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Lera Lynn: Least Favorite Life

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This is not really a song I would gravitate towards normally, to play over and over. It’s not a pick-me-up tune, that’s for sure. It’s like the idea thing you would play, if you were sitting down for a meal of Quaaludes and sadness. But by god, I just can’t stop listening to it.

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Platform

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Spotted this on the Metra platform, as I was waiting for the train in to work. Something about the recent storms and finding this single leaf made me pull out my camera.

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The Low Spot in the Yard

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Waking up this morning, we saw that the heavy, overnight rains ended up leaving a fairly large puddle in the middle of our yard. We’d seen some pooling here after we first started to water the yard… but last night’s rain made things much more pronounced.

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Early Watering

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It’s super early, and though I’m tired – it’s nice to have something that forces me out of bed. I haven’t been able to resume my habit of getting up to work in the early hours, so maybe the new watering routine will shift my schedule up some. There’s a bit of rain in the forecast, but I expect to be doing this early rising for the next two weeks at least.

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Backyard Sod Installation: Day 2

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It’s been a long two days of work, and a remarkable four days of change. Considering how things looked Thursday, it’s hard to believe. I think we’re lucky to have this bench, because for the foreseeable future… every time I get back here, I’m going to be blown away. And will need to sit down, to marvel at it all.

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Backyard Sod Installation: Day 1

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Unfortunately, the forklift was bigger than a bobcat… and couldn’t make it down the driveway. So he left all four palettes of our sod near the front. We kind of knew this might happen, so it just means more transport and moving around for us.

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Backyard: One Last Look

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Tonight, after work, Liz and I stepped out on the back porch and took one last look at the backyard. It’s a crazy, overgrown mess… but all of that changes, in less than 24 hours.

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Unexpected Insomnia

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Here’s a weird thing that’s happened over the weekend: I had trouble falling asleep. If you talk to Liz, you’ll find out just how unusual this is. I usually fall asleep within 5-10 minutes of my head hitting the pillow. I fall asleep faster than a narcoleptic on Quaaludes.

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