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Oct 22 2011

October 22nd, 2011 — 8:05pm

Chloe and Bob helped me clear out the last of the stuff from our garage today. Yesterday Chloe and I spent an house and a half organizing and consolidating the garage, so when we had Bob there to do the lifting for us today it went surprisingly fast! I gave away a ton of my old stuff that I had been dragging around with me for years. It felt so good to let it all go.

Today I also moved furniture around and did laundry and put many things away and hung a curtain (with Chloe’s help) and drove Henry all around the universe so I am bone tired tonight. I hope someday soon things will be less busy and I can lie around and do nothing for a while.

Lordy, moving sucks. This house is totally worth it, but moving still sucks :)

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Oct 17 2011

October 17th, 2011 — 10:40pm

Tomorrow is Moving Day! All week Chloe and I have been boxing the small stuff up and taking it in her van over to the new house, so all that’s left for the moving men is the furniture. Well, there’s a lot of junk in the garage still but we’ll take that over on the weekend, maybe, when Henry can help.

Chloe and Dan and I spent hours over at the new house today. Chloe built Dan’s new Ikea desk (I helped a bit. It was quite a logic puzzle) and Dan wired the house for nice fast ethernet upstairs and down. Hooray!

Also here’s a photo that Henry took. I love it.

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Oct 10 2011

October 10th, 2011 — 11:14pm

We’re moving to a bigger rental house in one week. Very exciting! The house is nearby, and large, and clean, and filled with closets and windows, and the kitchen is huge, and there are roses and grapevines and fireplaces, and a hot tub in the back yard (!).

But moving is just so horrible. So dreadfully horrible. Chloe is helping us a ton. I really don’t know what we’d do without her, since I’m not able to do much lifting and carrying and I get exhausted so easily. I’d also be in the looney bin by now, probably. She has done nearly all our packing. We don’t officially have possession till Saturday but the owner is nice and doesn’t mind us bringing some stuff over sooner, so today Chloe hauled two van-loads of stuff over for us. The moving men are coming next Tuesday but we’re trying to take all the light, awkward, small stuff over ahead of time. Chloe is also helping plan where furniture will go and she’s going to help us make it all nice and home-like after we’ve moved, too.

Within two weeks it’ll all be over and we’ll be settled and able to move around without bumping into each other all the time and we’ll be soaking in that hot tub.

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Sunday Oct 9

October 9th, 2011 — 6:11pm

Trying to stick to my “blog more often” vow. So here I am.

My cousin Jon and his wife just had their second daughter yesterday! Welcome to the world, baby Johanna!

Chloe lent me her copy of “The Help“. Can’t put it down. As one reviewer put it, it’s “compulsively readable”.

Also worked a lot on my yellow Hartfield saw this weekend. I just took a photo, but the sun is going down and the color turned out so bad that I converted the photo to B&W :) Just imagine a sunny yellow or see my previous post.


Got an iPad? Check out Isle of Tune: So much fun to fiddle with!

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Goodbye, Steve

October 5th, 2011 — 10:10pm

Boing Boing

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Here I am again

October 5th, 2011 — 12:32pm

Boy, I really got out of the habit of blogging regularly. Sorry about that, life has been hard for the last few months. Now I have about a million things to say but I will just have to choose a few and space them out.

First — Happy 16th birthday (a little late) to my dear Henry! You’re really fun to hang out with and I am so proud of you!

We went to the zoo together on a cool cloudy Sunday for photography fun:


Here’s another nice thing I want to share. Dan gave me a tiny rug-hooking kit for my birthday and I had such fun learning this new skill! Very soon I want to make something bigger. It seems like a great craft for using up the small amounts of leftover yarn that I end up with, and all I will need to buy is a bit of burlap for the foundation!


And I’m working on a beautiful yellow lace shawl. The pattern is “Hartfield”. Details on Ravelry:


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