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Yay, yay.

February 25th, 2008 by Joyce

I found out one of our favorite parks has four sets of electrical outlets, and they actually work. No wi-fi, but I’m more than happy. 

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New Neighbors

February 24th, 2008 by Joyce · 2 Comments

Several months ago, the lot across the street was cleared for six concrete pads.  In the winter, a group of men poured a driveway, sidewalks, and steps.  Then all the concrete just sat for a bit.  Just after all the neighborhood children began to assume the driveways was perfectly for their tricycles and soccer balls, a crew arrived one early morning and began framing six houses, all at once.

Slowly, our sunrises, once gently filtered by a tiny forest of large oaks, has now become filtered by a forest of 2×4’s now four stories tall.

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Once the walls come up, we won’t be able to see the sun come up at all.

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Yet there is something very funny happening here.  This is our house from their second story, the living/dining/kitchen (a bit higher than ours):

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This is from the third story, their master suite.

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Cute living room, they’ll say, but I see a futon, are you grad students?

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From the fourth story, my house is tiny; from the from the fifth story (with deck!) our house will be smaller, still.

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I think I need to finally order some window coverings, or perhaps audition for The Truman Show.

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Easy to see that somebody didn’t clear the table.  What a shame, it’s a great spot for product placements, don’t you think?

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Kirby construction peeks over the trees:

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"Catch the Cows"

February 6th, 2008 by Joyce

After watching this over the weekend at the Ranch:

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(actually, we didn’t realize she was paying attention because she was doing more of this with David:)

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this morning Carmen woke up, found a shoelace, and announced she was going to catch some cows, because they needed to go back to the barn.

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