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10/30/06 08:36 - 40ºF - ID#25689

I Rock

No... not bragging about my abilities at, well, anything.

We got a rocking chair yesterday, that's all.

Here it is...

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And here it is in our space...

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10/29/06 08:38 - 39ºF - ID#25688

It's All Her Fault

The early snow storm a few weeks ago notwithstanding...

Whenever my mom decides to visit us for the weekend, the weather turns bad. It's been a little while, but the last time she was here it was warm and sunny and pleasant for at least a week before she arrived. Then, bam, cooler weather! She doesn't like cold weather. Why she lives in Canada, then, is beyond us, but she does.

So, on behalf of BossMom... sorry for the bad/windy/rainy/cold weather this weekend.

She's supposed to be busy for a while and may not be able to visit before the xmas holidays... so we might be safe for a while!
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10/25/06 04:29 - 46ºF - ID#25687

What Theme Next?

Thanks (e:Uncutsaniflush) for the help and eye. Thanks, too, of course, to (e:Paul) for all of your help -- adding the bats, your touches here and there... and liking it enough to not change much at all! I almost gave up on it a few times, the non-computer geek that i am!

Should i start on Hanukkah and Christmas themes now?
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10/23/06 09:51 - 39ºF - ID#25686

Bumpy Beginning

As i mentioned in (e:LeeTee,232) the end of the era of me having to walk to get a morning paper is over. Sad thing is the beginning of the new era of me just going to the front porch to get the paper is off to a bit of a bumpy start. No paper at 9:15am. So i called. Was on hold for about 5 minutes. Was told a manager would deliver one.

And as i type this, (e:Uncutsaniflush) says the paper has arrived...

I hope i don't have to call the Buffalo News every morning!
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10/22/06 03:57 - 50ºF - ID#25685

Second Second Place

I won second second place ("no third place awards here!") at Gay Bingo last night for wearing this..

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... and got a bag full of candy and some other fun Halloween toys. Didn't win anything at bingo, though.
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10/21/06 10:47 - 43ºF - ID#25684

End Of An Era

My lovely husband, (e:Uncutsaniflush) likes reading the morning newspaper while he drinks his morning coffee.

Back before we were married, he came to visit me in Hamilton from Knoxville and i ordered the morning paper to come while he was there so he could have a paper in the morning.

It was delivered to his, then our, home in Knoxville in the mornings and i would sometimes grab a section take my own coffee and have a cig on the deck and read the funnies.

When we moved to Buffalo, we were bummed out to find that we could not have a morning paper delivered. An afternoon paper, maybe. Back then we were living in the Mayflower on Summer and Linwood, so we thought it might be apartment building related, since a key is needed to operate the elevator there.

Since i smoked, going to the corner of Summer and Main to get a paper every morning was an excuse to have a cigarette.

Back in May of 2005 when we bought this house, we enquired if we could receive a morning paper delivery. Nope. Still no daily morning delivery in our area. For the 'burbs, yes.

We could, however, get a weekly Sunday paper delivery. So, we signed up for that.

I quit smoking since the days when going out in all kinds of weather to get a paper was a thinly veiled excuse for a fag.

Most mornings, i get out there and walk to a store to get a paper. Sometimes, i tell (e:Uncutsaniflush) i just don't feel like doing it, but most often, it was me. Just my way of being sweet to a husband that deserves all kinds of sweetness.

Today was the last day i would go to fetch the morning paper. We hope. Morning deliveries start Monday (yes, we called them to order... i did it a couple of weeks ago!) and we already have Sundays all lined up.

I wonder if i will miss it? Nah... not for a couple of years, at least.
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10/19/06 05:49 - 54ºF - ID#25683

Trees and Squirrels and Books

Trees

Here's what the opposite side of our street looks like right now, after the neighbours cleaned out the tree branches from their yard... piles talller than i am!

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Squirrels

I wonder how our wild friends fared during the storm. All those birds and squirrels without homes...

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Books

Today, i decided to sort through the books in the attic that came with the house....

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We found some interesting, old and dusty books.

This one had the oldest copyright

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A lot had these dates for copyright

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I think some of them were purchased many years later used... they still had the penciled price on the first page.

Others, on the other hand, were definately purchased shortly after they were published.

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This book looked unassuming...

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Until i saw it was signed by the author

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This one facinated me... i love England.

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They were very dusty...

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.. but now we know what's in there and they are sorted out.

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10/14/06 09:47 - 43ºF - ID#25682

My Turn For Snow / Tree Pics

This morning, i got to try out my new wellies and attempt to get a newspaper. I tried a couple of closer places before i got to Wilson Farms on Grant and Forrest and was told they are only doing home deliveries. Huh? They can't make it to a store, but they can go from house to house? I don't think so.

But i digress....

I took the camera with me. And, from what i can see from the pics of other (e:peeps) like (e:Jenks,257) or (e:Paul,4679) or (e:Chicoschica,16) our 'hood didn't do too badly.

This is Forest and Dewitt

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This is Bird near Grant

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This is the tree at the post office at Grant near Bird that has a great tree me and Ava and Nolan used to play under... Thank goodness it is partly there still!!

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As (e:Uncutsaniflush,260) mentioned, we have half assed power. But, he is brilliant and figured out how we can have heat. And with extention cords, we can run things like computers and microwaves...

Here is the reason we have half assed power...

... just after it snowed...

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... from the porch mid cleanup...

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... from the street this morning...

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... and from the other side.

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Here is the reason we worry about safety and loosing our power.

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No one seems to care about the downed lines. I worry about their safety AND about us loosing the half assed power we have. I called the Mayor's Hotline thingie today. They told me to call 911 who told me to call someone else. We were, at best, put on a wait list...

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10/10/06 04:14 - 65ºF - ID#25681

Better Day

Not always fun or funny when emotions catch up with me. I try to be the brave soldier, but, hell, maybe my mom was right that i am just too sensitive and care too much.

Today has been better.

Painting for a coupla hours last night helped. Buying some more watercolours, a palette and a canvas today also helped.

Seeing the elephants and the new baby giraffee at the zoo helped some more.

Finding out that (e:Paul) then (e:Matthew) and (e:Terry) were asking about me when (e:Uncutsaniflush) was at 24 last night was nice to hear, too. You guys are swell. You were right, (e:Terry) .. sure do hope you haven't felt the same even a bit.

Mostly, knowing (e:Uncutsaniflush) is willing to bring me the stars and the moon if i need it always helps. More than i know at the time.
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10/09/06 04:41 - 68ºF - ID#25680

Sad

i feel that way today. overwhelmingly.
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