Category Archives: Family

EKA – how tall will she be at 15?

I am a nerd. A short nerd. I top out at 4’11”, Scott, I think, is 6′ 3″. I graphed Elizabeth’s annual height measurements, then added a trendline. Girls typically reach their full height around age 15 according to the ever … Continue reading

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To be

He is 14. My heart will surely break when he leaves this planet. But let’s not think of that. Tonight I sink my fingers in his coat softened with age. I whisper stories into his ear about his herding prowess. … Continue reading

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Medical costs

I was reviewing my claims under Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield for my recent medical emergency during my ‘help mom out’ visit to California. My out of pockets for the six prescriptions was $36.71. I am very very grateful indeed … Continue reading

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Lots going on at Midtown ranch. Bulbs are blooming. Rhubarb is peeking out. Breakup is 90% complete though the dogs are still getting muddy. The backyard snow is half gone. The greenhouse is the normal disaster. Just a few more … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Social

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Rockets and cones

Piano was cancelled tonight. So we were fortunate to be invited to two rocket launchs with a classmate.  Just a bit of Slo-Mo ​​ And then Tastee Freez for dinner. Rich found her a hat.  

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Healdsburg and ekaphants

Visiting my mom in Healdsburg California. Spent some time at the plaza and drove down to Oakland zoo so EKA could see elephants in person. Rode the sky tram. Road the train. Saw elephants, giraffe, elands, camels, lions, tigers, zebras, … Continue reading

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Going down to California earlier in the month stirred up a lot of memories. I don’t want to talk about the dad stuff, or the family stuff. There were good memories though.  My sister found an old packet of photos … Continue reading

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Kinda Christmasy

We got our tree from Minnesota Bob Sunday before last but I didn’t have much interest in decorating with stress and worry and then sorrow for papa.  Christmas Eve arrived and the tree was still naked. I pulled the ornaments … Continue reading

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Up to ears

We are up to our ears in puppies, new boiler, toddler and projects. Insulation happens Tuesday, then ventilation. We hope to be up for air soon.

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