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The TV Shuffle

Just bought a big-screened TV from some friends of ours. The best part is - they delivered it to us tonight. However, we have to do the TV shuffle before we can get it in our basement. The kids all have TV for their bedrooms next fall in Manhattan - but they wanted one for their living room - where they can watch movies, etc. So when our friends told us about this big screen, the kids decided to buy our 36" TV for their living room. However, we're going to have to store it in the garage until August. Right now the big screen is out there, awaiting it's new home in our basement. I have a feeling Corby will be doing the "shuffle" soon. He's anxious to get that 61" hooked up!

What beautiful weather in Wichita today! Haven't heard the official high, but it's 68 degrees at 8pm, so I'm guessing at least the low 70's. Tomorrow it's supposed to get in the 70's too and then 83 or higher on Wednesday! I LOVE THIS WEATHER!

Corby got the yard mowed, and we are getting ready to plant some flowers out front. Hope there are some good sales this weekend!

Current book: Marie Osmond's "Might As Well Laugh About It Now". The book is "blips" of her life, and very good! As a long-time Osmond fan, I'm learning a lot!

Music today: Not music really, but the kids have comedian Jim Gaffigan's new CD and I listened to it on the way to and from work today. Quite funny!

And a quote for this gorgeous Monday: "Friends color lives like flowers on a vine." -- Unknown


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