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That’s-a What-a I Was-a Hopin-a For!

While working in our yard last weekend, several gardening questions came up that I had no answers to like …What is that fungus growing on our locust tree? …What is that plant growing right next to our house? …Why did our … Continue reading

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From famine to feast!

I forgot to tell you… My son technically now has 4 part time jobs! You already knew that he works several nights per week as a busboy at The Bonefish Grill restaurant. However, he followed up on some adds for … Continue reading

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Feeling like a salmon

We looked at a very interesting house after church today… A 5  bedroom, 3.5 bath house with a view of a lake! The bank listed it a little over one month ago but has already dropped their asking price  by 12%. … Continue reading

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I quit!

That’s it… I’m done! This will be the last year that I prepare my own taxes. Last year, I was stuck in the middle of a fight between Kansas and California over who was going to take my money. This … Continue reading

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Good news…but…

I began the day with great anticipation… The bank is going to make their decision regarding the house. At about 9:00, I received an e-mail from our realtor… She still had not received the approval letter from the vendor!?!?!? I … Continue reading

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She looked great!

Several weeks ago, my youngest daughter, Cakes, came up to me with her face beaming, “Dad, I bought a new dress for the prom.” “What prom?” “The Senior Prom.” “When is that?” “April 10th.” At the time, that seemed like … Continue reading

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I’m liking those MPG’s

I am back to driving the Toyota to work. I’ve got to tell you, 34 MPG is really nice. With gas around $2.50, I drive over 300 miles on $25! But, I have a perplexing problem developing… Which car do … Continue reading

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“I don’t recall”

My wife has never visited our oldest daughter in Dallas. I think she might be the only member of the family who hasn’t. So, for the better part of a month, she has been looking forward to this week since her school is … Continue reading

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On high alert

I picked the Toyota up from the mechanic today. The smell of fear is in the air…the fear of having made the wrong decision in rebuilding it. My senses are working overtime. “Was that noise there before?” How should I know? I … Continue reading

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Missing Tile Syndrome cured!

Although I am getting better, I frequently suffer from missing tile syndrome. I first read about this psychological defect in “Happiness is a Serious Problem” by Dennis Prager. Imagine looking at a beautifully tiled ceiling. Now picture realizing that one tile … Continue reading

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