#21354, Hydrant

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2017 For about six months, we've been chasing a leak.  Inexplicably, our water bill more than doubled.  We checked spigots, toilets, everything we could imagine.  Recently, I decided to install hangers for the water hoses around the outdoor hydrants.  We dug into the ground around one hydrant and hit mud.  Ah ha! [...]

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TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017 Spent most of the day in a seminar with work colleagues.  It was interesting, but always the best part is spending time with folks outside our normal routine. We were in the OLLI building in Patrick Square.  A nice place but freezing.  I was so very cold all day. Finally, I [...]

#21352, What are they thinking?

MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017 Quick trip to the local grocery store.  This is what I saw in the parking lot.  No commentary, just here to record -- under the heading #WTF And that is all for today.....

#21351, Father’s Day… in pictures (mostly)

SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2017 Either the first or one of the first Father's Day that Don celebrated, I gave him that bronze statue.  He has never let me live it down.  What man wants a bronze statue of a child with her finger pressed to her lips and standing on a chair?!  Now it is [...]

#21350, When in Clayton…

SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017 It's Father's Day weekend...... so we are in Clayton. Confession, big secret here,  I'm a homebody and a creature of habit.  I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to be spontaneous and fun, but I am not.  Okay, I can be fun -- if I schedule it. Last year for Father's Day, I [...]

#21349 One Person’s Castoffs

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2017 No doubt, this looks like a hot mess. Our friend has a beautifully  manicured lawn of zoysia grass.  It's an inviting dense green that doesn't disappoint.  I like to take my shoes off and walk around.  It is lush and soft.  But it is a creeping grass, so he has to [...]

#21348 Lame Ducks

THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5kwhBybC0o I have a young flock of 5 Pekin ducks..... (and 2 older Pekin ducks and 4 Mallards, but that's beside the point).  We got these 5 ducklings early March of this year.  As they grew, I realized two are essentially lame.  One of them just scoots along.  She's low to [...]

#21347 Love is in the Hair

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 We met because she was the only hairdresser willing to chop my hair off in 1987.  My hair is fine and thin; basically bad hair.  I spent my childhood in pink foam rollers and then my teens and early 20s suffering through perms.  I don't have the patience or ability to [...]

#21346 Leg Day

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017 #TheGARAGE864 warned us last week that it would be leg day (all week).  Here we go.  I will be sore!!!! Day 2 of Orientation at Clemson is the day of Course Registration.  Our IT area is rolling out new security measures, so we are accessible during orientation sessions to offer help [...]

#21345 Future is in good hands.

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017 Monday morning - Clemson Orientation found us greeting the new students bright and early.  It's so entertaining to see all the new excited students and parents. Remember Anne's transmission?  She dropped it in Cincinnati and she's been without a car for a week. Well, that brave 25 year old girl got [...]