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Date : October 2009

Umlauf Sculpture Garden (Day Trip)

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Published on: 2009.10.27

Sorry for the five-day delay in posting to this blog. I haven’t gone that long since the first week we moved here. My excuse: My wife’s been off work for several days. When she’s home, I like to spend time with her, whether it’s on a day-trip, shopping, watching a movie, cooking, talking, or simply[…]

A Place to Sit Down

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Published on: 2009.10.22

Since before we were married, my wife has been dreaming of replacing my old furniture with new stuff, stuff that she picked out herself. I’d been living with an old sofa that was a hand-me-down from my parents, and a loveseat that was new in 1987. We gave away the sofa before leaving Seminole, and[…]

Football, Sofas, and Pictures at the Park

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Published on: 2009.10.18

Saturday, I learned once again to trust my wife’s judgment, even if it’s the simple matter of picking a football score. (To clarify, I always trust her judgment on important things.) I’d predicted 34-20, while she said 14-7, for the final score of the OU-Texas game. Both of us predicted a Longhorn victory. I didn’t[…]

High School Football in Killeen

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Published on: 2009.10.16

Tonight, we saw our first-ever high school football game in Killeen, Texas. For me, it’s been 20 years since I saw a high school game in Texas; my last one was at Smithson Valley High School, in the fall of my senior year. For my wife, it was her first experience of any kind with[…]

16-Oct-2009

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Gradual Progress The photo below is intended to show the progress I’ve gradually made in the appearance of our back porch: (Copyright © 2009 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) The above shot shows dead, unswept grass piling up near the wall on the left, and tall weeds overhanging the porch on the right.[…]

16-Oct-2009

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So Torn! My emotions and loyalties are torn, regarding tomorrow’s football game between OU and Texas. I am native to neither state (I was born in Hawaii, which is only slightly closer to Texas than to Oklahoma). I lived in Oklahoma first, for about five years, and then lived in Texas for more than seven[…]

First Full Electric Bill

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Published on: 2009.10.16

A few days ago, my wife and I received our first full electric bill from TXU, and boy, were we surprised. We’d already gotten the initial bill, a month earlier, but that was for a partial month so we couldn’t use it to budget correctly. Plus, it had the one-time connection fees and other service[…]

15-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.15

2.4 Million Views I was reading some of my old blogs the other day, and saw where I was *very* excited that my Flickr photostream had 50,000 views! Today, I checked my stats page again, and saw that I had over 2.4 million aggregate page views since joining Flickr. Amazing: Click here to view it[…]

Out on the Town

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Published on: 2009.10.14

Yesterday, my wife and I headed to Round Rock again, after a hearty breakfast (lunch) of scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and cinnamon toast. (Lest anyone get the wrong idea, those items were cooked by yours truly…) At Ikea, which both of us were excited to visit again, we picked up several things we’d been missing,[…]

13-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.13

Days Off My wife got off work early last night (to make up for working late the day before), and we watched ” Wanted ” on DVD during the unexpected time. Today, we’re planning another trip to Ikea to pick up a few necessities. The other day, we accidentally broke our pizza stone (which had[…]

12-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.12

My Future Self   I’ve often wondered what I would say to myself, if I could go back in time 10 years, or 20 years, or even 30 years, and meet my younger self. Or what would I do differently if I could take my current knowledge and experience back into my younger self at,[…]

10-Oct-2009

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Three Things My wife forwarded this to me…. I haven’t done one of these in a while. Three names I have been called: 1. Chan 2. Chandelle 3. Willis   Three Places I have Lived: 1. Honolulu 2. Tokyo 3. San Antonio   Three TV Shows I watch 1. South Park 2. Family Guy 3.[…]

10-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.10

Random Notes on Our Life After Thursday saw 92 degrees, Friday dropped into the mid-50s, and today it’s 52 degrees as I write this. My wife is working through the weekend, which will probably be commonplace for her at this job. But it’s okay; it means her “weekends” will now be during the week. After[…]

8-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.08

Clear a Path A few days ago, I noticed our clothes dryer was taking longer to cycle than usual. My wife noticed that lint wasn’t catching on the lint filter anymore, but instead was all over the inside of the door, and around the lint filter. Yesterday, I disconnected the dryer and pulled it out,[…]

7-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.07

Ikea in Round Rock Tuesday afternoon, my wife and I went to Round Rock, Texas, to visit the Ikea Store there. It’s about 45 minutes away. We were completely impressed with Ikea, with just a couple of exceptions. One thing we actually do need is a sofa — because we gave away the one we[…]

6-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.06

Trip to Austin On Monday, my wife and I drove south to Austin, Texas, for the day. It was just over an hour to get there, including a stop for lunch in Round Rock. (Click here to see all the pictures I took on the day, or click here to view them in a slideshow[…]

Missing Football

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Published on: 2009.10.03

Well, I found myself missing high school football games this weekend. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t miss covering them; I just miss seeing them. Checking scores on the internet, I saw that Sasakwa and Maud played each other last night. Both were undefeated coming into the game, and they were ranked #1 and #2[…]

1-Oct-2009

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Published on: 2009.10.01

First Thunderstorm Tonight, my wife and I experienced our first Thunderstorm since we’ve moved to Killeen. Just as she was getting into her car to leave for work, the skies cut loose. After she drove away, I stepped out for a moment to get a couple of shots (scroll down to see them). But seriously,[…]

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