Spaghetti Monday

A long day of work filled with a lot of lies and careful deceptions wherever I look.  Then it spills into my time until 7pm. But, then the day starts to turn to Harry Potter and Andrew. Culminating in a few bites of a simple spaghetti dinner with Elizabeth.  Starting out my Spaghetti Monday with the ugly and bad, then the good.

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TV Without Cable- Hello Amazon Fire

Amazon Fire Over the last 7 years, Elizabeth and I have tried to figure out how to keep the television without the clutter that isn’t good for children.  Amazon Fire TV was the best decision.  After all, Andrew doesn’t deserve to watch any commercials.  He doesn’t have the tools to fight the deceptive psychological games that television uses to make people spend yet.  We just didn’t want it anymore.  So, we went cold turkey and stopped all program television.  No…

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Boston Trip/Dream

Green Line – Boston Looking into taking a trip back to Boston someday.  The whole area is wonderful, clean and full of great people from all over the world.  I think our next trip is going to be to Des Moines, but I can do two things at the same time.  We found a few good Travel Trailers in Iowa and we always wanted to check out the people and the scenery. Boston is a place of great ideas, strong…

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Travel Trailer Update

Small Bumper Pull Trailer So, after all of the research I have done to come up with the best possible travel trailer with the cheapest outlay of cash, I am a little stumped.  We have a tow vehicle that can tow 5000 pounds max with 500 tongue weight.  The tongue weight is a problem.   Man is it a problem. Part of my objective is to put a travel trailer together that could be lived in for a month at…

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Beach or Beer

Beer For My Friends It is the end of the work day and it was a long day. I can’t sit on the beach so I think I’ll have a beer. Trying to make right things that were wrong all day can be exhausting. Going through paperwork and documenting as much as I can makes the day fly by though. The overall atmosphere in the office was good today. We just don’t have fun and we probably shouldn’t. But, I…

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Elizabeth is Still Full of Mucus

Sickly Mucus Filled Lady So here we are on day three of a mucus nightmare and we are getting it under control.  Elizabeth can breath through her nose, but the damage has been done.  Her sense of taste comes and goes and her right side sinuses are still sensitive.  However, based on where we were two days ago, times are good. Oh, yes, looking back to Thursday and the ear pain and constant pain of blowing her nose have passed. …

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Darn Flu- Elizabeth Caught It

Is it the Flu? At 2:00 a.m., the worst of the cold from hell struck Elizabeth. Yes, it is the flu.  Confirmed.  What started out for Andrew as the sniffles and then ten days of snot infested mayhem, has moved on to its next victim, Elizabeth.  From mucus infestation to infections of the ears and sinus cavities,  she is miserable. This winter is the worst by far that we have seen.  We already had the confirmed Flu.  I went out…

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Winter at the Beach

Winter Beach with Jackets We decided to go to the beach during the winter months for vacation.  It has worked out well the last few years that we have gone.  Elizabeth and I love the beach.  Andrew thinks it is pretty neat, too.  One of the best benefits of the beach during the winter months is that you get to pay less than half the amount you have to during the summer. Also, you have the beach almost to yourself.…

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Andrew and the Snowman

Snowman

Making a Snowman What is it about the wintertime that makes it so easy to forget the cold and warm up to the snow?  Could it be that you can make a snowman, or throw snowballs? I love the winter.  If it is going to be cold though, I want snow.  Unlike most times of the year, the colder isn’t always the better. You have to be able to do something with the snow and powder just doesn’t work well. …

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