September 29, 2003

My New Home!

Thanks again Lynne! Mike had set up a blog for me here, months ago. I was always going to "get around to it...." I wanted to read the MT manual and make it look pretty. Well Lynne volunteered, and, after listening to what I wanted, created a nice backdrop for me here. Tonight I imported all the entries over, after d/l Netscape and using that to do it with. I also backed them up on my HD. Everything seems to have gone smoothly. Now, I will probably add more categories and start moving entries into them.

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September 28, 2003

I'm On Top of the World!!!

At least that's the way I felt for awhile. I needed to borrow my dad's Ford pick-up. We are buying mattresses today, for the girls bed, and felt that this would be the easiest way to move them. So, I drove his pick-up home last night. It's been at least 10 years since I have driven a full size American pick-up. I was actually a little nervous. Not only is it huge, but it is also a manual transmission. I am used to manuals on compacts, but not on something so huge. My mother was kind of nervous as I was pulling away from the house. The truck was rolling backward in front of their house, (they live on a hill), until I could get the feel of the clutch. Finally, it caught and I rolled forward, up the hill and around the corner towards home. After a few attempts at trying to shove it into 5th, instead of 3rd (you start out in 2nd on this beast), I had it down.

So, here I am, driving this skyscraper down the street. And loving it!!!! I could see everything! A full size Chevy Suburban pulled up next to me and I looked down on him!!! Woo hoo! I felt like Tim, the Toolman, Taylor from Home Improvement. I kept yelling, "More power!!!" No more being unable to see ahead of me, because of a larger vehicle in front. I am now in the larger vehicle blocking people's views. No people tailgating me. No one cutting me off. *sigh* I am going to miss driving it when we are done with it and have to take it back. Oh well.... You can see just how tiny my little Escort seems now.

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September 25, 2003

One Can Never Have Enough Horse T-shirts!

Okay, so I went a little crazy. If you know me, you know I love horses. There is a company called The Mountain, that makes beautiful T-shirts in different themes. Teresa sent me to their site to point out some dragon shirts she loved. I already had some of their T-shirts in horse themes, but they were getting old and I was looking to replace them. Well, not only did I replace those, but I went and bought a bunch more. Their site would not sell directly to customers. They sell to businesses only. But, I found a website, called DePanda Gifts, that sold every one of their T-shirts. What they do is wait for you order, then they order from The Mountains site. Even with all that, I got my order in a timely manner. Now, I have enough horsey shirts to last me awhile!

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September 24, 2003


Testing new look

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September 23, 2003

17 Years....

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September 21, 2003

A Fun Day

We let the dogs out to play on the front lawn. They had a blast. Cory would chase Pepper, and realizing that he couldn't match her speed, would cheat and cut her off. It was really cute, the way they played. I took several pictures of them. But, I really like this one of Pepper:

And, to be fair, I have to post one of Cory:

And, here's one of them together. Along with Teresa, our youngest at 14. Cory has really seemed to bond with her. He follows her everywhere, like a shadow:

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September 18, 2003

Okay, So It Took Me Awhile to Notice (Sorry Sharon)

Okay, so I am a little behind.... I was catching up on my blog reading and I noticed that Sharon got her Corvette back in August! Woo hoo! It's a beautiful car! And, it didn't take long before some Neanderthal made some sexist remark to her about it. Yes guys, women can and do buy, restore and maintain performance cars without the help of their fathers, brothers, boyfriends, husbands or hunky male next door neighbors. This is 2003, not 1903. *sigh*

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September 17, 2003

When the Cat's Away....

...Or, in this case, when the family is away, the dogs will play. I came home today to find out that our dogs were misbehaving all day. I was going off to work this week, secure in the knowledge that Cory and Pepper were getting along and Pepper was over her "fence jumping". (It is a 6 foot tall cinderblock wall that she easily clears). Usually, when we leave, we have to put her in her large crate, so she couldn't escape from the house. We tried little experiments where we left her alone for a few hours to see if she would jump the fence. Nope, everything seemed fine. She was home inside the house greeting us at the door when we walked in. But..... Today, we found out that she had been jumping the fence and running around. Only to come back when it was near time for us to be home. She would then jump the fence, back into the yard, and then come through the doggy door into the house. Today, was exceptionally bad. It seems that the meter man came by to read the electric meter. Pepper and Cory both started barking at him. Then, well after he was gone, they continued barking. I guess they were feeding off of each other. Then, Pepper started jumping in and out of the yard, several times. Our neighbor yelled at her once, and she jumped back into our yard. Then, when our neighbor turned her back, Pepper was out again. It's back to the crate, until she learns to behave. Hopefully, tomorrow, things will go better, so I don't have an angry neighbor coming up to me as soon as I pull in front of the house.

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September 16, 2003

A New Addition to the Family

We've added a new member to the family. This is Cory. He is a Toy Fox Terrier. They had been trying to adopt him out, out at the kennel. He is actually a little large for a Toy Fox. But, no one seemed to want him, one reason being because he wasn't house trained. Which is no big deal to me. Toy Fox Terriers are rather intelligent and he will be easy to house train. He is two years old and very, very affectionate. Pepper has seemed to take to him. As long as he understands that she is "top dog". Since I'm working now, she is home alone during the day for several hours and it is nice for her to have some company.

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September 14, 2003


I've decided to make every Sunday a movie watching day. One reason being, that this is my only day off. Also because, I keep adding movies to my rental queue over on Netflix, but haven't really taken the time to watch them. Sometimes, I will have a movie for weeks before I get around to watch it. Anyway, I just watched this one today. And really enjoyed it. It's a film that was made back in 1999. I remember it getting great reviews. It is made by the same people who did Bottle Rocket and The Royal Tennenbaums. So, you know it will be a quirky movie. Jason Schwartzman stars as Max Fischer, a 15 year old student at the prestigious Rushmore Academy. He, and Bill Murray's character, fall in love with the same woman. But, it isn't a corny love story.

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September 13, 2003

Wried Nwes

Nope! That title wasn't a typo! Neat, huh? My daughter, Amanda, sent me the link to the site in my e-mail. It can be found here.

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September 11, 2003

September 11th, 2001

It's hard to believe it was two years ago.

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September 08, 2003

A Couple of Good Movies

I watched the both of these, yesterday. The first one, What Women Want was on my rental queue over on Netflix. And, Chicago, I bought over at Sam's Club. Amanda, our middle daughter, had seen it and loved it. What Women Want was actually better than I thought it would be. I remember it didn't get very good reviews. But, I think Mel Gibson did a great job. He went through a transistion later in the film that was believable. I also loved Chicago. Great movie. I have never seen the stage play, so I really didn't know what it was about. A lot of what happens in it, is so true today.

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September 04, 2003

%&*@!# Yahoo Photo Album

I was trying to upload some images to a photo album that I created for our blog, Project 66 Bug. Normally, you can upload several images at once to Yahoo Photo Album. But tonight, they were having server problems and I was only able to upload them one at a time. Grrrrrr...... Anyway, I managed to get them all uploaded and linked in our other blog.

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September 03, 2003

Another School Year

Yesterday was the first day of school for Amanda and Teresa. Teresa starts High School this year and Amanda just went into the 11th grade. I have to admit that everything seemed to go smoothly as far as schedules. Everyone got to school/work on time. I had trouble sleeping the night before because I kept imagining different scenarios as to what could go wrong. Late buses, or buses that don't even show up. Mixed up schedules. Me running late at work and not getting out in time to pick everyone up, etc. But, yesterday and today went great. I hope this holds up.

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September 02, 2003

I Swear This Image Was Not Altered in any Way

I was filling out a survey for a site and got this as a question. It just struck me as amusing and I've been laughing about it ever since. Ummmm..... What are the other options? Corn cobs? I don't really want to find out....

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