Category Archives: Family

Activities involving family/extended family.

T-1 And Counting

Before I tell Mary something important, I take both her hands in mine. That way, she can’t hit me with them. Say what? What is T-1 and counting mean?  Check in tomorrow and find out!  Today the three of us … Continue reading

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We Get A Visitor!!

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million-dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. Colleen is flying in from New Hampshire to help us celebrate, so Mary went to the airport to pick her up.  I … Continue reading

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Saturday Was A Mixed Blessing! Work And Fun!

We have enough youth. How about a Fountain of Smart? We are having a party tonight, so we were up and at it early, going through the house attempting to make everything at least presentable.  We worked on the patio … Continue reading

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We Worked Twelve Hours On Sunday!

  We attacked the kitchen and it was a chore. We had boxes and boxes of things plus we had to decide which “everyday” dishes, plates, and other kitchen essentials we would use.  Mary had prettier things so we naturally … Continue reading

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Progress Was Made! It’s Beginning To Look Like A House!

The CEO of IKEA was elected Prime Minister in Sweden. He should have his cabinet together by the end of the weekend. So I get up and look at the den/kitchen and go immediately back to bed.  Well, immediately was … Continue reading

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Getting Casa Valencia Ready To Receive!

I didn’t think orthopedic shoes would help, but I stand corrected! We were up and going early this morning since we had to be at Rockwell’s at 9:00 AM to meet with Robin and the crew.   9:00 AM sharp Robin … Continue reading

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Friday Is A Work Day

I was a terrible psychic. I got fired, and I never even saw it coming. As of this morning, I have been retired 14 Years, 3 Months, and 19 Days! Today is “paint day”; I have three appointments with folks … Continue reading

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1/2 Work; 1/2 Play; Celebrate All Day!

The only bakery I loved at the 4th of July carnival was selling pastries with stars and stripes. Others were just un-pastry-otic. The morning started as usual; work work work!   Mary worked inside, and I tackled the garage.  MAry has … Continue reading

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Work And Play, A Plan For The Day!

I don’t like to complain about the customer service of any business, but I didn’t appreciate being pushed over by the stockbroker when I asked him to check my balance. Bright and early, I was off the Casa Valencia to … Continue reading

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The Gorillas Came To Visit!

I’m not too fond of Russian dolls. They’re so full of themselves. The iPhone buzzed bright and early, and it was Joe saying he was heading over to Mary’s to assist us in moving a large umbrella, a bead headboard, … Continue reading

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