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June 24, 2018

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Puttering around

Brad is going to arrive on Monday, so there were some things to get done around the house. I did laundry, swept, wiped off the counters, etc. It’s no show place, but it will be fine.

I even scrubbed the bathtub. Well, not really ‘scrubbed’. Have you heard about vinegar and Dawn dishwashing liquid? You heat up the vinegar, add the detergent and then let it cool down. Pour it in a spray bottle, spray it on your bathtub, wait a while, then wipe off the grossness.

It worked wonderfully but I noticed that the tub was having difficulty draining. A couple of weeks ago I noticed it was having trouble and bought some Drano but while working on it, I noticed the drain handle gets stuck in the up position. I watched some YouTube videos and figured it was in my skill set to work on it. What I didn’t know was that one of the screws corroded so badly that it broke off. Um…….

Dang it. I’m going to have to leave a note for Brad…..

Here’s a photo of Emme to make us all feel better.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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One Response to “Puttering around”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Aww… thanks for going to all that effort for me. I really will just be sitting on the couch mostly. Hehe

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June 24, 2018

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Puttering around

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Brad is going to arrive on Monday, so there were some things to get done around the house. I did laundry, swept, wiped off the counters, etc. It’s no show place, but it will be fine. I even scrubbed the bathtub. Well, not really ‘scrubbed’. Have you heard about vinegar and Dawn dishwashing liquid? You […]

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June 23, 2018

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Walled

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I thought I had made a post about first putting up panels in the school-age room a while ago and I see that I haven’t. I began this process – I don’t know, back in February? Maybe it was March. Anyway, I liked the look of the fake wood treatment so I went with that. […]

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Cat Soup

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When you’re making enchiladas around here, you drain the canned chicken onto a plate and deliver it as an offering unto the local hooligans. Mmmmmmmmmmm…….. soupy……

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My magnificent failures

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… That should be the title of my autobiography. I think I said long ago that the teepee was not going to work, and it surely didn’t. Oh, well. It keeps the cats out. When the rain comes, it FILLS UP that sandbox, and there have been many mornings I’ve either bailed it out alone […]

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New Marxhausen Show

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Lauren’s asleep, so I can post now. Some of you have seen some of these pictures on the Social Medias. My hobby now is putting art shows together. It’s very rewarding and I highly recommend it. So far we have raised about 60k from the sale of the art that the Marxhausen family donated to […]

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June 17, 2018

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Super nicknames

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We went to Sam and Rachel’s for supper and Beth brought up the summer when we gave each other superhero names. She had spent a wedding serving punch, so she was Punch Girl. Now that we are older and wiser, we thought we could have names related to adult beverages. It turned out they are […]

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