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If I think hard enough, maybe I can rewind today

Today has been one worth of much ridicule. Here are the low and highlights: Low: waking up at 04:30 to find the kitchen floor pooling water that was dripping from the ceiling. Low: calling in a personal day for work. Low: fretting over how much this was going to cost me. Low: pouring chunky milk […]

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Family house-work blitz-visit, Summer edition

This weekend was a bit different. It all started Thursday evening with the arrival of the other 3/4 of my nuclear family. Their purpose for visiting was not only to see me and my new abode, but to help me tame it into shape using their various skills, equipment and fervor. I can safely say […]

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Fencing “theft” update

In a previous post I discussed my dismay at the fact that some unused fencing had gone missing from my driveway. I would just like to clarify, for history’s sake, that the pieces were not apparently “stolen,” as I had assumed. Instead, my neighbor (an older gentleman, of whom I think no ill) decided that […]

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Oil change; chili cook-off; disturbing EA theft trend continues

This afternoon Rolf came over to watch me change the oil in Lucille. It was exactly the same as changing the oil in other cars, only much easier, since I have a huge engine compartment compared to the size of my actual engine. That, and the filter is right there on top; nice and easy […]

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Air Conditioner Condenser Stolen

Yesterday I went over to the new house to begin work installing various kitchen items (more about that later). As any sane person in the Atlanta summer would do, I first turned on the air conditioner. After a few minutes, I noticed that it was not blowing cold air, and began to investigate. Soon enough […]

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Bankrupt on Selling

This has been a big week for ol’ Al and his economy. It all started last Saturday when I showed my Acura to two different interested parties. The first left and promised to call back later. The second, somewhat to my surprise, offered me my asking price on the spot with no haggling. Obviously I […]

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