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Has it been...

almost a week since my last blog?

Yeah, I guess my life is boring, so I don't blog as much.

Kaitlin is enjoying her new job at The Eagle. I'm the one who is still adjusting. I'm just not used to having my baby girl show up at my desk every day 10 minutes before she is supposed to start work. Sounds likes she's doing well tho, and for that I am happy! I've been at the Eagle for 33+ years, and my daughter is following in my footsteps. Don't get me wrong...she's going to go on bigger and better things. But for a part-time job during college, she couldn't do much better!

Corby mowed last night, even though Kaitlin and I both offered. He wouldn't let us, as he wanted to test out his new mower. Kaitlin mowed the last time, because it was shortly after his bout with heat exhaustion...anyway, he loves his new mower!

Headed garaging "sale-ing" in the morning. It's Kechi's city-wide sales, so Kaitlin and I will scope out a few before we head to visit mom.

My music choice of the last few days has been John Denver. We caught a few minutes of John's live concert from 1981 on PBS the other night, and it made me anxious to listen to some of his music. One of my Facebook friends posted the video to "I Want To Live" on my page, and it made me realize how much I miss John. So sad that he passed away so young!


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