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Date : February 2013

Feb. 28, 2013

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We left the house at 8:45 a.m. or so, planning to visit my sister and her family before they headed back toward Arkansas — they’d been staying in a cabin at BLORA (Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area). I thought it was about half an hour away; it was more like 50 minutes. Still, we had[…]

Feb. 27, 2013

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Today, we headed southwest to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park. My sister and her family left a little earlier than we did, but we met up with them in Johnson City for a picnic lunch. We spent a little time in the visitor’s center there, and then continued west to the park outside[…]

Feb. 26, 2013

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We spent most of the day with my sister Shari and her family. (They’d arrived late the night before and stayed in a cabin in a nearby recreation area.) Today, we went to Purser Park in the morning, where Rebecca played with her cousins, we all threw Frisbees, some of us explored the culverts under[…]

Feb. 25, 2013

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Rebecca was patient while I cleaned today, and even helped with a few things. I vacuumed; cleaned bathrooms, dusted. She asked to go outside early, but it was chilly — upper 40s. Around 11 a.m., it had risen to the mid-60s; I was about to let her go outside. Just then the wind kicked in.[…]

Feb. 24, 2013

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After doing so well yesterday, Rebecca dropped to about 50% today. Testing boundaries, mostly. At one point, I asked her if that’s what she was doing, and she said yes. “Did you find out what the boundaries are?” “Yes.” “Are you going to keep doing it?” “Yes.” Sigh. MF got home during Rebecca’s nap; she[…]

Feb. 23, 2013

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RLF & I went to H-E-B (supermarket) in the morning for some fruit and meat. I like that the store gives “Buddy Bucks” if the customer has a child. It gives the kid something to look forward to as they shop. The Buddy Bucks are just play money that the cashier gives the kid. The[…]

Feb. 22, 2013

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Kia dealership replaced another door seal (included in warranty). WEATHER: 37-55°F

Feb. 21, 2013

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Morning: first grocery trip in the new vehicle. The sunken cargo space in back is perfect for stowing groceries — no worries about them rolling around or sliding/tumbling. I painted over the spot on the garage wall where I’d removed the paper towel holder. I now feel like an expert; I’ve backed in the minivan[…]

Feb. 20, 2013: Warranty

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MF had a doctor’s appointment this morning at 8 a.m. — she’s gained 12 pounds in 22 weeks of pregnancy. At 10 a.m., I took the Kia to the Kia dealership in Killeen; learned it’s still under manufacturer’s warranty for another year. They fixed the DC power outlet (it had blown a fuse because someone[…]

Feb. 19, 2013: Kia Sedona LX (& Car List)

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Today, we bought a car, a 2008 Kia Sedona LX. As we always have before, we paid for it outright and don’t owe anything on it. Some photos: (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)

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Feb. 18, 2013

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Rebecca makes duck soup, Feb. 16 (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Very windy this morning, but warmed up quickly. Rebecca asked me if we could go to the playground, so we went. She walked the entire way, often struggling against the wind (it moved me a couple of times). We[…]

Feb. 17, 2013: Landscaping

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In the morning, RLF and I went to Lowes; I bought a Perm-a-Mulch mat (similar to this one, but 3 feet in diameter), red lava rocks, FiberEdge resin siding, and a few landscaping pins. After MF got home from work, I went to Home Depot for a couple of bags of topsoil. RLF helped me[…]

Feb. 16, 2013

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(Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Rebecca and I have a lot of these conversations lately: RLF: Ree Bear Huh? [Read Bear Hunt?] ME: You want to read ‘Bear Hunt’? RLF: Otay! Ree Bear Huh! ME: (sitting down to read book) ‘We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re…” RLF: No! ME:[…]

Feb. 15, 2013

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Rebecca tries the tricycle again, as she does every couple of days (Copyright © 2013 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) Chilly, so we spent most of our time indoors. Rebecca played mostly with her tunnel (the expandable, fabric tunnel), the Valentine’s Day balloon, and the toy she’d received at Chick-fil-A a few days[…]

Feb. 14, 2013

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Happy Valentine’s Day. Walk to the playground after lunch (sloppy Joes). Threw the Frisbee a bit. MF made fruit salad today, with strawberries, mangoes, peaches, blackberries, bananas, kiwi, and apples. It was the perfect combination; very sweet and very healthy. (Some of them were “organic”; we only buy organic if the price isn’t too much[…]

Feb. 13, 2013

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The females went to church this morning (Ash Wednesday). On the way back, they stopped at Purser Park and played for more than an hour despite the cold. Rebecca was upset when she had to come home. Afternoon: RLF went on a couple of “bear hunts” (walking through the house with a flashlight) with Mommy.[…]

Feb. 12, 2013

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Rebecca had only a 25-minute nap today, so the evening was filled with frustration. But the day had its moments. After a long time of going down slides either on her tummy (feet first) or while holding someone’s hand, Rebecca regained the ability to go down slides properly and without help today (remember, she’d done[…]

Feb. 11, 2013

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It sprinkled on and off all day, amounting to 0.3 inches according to my new rain gauge. Our high was before dawn, at 58°F, and as of this writing the low is 49, but I think it’s dropping. This is the coolest it’s been in a couple of weeks. Rebecca and I managed to play[…]

Feb. 10, 2013

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After waking up from a very odd dream at 3:30 a.m., I realized lights were flashing outside. It was distant lightning, still too far away to hear. By 4 a.m. it was sweeping over the house, drenching us in rain, thundering loudly. MF and I lay awake for thirty minutes or so, listening to it.[…]

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