Saturday, August 29, 2009

How To Open Clam Shell Packaging

This is good to know.

Be careful playing with sharp objects.
And today I also know know how to embed a you tube video into a blog.

This is a big day for me.
Woo Hoo!
-the mrs.

And p.s.- miss h learned how to replace a brake light in the car she's driving--and she learned from her friend. who is a girl. who is about her age. they rock. woo hoo hoo!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Garage Door Tracks Need to be Oiled

Just a little note. If you have garage doors and they make a racket (spelling?) when opening and shutting, you might want to oil those tracks. And all those hinges. Because I learned a lesson. And I wish I had a picture for you.

Those noises mean your door is wanting to jump the confines of it's existence. It wants free. And then those garage doors try to free themselves. And when they are one quarter off the track and hanging precariuosly above your vehicle, you have a problem. A big one when you need to go pick up kids and the mr. is out of town. (Not that he knew this lesson at the time, but now he does.)

Ryan is in the phone book and he fixes garages doors. He got that monster back on it's tracks and $100 & 15 minutes later, gave me this advice. Oil those tracks and those hinges. Every month. (Now, I think that's overkill, but if they sound like they are sticking, they are.) It's been two months and the door has behaved. We oiled last Saturday. Thank you, Ryan.

Lesson: oil garage door tracks and hinges & pay attention to unusual noises

Introduction Part Two

This is the dog. The first dog for our family. She came out of the woods.

This is master j. He loves the color red and wants to be a race car driver.
(Note from November 2009-I am changing this child's name to little mr. j. It's a better fit.)

This is master b. His current learning endeavor involves a helmet, mouth gaurd, and a lot of sweat.
(Note from November 2009-I am changing this boy's name to little mr. b. It is a better fit.)

This is miss s. Alas, she's cut her beautiful hair. She sings.

This is miss h. She drives now and writes.

This is a weird picture of my mr. He likes to run.

This is me. I like to learn.

This next section was supposed to be at the top of the blog, but as I'm still trying to figure this out, somehow it ended up at the end. So please pretend you read it first. Thanks.

I've learned so much from so many. There are a few that I spend quite a bit of time with and they've educated me is so many ways. They will probably be recurring characters, so I'll give you a small introduction.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


From's Thesarus:

Main Entry: learn
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: acquire information
Synonyms: apprentice, attain, be taught, be trained, become able, become versed, brush up on, burn midnight oil, commit to memory, con, crack the books, cram, determine, drink in, enroll, gain, get, get down pat, get the hang of, get the knack of, grasp, grind, imbibe, improve mind, lucubrate, major in, master, matriculate, memorize, minor in, peruse, pick up, pore over, prepare, read, receive, soak up, specialize in, study, take course, take in, train in, wade through
Notes: learn means to acquire or gain skill, knowledge or comprehension; teach means to impart skill, knowledge or comprehension to
Antonym: teach

Everyday comes with a new lesson. I can't remember a day without one. Good, bad, touching, on and on it could go. Recently I've felt like it's time to let some of those lessons out, like they are not just for me. So, against my reserved tendencies, I am going to share.

Deliver Me From Donut Day

Again, I haven't written in a while, but I don't want to forget this one. It's a doozy. I work in an elementary school. I teach ...