You Can’t Go Home Again

Today we will do our best to sell Mom’s house by way of a real estate auction. The house will have been in our family for nearly 30 years, and I believe I can speak for all of my siblings when I say it’s very sad to see it go. The unfortunate reality, though, is […]

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Home

We did an estate sale at Mom’s house in mid-September, around the same time that she was initially diagnosed with breast cancer last year. These are just some of the things that were left over after a very successful 4-day sale.We are very happy with the sale and everything worked out perfectly.We used sedonalakes.com pearland […]

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Cosmic

Two weeks ago, I fashioned myself a crude pinhole viewer using two small pieces of paper to watch the annular eclipse that was taking place. On June 4th, I’ll try to get outdoors around moonset to see a partial lunar eclipse. And then on June 5th, I’ll see if I can’t find some #14 welder’s […]

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Ballers

I just got back from another nice weekend up north, hanging with the Ferrara clan. We had fun watching the final Yankees game for the AA season, and then Savino and Marco both had their first playoff games on Tuesday evening, so I stuck around for those before getting on the road back home. (335 […]

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Numbers

I commented to some friends today that I’ve just reached the quadruple digits on the repayment for my car. Sounds kinda cool, until you do the math. I’ve owned this car for four years. Rounding down to $300/month for payments for 48 months, that’s just shy of $15 grand, which was roughly the sticker price […]

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Here We Go Again

About a week and a half ago, I decided that it is once again time to get started taking better care of myself. I liked the simplicity and gradual nature of the “Couch to 5K” plan, and so it seemed worthy of a second shot. While it seemed before like night running might be the […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Absolutely Terrifying

(I’ll write a post with words again soon, I promise.)

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Digits

As of today, the first phone number I ever knew/had is being shut off. That phone number was active in Paxton, Illinois, for the better part of three decades—and yes, we did have a rotary phone there when I was a kid. Back then, we only had to dial five digits for an in-town call. […]

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