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March 2017 Weather Summary

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Published on: 2017.04.01

Temperature trend lines for March, 2010-2017 (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   March 2017 was our warmest March on record, beating the previous record-holder, March 2012. The high-low average (HLA) was 68.00°F, nearly a full degree warmer per day than the previous record-breaking March. Not only was March 2017 warmer[…]

Year In Review: 2016

In 2016, RnB became fast friends and partners in crime (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   RLF, on her first day of school (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry.) • Top Stories In the story of our family, two events dominated 2016, both of them positive. The first was[…]

November 2016 Weather Summary (Local)

Trend lines for Novembers, 2010-2016 (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   November 2016 was our warmest November since moving to Texas, surpassing November 2012 — which at the time was labeled the warmest November in local history. The HLA (“high-low average”, averaged from daily HLAs) was 65.13°F, a five-degree jump[…]

Coming Improvements In Killeen

More improvements are coming to Killeen, according to the city’s “CIP” (capital improvements program), which I found here (9.6MB, pdf). Several will affect us here on the south edge of the city, initially with construction frustration and eventually with improved infrastructure:   Featherline (north-south road right next to our neighborhood, to the police headquarters) will[…]


Three days in one entry:

2015.09.28.TH: New Journal Format

Four days in one entry:

2015.08.17: Fifth House-iversary

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the day we got the keys to this house (see First Blog From The House). As with most things, it sometimes seems longer than that and sometimes seems like a blip. See previous House-iversary entries. • First • Second • Third • Fourth • Most of the negatives/positives I’ve[…]


Three days in one entry: Stagecoach and other construction, Ikea trip, burn ban, dance/ballet, the boy


Fourth day in a row over 70°F; each was the warmest day of the year so far. Today we hit 76°F. Went to Purser Family Park in the afternoon; kids played for a while. BW wouldn’t stop putting rocks, sticks, dirt, and wood chips in his mouth. RL was well-behaved and actually played (she usually[…]


Finally took down Christmas decorations/lights/tree today. It had been a little cold/wet for me to attempt it before — all the boxes were in the crawlspace above the garage, which isn’t insulated. Today, we got close to 60°F with a lot of sun, so we went for it. RL, like last year, was very helpful,[…]


Received (and paid) our water bill today; we tied December 2011 for lowest usage since we’ve been in this house — which meant we had the highest per-gallon rate we’ve ever seen, since cities use the method of charging you more per gallon if you use less (which I believe is the opposite of what[…]

2014.12.09.TU: BLORA Lights

Late lunch, at Subway; RL actually ate most of a 6-inch sub, her first. After naps, RL reminded M that she’d mentioned going to a beauty supply shop today — M had forgotten all about it while RL had been looking forward to it the whole time. M didn’t really want to go just then,[…]

2014.12.01-03: Images

Our 2014 family holiday portrait, made in our living room (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 10 images from Dec. 1-3 ➤ 13 images from “same day, different year”

2014.11.06.TH: Images

MRB on a high bench at Community Center Park (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 5 images from today ➤ 18 images from “same day, different year”

2014.11.06.TH: Notes

BWF took an early nap (pre-lunch) so we went out for lunch and stopped at Community Center Park (excellent name, right?) on the way home. We hadn’t been there in a while. No one else was at the playground and we soon discovered why — water standing everywhere. We wiped the slides with a stack[…]

2014.10.20.MO: Notes & Images

Oct. 19: BWF examining a tree at Carl Levin City Park (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 7 images from 18th & 19th ➤ Notes on the day ➤ 13 images from “same day, different year”


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[…]

2014.09.10: Images

Recorded with my phone during my evening walk (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 7 images from today ➤ 8 images from “same day, different year”

2014.08.29: Notes

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Published on: 2014.08.29

The kids were a little aggravating this morning. Perhaps the biggest incident was when RLF used the bathroom but (1) forgot to flush and (2) forgot to close the door when she was done. So guess who went in there on his own, the second he was out of my sight? Yes. So there was[…]

2014.08.22: Notes

The kids were happy to be home; we could tell. They rediscovered their toys — and the TV. Neither watched an ounce of TV during our trip and it was obvious they’d missed it. Both ate well. RLF took a two-hour nap. BWF skipped his nap today — I think it’s his first no-nap day.[…]

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