We have a brand-new sewer pipe! No longer will I cringe every time I flush a toilet. And now I can plant tulip bulbs in the front yard.
That won't be happening today, however. This afternoon I'll hit the road again, heading out for band gigs tonight (in Dover-Foxcroft) and tomorrow night (in Hope). Poor Tom will be left alone with a needy house and a ravening cat as I compete in The Battle of the Bands and then play for a dance party.
[What does one wear to a Battle of the Bands? I'm sure whatever it is, I don't own it.]
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I do want to mention that my friend and I are still working on our co-written poem draft. I am so surprised and amazed at its quality. It think we are on to something, and I am finding the project such a comfort amid the crush of painting and caulking.
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If you want to feel better about the state of the nation, don't read the current New Yorker article about Mike Pence.
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In one week, my younger son is going be 20 years old. He is also more than 6 feet tall and has a giant beard. How did this happen?