edge of it – it was the only day that week that all three of us could […]

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   Jul 24

Enchanted Evening

The stage is set A huge white tent is a familiar sight on the headlands of the Village in the summer. It’s the home of the annual Music Festival, now in its 25th year. It has a stunning setting by the ocean: As you can see above, it’s surprisingly nice inside. I guess they have […]

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   Jul 22

Hello & Goodbye

Camera Face* I was lucky enough to spend a little time with Jessica this week – while I was at the jobette. That’s one of the many nice things about working there. Everyone is pretty relaxed, and they often bring their kids to work as part of the after school/activities chauffeuring so familiar to every […]

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   Jul 18

Updates: The Home Department

Something about July seems to inspire me to paint. Last year’s paint-a-palooza included the side of the house, as well as the bathroom doors, the front door and window, and my desk area. Not to mention the hall floor, which Rob changed from electric lime green to bearable grey. This year, Mark replaced the rotten […]

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   Jul 15

Updates: The Cat Department

Well, Miss Audrey doesn’t seem to have put on much, if any, weight. I’ve been feeding her fancy wet food on the sly, and also setting aside chicken to give her. Maybe she just gets thinner in the summer, like my brother’s Wonderdog Jed used to. Maybe she’s just one of those enviable creatures who […]

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   Jul 14

Updates: The Health Department

Rob is recovering well from his scary surgery. The hole cut into his throat so they could rummage around in his spine has completely healed, though he still has to wear the giant collar at all times and is not allowed to drive or do much of anything, which is driving him crazy. He has […]

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   Jul 08

Found

From the country roads of Hooterville to the streets of San Francisco… When we were in San Francisco for Rob’s surgery, we stayed in an area I didn’t know very well. When I lived there, I lived in Pacific Heights and worked in the Financial District. I walked to work through Russian Hill, Nob Hill, […]

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   Jul 06

Look Around

I volunteered to deliver some jobette-related materials around Hooterville a couple of weeks ago. I meant to do it on the way home, but the desire to get the hell out of the car won out over convenience, so I went home instead. So a day or two (OK, about a week) later, I finally […]

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   Jul 02

Stubborn

Birthday Girl No less an authority than the Duchess of Windsor said that a woman can’t be too rich or too thin (or, apparently, have too much jewelry – her remarkable collection was auctioned off for a record-setting $54 million in 1987), but perhaps a cat can be. Though Audrey has always been as slim […]

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