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Updates: Busy September after Chicago

September seemed very short, very busy and rather disrupted. I had stuff going on nearly every weekend and that’s continuing into October, as well. I’ve long had a routine of getting chores and errands done on Monday and Tuesday, and … Continue reading

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Me and the fairies, what a team!

Here’s the second part of the updates since May 28! Dad’s Townsend Military Band season kicks off with Memorial Day, so I observe Memorial Day rather thoroughly. This year, I got up early and went to the traditional joint service … Continue reading

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Suddenly, this summer

There sure are a lot of conventions and events over Memorial Day weekend! Balticon, Wiscon, BayCon, MarCon, just for a partial list of cons, EarthSpirit’s Rites of Spring in western Mass…most of the people I know are away at some … Continue reading

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Books in all directions! …oh, has it been raining?

So, I’ve spent the last two weeks recovering from poison ivy and punching books through various stages of production: four of them at the same time. There have been times when I’ve felt like that old joke about the one-armed … Continue reading

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Working on the yard (and the yard is fighting back)

I have a spreadsheet in which I keep a daily record of some basic diet and exercise stats. This allows me to report that I’ve put in 44 solid hours of yard work since April 11th–22 of them in the … Continue reading

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Didn’t someone mention spring?

*grump* I’m in a bad mood. You know how it is–a million little things, and they all pile up. I’ve been having a very annoying time with this journal, or more accurately, with this domain it’s on, vyrdolak.com. I have … Continue reading

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Continuing with spring work, without the actual spring

In the past seven days, I’ve logged sixteen and half hours working outside in my yards. I’ve been out every day except Wednesday, when it poured rain. That seems like a lot, somehow. On Friday, I moved two very large … Continue reading

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Can you dig it?

I’ve really been working hard out in the yards this week. Whew. I actually think I’m ahead of a lot of my neighbors. I’ve seen a few people raking, especially those with south-facing property whose bulbs were starting to come … Continue reading

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Ruminations on the cusp of spring

The spring peepers were finally in full-throated cry yesterday. I started hearing them faintly on Monday, but it was still getting too cold at night for them. This is the latest I can ever remember them finally being out and … Continue reading

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