Thursday, December 29, 2011

No Such Thing

I learned today that there is no such thing as a free computer. I purchased a CAT 5 ethernet extension, an ethernet hub, a mouse and a computer desk in preparation for my free computer. Then my free computer did not respond when I pressed the power button.

I just took my free computer to local computer geeks, who have agreed to determine the problem - for $45.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Fancy Duds

Christmas Eve with Reggenoh cousins.
Merry Christmas, everyone!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mrs. Other Neighbor

Mrs. Other Neighbor just called. It's Friday evening. She asked if we were missing a bicycle. I had no idea, so I asked Quinn, "Hey, Quinn, are we missing a bicycle?"

He said, "Yeah. We've been missing Dad's bike since about Saturday. I couldn't find it after I got done delivering Christmas treats around the neighborhood."

I told him to go pick it up at Mrs. Other Neighbor's house. It's been there since last Saturday.

The boy may never get to borrow the car. Ever.


I received a phone call from Quinn's principal this week. It seems he was involved in a minor altercation whereupon he was punched in the balls by another student in the locker room. "Yes," my son admitted, "I did punch the other kid in the balls a couple weeks ago, but there's no way it hurt this much!"

Both boys served before-school detentions the next day.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Our unfortunate claim to fame.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Early Christmas Present?

A new washing machine. Speed Queen. Six months same as cash. I guess it will be my birthday present too.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Christmas Concert

Rachel is wearing her new concert gown, purchased in large part by the fruit sales made by her little brother for the music boosters.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Academic Excellence

Rachel just "earned" 20 extra credit points in her Spanish II class by bringing in ten canned food items for the local food pantry.

Friday, December 02, 2011

New Appetizer

I heard about this on the Food Network tonight -
Bacon Wrapped Matzo Balls. Seriously.

Planning Ahead

My mom had minor surgery today (all went well.). I heard that in preparation for her recovery, she and one of my sisters went through the refrigerator and eliminated everything that my dad could possibly feed her in the next few days that could have gone bad.