Island Time

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It has been more than two months since my last post. And I have been mildly busy. I mean, we got married in May. It was a very DIY event, with lots and lots of running all over town. We had our photographers just hand us their data cards too, so the photo editing is …

Pardon-A-Me

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Hey. I’m re-doing some stuff on my site right now. There shouldn’t be any major (fingers crossed) interruptions. So don’t freak out. It’s a live re-theme… with help from the Lynda.com course Responsive Themes for WordPress. It’s a skill I have been tinkering with. And it’s nice to have an instructor lead me through the …

Trying to Get Ahead

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It’s bulk trash week on our block, and I’m not sure if the city skipped us last time, or if every single household on our street took it upon themselves to keep “spring cleaning” in the common man’s vernacular. There are trash bags all over the place; it’s a feast for loose pets and strays. …

Succulents 2.0

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Some time during the two mega ice storms, we lost our succulent plants. It’s sad to see any plants keel over. We had them covered with a towel, but our plants lost the battle to the bitter cold. We are still figuring out what to bring inside when it freezes. Rookie move! Nevertheless, I have …

Animal Guardians of America: Follow-Up

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Vanessa finally received response from the Animal Guardians of America. And she shared the feedback that she received. And now I’m even more pissed at how foolishly this organization handled this situation. So what’s the take-away here? I think that this is a missed opportunity for a successful dog adoption. And the snobbery and oversight …