Archive for September, 2008

bailing, one bucket at a time

September 23rd, 2008

I’m very amused by the responses I’ve seen to the Wall Street melt down, and subsequent government bailout. A group of people have posted the text of the proposed bailout online so that we the people can suggest edits. One of the Senators poised behind the bailout, Senator Bernie Sanders, spoke in a forum this […]

our property value just went up

September 23rd, 2008

Last night was the congratulations happy hour at our local watering hole for the street’s Olympic gold medalist, Jessie Lorenz. Jessie’s goalball team won gold at the Beijing Paralympics a few weeks ago. Doug got to hold the medal. It is about 6 inches across, gold with a jade inset. The Contra Costa Times has […]

mad skilz

September 22nd, 2008

It is soccer season, again. The official first day for under-5s was two weekends, ago, but we were in the woods battling poison ivy, so this past weekend was Will’s first for the Fall season. Check out the mad soccer skilz that run in our family:

saving the oceans one flush at a time

September 19th, 2008

We’ve been recycling grey water since April. Specifically, we have been re-using the run-off from our showers and baths to water the garden and flush our toilets. The result? We used 60 fewer gallons per day this billing period than we used this time last year, and 40 fewer gallons per day this billing period […]

Palin for President

September 19th, 2008

“At last the doors of government have been thrown open, and anyone can obtain the highest office in the land.”

now I build my ABCs

September 18th, 2008

I’ve mentioned before that I know my son is intelligent, but I am struck by how his learning style is so different from mine. Approach this kid with an activity book and a pen, and he recoils in terror; come at him with a box of wooden blocks and he dives in ready to play […]

the dentist

September 17th, 2008

rabid raccoons, poison oak bumper crop, and other fine campfire stories

September 17th, 2008

This past weekend, while Ike beat up Texas, we were roughing it at Samuel P Taylor park. The more camping we do with kiddies, the more relaxed our definition of “camping” becomes. Earlier this year, deciding we couldn’t handle the dirt in Housekeeping, we spent a weekend “roughing it” on some of the more comfortable […]

a teaser

September 16th, 2008

I had some pictures and a post to upload, but last night the blog ate my post, so you’ll have to make due with today’s short snippet. This afternoon, Will laying on the floor whines, “Mom, my nose feels funny.” “What do you mean funny? How does it feel?” “It feels like diarrhea.” “Diarrhea in […]

spammers must all be in Houston

September 15th, 2008

Hello, old friend. My last post apologized for my absence, and funny thing, here I am apologizing, again. My Macbook harddrive crashed at the beginning of last week, and my replacement at work was a laptop running Vista – which is horrendous, and makes the PC/Mac commercials so much more clear. After fighting everyday to […]

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