Archive | October, 2012

If Only Sandy Came 24 Hours Later…

October 29, 2012

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As I live a scant few hundred miles from New York City, I have been monitoring Hurricane Sandy for a few days now. I probably wouldn’t be so interested but I was scheduled to go down to the city on a business trip Monday… and I was fully intending to go, hurricane or not. I […]

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Postcards From the Hedge – Mr. Rogers, Russia, and Rice

October 26, 2012

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When my husband and I were first married, we got an answering machine for our telephone. This was in the telemarketer heyday, in the early 1990s, and we were literally plagued with solicitor phone calls. (This was before I knew to remove our number from the public directory). Anyway, instead of opting for the boring […]

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Bed Bugs — NO THANKS

October 25, 2012

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*shudder* I’m going to New York City on a business trip next month… and it’s an “overnighter.” I haven’t stayed overnight in New York in a few years. Apparently, there’s a bit of a “bed bug” epidemic down there so of course I have a tiny, mild case of FREAKINGOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! šŸ˜Æ I hate bugs. HATE […]

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Holy Cow…

October 23, 2012

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I haven’t been this busy since…. well, I don’t think I have EVER been this busy. I have never been so crazy active that I haven’t had time to blog. Yikes! So I’m missing out on Lin’s mustaches and Karen’s Spunky video and Chuck’s tracks… šŸ™ I’ve read every single one of your posts, but […]

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Fragmented Friday

October 19, 2012

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I’ve been awake since 5am this morning. I wish I could say I saw a beautiful sunrise, but the skies are quite gray and gloomy today. Ah, such is autumn in Upstate New York… I haven’t had to turn on the heater full-time yet. We don’t even have the living room rigged up for heat […]

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Penny Auctions — What Say You?

October 19, 2012

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While we’ve been cleaning stuff out of closets and organizing things, the daughter and I are probably going to start selling things on online auctions. I’ve been looking at alternatives to the big “e” auction site, as I do not like them and their exorbitant fees. While surfing online auctions and learning more about how […]

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Words and Lists and Stuff

October 17, 2012

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My home projects have consumed every waking hour for almost two weeks. I’ve remodeled the entire living room by adding a wall of bookcases — from floor to ceiling, over 9 feet high! — and moving the kids’ school station out of the room into a corner of the dining room. I finally have enough […]

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Monday Meme and

October 14, 2012

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I’m writing this with a mobile phone app, so we’ll see how it goes…. This is the Monday Meme About Me hosted by Heather and Wayne of Acting Balanced.com and Touristic.com. The questions are always interesting and thoughtful, and it’s a fun meme. Here goes… 1. What is the most interesting fact you have learned […]

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Work Work Work

October 11, 2012

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Boy, have I been neglecting this blog or what. You’d think I was on vacation or something. Well, I’m definitely not on vacation, but I have taken some time off work. Winter is fast approaching so we are scrambling to batten down the hatches. I am *still* working on the enormous bookcase project — 4 […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Cape Needed

October 10, 2012

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