Monthly Archives: October 2005


So, we’re moved into our new house. Jamie has some house pics up over on her site, by the way. The seller allowed us to take possession before closing, which was moved back to Friday the 4th due to her … Continue reading

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Head em up, move em out

The moving company came and packed up the contents of our house today. What a blast! We make a conscious effort not to accumulate stuff, and we still have a LOT of stuff. Since I wouldn’t trust anyone to move … Continue reading

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Here we go ’round the memeberry bush. . .

Nobody tagged me, but I thought this would be fun anyway. Rules: 1. Search your blog archive. 2. Find your 23rd post. (here it is) 3. Find the fifth sentence and post it here (this is meant to say something … Continue reading

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And the really sick thing is how upset I am that I missed one

English GeniusYou scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 100% Expert! You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. … Continue reading

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Illinois Homecoming Game

I took Elijah to the Illinois-Penn State football game on Saturday night. We had a blast, although not as much as we would have if the game had been the least bit exciting. As it happened, the game was over … Continue reading

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And that’s that

As of 2 minutes ago, I won’t have to put up with Cardinals baseball fever when we move to the St. Louis area in — get this — 8 days! That makes the move easier and me happier. I don’t … Continue reading

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Open Letter

Dear everyone, If you want to talk to me about my family size, that’s fine. But please try to refrain from insulting me. Here are my replies to the most common (and most insulting) questions: Yes, we have four kids … Continue reading

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Bah bah bah and bah again

I wish that I could just stop liking sports. Or, failing that, that just once — just once, mind you — in my post-adolescent life, a sports team that I love would win the national championship in their sport. It’s … Continue reading

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My wife noted that I overstated our position on sending our children out of our home for education. In one of my comments on an earlier post I stated, “we do intend to send them to public secondary and either … Continue reading

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Ouch! But Thanks!

So my relocation bonus (one month’s pay on top of normal salary) came through on this check. Very nice. But. . .the federal withholding from this one check is more than the cumulative withholding from the previous 18 checks. Wowza. … Continue reading

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