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Category: house

11/08/15 01:15 - ID#60323 pmobl

Brown room redo

Since the tortoise is now gone 🐢 to warmer climes, we now have an extra room. like we didn't have enough. BT since there's no other bed furniture (e:Paul) and I wanted to have a computer work/hangout room. It gets so much light.

First we had to unhoard all the computer boxes, booked, and knock knacks in the room. Can you believe (e:Paul)'s PowerBook still boots? Some sugar gliders peed in it at some point so it smells now. It still contaons whatd you expect for Paul Visco circa 1999.

Paul wanted to get rid of the closet so we demolished it. I love drywall a million times more than messy plaster. It turns out there's a ton of illegal wiring to this room, including unsecured lines hanging in the basement.

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Obligatory crack shot when doing housework
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Category: walk

11/08/15 01:12 - ID#60322 pmobl

Brunch and a walk

We went to brunch with (e:Mike) and (e:libertad) on Saturday morning. We tried Betty's which was amazing. I got a raspberry casserole with almonds and cream cheese and split it with (e:Terry)'s bean and cheese breakfast.

Later we walked around the downtown ghost town and did some exploring. First at the carpet store on Delaware with its crazy expensive rugs. then some back alley of an empty bar.

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Category: walks

11/06/15 11:51 - ID#60315

Dog Island

Did you know there was an entire island dedicated to dogs in Ellicott Creek Park? It's paradise and definitely the highlight of Niagara Falls Blvd (it's at Creekside Drive on the west side).

I walked around while (e:Paul) was at his doctor's appointment, even though I had no dog with me. There are all these WPA era structures from it being the first county park, including a crumbling castle of a boat house. It's very well treed too and I didn't see any dog suprises on the ground 💩 .

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Category: buffalo

11/06/15 11:49 - ID#60314

Light up grain silos

I'm not a fan of light pollution but the lights on the grain silos were pretty cool. (e:paul), (e:terry) and I rode down to check them out. I think they're supposed to go for a year so you have more than enough time

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Category: politics

11/04/15 01:35 - ID#60311

Election day

Did anyone else vote this year?

It was my first year voting in New York, since my first chance to vote was in Ohio and I never updated my registration until this year.

It was real easy. We just went across the street to Trinity Towers. It seems kind of crazy they just take your word that you're you, and there's your ballot.

The last time I was at a polling place in New York was with my parents when I was young. When did they get rid of the lever machines for scantrons? I remember getting so excited to go in the booth with them, flip the switches and the satisfying ching that happened when you cast your ballot and opened the curtain.

I am not very political or into local politics - but I knew about a couple races. I wish I knew more but I trust local news to give me any accurate information. For the most races, there were zero choices anyway. Just the same candidates running on 5 different lines, most of whom have been around forever. I think that says something Buffalo.

I do know (e:paul) and (e:terry) got a write in. ;) Sadly they didn't win.

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Category: halloween

11/04/15 01:26 - ID#60310 pmobl

Halloween cleanup


We wrapped up the rest of the Halloween weekend with (e:hodown) real low key. Thanks for helping us clean the house.

Here's a picture of a frittata brunch at the coffee shop before she left.

Sunday we went for a walk. I love these almonds but can never justify paying that much. Maybe if I collected all the pennies outside of the M&T.

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Category: tech

10/31/15 08:27 - ID#60305 pmobl

Ploofy battery

As found in the TV's computer. How did it get this big without us knowing? If our house burned down, would Apple pay for it?

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Category: halloween

10/31/15 08:26 - ID#60304 pmobl

Halloween

Halloween party was a great success. (E:Paul)'s decorations turned out really good even though it was weird to eat snacks in the dark (also hard to take pictures).

A ton of people showed up. I started out with costume of a victim of car culture, and ended it with the cute bears.

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(e:mike) in his natural state.
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Category: allentown

10/30/15 01:57 - ID#60302 pmobl

Couch lifting on North Pearl


Look out below!

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Category: pets

10/27/15 06:04 - ID#60300 pmobl

See you later Basra the tortoise

Basra is now a resident of the Phoenix Herpetological Society in Scottsdale, AZ after 16 years in Buffalo.

This 4:30 in the morning we dragged him out of bed, put him in a dog kennel, and got him on the flight to Phoenix. The airpot cargo man was pretty strange. It all was so unceremonious.

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I felt guilty sending him away - their website even acknowledges how many sulcatas they receive from people who can't keep them anymore. But I know he'll be a lot happier living in warm weather year round. Who knows, maybe he'll even like their other tortoises?

Since we are sponsoring him, he stays in a special area and we're allowed to arrange visits up to twice a month. (E:lilho) you should stop by. It's too bad Phoenix is such a car centric city and so far away. Cross country bike trip there one day?



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See ya later beasty!




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