Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Taken June 5, 2013.
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  1. Morning all. I've seen quite a few newborn fawns over the 35 years we lived out here but this was my first twins.

  2. And they let you get that close???

    Jen, yeah, you might have to rewire the cable in your house, but the drop (pole to your house) is their responsibility. I'm guessing you have some really old, really ratty coax in your walls if you need a booster & leveler (there's a name for that, but it escapes me as I've not thought about it in >15 years). Or if you have a really crappy 5-way splitter at your end of the drop, that might do it. It might help if you have terminators on each unused cable outlet, if you don't already. The cable company might give you some, or you can get a 10-pack for $4 at Amazon.

    Miming at home today, hope everyone else has a good one!

    1. They were newborns and can't walk yet -- the one that is upright fell down after three very, very shaky steps.

    2. Thanks for the tip about the terminators, we've got outlets all over the house, several unused, we'll pick some of those up on the "you never know what might fix it on the cheap" theory. :)

  3. Nifty! So cool that you were able to see/photograph the babies, Andi.

    So far this week: heat, humidity, fibro fatigue. Documentation-palooza at the mimes + anxiety b/c fiscal year end and people flailing about trying to get projects launched. SO glad I'm no longer a project manager!

    2 of my longtime friends (from HS/College days) have cancer & are now undergoing chemo. Fuck cancer!

    Of the good: the sister is doing VERY well on her surgery recovery & no longer needs a walker to get around.


  4. There's something oddly majestic about deer. I can easily see why stags and harts were the goto choice for a lot of old family banners.

    Fuck cancer!

    Oh gods, seconded, it's so horrible. Best healing wishes to your loved ones, Maria.

    Larry, yes, I think old wiring is indeed the culprit, as I doubt this place has been re-wired since it was built -- late 80s/early 90s is probably when the cable was last wired. Last year we had to have the ground cable for the electric completely re-done from the pole to the house, dug up several places in the yard (in January!), big ordeal, not doing anything like that again if avoidance is possible.

    Good news from my new dental office (they're hired, I liked them a lot) was no new cavities and learning that I don't need any major (or even minor) work right away, just back into schedule with hygiene appointments this summer, bite fix in the fall, and then some restoration/cosmetic stuff over the next couplefew years, w00t!

    Happy hump day to everyone.

  5. I third the Fuck Cancer! And pain for that matter!

    Love the deer. We used to get a lot of them at my mother's until our neighbor decided to build on the field next door. I loved to watch the little ones play.