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Archive for August, 2014

   Aug 28

On & Off the Couch

Today I felt improved enough to venture a couple of miles down the Ridge to look for a new (to me) doorknob for the other door in the bathroom. You may recall that after buying the new door and accessories, it became painfully obvious that the cheapo knob on the cheapo hollow core door would […]

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   Aug 27

The Couch Report

I’m still on the couch, but I’m getting better. The Magic 8 Ball and I are both pretty confident that I’ll be able to go back to work at the jobette on Saturday. I’m all set up, with pills and water close at hand, along with phone and TV remotes, all the better to watch […]

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   Aug 25


I am marooned on my couch, hanging out with the lower back pain that showed up like an uninvited guest around dinner time yesterday and has refused to leave ever since. I have texted my boss at the jobette to let her know that I am not coming to work, and Megan to let her […]

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   Aug 20


Did you ever see that movie Final Destination? The flick that spawned a million sequels? In the first (and only one I’ve seen), a bunch of kids are boarding a plane for a school trip when one of them has a premonition that the plane is going to crash. He and some friends leave the […]

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   Aug 18


Dad and Megan “All the things I long for, those are not things in the future. Those are things in the past.” — Jo Nesbø Thirteen years ago, my life changed forever with one early morning phone call. I will never forget my sister’s tight, tense voice as she told me that our father was […]

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   Aug 15

Round Here*

So far, I’ve successfully gone two nights with the slowly improving bathroom exposed to the elements. Rob removed the old door and started to frame in the doorway for the new door, which is narrower: The new door also needs to have a hole drilled in it for the lovely doorknob set. As you can […]

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   Aug 12

Here & There

While I was working in the City, Rob was working at my house. It’s nice to know that he was there, and I’m sure the kitties appreciated it. Audrey in particular loves Rob, and I’m sure they all enjoyed petting breaks while Rob was working there. Here’s look at the vent he constructed for the […]

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   Aug 09

Home Again

Sleeping Clyde It was a good trip to the City. The drive home…not so much. Along about Novato, the traffic slowed to an ooze, sometimes giving up on oozing to just sit there in the baking heat. I had the Blue Jays game on the stereo through my iPhone and the air conditioning blasting. It […]

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   Aug 07

Counter and Culture

Once the annoyances of work were out of the way, I checked the clock and thought that the line at Swan Oyster Depot might be of sufficient brevity to work with the brevity of my patience. The line was relatively short, but seemed to take a long time. At last, I was rewarded with a […]

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   Aug 06


I woke up before the alarm went off, even though it was dark. I was a little confused when I first woke up (Where am I? Why did I have to get up again? Why are my dreams so weird? Where’s the coffee?), and disappointed to find a cat-free bed. I miss them already. After […]

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   Aug 05


Even way out in Hooterville, you just never know what will happen… On Monday, I left home early to get yet another check-up for Wednesday. Her sullen teen years, like most kids’, have not been that great for the grown ups in the picture, no matter how faux. It seems that I will have to […]

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