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Abandoned Buddha

By on January 30, 2017

What happens when you discover a Buddha statue (Ho Tai) in your backyard?

After moving into the new house Howard cleared out some of the backyard brush and discovered this Buddha statue (Ho Tai) against the fence surrounded by little stones. I guess the previous owner abandoned the statue or maybe…


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Winter Update

By on January 20, 2017

Winter weather only lasted one day here in Texas. There was a moment when the sun was out and the wind was blowing so cold our eyes were watering. Then just as suddenly as it arrived, the cold weather left. Now when I look outside it’s a bit deceiving…


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Resolutions and the Violin

By on January 2, 2017

Now that the milk and cookie have been consumed it is time for the family to make a list of resolutions for the new year. Last year I did a reading challenge of 50 books and I didn’t quite hit that mark but I’m still proud of myself. I about…


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Merry Christmas From The Dead Rats

By on December 25, 2016

Our house smells like rotting rat carcasses dipped in a caramel brûlée latte. -_- I guess the poison worked and we now have dead rats decaying in our walls. The especially stinky one is located right below A’s bedroom so we’ve been airing out that portion of the house all…


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Insanity

By on December 16, 2016

This rat problem has to stop. Let’s be honest, THEY ARE RATS! I don’t care what the exterminator says…THEY ARE RATS! It looks like a rat. It moves like a rat. It leaves droppings like a rat. It is the size of a rat trap. The damn thing is…


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Ingleside Renaissance Faire

By on December 14, 2016

The past couple of weekends have been dedicated to renovating rooms and just general work around the house, so this weekend we decided to check out the Ingleside Renaissance Faire because it was time to get out of the house. I was impressed with how many activities they provided…


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Five Facts About Me

By on December 13, 2016

I am definitely a morning person.
I love lobster and have not eaten lobster since I was 17 years old.
You cannot sell me anything I do not want because my favorite word is, “No.”
I love fishing.
I have been keeping a journal since I first learned how…