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Daisy and Phineas Get Into the Groceries

When I got home, the bunnies were out and about. I set my bags down, and they immediately got curious. I didn’t think much of it, even when Daisy started to rip the bag a little bit. At the store, I was given double bags – so I just figured the bunnies were tearing away the outer layer. Little did I know…

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Joe Pug: A Thousand Men

I was at a loss for something to post today, and went looking through my “unpublished” blog posts. Surprisingly, I have about 16 posts that I never quite got around to writing up… and this was one of them.

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Alone at the Laundromat

I wish I would have taken a photo or two, but when I pulled up to my usual laundromat (Kimbark Laundry), I saw that the whole space was dark. On peering in through the window, the place was absolutely empty – totally gutted.

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Seth Gould’s Coffer: A Modern Day Armada Chest

“An iron-bound strongbox for storing valuables in the 16th and 17th centuries, often with a large, complicated lock on the underside of the lid. Some were for the use of officers at sea, and would have been bolted to the deck of the owner’s cabin. Usually of German make, the chests could be anything from a few inches to 6ft (1.8m) long. the name itself was a fanciful Victorian invention recalling chests imagined to be used by the Spanish Armada.”

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An Unexpectedly Long Day

It was only after my shower that I realized I had yet to shovel our sidewalk outside, with all the snow that came down during the day. So I changed, went outside, and did that for a good while.

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A Lingering Cough

I got sick a few days ago, and this thing has stayed around. Usually, I’m only sick for a brief while… but whatever I have has settled into a cough tha just doesn’t want to go away.

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Life is Beautiful

“Take the fly, angel
of the ordinary house, laying its bright
eggs on the trash, pressing each jewel out
delicately along a crust of buttered toast.”

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The Bunnies Return!

The bunnies have been staying with Liz Rench for the last few months, as we wanted them to be elsewhere during a lot of the recent house work. Over the holidays, Liz and I talked and decided we wanted the bunnies to return home.

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Prepping the New Bunny Area

We ended up getting a 12′ x 10′, and unrolled the whole thing, then re-rolled it so it was only 10′ long. We’ve found that our car can deal with 10′ lengths, without us needing to strap anything to the roof or having to leave the trunk open.

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Vacation Drywall, Part 3

After dry-fitting the pieces, Liz applies Green Glue to the drywall while I put some sealant along any seams (and any screw heads). Once that’s done, we position the drywall together, and get a few screws in for the board to remain in position. Then, as I’m throwing more screws in… Liz is off to the next piece.

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