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sunday’s antique mall

Will and I decided to do something a little different Sunday afternoon, so we headed north to the Austin Antique Mall. You never know what you’re going to find. How about a handknit clock? I wished these boots were my size. … Continue reading

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blue gold

It’s huckleberry-picking season here in the mountains.  If you want to pick huckleberries you’d better be prepared for long mountain rides, hikes through the woods and the possibility of encountering a bear or, even worse, other berry pickers. I think … Continue reading

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banjo man’s return

Somehow every airport trip’s midpoint (maybe 1/3 point?) ends up at Jimmy John’s.  Banjo Man loves the tuna and I like the turkey with avocado.  We debate trying other places, sit down restaurants, etc. but the ease and speed of … Continue reading

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no pants, no dill, no sun

Let’s address the “no pants” situation first, shall we?  Just so you don’t think I’m walking around the house in my underwear…yet.  For some insane reason I didn’t put my leggings or jeans in my suitcases and instead packed them … Continue reading

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groceries and giggles

Tuesday evening found me spending 4 hours in the Chicago Midway airport. I don’t recommend it. But in one of the gift shops I spotted this book.  Hilarious, right?  I didn’t buy it, but hope to find it in the … Continue reading

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We have leaks, so it’s time to think about replacing our 27 year old kitchen plumbing, and that means under the sink, along with the actual sink and the faucet. So we went to the fancy plumbing store Saturday morning.   … Continue reading

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bye bye, little beasties

Something happened yesterday morning that is going to change my life. No, I did not discover a new diet.  Or dye my hair back to brown.  Or take up wind surfing. I called in a mouse-killing professional and he showed up … Continue reading

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when you need pants

Banjo Man and I drove up to the Big City Wednesday.  We had appointments with the TSA to complete the paperwork for a TSA-preapproved security clearance.   We’ve gotten the “TSA Pre” designation enough times to realize what a great deal … Continue reading

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the remnant shop

Last Wednesday my buddy Ruth and I headed to Hope Valley to check out a store my dental hygienist had recommended.  When I was a kid there were “mill outlet” stores everywhere and my mother, who liked to sew her … Continue reading

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my ebay life continues

I don’t know how many days I’ve been doing this.  In the midst of the cleaning and unpacking and bin-hauling, I’ve lost track. Yesterday I went to the Post Office and mailed off my SIX SALES.  How exciting! The money … Continue reading

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