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    Good Morning!
    Hope this finds you GREAT today.
    HOT here today. Heat advisory in effect today thru Sunday. 100* days. BLECH
    Out to play in the mornings and inside in the afternoons.
    These poor Portland ghost children and their pale skin!LOL

    Finishing last of laundry.
    Need to fill out checkbook and some papers, pay last of bills.

    That is my day.
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    And water meter is CITY problem.
    Noticed Tues. when I took out trash cans that the grass around meter was GREEN when all our grass is dead this time of year.
    Forgot to tell DH until yest. He checked last night and it was FULL of water. YIKES
    And of course it was like 30 min. after city closed.
    So called this morning, their issue and they will send someone out.
    Once fixed, I will be dealing with them adjusting my bill because I am not paying for a week+ of leaky water at our CRAZY high city prices.
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    I had someone out today to measure the window, was able to place the order from home. It was nice to not have to wait to go out to the store to place the order, but wow windows are expensive. I thought I'd get off easy because it's one tiny window, but apparently they have a miniumum fee for installation. Doesn't matter, new carpet and mold abatement would be more expensive in the long run. Not to mention the possible health problems. Good new is the window will be replaced soon, and I'm running out of big ticket items to fix.

    Having someone out, and dealing with the anxiety fall out of that has really thrown a wrench into my schedule. I'm just now getting around to starting our school day once I finish typing this. I did make up another set of 4 schedule pages, so now I have two weeks of scheduling I can do at one time. That way I can easily reuse the schedule post-its.

    I need to do some work outside today, but I'm going to wait for it to cool off a bit. I need to caulk that old window, and mow the grass that has come up the cracks in the patio. That spray has done just about nothing.
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    Make up the epsom salt, dish soap, vinegar, hot water stuff and spray or dump on weeds. OMG it works. Do it in morning of a HOT day and it kills them DEAD.
    We have lots of little cracks on patio and lots of plants like to do that.

    NICE on the window! WAHOO. Ya, they replaced all windows in this place back in 90's except tiny window in bathroom. It is still aluminum, gross and a PITA to open and close. I am sure it would be a fortune to replace. One of these days. That and fix the 2 that are popped and have condensation between layers.

    We have to scrap and paint the wood trim this year, esp. south side of house. Waiting another month and will do it once it cools down a bit but before rain starts.
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    I have to try that mixture. I was able to pull up a much and mow a little bit of the rest.
    Teemie - 11 years old, 6th grade with an ecclectic mix

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    Why is everything so bloody expensive - even when it seems so small? The joys of home ownership. Andwsmom - thank goodness the city is going to fix that.

    Dropped DD off at day camp this morning. Doing some random paperwork stuff around the house, and baby has a hearing test scheduled for 4:30 this afternoon. She has been really slow to start making sounds and babbling, so I'm interested to see what it shows.

    Doing some last minute organizing of homeschool stuff. Monday's the first day here.

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    And I spoke too soon, looks like my back gutter is falling off the house. Have to get Mr Handyman out again. Tempted to just ask them to put the mailbox up while they are here.
    Teemie - 11 years old, 6th grade with an ecclectic mix

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    Home ownership... good times Our HOA told us it was time to paint. we got by with just doing the front
    Today we took advantage of everyone being back at school and took our neighbor up on her invitation to swim the day away in her awesome pool. It was awesome. The bast part was when they told her how awesome math was
    Eldest son had the day off and sweet talked us all to go out to lunch together. We have not done that in too long. I love the other side of the teen years (when High School is over). When the embarrassment is gone and the good conversation begins
    Elizabeth

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