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Hi everyone.  I'm afraid I've just got a stub for you today.  Amazing week that leaves me here on Friday night not having written the picture-laden diary I had planned.  Also have my oldest and dearest friend rolling in from Seattle with his wife and kid any time now to spend the weekend with us.

Here read this.  I stole it from boatgeek:

SMHRB is the little corner of the Great Orange Satan where we talk about our homes, how to fix them, how to upgrade them, and what kind of stupid the former owner left behind.  For just about any project, there's someone who's done it before and has all kinds of helpful advice.  All are welcome, from the newbie to the professional.
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Anyway, let me take this opportunity to say that I consider it a privilege to be able to share this space with you weekly.  Sometimes up here at the chalk board.  Sometimes playing in the thread.

I'm feeling pretty grateful and sappy and kumbaya about the fact that we as Dems have 4 more years to try to make things better out there in the world.  I look forward to spending our early Saturdays here with y'all during the coming years as we talk about making our homes safe, sound and welcoming places.  Or as we bitch about fixing dumb crap that idiots left to us. :-)

Be well.  Do good.  Share your stories.  I'll bring the ceiling project to you another time.

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