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We didn’t start the fire

Teresa gets a bit carried away with the “Arts and Crafts” sometimes. My son is appalled, this used to be his favorite toy fire truck….

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Worst. Party. Ever.

I was thinking about surprising my wife with a birthday party this year. Our living room is not configured to have people hiding behind the…

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Novelty souvenir boxed roadrunner
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Be careful what you wish for, coyote.

I found this little roadrunner novelty souvenir at a thrift store a few years ago. He’s a cute little guy… just a little roadrunner doll,…

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Gingerbread house damage
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Back to reality

My wife gets bummed about Christmas being over, and possibly our insurance lady does too; I emailed to ask her whether the damage to this…

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1962 sew-in replacement pockets
Posted in Flotsam Mildly Interesting

Patient Pockets

Ever prepared, my mother-in-law kept these extra pockets on hand, for about fifty years I’d guess? It was just in case there was a need…

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Wise Old Owl woven basket
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Mister Owl, How many Q-tips DOES it take to make my ear stop itching?

I think someone is messing with my head- I keep finding this owl in different places, now he is nesting in the box above the…

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W.C. Fields Battery Tester from Noveltronics
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Things it’s best not to win at auction #602

Things I am glad I did not win on Listia This W.C. Fields battery tester. I understand that the company has the made-up word “Noveltronics”…

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Kaleidoscopic image of hardware store springs
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This right here, is spring fever.

I was at McLendon’s Hardware in Renton a few weeks ago, and I was impressed with their assortment of springs. Sadly, I could not think…

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