I was in our neighborhood, but there was a new street that I hadn’t noticed before, with one new house built on it. I was interested in the house because its lot was larger than the rest, twice as wide and five times as long. It appeared to be recently finished but empty. I guessed[...]
Weather: The record high for this day was 80°F, set in 1997 (1996 saw the record low). We broke the record high at noon today and kept on going. It was 85°F by 1:30 p.m. and 88°F by 3 p.m.
[I was incorrect in a previous post; not sure why. Aug. 17 is the actual date we got the keys to the house (not Aug. 18). So this post is even later than I'd previously thought.] Wow. Two years. That means our house isn’t new anymore. It means we’re two years older than the spry,[...]
Today, we hit our high of 108°F, the 23rd consecutive day of surpassing the 100-degree mark (43 total days this year). The forecast says we’ll cool down to 103°F by the end of the week. Won’t that be nice? Those thunderstorms predicted on Aug. 11 sure look great, but I’ll believe it when we see[...]
Contradicting my last entry, we’re actually doing something interesting besides watching Rebecca grow. Beginning last night, we’re hosting Marline’s friend Valentina for a few days. This is the first time anyone besides my family has come to see us in Killeen.
Sometimes, a baby’s milestones happen gradually. You can see them working toward something and then watch them do it for the first time. It’s still exciting, but not as exciting as when you walk around the corner and see them doing something new. Though Rebecca has been pulling herself into the standing position for more[...]
Any time I don’t post for several days, you can assume the obvious reasons: Rebecca. She’s much more independent now, so you’d think I’d have more time to blog. Ha. She will play by herself for long periods of time, as long as I’m not attempting to use the computer.
I forgot to mention a few days ago that Rebecca has taken the next step in eating solid foods. She’s been having toast for a few days now. (Copyright © 2011 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.)
We moved into a construction zone; we knew this 10 months ago when we bought the house. At that time, there were several empty lots on either side of our house, a few across the street, and the entire street behind us was empty. Through the fall and winter, workers built three or four houses[...]
The hall closet in our house seemed to be missing the top shelf. It’s not really; all the houses built by Centex have this problem in their hall closets; we’ve seen half a dozen model homes, and watched others being built. There are four shelves, starting at the bottom, but not quite getting to the[...]