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Archive for May, 2014


   May 31

Wednesday’s Woes

You know those people who can’t wear watches because their magnetic fields or something mess them up? I think I’m that way with cars. The five year old car that I bought a mere five months ago is already having problems and costing me a fortune. It all started when I drove home one day […]

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   May 28

Megan’s Birthday

I turned my focus from the dark side to the bright side over the weekend, or from one side of the circle of life to the other, if you will, celebrating Megan’s birthday. Megan’s birthday falls on the Memorial Day weekend (“First long weekend of the summer!”) and Jonathan’s on Labor Day weekend (“Last long […]

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   May 23

Feel It All Around

Things have been on the dark side during these bright spring days. My boss/partner/friend of decades lost his father and aunt within days of each other; his uncle received Last Rites last night; my brother’s friend lost her mother just days after her first grandchild was born; and, lastly and most shockingly, my friend J […]

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   May 20

Alarming

Outside Roscoe, Inside Clyde So Roscoe decided to stay out on the town last night, even though Hooterville is not renowned for its nightlife. He probably wasted his allowance on that fake ID. When he hadn’t come home by the time I went to bed, I turned into Anxiety Girl, able to leap to the […]

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   May 14

In & Out

I have to say, it’s been fun coming home and finding Rob here. The way he thinks is both unique and entertaining. Also it’s fun to see the developments on the bathroom front. Yesterday, I arrived just as Rob was installing the shower pan. The new drain hole was in a different spot than the […]

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   May 12

Home Improvements, Part I

So… In order to tell you something really cool, I’m going to have to show you something really embarrassing. Not that it should come as a total shock to you after reading about my house’s eccentricities for the past few years. I finally convinced Mark to do something about the horrors of my bathroom. You […]

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   May 09

Field Trip

No sooner had last week’s heat wave finally abated than Megan and I chased it to Wilits, where the heat usually lives. Megan was questing for pepper plants and other things not readily available on the generally cool and breezy Coast. It’s a beautiful drive on highway 20: This is looking west toward the coast […]

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   May 06

Handyman

As if herding cats for three days (and nights) wasn’t enough, Rob also did some home improvements while I was away in San Francisco. You have to love coming back to a house that’s better (and prettier) than you left it. He hung up this picture, which is not easy when you have curved walls: […]

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   May 01

Affordable?

Go pour yourself a glass of something and sit down. This will take a while. Ready? So…last month, my buddies at Covered California called me on April 8 to tell me that the deadline to make my initial payment was April 10. I never did get the letter with the PIN I was supposed to […]

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