Thursday, July 10, 2014


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TIME:  8:38 PM
PLACE:  Around the yard
SUBJECT:  Flowers

HH planted the sunflowers.
The purple flowers are on a climbing vine that I planted.
I lost the tag that told me what kind of vine it is.
Google is no help.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


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TIME:  9:39 PM
PLACE:  Backyard
SUBJECT:  Honeybee

HH finally was able to pick up his hives. 
About 15 minutes after I took this photo, I went back into my house. 
I didn’t realize that a bee was on me.
It stung me on the inside of my left elbow.
Oh, it’s on bees.
I can’t wait to take all your honey.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Mind the Gaps

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TIME:  6:45 PM
PLACE:  Attic
SUBJECT:  Gaps in the roof

Did I mention that we are redoing our roof? 
The storm gods did.
They laughed at our apparently pathetic tarp-laying ability.
They put on a big drip-party very late last night – resulting in me getting about 3 hours of sleep before my 10 hour work day.
You never realize how many gaps are in your roof until the shingles are off.
Sealing and repainting two bedroom ceilings have now been added to the never-ending household “to-do” list.

Monday, July 7, 2014


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TIME:  8:13 PM
PLACE:  Route 13
SUBJECT:  Sky and motel sign

MonkeyBoy had an indoor soccer game tonight.
While he was playing the sky opened up.
The storm moved through quickly and left some interesting skies on the way home,

Sunday, July 6, 2014


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TIME:  1:44 PM
PLACE:  Backyard
SUBJECT:  Green Beans

HH planted about 5 or 6 green bean plants. 
They yielded almost 2.5 lbs of beans today.
They just need some onions and bacon to be perfect!

Saturday, July 5, 2014


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TIME:  9:35 PM
PLACE:  Somewhere by Breese, Illinois
SUBJECT:  Fireworks

It wouldn’t be the Fourth of July weekend without viewing some fireworks.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Forced Family Fun

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TIME:  6:38 PM
PLACE: Six Flags, St. Louis, MO
SUBJECT:  The family

As has been tradition these past few years, the kids and I went to Six Flags on the Fourth of July.  There was bickering between the siblings and DramaQueen was not on board with my order that we take a selfie of the four of us…and we all better look like we are having a good time and like each other dammit! 

She held the camera, snarled, “Everybody smile!”, put on a happy face and took the photo. Frowns and fighting re-appeared immediately after the picture was snapped.

At least it *looks* like we are happy – right?