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Roll call (please edit this list as needed;
I haven't checked it for accuracy this week, either):


 jan4insight,
BadKitties,
Pam from Calif,
Glen The Plumber,
Youffraita,
chimene,
translatorpro,
broths,
luckylizard,
bigjacbigjacbigjac,
freerad,
FloridaSNMOM,
cactusgal,
carolanne,
BeninSC,
weck
Free Jazz at High Noon,
The Eyewitness Muse,
emmasnacker
entlord
bumbi  
Caedy
trkingmomoe
The Marti
Well,
here we are again,
another bigjac Tuesday.

Our backyard garden is doing well;
it rained for hours,
at least two inches of rain,
yesterday,
so it should keep growing like crazy,
for a week or so,
without me watering with grey water
from the washer.

Great news inside the bigjac and Tonia house,
as well:

Tonia and I may get to move into the master bedroom,
maybe within a week or so.

Her brother, Michael,
is moving out,
to get some privacy with his new girlfriend from Colorado.

The master bedroom has its own little bathroom,
saving steps for Tonia and I.

It's also on the same level as the kitchen;
the room we're in now
is three short steps down from the main house level.

Three short steps up,
to the kitchen,
may not sound like much,
but taking those steps every time we need
any little thing from the fridge,
wears me down.

Tonia is heavy, and has bad knees,
so she rarely takes those steps up,
to inventory the fridge.

By the way,
a little trivia
about the name of our favorite kitchen appliance:

The full name,
refrigerator,
has no "d" in it at all.

But our nickname for it
has a "d,"
apparently because
"frig"
would simply not sound right
in our mind's ear.

Or at least not mine.

So,
even though I hate certain colloquial terms,
I accept "fridge."

But I can't stand
"ginormous."

Have a great day,
but great or not,
tell us about it.

We're here to listen.

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