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You always hurt the ones you love…

And Tobie has always really loved his bed, a gift from Generous Reader MM. Alas – he has a habit of being kind of hard on the things he loves. Not as destructive as during his Hell Puppy phase, but … Continue reading

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Another sloppy day…

According to the forecast the next sighting of the sun has been pushed back to Tuesday, which is not good news. Ian’s batteries are suffering and I’ve turned off his pressure pump and refrigerator. There’s something wrong there, probably in … Continue reading

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Wow, we really got snow.

It snowed all afternoon and evening without stop. Started at one, and when I lost the light at 6:30 it was still snowing just as hard. Can’t say for sure how much because we lost a lot to slumping but … Continue reading

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We were promised mid-forties and rain…

Instead it’s 32o and… It’s not normally this cold on a January afternoon, though it wouldn’t be that unusual. And I, like an idiot, was thinking of taking up the mudboards just the other day. The older and wiser voices … Continue reading

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New Gadget…

I’ve had several problems with the Lair’s gas plumbing in the past few months and more than one involved leaks I didn’t detect with my Mk I nostrils. Since at the moment both the kitchen and bedroom are running on … Continue reading

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My good boy…

Just ’cause I think he’s handsome… He’s something over three years old now, maturing fast and therefore a lot easier to live with, and I like him.

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Equinox!

It’s officially Spring! Which is always nice, though I always thought assigning the season changes to the equinoxes and solstices was kind of silly in practice. I know control freaks gonna freak over control, and I suppose you have to … Continue reading

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I know, I know, I’m not supposed to do this anymore…

I know nothing about what goes on outside my little Gulch and therefore am not qualified to opine on any of it. But virtually nothing is going on here at the Secret Lair except multiple walkies per day, daily emptying … Continue reading

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Somebody here got tired of the BS…

😀

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Spoiled Boy

I just ate a pot of chili with chicken in front of Tobie, then got up and washed the pot without giving him any, all in the light of his expectant and then unbelieving gaze. Because… …he didn’t eat his … Continue reading

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A Great Day…

Yesterday evening marked a great day here at the Gulch… As the Real Townie Shower came temporarily into service for the first time since late November. Ian’s Cave never gets very cold in winter, being made of lots of concrete … Continue reading

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oh my god that took so long…

The rabies vaccination was available from 9 to 1. We got there about 9:30 and the line… …had already doubled up on itself. We were there for well over 3 hours, the line of vehicles ever so slowly creeping forward … Continue reading

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Say a prayer for the gangsta…

Oh boy, Tobie is in for an adventure this morning. During yesterday’s water run to town Neighbor L saw a notice at the post office for a rabies clinic at the fairgrounds this very morning. Which is weird because on … Continue reading

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Happy March!

It’s a beautiful frosty morning… Ironically the coldest we’ve had in over a week, first time I’ve lit the fire in several days. Ironic because I usually like to imagine March as the end of winter and beginning of spring: … Continue reading

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Holy Procrastination, Batman…

It’s no secret to regular readers that I am in some ways a rather … I believe the term used to be “dysfunctional” … individual. There are certain things I’ll do almost anything to avoid. Even to the extent of … Continue reading

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Gulchy Update

Okay, we were down for over two weeks but we’re back, though it might take me a while to get back into the habit of keeping awake to blog fodder. There are still some updates going on in the background … Continue reading

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Hi, Guys…

Hello, my name is Joel and I run a damn-near-defunct blog called TUAK. And as of this moment I just might possibly be BACK! At least I have an editor block I can type words into. We’ll see how well … Continue reading

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Testing

Claire Wolfe here. The good news: Joel is okay. The bad news: Boy, is his WordPress software screwed up. I volunteered & I’m in the WP interface poking around to see what I can see, but if I can’t figure … Continue reading

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Okay, now I am very confused.

Replacing the thermostat with a new one did nothing to fix my problems with the bedroom heater. If anything, things got worse. Yesterday I woke to bedroom temps in the low forties. After breakfast and walkie I took the new … Continue reading

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A bit of wind…

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