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Category Archives: Smokey
Smokey’s parents moved from Chicago to Palm Harbor FL after my FIL retired. We visited them for two weeks every Christmas; our boys never saw an actual white Christmas (Day) until they were 11 and 6. Generally, we drove the … Continue reading
We are making an unscheduled road trip to Sioux Falls to deliver my 1998 Volvo to Elder Son and GF. This should make his move more pleasant. 2 adults + 12-yo girl + 120-pound dog + cat + luggage in … Continue reading
Elder Son graduated from his family medicine residency last weekend on Smokey’s birthday. Younger Son went with us to Sioux Falls to observe and celebrate. That evening we went to a Brazilian steakhouse for the traditional celebratory dinner. Neither Smokey … Continue reading
Surgery was Tuesday, just like last time, and he came home on Thursday, just like last time. The difference is that this time the new knee hurts when he walks, but there is absolutely no pain when he is sitting … Continue reading
I spent the last two mornings in tax training, in preparation for being a VITA/AARP/TCE volunteer tax preparer. Even though I prepared tax returns for 20 years and volunteered in this program last year, the law changes, the software changes, … Continue reading
My friend Colleen, who used to be the county librarian, now is the director of the county information center aka tourist info. She and Smokey were chatting about something and the upshot was that he set up his Polar Express … Continue reading
I gather from the comments on yesterday’s post that some of you would like the back story, so here it is. Smokey likes to makes guacamole, and he got this in hopes it will keep the guacamole from turning dark. … Continue reading