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Year In Review : 2017 (UPDATED)

(I’ve updated this entry with end-of-the-year weather summary information.) Happy 2017! We maintained our senses of humor during this very emotional year. (Copyright © 2017 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   Leaving The Hospital MRB, just after we checked RLF out of a hospital in Temple, Texas. She was hospitalized in late September[…]

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[…]

‘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,[…]

2015.11.05.TH: Rain, Ottoman, Car Trouble, San Gabriel Park

A whole week. (Selections adapted from private journal file.)

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: truck day, mission: movie, weather/lawn, all locked up, breakdown


Four days in one entry: the last adjacent house, 100°F days, growth & development, teaching moments, experiments with blocks, shiny new memories, sprinkler play


Four days in one entry: Minions, ingenuity, mortgage update, Big Hoss BBQ, swim lessons, 100-degree day


Three days in one entry: Water heater repair, new microwave, swim lessons,

2015.06.25.TH (Solo Trip)

Three days in one entry, including my solo trip to Oklahoma

2015.06.13-18: Since We’ve Been Back

Catch-up entry for the days since our vacation: six days in one entry (1 image at end):


Three days in one entry: more rain, open gym, movies, sleepless, landscaping, sick again, potty training, and Selma


Four days in one entry: dentist, car trouble, new tree, watering, Easter egg hunt, the trouble with Benjamin, The Normal Heart


All of us went to Story Time in Harker Heights this morning, ate at McD’s afterward. RL wouldn’t climb the PlayLand thing by herself, so I went up with her (no one else was out there). It was actually pretty cool. I don’t remember what the McDonald’s playgrounds were like when I was a kid,[…]

Year In Review: 2014

Perhaps my favorite image of the year, made Nov. 7 (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   First, I must say I jinxed us at the end of last year by listing negatives we’d avoided. This year we did have an emergency room visit, and had a tire blow out during[…]


Morning: Story Time for MRB. Lunch: Pancakes & eggs. BW couldn’t wait while M cut RL’s pancakes, so he grabbed a fork for himself and used it to tear off a piece of M’s unguarded pancake, and fed it to himself. Naps: Both kids were put down for naps, but BW woke up after 10[…]

2014.12.04: Images

Daily double (Copyright © 2014 by Wil C. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 5 images from today ➤ 7 images from “same day, different year”

2014.12.04.TH: Shelf In Office

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Published on: 2014.12.04

Today, I finished the last thing from my to do list of a few days ago: Put a shelf in the office. It’s a wall-spanning shelf, just above the door to the room and closet door. I used a 1″x12″ which started out an inch over 10 feet long and cut 1.5 inches off the[…]


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Published on: 2014.12.01

Temps dropped drastically through the night from yesterday’s high of 79°F to a morning low of 40°F, which held throughout the overcast day. We finally saw a dip into the upper 30s as I went to bed. Long Monday, as is our custom (my wife usually works a later shift on Mondays). This was also[…]

2014.11.26-30: Images

WCF and BWF, by RLF, Nov. 29 (Copyright © 2014 by Rebecca L. Fry. Some rights reserved.)   In this entry: ➤ 11 images from the past five days ➤ 17 images from “same day, different year”

Welcome , today is Friday, 2018.01.19