Archive | June, 2011

This is a stick-up.

June 30, 2011

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This is a stick-up.

I’m sure I’m not the only one to have come up with this, but it’s still fun. Long ago, Lloyd and I bought a bunch of rare earth magnets for a badly-run prank. We had read about how you use 3v button batteries, magnets and LED lights to make these lights you can throw at […]

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Trickly Nickels

June 29, 2011

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dispense

That title has no bearing on this post, other than the fact that I stated to Lloyd and Brad that every second of my upcoming vacation was precious like gold, not like the trickly nickels of their own abundant vacation time. Plus, it is crazy fun to say ‘trickly nickels’. Go ‘head – try it. […]

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Well, they’re not dead yet.

June 28, 2011

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Well, they're not dead yet.

One of the best parts of having Brad here is that I can treat him just like Lloyd and not feed him either. Lauren: “I’m having leftovers. You guys are on your own.” Lloyd and Brad: (silence because they are busy reading) When Brad came to, he said he was in the mood for SpaghettiOs, […]

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Moneypad

June 27, 2011

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Moneypad

So, if you read Brad’s site yesterday, you know that I gave him money because it eased my guilt. He always buys something for the yard and it eats at my soul because….well, it just does. I had told Lloyd before Brad came that I wanted to give him something, and Lloyd said, “You should […]

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Let the summer begin.

June 27, 2011

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Let the summer begin.

The commune community from the days of yore is (mostly) assembled! The Gebhardts and Brad assembled in our home today with Curt and the Pesters (sounds like a band) for some visiting and, of course, a game of Settlers. Deborah and I watched the Real Housewives of New Jersey while the game went on (and […]

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It’s nice to have minions.

June 25, 2011

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It's nice to have minions.

Saturday morning, 9 a.m. Lloyd and Lauren are just finishing breakfast after having slept in. (To be fair, they got up at 4 in the morning during a thunderstorm to go to Lauren’s work and cover the window well.) Lauren, getting her third cup of coffee, hears the sound of a mower in the distance. […]

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