Running

I am very seriously considering running in a half marathon race this fall, if my 45 year old body continues to respond to training. The distance of a half marathon is 20 kilometers or 13.1 miles, and I really think it is within my reach. There is a man I work with, Brian Gregoire, who…
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Saturday Cleaning

Today I tackled one of my least favorite chores; cleaning the tub and shower. Do you ever wait too long, and start getting those little black mildew spots? Do you get excessive soap buildup in the soap dish? Do you have scum appear on the ledge where the shampoo sits? I know this seldom is…
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Friday Night In The Basement

I was outside tonight, pounding fertilizer spikes around my fruit trees, when I heard the city sirens go off. I continued working because I knew Carl would inform me of the situation in a few minutes. Sure enough, within 3 minutes, Carl came running out the door yelling that we were in a tornado warning.…
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Farrah Fawcett And Michael Jackson

Today is definitely a day to remember celebrities from our past! The passing of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson make me think back at least 30 years to my family farm near Voltaire, ND. In the mid 70’s I was 13 years old and starting to notice girls for the first time. By far, the most…
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Peppers

Tonight after work, I boiled corn on the cob, and cooked hamburgers on the grill.  I weeded my peppers while Sue ran errands.  I wanted to try something new with my peppers this year, so I cut up some black barrels to put around them.  I thought the black would make the immediate area warmer,…
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