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April 10, 2008 by Question of the Day
My husband and I spent the morning replacing a piece of T-11 siding on the side of the garage.  It had a cutout it in for the window, a top drip plate to be worked under and a side tongue and groove joint to be fit together, with the piece we were putting up needing to go underneah this as well.  There was existing siding on both sides.  It was quite a job to get it jamed in, but jam we did.  And I must say, we jam really well together.

Some of my most favorite times with ...
April 10, 2008 by Question of the Day
I'm back in California for a few months.  In my last entry I shared that my MIL died here so now we have a house and we've decided to stay - Nuts I know.  Who wants to live in CA?  The politics and laws are all screwed up (I'll write more about this another time.)  But we have a house on some land in a very nice little community so we couldn't pass up the opportunity.  Besides, my husband has been wanting to move west for more than five years now. 

I've been doin...
August 28, 2007 by Question of the Day
Hi all,

Just got back from a month in California. My mother-in-law died on July 8. My husband and I had to go out and settle her estate as he is the only living heir.

Ends up she took part in an experimental drug trial. It was some kind of new blood thinner. She was 87 and the doctors convinced her that if she didn't take it she would have a stroke. She valued her independence and still lived in her own house so she started the 'medicine.' Within two weeks she was dead. With her m...
April 24, 2007 by Question of the Day
Tomorrow, at the college library, Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle will be reading from and discusing her memior. Unfortunately, this is the last week of classes and I have some major work to get done by Thrusday. Why in the world would they schedule this now? Just two more weeks and we'd be home free. So now I have to make the decision to go or not. It would probably my only chance to meet her - and I loved her book. She's an inspiration to me. A hero of sorts for what she wen...
April 22, 2007 by Question of the Day
My husband has this theory about twist tie bags , so I thought I'd test it out here.

So the next time you twist tie that bread bag CLOSED tell me whether you twist clockwise or counter-clockwise.

When I get a few responses I'll know if he's right or not and then I'll share with you.
April 14, 2007 by Question of the Day
A friend of mine bugged me for a long time to go see her chiropractor. I thought it was just a bunch of bull, but I went to see him when my back started acting up again about a year ago. What I've come to realize is that he's much more than a chiropractor. He's a chiropractor, nutritionist, healer and a man of God. It's amazing what he can do. He's done a lot for me and now recently he treated my dog with huge success.

Over the past few months my dog has been reacting poorly to me returi...
April 12, 2007 by Question of the Day
Here's the situation: (note: I really want to say this is a friend, but it's not it's me )

I have a family member who abused me for a long time while I was growing up. He was a juvenile (
April 1, 2007 by Question of the Day
One of the Ten Commandments is:

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor they daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath...
March 31, 2007 by Question of the Day
There's been a lot of discussion around here about lying. In my view there have been some 'good' and some 'bad' discussion. Whatever. I guess this post comes out of these to some extent. This here is MY opinion. When I say 'you' I'm not talking specifically about YOU. No one has to agree with me on this and I'm not looking for an argument - just expressing myself. And nope, I'm not perfect, and yep, I'm probably a hypocrite. I've been known to lie to others and myself. Feel free to com...
March 27, 2007 by Question of the Day
I think I've shared before that I'm working towars a BA in English with the goal of teaching at a two-year college.

I've only started taking classes at the local university this semester. I have three classes (9cr) so maybe I don't have enough experience yet to fully judge just how good this college is, but so far I'm highly disappointed. If there was another college within a reasonable driving area I’d check it out. The biggest think I’m learning is how NOT to teach a course!

Here’s ...
March 27, 2007 by Question of the Day
Yep, after 35 years I finally got one. And you know what? I'm going to participate, if I can come up with the extra cash I need to invest. Here's my idea:

I'm going to take six index cards and write on them:

Here's my two cents

Don't be so STUPID!

Get a real job and make your own d*^n money!

If I'm feeling really generous I'll tape two pennies to each one.

I can't believe people fall for this crap. The only people making money on this scam are the ones that sell the prepr...
March 25, 2007 by Question of the Day
I found a book on clearance at the Christian store and it was just what I was looking for - for less than $2.50! The title is The Everyday Guide to Prayers. It has a month long daily guide with two components for each day. First there's 'What to Pray' and then 'How to pray.' I've been reading and applying it for the past four or five days. It's really helped me to understand what I'm 'supposed' to be doing. Anyway here's what happened today:

While my husband was out doing the grocery s...
March 17, 2007 by Question of the Day
I don't normally pressure my husband to do things that he doesn't like/want to do. He doesn't socialize much and I've pretty well accepted the way he is. It's so bad that he often retreats to his office as soon as the doorbell rings. He won't even answer the door for me. But Wednesday night I really had to lay it on him hard. I don't think I've ever pressured him more than that night.

My next door neighbor, Sally, is 84 years old. She has almost 24-7 care in her home. I'm often 'on-cal...
March 12, 2007 by Question of the Day
Yesterday at the morning service I saw a man Baptised. It was done by full immersion. The pastor (in waders - which I thought looked pretty comical) covered the man's mouth and nose with a cloth and lowered him backwards down into the water until he was fully submurged and then lifted him back out again.

So, it got me thinking about whether I'm really baptized or not. You see, when I was in 8th grade...um...13 I went through confirmation classes at a Congregational Church. But it wasn't r...
March 10, 2007 by Question of the Day
Situation: A friend, Sally, was married to a guy named Dave. They were both 21 when married and started having kids early on in their marriage. When Dave was 23 he started to show symptoms of schizophrenia. For three years after this they struggled and even had to be separated because Dave thought that his kids were aliens and he wanted to kill them. Eventually he killed himself. At the funeral Dave's brother told Sally, in from of her 6 and 4 year old children that Dave was in hell becaus...