Overheard in the Wolfe House #295

by Peggy on May 22, 2015

Sam (to the dog, on the anxiety triggered by aging eyesight): Gus, you’re a ‘shadow of a doubt’ dog now.

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #294

by Peggy on May 5, 2015

Peggy (in the new house, having a childhood flashback): Do you think this laundry room would be scary to little kids?

Sam: Yes. Most all of them. IMG_1422

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Tale of two clocks

April 29, 2015

It’s been long enough in the new house that the second bill for internet service arrived in the mail this week. I count it a personal achievement that I have left work brain-drained and exhausted more than once these past four weeks and never pointed the truck the wrong way home. That’s 20 years of driving […]

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Random (mathematical) thoughts on running the Horsetooth Half

April 22, 2015

T-shirts with elevations > trail maps. If: primarily downhill, then: speed of mountaintop race < speed of trail run Beauty of mountaintop race ~ beauty of trail run. Falling off your high heels Thursday + running 13.1 miles Sunday = ankle trouble Monday. 2nd quartile finishers: No. 2 son and brother-in-law 3rd quartile finisher: sister 4th quartile finisher: […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #293

April 22, 2015

Sam (on celebrating his grandfather’s 80th birthday): He’s really out of it from being young.

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #291

April 14, 2015

Sam: I’ve got my apartment all set up, so we can’t move back to the farm now. Peggy: Oh, we’re not moving back to the farm, Sam. Sam: (pauses) I miss the farm. Peggy: I miss it, too.   (Readers: I’ve been on hiatus since we moved. I’ll be back blogging soon.)

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #290

March 17, 2015

Peggy: A heavenly location? That would be Hawaii. Sam: I always thought a heavenly location was the moon.

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Old-school cakes: Butter pecan cake

March 7, 2015

I pulled out my file of old-school cakes from Regina’s recipe collection to look for something new- to-us. We may have an occasion soon that calls for cake. I got excited when I read the earnest description Regina’s friend, Doyline, wrote at the end of this recipe. “It will rise and then fall. It is supposed […]

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Outward Bound, the indoor edition

February 16, 2015

“Because you know, nothing bad ever happens to a writer; everything is material.” – Garrison Keillor. I learned about stage fright at age 10. I had been taking piano lessons for a year. My memories of that first spring recital are a little foggy, except, just before I sat down to play, I saw my dad slip […]

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Overheard in the Wolfe House #289

February 12, 2015

Peggy: Coding has to be perfect … (pauses) … because computers are stupid. Sam: It has to be perfect because otherwise it’s only in your imagination.

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