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Day 238: Selected Short Subjects
Friday, August 26, 2011      6 comments

Actually, I'm not sure there are any subjects at all. It drizzled most of this morning, but cleared up around lunchtime (I say 'cleared up,' but that just means the drizzle stopped and occasionally I could see patches of blue sky). After lunch I... Read more
Day 237: This Blog Is Full Of ----
Thursday, August 25, 2011      8 comments

I come from a long line of dairy farmers - certainly by 1840 they were on the farm that my grandparents had up until 1960. My father eschewed cows, choosing instead to raise pigs. (Go ahead, have your little jokes. You won't think of any I ... Read more
Day 236, Part 2: I Escaped The Procrastinator Gremlin!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      5 comments

...and then this afternoon it rained, so I had a yardwork reprieve. But before that, and before we did today's workload, I remembered to take some pictures: The fish ... Read more
Day 236, Part 1: Beware The Procrastinator Gremlin!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      7 comments

There's an evil little voice* that lives inside my head. [Okay, maybe there's several little voices, but for today we're just dealing with one. The others will have to wait.] Like an insidious demon perched on my shoulder, it constantl... Read more
Day 235: Duckweed and Crapola
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      10 comments

Not necessarily in that order. I spent half of today thinking it was the weekend. Dunno if I thought it was last weekend and I just haven't caught up yet, or if I'm jumping the gun to next weekend. Weird. First, I meant to take a coupl... Read more
Day 234: Just More of the Same, Really
Monday, August 22, 2011      6 comments

It being Monday, it was grocery day. Then I spent an hour or so working on cleaning the upholstered furniture in the LR - which must've worked pretty well, as Himself noticed. After lunch it was back out to the yard - not so much that 'show... Read more
Day 233, Part 2: Day is Done
Sunday, August 21, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday and today were both yardwork days - we spent virtually the entire time outside, pruning, removing, replanting, raking, sweeping - you name it. I wish I had thought to take more 'before' pictures, but alas, it didn't occur to me un... Read more
Day 233, Part 1: Dawn Breaketh
Sunday, August 21, 2011      7 comments

Just a short update - thank you one and all for the support and suggestions. I got out the earplugs and they did the trick. The thumping bass and loud vibrations (and what sounded to be terribly offkey singing - maybe they had karaoke going) wer... Read more
Day 232: Tired...
Saturday, August 20, 2011      7 comments

I am so tired this evening. The rain held off until nearly 4, and except for lunch I was out in the yard most of the day, pruning, hauling branches and brush, helping Himself cut up some of the bigger branches we had cut down on Thursday. W... Read more
Day 231: Bizzy Day
Friday, August 19, 2011      5 comments

First, the big news: I passed the cardio treadmill test. I started to write '...with flying colors,' but there's a fly in that particular ointment. There were three stages of three minutes each, with increasing incline and increasing speed. The ... Read more
Day 230: This 'n' That
Thursday, August 18, 2011      5 comments

Today has been semi-busy: as Faithful Readers know, Thursdays are one of the grocery days at the Coff household, so first thing this morning the routine is menus - grocery list - shopping. By the time we were finished and back home, it was lunch... Read more
Day 229: 'nother Day...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      8 comments

...but no dollars. Unfortunately. I finally convinced Himself that we needed to get out in the yard and do some major overhauling - it's getting that unkempt look. You know what I mean. The kind of overgrown yard look that vacant lots and h... Read more
Day 228: I'm Bushed...
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      7 comments

Sometime around 12:30 AM last night a 'friend' (I use the term loosely) called, three sheets to the wind. I wrapped it up quick (and none too graciously; I really cannot abide being awoken for no reason) (well, at least once the kids were sleepi... Read more
Day 227: The Gardens of Erddig
Monday, August 15, 2011      9 comments

One of these days I'm going to take a photography class. Since I didn't get pictures of some of the things I meant to (well, I took pictures - they just didn't necessarily come out all that well), I've again 'borrowed' a few from the guidebook. ... Read more
Day 226: Back to Erddig
Sunday, August 14, 2011      10 comments

Before I get into today's blog, I'll just point out that the final photograph yesterday, a black-and-white pic of some of the servants taken around the turn of the 20th century, includes the last family to own Erddig; they're in the window at th... Read more

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