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Two Years Out (104)

Has it really been two years since the fire? Just a couple of weeks ago I was thinking about how people get through bad events in their lives – it was the week of the Boston Marathon bomb and West, … Continue reading

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Gas (26)

I think a lot about gas these days, and I don’t mean farts or indigestion. The fire at my house occurred because of a gas leak, possibly aided by faulty wiring. To this day I don’t know how the gas … Continue reading

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Traveling again (24)

I’m about to leave on another business trip and I’m feeling anxious. It’s been about six weeks since I returned from the last trip and got that call from my neighbor David about the fire in the house and my son on … Continue reading

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Bitch (21)

Grumpy. Cranky. Out-of-sorts. Bitch. That’s how I feel these days and probably how other people think of me, at least some of the time. There’s nothing like dealing with incompetence to make me spin into bitch mode. Pre-fire, I tried to practice … Continue reading

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And the girl makes three (15)

Jacob began Taekwondo at age 10; by 13 he had his first-degree black belt. He continued with Taekwondo when we moved to Austin in 2004, and to encourage him as well as spend more time with my teenaged son, I … Continue reading

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Renting again (13)

After eleven years, I am a renter again. There is a landlord to answer to and if one of us spills something on the carpet, it’s not going to be good. I’m not happy to be renting, but I am happy … Continue reading

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My ‘summer’ home (12)

The Temporary Accommodations people have found us a rental house! All I need to do is approve it. After a week at the extended-stay hotel, I am more than ready to move into a permanent temporary place, an oxymoron of sorts, but … Continue reading

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