31 March 2006


Last night Ella spent her first night in her new big-girl bed. We'll be dismantling her crib today, and when we do, it will be the first time in four years that we won't have a crib set up in our house.

Shelley, who is firmly satisfied with having just 2 kids was surprisngly sad that Ella has reached this milestone. I wasn't too sad last night, but my opinion changed at 5:52 this morning when my lovely daughter came into my room to tell me she got up all by herself. (Side note: we've decided to spring forward a day early)

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11 March 2006

Can Stand The Heat

Today was our second day of spring like weather. Like everyone else, we were outside doing yard work, washing the car, and enjoying the sunshine. This winter was not especially harsh, nor did we get the big snow I was hoping for - at least not yet. It won't be long before we'll take days like this for granted, but not right now. Meanwhile I'm trying to develop my photography skills, so I could not pass up taking some shots outside. My two regular test subjects were not being especially cooperative, but I did manage to get at least these shots that were not terrible. I realize there is nothing especially spring-like with the dead grass things in the background in the top photo, but there you go.

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02 March 2006

A SoapBox For The 21st Century?

Over the last decade or so, every so often I would have an idea. If the planets were aligned in such a way that I had the time and inclination, I would publish a SoapBox about it. Maybe you've read a few of them? If not, take a look at my website to begin your journey.

Now I wonder if blogs can take the place of my SoapBox or if they even should. Actually, now that I think about it, blogs can probably replace many things I've posted on my sites through the years: Duck Brown's Travels, Andy News, Photos.

So, I'm going to give it a try, and post all that stuff here. If you are reading this, that means I was successful enough to reach at least one person. If you tell ten friends about this site, good things will happen to you. If not, your left foot will decrease by 1 shoe size and your right foot will increase by 1 shoe size thus causing you a world of hurt every time you have to buy shoes for the rest of your life.

I'll leave you with two questions to ponder:
Was there ever a single A sized battery, and if so, what happened to it?
What about B batteries?