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Date : July 2010

House Improvements

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Published on: 2010.07.29

I haven’t posted about the house ( photoset on Flickr ) in a while. During our trip to Odessa, the builders put in our tile (kitchen, utility room, bathrooms, and entryway), installed the marble in our bathrooms ( sink , shower walls ), laid our kitchen countertop , and dropped a big pile of dirt[…]

Trip to Odessa and Carlsbad (6)

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Published on: 2010.07.27

Read About Day 1 Read About Day 2 Read About Day 3 Read About Day 4 Read About Day 5 After an excellent night’s sleep, we awoke early and checked out of the Holiday Inn Express. I should mention that for some reason this room cost 40% more than the room in the Holiday Inn[…]

Trip to Odessa and Carlsbad (5)

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Published on: 2010.07.26

Read About Day 1 Read About Day 2 Read About Day 3 Read About Day 4 Monday morning (July 19), we checked out of Great Western Inn in Carlsbad at 8:46 a.m. MT (9:46 a.m. CDT), and headed back toward Odessa. This time we took the simpler route, which was just a little longer but[…]

Trip to Odessa and Carlsbad (4)

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Published on: 2010.07.25

Read About Day 1 Read About Day 2 Read About Day 3 On Sunday (July 18), we headed toward the caves. We’d planned our trip so that this excursion would fall on Sunday, usually one of the lowest-traffic days for most tourist sites. While we love viewing the wonderful national parks of the U.S., both[…]

Trip to Odessa and Carlsbad (3)

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Published on: 2010.07.25

Read About Day 1 Read About Day 2 The next morning, Saturday (July 17), I checked the car and realized that my left front tire was wearing thin. I should have replaced it days earlier in Killeen, but it had simply slipped my mind. Looking at the map of the roads ahead of us, I[…]

Trip to Odessa and Carlsbad (2)

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Published on: 2010.07.24

(I’ll assume you already read about Day 1) On Friday (July 16), Marline and I kept Misha and Kyla company while their parents took care of some car-related and moving-related business. Kyla is six but can read like an eight-year-old. Misha is one, and is working on walking and talking. Several times, we saw her[…]

Trip to Odessa and Carlsbad (1)

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Published on: 2010.07.23

First, let me say I intended to post here before now. However, lest any of you think I’ve been away from the internet, remember that I have a photoblog on Flickr (here), where I post almost every day, and where I keep in contact with the outside world. So I’m not apologizing for the lack[…]

First Visit From Family

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Published on: 2010.07.11

Our 10 months in Killeen have been busy and sometimes tumultuous, but things settled enough recently into a routine that it was time we had a visit from some family members. On July 8, my parents and brother came for a short visit, which we enjoyed immensely. That evening (Thursday), all five of us crammed[…]

Driveway, Insulation, Drywall

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Published on: 2010.07.04

Since my last entry on the house construction, several things have happened. On Saturday, June 26, I attended the birthday party of one of my Flickr friends in Austin. There was outdoor grilling, giant bubble blowing, piñata hitting, and a lot of picture taking. I had a great time. Though all the pictures I took[…]

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