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Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Weather is BACK

Check out the current conditions at our new house! We unpacked the "kitchen laptop" this morning and with the way our home network will be set up, the only thing the kitchen laptop will be used for is running the weather station.

You can click here and see how many weather stations there are in the neighborhood on the map on the right side of the page. The one on Chad St. is at the home of someone in Dave's office.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Dave and I took a splurge and got a small fire pit for the back
porch. There's no shortage of sticks and branches in the yard to burn
up right now. I can't wait to use it this fall and teach the boys to
roast marshmallows!

It's Pac Man!!!

Thankfully I saw replacements for this at Kohl's this past weekend!
(Yes, I have yellow plates. This is Fiestaware, and I have place settings in green, purple, yellow and burgundy.)
This is a by-product of the frequent moves. Things can break...and they do. Several of my kitchen tools have broken, and our scanner has a huge crack on the glass now. We're probably about halfway unpacked at this point. The government has a process of letting us file a claim, and but it's a lot of work. You have to go out and get replacement costs estimates, or repair costs if it's an expensive item that has broken (such as an antique piece of furniture). We'll see how much damage we end up with and decide which items are worth fightning for. The flatbed scanner, yes. A pizza dough roller, probably not.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

This was the Big Orange Truck

It was crated this time around.
They arrived at 8am and are just about done unloading at 11am. Will
still need several hours for assembly and unpacking. So far all our
big stuff made it. Phew!


Where's the "Big" Orange Truck?

It's on it's way, allegedly.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Welcome to Nebraska, Indeed!!!

I'm fine...Dave asked me to run to Lowe's to pick up one more can of primer for the basement-painting project he's working on, and I guess my mind was wandering and I missed the already-red light and the car making a left turn in front of me.
I've never been in an air-bag accident before and the last time I was at fault was in an accident was in Korea where all you do is pay off the victim a couple hundred dollars on the spot.
I was taken to the emergency room via ambulance for a basic function check, I was only there for an hour. I'm sore from the seat belt and air bag impact, but other than that, fine.
Nothing a little ibuprofen can't alleviate.
The woman I hit didn't even need the hospital, she was given a ride home.
Kudos to both vehicles' airbags...we'll have to survive on one car for a while, but luckily we've been through that before and everything is quite close.
I've never received such quick medical support, that's for sure! I crashed around 2:45pm, and I was walking out of the emergency room in Papillon around 4pm!

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