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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[…]


Four days in one entry: new tire, phonetic alphabet, thoughts on parenthood, conversations with a four-year-old about God, spelling a few words


Three days in one entry

2015.01.18-19 (SU&MO)

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Published on: 2015.01.19

Over 70°F both days (40s for lows). Sunday afternoon, MRB went to Carl Levin city park in Harker Heights, which is right behind IHOP. After 45 minutes there, M called me to suggest dinner at IHOP (staring at the sign probably helped), and I said I would meet them at the park. I collected my[…]


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Published on: 2014.12.25

Today was just “Thursday” for us. M returned to work, the kids played with their Christmas gifts from the previous two days, and I worked on our Xmas trip blog entry. Both kids ate well for me and were relatively well-behaved, perhaps 90% for both of them. M cooked a small version of Christmas dinner[…]

2014.03.24: An Odd Late Shift

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Published on: 2014.03.24

My wife worked the odd late shift today (1-11 p.m.), the first time since BWF’s birth (when RLF was very young, there were several late shifts, including a couple of overnighters). So she was home in the morning, which went pretty smoothly — but quickly.

July 22, 2012: Ten Minus One

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Published on: 2012.07.22

My wife usually works four 10-hour shifts each week, with three days off. When we made the date mistake regarding Valentina’s visit (mentioned here), she’d requested four days off to accommodate Val’s stay, though as it turns out they were the wrong four days. So, with the normal three days off before and the normal[…]

June 9, 2012

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Published on: 2012.06.09

Wife had rare long shift (12 hours) — weekend pay + overtime. RLF didn’t make it easy; fussy all day. She now responds correctly to “Go to your room”. Yes, I’m giving timeouts to my 20-month-old. It works, most of the time. Funny: She cried during her shows, so I turned off TV. When she[…]

Big Baby & Murphy’s Law

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Published on: 2010.12.10

Today, Rebecca had her two-month checkup at the pediatrician’s office here in Killeen (along with four regular immunizations, three by needle). She weighed in at a Rubenesque 8 pounds and 13 oz. (4.000 kg), though she’s still 20.5 inches long. That’s a 16.5-ounce gain in just 10 days, which is amazing. Of course, Rebecca was[…]

First Day Without Mommy

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Published on: 2010.12.07

My wife returned to work on Monday, Dec. 6 (yesterday), which was the longest Rebecca has gone without her Mommy since being released from the hospital. Rebecca woke up about 9 a.m. and fed very well, then returned to sleep almost immediately, in her room, in her crib. Her second feeding was around 12 noon,[…]


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Published on: 2009.09.30

Graveyard Shift Tonight, my wife works her first-ever graveyard shift. She just pulled two evening shifts, coming home after 1 a.m., and now gets to try the overnighter for two nights in a row. I did it for several years, at various grocery stores in Texas and Arkansas, so I know what it’s like. We’ll[…]

First Day

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Published on: 2009.09.09

My wife’s first day at her new job was hectic, as expected. She had to get fingerprinted, pick up a temporary gate pass, obtain ID badges, etc., which involved walking/driving to several locations on base. She was a little overwhelmed, but not too much. She’s not the kind of person who gets overwhelmed easily, and[…]

Lovely Weather

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Published on: 2009.07.26

For the last week or more, our highs have been in the mid- to upper-80s, which is ridiculously low for Oklahoma this time of year. Yesterday, out of the blue (and despite lower predictions) we got up to 102 degrees, but today it’s raining. Forecast for the next few days: 92, 90, 83, 83, with[…]

End of the Sports Season

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Published on: 2008.05.13

As many of you may know, I’m the sports editor at our local newspaper. The only time I really get to take a break is during the summer months when our high schools are out for summer vacation. Well, that time has finally arrived. Sure, there are still things happening, like little league baseball, rodeos,[…]

Has It Been That Long?

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Published on: 2007.10.09

Yes, I guess it HAS been that long. Nearly a month since my last post. For a veritable diary of what I’ve been doing lately, check my web page Recent Photoshoots [old link removed]. While the football season continues, the high school softball season is almost wrapped up. In fact, the softball season would have[…]

Coming Trip

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Published on: 2007.04.29

We stay too busy, I’ll admit. I need to learn to set aside 10 minutes a day to update this blog with our goings on, or at least my thoughts on life. Thanks to those few of you who still check by here once in a while to see if I’ve added a new post.[…]

Catching up

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Published on: 2007.03.08

Wow. I’ve now become a weekly, or bi-weekly blogger. Much different from my original blogging days. But that’s what married life will do to you. As most of you know, I cover sports for the local newspaper. Basketball season just ended, on Saturday night, and now we’re in baseball/softball season, not to mention track, tennis,[…]

Still Busy

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Published on: 2007.01.30

Hey, folks! Thanks, everyone, for still coming by. I’ve been terribly busy taking pictures of basketball games — there’s a game just about every night now, since all the schools are making up games they missed during the recent ice storm. On my nights off, Marline and I are still Netflixing. This week so far,[…]

It Missed Us

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Published on: 2007.01.22

The snowstorm that was predicted for this past weekend never actually happened for Seminole, which was something of a blessing after all the ice and sleet of the previous weekend. Of course, I LOVE winter weather, but I couldn’t stand all the cancellations of basketball games. I was going through withdrawals until Saturday, when I[…]

Tournament Time

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Published on: 2006.12.11

Thanks again to everyone who left comments on my latest post (Holiday Quiz). That was fun. I’ve just finished perhaps the busiest week of my year, with full coverage of the 2006 Little River Conference high school basketball tournament. (That link will take you to My Flickr site, to all the photos I’ve uploaded so[…]

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