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Date : September 2010

Enough Baby Clothes Already

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Published on: 2010.09.26

My wife’s cousin Shiram, who we visited in Odessa earlier this year, is pregnant with her third child. It will be her first boy, meaning she no longer needs all the baby clothes that her two girls had worn. This is relevant to my wife and I because we’re having a girl in two months[…]

Baby Gifts

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Published on: 2010.09.23

After waffling for a few months, my wife finally decided to start a gift registry for our baby. I let this be her decision; my advice was to just say “buy diapers” if anyone asked about a registry. If you’d like to take a look, here’s the link [invalid link removed]. Please, don’t feel obligated[…]

Grass and Fans

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Published on: 2010.09.23

If you’ve ever tried to seed lawn grass into a patch of bare ground, then you know what I’m going through. I used to think I was a patient person, but watching grass grow really has taught me a lot about waiting and letting nature take its course (no puns intended in that last sentence;[…]

Happy Birthday to Us

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Published on: 2010.09.21

After the visit from my family for Labor Day weekend, my wife has worked pretty much every day, including a 10-day stretch with only one day off. For a woman who’s seven months pregnant, she’s handling this very well. During that stretch, I was busy at home too. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, I installed the[…]

Chris Taylor & Windows

(When I searched Google for “Chris Taylor & Windows” (in quotes), the search engine told me that nothing was found. Perhaps this blog post can correct that.) Chris Taylor was a ridiculously skinny white guy (in that respect, he was very similar to me) that I knew when I lived in South Texas as a[…]

Childbirth Classes

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Published on: 2010.09.14

Just when we thought we were settling into a routine… We started childbirth classes last night. Now that we’ve moved in, unpacked, bought several things, arranged everything, we’ve moved on and started living in our new house. We’ve had our first guests, I’ve mowed a lawn a couple of times (and continue to work with[…]

Porch Swing

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Published on: 2010.09.10

Since our front porch is really just a place to stand while you’re waiting for us to open the door, we decided to buy a stand-up porch swing for our back porch, which is really just a 12′ x 8′ concrete pad. About six months ago, when we first signed up to have the house[…]

Assembling the Crib

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Published on: 2010.09.09

While it was raining, I assembled the baby crib that my parents brought (see my entry about their visit). It was missing one screw, so we went to Lowe’s and found one that would work in its place (and I learned about buying screws, such as knowing the length, diameter, and thread count). Other than[…]

The Week of Hermine

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Published on: 2010.09.09

Thankfully (I guess) our new house got a test of its ability to withstand hurricane-force winds and over a foot of rain this week. Right after my parents left to return to Oklahoma, the remnants of Hurricane Hermine moved into Central Texas. By Monday night, we were deluged with sideways-streaming rain and winds gusting up[…]

Family Visit

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Published on: 2010.09.09

Over Labor Day weekend, my parents and brother visited us in Killeen for the second time. Their first visit ( 8 photos ) was in July, when we still lived in the apartment. This time, we felt much more comfortable hosting, with our own driveway, our own plot of land, etc. (Copyright © 2010 by[…]

Living Room and Dining Room

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Published on: 2010.09.03

Because our living room / dining room is the largest room in the house by far, and the most open, that’s where all our stuff went when we first moved in, except for a few things my wife specifically told the movers to put somewhere else. (Bed, desk, washer and dryer, etc., were all put[…]

Ikea Trip

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Published on: 2010.09.01

Note: As always, I post images to Flickr within hours of taking them. If you want quicker access to new images, please follow my Flickr photostream . On Monday, my wife and I drove to Ikea in Round Rock (probably our favorite store for most home furnishings). Among our purchases were two 2×2 “Expedit” cube[…]

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