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  • Yet again, I have failed the “enough caffeine to be alert on the way home from work” versus “Too much caffeine to fall asleep once I get home” balancing act.
  • Never underestimate the ability of other people to make a series of very simple things incalculably complicated.
  • Note to self – Next time you come home at 11 PM from work and the screen doors are locked, preventing you from coming in that way, call your wife and deal with waking her up to let you in.  The alternative is to have to announce yourself in a strong, clear manner as you walk up the basement steps after scaring hell out of your wife, who sleeps next to a gun safe, when you come in the basement door and the dogs start barking at you.
  • Irish Woman and Boo picked the first two or three ripe blueberries off of our bushes today.  It’s taken 15 years and several generations of bushes to do it, but we’re finally growing blueberries.  Now if I can just get those verdammte grape vines to do something other than tear up a picket fence, I’ll be in business.
  • Today was cool enough to shut off the air conditioner and open up the house.  I took a look at my electricity bill the other day, and I wholeheartedly support this current trend in weather.


  1. John in Philly

     /  June 1, 2015

    On arriving home late. Many years ago and before cell phones, circumstances required that my wife and I stop at my parent’s house at about 03 hundred.

    I unlocked the door, listened to the barking, announced myself loudly, and waited until Dad acknowledged me. If my hearing had been better I would have heard a Combat Commander’s safety moving from bang, to not bang.

    We have been growing blueberries for a lot of years, they freeze perfectly and blueberry pancakes are always a hit.

  2. Yep, phone call IS the smart option! 🙂

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