Local vitamins

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Post office boxes

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Bella's collar

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I really like the macro capabilities of my new camera. Even Bella's collar becomes interesting up close.

My eye

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I look so tired here. The square pupil intrigued me.

Chipper shredder blade

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A couple years ago (probably more, now that all of my years are blurring together), Mike came over to borrow my chipper shredder. It was a small electric chipper shredder, more shredding than chipping. I would continually tell Kris to stop cramming that 3" branch into the feed, smell that burning smell? that's the branch you're trying to shove in there, nothing over 1" wide.

I should have told Mike 1/2".

MIke took the chipper home and started chipping the branches he and Kate had cut down around the house. The chipper was so loud, not that I knew this when I was using it, that I could easily hear it 100 yards away.

I could also hear when it went from straining to BAM to clackity-clackity-clackity-clackity.

"That didn't sound good," was about all I could manage at the time.

A few hours later, Mike wandered back over to the house. "Yeah, well, how much was your chipper-shredder?"

"Couple hundred bucks. Why?"

"Well, it's more expensive to replace the blade than it is to replace the whole thing."



I kept the blade, because the story was so humourous to me. This may just be the first of my discard-with-a-story items.

My first noogie

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Megan, Mirabelle and Meter came over today for breakfast. Breakfast was, of course, pumpkin waffles.

After breakfast, we sat around and talked for a while. When Mirabelle started insisting, "Mayanna lap? Lap? Mayanna lap?" I had to pull out my camera.

When Mirabelle gave Meter her first noogie, well, I had to laugh.

Liza geetar

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Liza, Maeryn and Mike visited today after the power went out at the girls' school. Yay, wind storms.

An Annie curl

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Not that you can really tell from the way she curls, but Annie has a back injury that's preventing her from running and jumping. Not sure when it happened, but we think around Christmas time.

Stylish Blue

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Blue looking stylish in his baseball hat.

First photo of 2008

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By taking lots and lots of photos as the hour of the new year approached, we managed a good first photo of the new year.

2008 is so way going to be the best year in a long, long time.