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Lawnmower

Walker almost fixed a lawnmower today. When the lawnmower threw a belt about half an hour before I had to log on to work, Walker took it on himself up disassemble the deck, battery casing, and powertrain. He did a really good job at it and only needed Alli’s help for figuring out which wheels […]

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Avoiding Calls

I did it again: Started a thing, felt like it was going really well, then lost focus and didn’t keep up for a second week. Let’s get back on track today. I need to make some calls on Monday. First and most important I need to schedule my next COVID booster. As part of the […]

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March 25

Four hours, and then some. That’s how long it took for Walker to do his math, with me sitting beside him the whole time. It’s been a challenge getting Walker back on track after Papap’s heart attack. The stress of that event and the subsequent weeks of rapid decline coincided with a growth spurt which […]

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March 23

This is me trying to get back into the habit of writing every day. I wrote daily for several years. 1000 words. Every damn day. If I couldn’t get them out before work in the morning I would stay up late or write during dinner. I have to admit that a lot of that writing […]

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Safe in the Basement

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21-4-3

Today was Boychild’s birthday… and the seventh day since Rich’s death… and the first full day of James being home. In short: Madness.  I started the day laying on the floor, casually installing a bidet on the upstairs toilet. Just a few cranks on the plastic pipe fittings, throw a T-joint into the line, and […]

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hugs and tears

Sometimes people fall out of sync, and that’s ok. Friendships, family, partnerships, all need to be built on trust and grace… trust that we will make it through the hard times together. Grace for the frustration we all feel during those bad days. This has been a really hard week. Allison has been supporting everyone […]

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growing up

“What’s the hardest part about getting old?” the wolf cub asked. The dragon wrapped its long, scaly blue tail around the cub and lowered its massive head to rest upon its talons. It thought for some time, then breathed out a heavy sigh of white smoke from its nostrils. “Someday, little one, you’ll wake up […]