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About Lauren

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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August 22, 2019

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Happy Anniversary, Lloyd! We spent the evening before cleaning for company, since Clean Lauren has really only brought the house levels up to ‘Acceptable for Gross People’. If you’re in town, Kathryn is going to be in town the next couple of days!

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Fixed. Again. But in a different way.

August 20, 2019

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Fixed. Again. But in a different way.

A few weeks ago, on a very hot day, I noticed that the accelerator on the toaster wouldn’t recover. I’d let up and it would still go. Oh, no! I was going to be in a terrible, low-speed crash!! I figured out how to let up on the ‘gas’, then slip my foot under the […]

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I’m trying.

August 19, 2019

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I'm trying.

A long time ago, back when the CDC was in the old building, I ponied up fora microfiber mop. I was aghast at how though the floors were mopped nightly, a good scrub with microfiber cloth uncovered the actual floor. As Lloyd says, “Mopping just distributes dirt evenly.” Well, that mop sat unused at the […]

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Lloyd is very brave.

August 18, 2019

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Lloyd is very brave.

Saturday was a Lincoln day for us. I had an eye doctor appointment and had to run some errands, so I dropped Lloyd off at school to do his wiring stuff and went about my merry way. I brought back some lunch and after we ate, offered to help. We went to the gym, where […]

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Thank you, God. Thank you, Timmy.

August 15, 2019

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This story begins last Wednesday, when I lost my wedding ring. I take it off all the time, usually to move it to another finger so I can remember something, but sometimes I’ve set it down and forgotten where it was. Somehow, it always turns up. On Wednesday, though, I had taken it off to […]

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Special Ralph

August 14, 2019

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Special Ralph

So, since The Incident with the bats and the bugs happened, the cats have been banned from the top floor this whole time. (I didn’t want them dragging hitchhiker bugs around the house.) Ralph is most despondent about this. See, Ralph and Lloyd have a little routine. During the school year, Ralph waits for Lloyd […]

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