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December 25, 2005

sandy's toy


Here we sit Christmas day in our jammies watching this marvelous little toy my wife recieved in the post from our son Paul. It reminds of the song by John Denver, Marvelous Toy:

It went "zip" when it moved
and "bop" when it stopped
And "whirr" when it stood still
I never knew just what it was
and I guess I never will

It scampers across the floor and whirls around. It sounds like one of those remote control cars I bought the kids when they were youngsters. It has a little robot sound when it starts up and it has lights that blink and it can back up when it runs into something. We sit and watch it for hours and there is even a bonus. According to the literature that came with it, this marvelous little toy vacuums the floor as it travels along. Yes I said vacuums the floor. My wife is absolutely giddy with joy. It is called a Roomba. I will post more when I discover what else it can do. I am hoping it will do windows and cut the grass in the summer. Click here for a video clip (4megs).

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December 22, 2005

erin's turn

It's Erin's turn with her middle school Christmas concert. Click here for the video clip

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December 17, 2005

bre's xmas concert

Ok, it's time to be a proud parent again so please indulge us this posting. Breanna's high school had their concert last week and I include a small clip here. The file is 5.6 megs so, if you have a dial up, you will be waiting a while. The young pianist is Jenny, one of Breanna's friends.

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December 11, 2005


When we went to find our tree we found these snowmen. They look vaguely familiar. If you click here you can go along for a few seconds on a hay ride. Hang on though because it was a bumpy ride through the woods.

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December 10, 2005

we'll take 'er

We here it is; Fuzzy. Click here for a video of Sandy trying it on for the first time in the wig shop. What do you think?

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December 07, 2005

everything looks great

Sandy visited with Dr. White, her neurosurgeon, and his assistant, Bethany. The good doctor said, "everything looks great" to describe the results of Sandy's latest MRI. You can hear his very words in this video.

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December 04, 2005

Five inches of new snow

All is well here at the farm house. Sandy ordered her new prosthetic hair piece yesterday. I will post photos when she receives it at the end of the week.

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