Posts made in October, 2009

A New Vacuum & Halloween 2009

I turned on the vacuum this morning and all I could smell was mildew. We have been saying for a while that we “need” a new vacuum. Our we have had that vacuum for 4 or 5 years. Our past two vacuums were bagless because I didn’t want to keep buying bags. At this point, I was sick of cleaning dirty filters, so I wanted something with a bag. I also wanted something that would last more than a few years. I did some research on the...

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Today we had a fun potluck lunch at work for Halloween. It was a lot of fun. Kids were invited in to go around trick-or-treating to each of the desks. Rachel brought the kids in around 4 PM. It was fun to show them where I work all day. I drove home with Gracie. It allowed me to drive in the carpool lane. Once we got home we popped popcorn and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. Well, I can finally say I’ve seen that movie and once is...

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The past two days at work I have been in a training. We did a survey last week that determined a profile. The technology of the company is called Emergenetics. I had done something similar when I worked at 3M. To be honest I wasn’t looking forward to sitting in training for a day and a half, but it was actually entertaining and interesting. I learned that I am a mostly a “blue” personality which is concerned about the bottom...

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Carving Pumpkins

The kids were pretty excited when I got home. They had pumpkins ready to carve. It’s become a tradition to carve jack-o-lanterns, but I can’t say I particularly enjoy carving pumpkins. After four of them my hand was cramping up pretty bad, but the kids love it!

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Halloween Carnival

Gracie’s school had a halloween party tonight. I was a little late getting home from work, but I was able to make it. She dressed up like Mary Poppins again. People kept pointing at here and telling her she had the cutest costume they had seen all day. I’m sure she loved hearing that. She does make a cute Mary...

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October 2009