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Four days in one entry:


MRB to Story Time, despite rain & coolness. (I know people in other parts of the world go about their business when it’s rainy and cold, but here we usually don’t have to, since rain is so rare. But this month it’s been rainy as often as not, so we’re getting back into the practice[…]


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Published on: 2014.12.26

RnB played very well today, mostly with their Xmas gifts. Mid-morning: I fixed RL’s hair — something I admit I usually don’t do — and took them out to get gas and groceries. Lines were too long at Sam’s Club gas station ($1.769 per gallon) and H-E-B ($1.799/gal.) so I filled up for $1.859 at[…]

2014.12.11.TH: 18 Months Old

BW is 18 months old today. (See my entry from when RL was 18 months old.)


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Published on: 2014.10.09

Morning: MRB to story time & got groceries (at Target!) on the way home. Target in Harker Heights recently remodeled to include a full grocery section, complete with meat and produce. Late morning: I took my wife’s car to get gas at Sam’s Club — only $2.779 per gallon! I haven’t seen gasoline that inexpensive[…]


Set a daily record with our 97°F high. Our low was 76°F. This is October, people. Morning: MRB to Story Time in Harker Heights. Groceries on the way home. Afternoon: all of us visited the new Walmart Neighborhood Market that just opened in Harker Heights — out of curiosity, more than anything else; we wouldn’t[…]


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Published on: 2014.09.23

RLF has reached the story-telling phase. Today, she told us uncountable stories, each a variation on others that she’s told. Almost all include an empty house, a giant, and a family. In one story, the house was “full of water”. At supper, she found a pamphlet from our local library and said it was a[…]

2014.08.31: Images

RLF teaches BWF some of her old tricks (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 5 images from today ➤ 3 videos from today ➤ 7 images from “same day, different year”

2014.08.30: Images

Today’s sunset (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 8 images from today ➤ 8 images from “same day, different year”

2014.04.24: Notes

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Published on: 2014.04.24

* BWF can get out of the bathtub by himself now(!) * He can also put away toys; both yesterday and today, when RLF was picking up at the end of the day, BWF started helping by picking up toys and putting them inside whatever RLF was putting things in. Of course, he would pull[…]

June 26, 2013

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Published on: 2013.06.26

Benjamin and me (Copyright © 2013 by Marline Fry. All rights reserved.) Morning: I filled up the Sable for $3.219/gallon, the cheapest we’ve seen in a while. Cashed a check sent to Benjamin; put the money in his savings pile — he has slightly more than Rebecca now; we’ll even it out later perhaps. RLF[…]

April 13, 2013

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Published on: 2013.04.13

Rebecca had a very close to perfect day. She played independently (shopped with her shopping cart, worked puzzles, made phone calls with her toy phone), ate well (cereal, toast with jam, yogurt, graham crackers, chicken nuggets), and communicated well. We picked up a few groceries in the morning and filled up the van. That tank[…]

Dec. 11, 2012: Record Cold

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Published on: 2012.12.11

WEATHER: After setting a record high two days ago, we set a record low today, at 24°F, four degrees colder than the previous record, set in 2008.

Birthday Weekend

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Published on: 2009.09.19

In a very rare instance, my wife and I will both have birthdays this weekend. She is 28 today, and I’ll be (gulp!) 37 tomorrow. Last night, after her shift ended, we ate dinner at Bush’s Chicken, which was better than we’d expected and filled us up for $13. We toured the new Academy Sports[…]

Please Stop Buying Gas

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Published on: 2008.07.31

Have you heard? Once again, Exxon-Mobil set the all-time record for most profitable quarter in the history of Earth (breaking their own record). In case anyone’s curious, Marline and I only bought gas from Shell during our recent trips. (Like that makes any difference…)

Gas or Rent

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Published on: 2008.07.10

For the first time in my life, gasoline costs as much per month as does rent. I checked our bank account ledgers to see how much we’ve been spending on gasoline in the last month, and learned the horrifying news. I won’t list actual figures, because rent and gas are both lower here than in[…]

Stealing Gas

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Published on: 2005.09.01

I wonder if Gov. Brad Henry can activate the remaining National Guard members to help me steal gas? Monday, it was only $2.47; yesterday, it was $2.89, and TODAY, gas costs $3.09 per gallon. I know, that’s nothing compared to the $5.85 in Alabama, but Oklahoma is 500 miles from the nearest path of the[…]

April 4, 2005

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Published on: 2005.04.04

Remember, you saw it here first! Christina Townsend is GUILTY! But not of what you think. The judge said he still had a reasonable doubt as to whether she burned the little girl on purpose. Neither side got what they wanted in this murder trial. Townsend did not go free, but neither was she convicted[…]

April 17, 2001 (Tuesday)

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Published on: 2001.04.17

Work: good. Weather: cool. Finished “Interim Journals”, spell-checked. Converted more old letters. Ate ramen noodles. Listened to my old compilation tapes. Drank two beers. Gas went up to $1.60 per gallon.

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