Monthly Archives: December 2005

Set Date and Mattress Day

The “set date” for the house is Wednesday, Jamuary 4. The date could change at the last minute, and Dave will call me when he knows that the date is dead on. I’m planning to go up to see the … Continue reading

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I haven’t seen "Brokeback Mountain" yet …

I haven’t seen “Brokeback Mountain”. I’ll get to it after the holidays, no doubt. Things are busy right now. Peter and John are home, and we have double holidays, living in a religiously mixed family. Michael is off work this … Continue reading

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Rhythms

Peter and John have been home almost two weeks now, and the rhythms of my day have become evident in their absence. I am a morning person. I get up early (5 am or so, usually) and my most productive … Continue reading

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Long Johns and Black Ice …

I took Michael Allocca from St. Rita to Midway yesterday. The St. Rita wrestlers were doing laps in the hallway outside Michael’s classroom while he was packing up. A few looked enthusastic, but most looked about as enthusiastic as I … Continue reading

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Holiday Inn

Peter and John were absorbed in their computers. Michael was holed up blogging. And I was idly watching the tube, flicking through the channels, doing my Springsteen “57 Channels and Nothing On” routine. I came across “Holiday Inn” on AMC … Continue reading

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A Firm Foundation?

I spent a half hour on the phone with Sue Roller Tuesday. The foundation was poured on schedule last week, and the forms came off yesterday. The foundation sits quietly now, wrapped in blankets, awaiting the house. The “set date” … Continue reading

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Eagles Landing

The eagles landed … Peter and John got home Friday afternoon, just about dinner time. I made “homecoming spaghetti” — designed to simmer along in the slow-cooker while I’m off to the airport — and we had a good meal, … Continue reading

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Boycotting Christmas

I’m in Chicago. I have a dentist’s appointment in an hour, and then it is off to the airport to pick up Peter and John. I’ve got to get dinner in the Crock Pot, clean the place up, and take … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

I spent the last two days shutting down my access to the working tools and systems that I’ve used for the last five years. I felt a bit like I’m in the midst of Kubrik’s “2001”, a part of me … Continue reading

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HillyBillys and Boomers

I found this in my mailbox this morning, along with a note pointing out that my drive back from Wisconsin could have been far more interesting: December 12, 2005, 11:24 AM CST MAUSTON, Wis. — A Mauston driver who thought … Continue reading

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