I always wonder what someone looks like when I read something of interest about them.
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Just in case...you find me the least bit interesting, I have done what I wish most others would do and shown myself. And while I have looked better, I have most certainly looked worse.
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Also following are a few photos of my family, and my house, which I spent the entire summer picking, patching, puttying, scraping, sanding, sealing, caulking, and glazing, and only 4 full days of actual painting. Things that make you go..."hummmm."
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Please be patient. The images will take a while to load. But I think it's worth it! 'Course, they're my pictures...Gander over at the other side of the page while these load.
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This is Jake... or was Jake...my father. He died during my year from hell. Everyone has one of those don't they? Broke my arm, totaled my car, twice, had major surgery, experienced life in a looney bin for a week, (I didn't hear voices, at least not the ones I hear now. I was in for a mild stint of depression...I think it was the car thing), and had my home robbed twice also! Geeze that year sucked! Anyway, this is my Dad holding my sister's baby, Amber who is now a gorgeous teenager.
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This my mom, Debbie, and while it's obvious these are glamour shots, she needs no shopping mall quick fixes to make her beautiful. She is one of those Rachael Welch b%tch*s who will look thirty when they're eighty. (and I use the 'B' word lovingly)
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This is Merci and Cord, my brother Jake's kids. I just hope they stay that sweet when they hit puberty.
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This is my precious little brother Billy. He is the inspiration of my life and his genuine kindness and compassion keeps me on track.
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Here is the 'House of Funny Bones" when we first bought it. Yup, it's small, but the town is great and the neighbors are even better. I actually know BOTH of my neighbors! That's a first.
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And here's...well, I won't make you listen to the complaining and mumbling, again.
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Taadaa! And here is the 'sort of' finished product. I still have great plans for the gingerbread look, but that will wait until I learn to use a scroll saw.
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Within hours of the final brush stroke, came this dastardly transformation, and you'd almost never know we'd even touched it.
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This was the obsession just days before the Trellix Obsession. From tombstones to web pages...whoda thunk it?
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And there are even more of these  styrofoam epitaphs! The problem is what to do with them until next Halloween. Believe it or not, my electric bread knife still cuts bread!
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Here is Maggie when she was a baby. That bone lasted until she was almost four months old! Now, it would last about five minutes on a slow day.
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And what would a home page be without a picture of a cat! This is Misty, who by the way, declared war on me from the word go, and then I declawed war on her. She remained nameless for the first four months. Jon is deaf, so I was the only one calling her names, and none she liked! We're buds now, thank God...I went through peroxide and Neosporen like I go through coffee and cigarettes ...shhh, don't tell the kids.
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Here was a foiled attempt to pack her up and ship her off...nah, just kidding.
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And here Misty is, doing what all cats do...messing things up while laying around doing nothing.
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And here is a contradiction of images if I ever saw one!  "Go to the light, Misty. Go to the light."
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This is a Katie Did Hat Trick...arar. I think it was just a hat phase I went through, must have been a bad hair year...
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