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‘Cutting The Cord’ — A Long Time Coming

For the third year in a row, we called the cable company to cancel cable TV. This time, we actually did it. The first time, Time Warner Cable offered such a steep discount that we accepted it and kept TV for another year. When the price began to rise again, we called again to cancel,[…]

2015.09.28.TH: New Journal Format

Four days in one entry:


Sunday (1st): M was off work today, for a birthday party of a coworker’s daughter. We drove to Round Rock; the party was at Safari Champ, an indoor playground. Both kids had fun. I talked to the coworker’s father a bit, besides helping watch the kids. RnB enjoyed themselves immensely; B slept in my arms[…]


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Published on: 2015.01.01

Today was the coldest Jan. 1 since we’ve lived here, staying between 32°F and 38°F all day. It was overcast and rainy (very light rain/mist throughout the day). We stayed in all day. RnB took turns being fussy and not wanting to play, though both ate well. We put them to bed early at 07:30[…]


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Published on: 2014.12.06

MRB went to a birthday party in the other half of our neighborhood (far enough that they needed to drive), and stayed more than two hours. Apparently had a good time. One man there saw BW and asked M: “Is your husband light-complected?” which she found humorous. I told her he probably wanted to say[…]

2014.11.27.TH: Actual Thanksgiving

My wife worked. Fortunately, she felt much better than yesterday. RLF was also better, physically. In every way, she was 100%… Until lunch. She cried through lunch, unexplained. After her nap, she seemed fine, but fell apart again about suppertime. BWF cried almost all day, with a few breaks during which he unplugged lamps, tried[…]

2014.11.08.SA: Notes

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Published on: 2014.11.08

Stayed inside most of the day, since it’s my day to watch football (which I might cease after this season). Kids were good; played hard, ate well. After MF came home from work, she took them outside for a little bit, but both were ready to come in after just a few minutes. MF cooked[…]


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Published on: 2014.10.25

90°F for a high. The next several days will have to be colder than average; otherwise this October will end up being the warmest October since we’ve lived in Central Texas, and it’s our sixth. Our 10-day forecast shows more of the same, however. Rough morning with BWF. Rough afternoon with RLF. After work, MF[…]


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Published on: 2014.10.18

RLF said to me, first thing in the morning: “Daddy! I’m not scared of the dark anymore!” Excellent. But right before bed, she said she was scared of the dark again. :-) BWF slept until after 08:00, so I thought he was finally getting good sleep. I found out later than he’d awakened my wife[…]


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Published on: 2014.10.04

Cooler than usual: only 70°F by 10:30 — so I pulled RnB in the wagon to the playground. We stayed about 45 minutes; we were the only ones there the whole time. I don’t understand how the playground is packed with teenagers at 19:00 on a school night when it’s 100°F outside, but on a[…]


Rough day… Lots of “exploring” by BWF — which means he wouldn’t stop getting into stuff. There just aren’t enough high shelves and locking doors on/behind which to hide stuff; some things have to be left where he can get to them, and get to them he does. One difference between him and RLF at[…]

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