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Succinctly Yours Week 67

Posted on June 30, 2012 12:05 am under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for Monday, July 2nd


Word of the Week:abandon

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Moving

Posted on June 29, 2012 10:46 pm under General
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House hunting proved far more difficult than anticipated. We were happy to find a home, where the owner agreed to let us replace carpeting with a wood laminate. That seemed to signal a change in luck. A couple days later, the owner decided to pay for the flooring and installation. We certainly didn’t argue. After signing the papers, we had a couple more offers, including a brick home with hardwood floors that sat in the middle of sixty acres of fields and woods. If we’d learned about it a few days earlier, that might have been our first choice. We are happy with our selection, however. Moving has been completed, although everything was loaded into the garage pending completion of the flooring today. Tomorrow, Calico will be driving us to our new home.
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Succinctly Yours Week 66

Posted on June 23, 2012 4:26 pm under Succinctly Yours
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How low can you go?

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Photo for Monday, June 25th

Word of the Week:incandescent

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Grandma’s Story:
It’s not easy being green? Obviously, Kermit had never stood too close to incandescent lighting. (97)

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Good Vibrations

Posted on June 23, 2012 1:43 pm under General
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When Good Vibrations was released in 1968, I still lived in rural Vermont. With only seven homes on a two-mile stretch of dirt road, traffic was limited to a handful of cars passing by each day. The sound and sight of a jet stream in the sky was so rare that we would stop to watch. At night, I fell asleep to a chorus of crickets and frogs. The only vibrations were that Beach Boys song and noise pollution was an unfamiliar concept. Read more »

Back To Basics

Posted on June 21, 2012 12:58 pm under General
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Thanks to babyblankets.com for sponsoring this post. Take a look here for different baby blankets for summer or winter fabrics.

My first grandchild arrived early, almost two weeks before the baby shower was scheduled. Although he had a crib and some clothing, many of the items my daughter had wanted were being gifted at the shower. One of those was an infant seat – the kind with a handle for carrying and an adjustable slant to the seat. She had planned to use it to keep the baby close to her as she moved around the house. I suggested a plastic laundry basket as an interim solution. Padded with a couple of baby blankets, it made a comfortable resting spot and was lightweight enough to carry around the house. Since the sides weren’t solid, my grandson could easily observe his surroundings. Read more »