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Date : March 2011

Home Improvement

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Published on: 2011.03.30

Today, we were supposed to just stay home and relax. My wife called our tax place to ask about our amended tax return (they were supposed to call us when it was okay to file an amendment, but they hadn’t called). The people at the office said, “You can do it now; come on in.”[…]

Afternoon Shopping

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Published on: 2011.03.30

After working several days in a row, my wife now has three days off together (she switched one day with her boss for this). Yesterday, we ate lunch at Subway, then did just a little shopping. Again, Rebecca was fabulous. At Home Depot, I picked up two more bags of red lava rock to complete[…]

Little Nature Lover

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Published on: 2011.03.28

As I mentioned yesterday, Rebecca’s eyes recently locked onto our lone tree, the oak the builders planted in our front yard. She’d looked at before, but was never really interested. Now that it’s shooting out leaves like crazy, she really wanted to go over there (she signals this by leaning and grunting). I took her[…]

Assembling the Jumper & High Chair

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Published on: 2011.03.27

Last week, my wife decided Rebecca was ready for a “jumper” (also known as “exer-saucer”). It’s a toy that babies can kind of stand up in, supported by a padded seat, and also spin around and play with toys located on the perimeter. Basically, it’s the replacement for the “walker” that you and I had[…]

March 27, 2011

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Published on: 2011.03.27

It may be a sign of a very hot summer to come, but we saw 91°F yesterday here in Killeen. Other than that, there’s really nothing new to report. My wife and I are going through our daily routines of work, keeping up the house, and taking care of Rebecca. Rebecca’s only recent milestone is[…]

New Kitchen Faucet

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Published on: 2011.03.24

Today, I replaced our kitchen faucet. No, it wasn’t broken, but it was pretty mundane. Its only feature was: water came out. When my wife and I picked the options for this house (before the building began), we had a choice of upgrading at that time. We chose to use our upgrade money elsewhere, knowing[…]

March 23, 2011

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Published on: 2011.03.23

Yesterday, Rebecca received her final RSV shot. She took it like a big girl, only crying for a minute or so. By the time we got home, she was laughing and playful. During the visit to the clinic in Temple, we also saw her new weight: 13 lbs., 0 oz. (5.88 kg). She’s trying very[…]

March 21, 2011

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Published on: 2011.03.21

Spring is in full swing. I always ignore “official” first days of seasons. It’s completely irrelevant unless you’re part of a cult that has some ceremony for those days. I don’t care if it’s March 20, 21, or 22. It doesn’t make any sense. What matters is when warmth returns to the earth, trees begin[…]

March 17, 2011

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Published on: 2011.03.17

After working five days in a row, my wife had a couple of days off. Yesterday, we didn’t do much, to be honest. Today, I replaced the black mulch in our front shrubbery area (seen here) with red lava rocks. Not only is it a little prettier, but should be less likely to wash across[…]

March 11, 2011

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Published on: 2011.03.11

Today, Rebecca is five months old. Yesterday, we took her on the longest car ride of her life (previous long was to Ikea in Round Rock), driving down to San Marcos, Texas, to visit the San Marcos Premium Outlets mall (see my review). I’d been to these outlets before, when I was a teenager, and[…]

Dream: Accessory to Theft

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Published on: 2011.03.09

In my dream last night, I was either a night watchman or some kind of clerk at a huge warehouse for a national chain of home supply stores. The warehouse was a maze of giant metal racks holding millions of items, all the way from nuts and bolts up to large electronics and appliances. Apparently,[…]

March 8, 2011

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Published on: 2011.03.08

(Note the title is just today’s date. If a personal web log, or “blog”, is supposed to be the online version of a journal or diary, then I don’t see the need for titles. I just came to this realization recently, and writing titles is the hardest part of blogging for me.) Rebecca is doing[…]

Morning Person

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Published on: 2011.03.06

I was once a morning person. By that, I mean I used to wake up early in high gear and go full speed until sometime in the evening, when I would slow down and eventually come to a complete stop. That was during my childhood, all the way up through high school, until I got[…]

Another New Shelf

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Published on: 2011.03.02

Emboldened by my own work in our hall closet (adding a top shelf, mentioned here), I decided to add a larger one in the laundry room. When we picked the options for our house, we remembered a shelf coming standard in the laundry room, and when we picked cabinets for the room, we thought they[…]

A Few Notes on Rebecca

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Published on: 2011.03.01

Rebecca weighed 12 lbs. 9.5 oz. (5.71 kg) today. She also went to the mall for the first time. My wife had two gift cards for The Gap that have been sitting around for months. Rebecca was fantastic, though not nearly as excited as she was in Target or Ikea. She was able to eat[…]

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