Day 135

May 15, 2017  Collaboration  The kids were still with their dad’s family, their uncle hosted a party for Cindy’s Mother’s Day gift, complete with decorations, cake, flowers, and swimming.  Leslie and I finished every bit of laundry in the house, gave the kitchen and bathrooms a good scrub, swept and mopped…

Day 134

May 14, 2017 Hospitality  The Wiener Kids’ other grandma, Cindy, offered her gracious hospitality today.  She picked up the kids around 9am and took them to her house, so Leslie and I could have a free day for the weekend.    Thanks to Cindy’s hospitality, all of the household chores were…

Day 133

May 13, 2017 – Chapter 4 – Again, The Donald President Trump suggested Friday he was prepared to cancel the White House’s daily press briefings unless he did them himself, and only if they occurred “every two weeks.” In a bizarre interview taped hours after introducing the idea of scrapping…

Day 132

May 12, 2017 Chapter 3 – The Donald President Donald Trump issued a thinly veiled threat Friday to fired FBI Director James Comey, apparently suggesting there are possibly recorded conversations between the two men that could be leaked to counter the former FBI director if necessary. “James Comey better hope…

Day 131

May 11, 2017 Chapter 2 – Andrew McCabe The absence of former FBI Director James Comey loomed large over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s hearing with top U.S. intelligence leaders, but his temporary replacement, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, assured lawmakers he would not bend to pressure from the White House.…

Day 130

May 10, 2017 – And So It Begins – Chapter 1 – James Comey An unexpected announcement yesterday afternoon from Washington, D.C. U.S. President Donald Trump fired James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It’s very unusual for a president to fire the head of the FBI,…

Day 129

May 9, 2017 – Another Haunted House Listing. Srsly, dood, I have no clue what to make of this one. Slightly haunted. Nothing serious, though, e.g. the sounds of phantom footsteps, a strange knocking sound followed by a very quiet (hardly noticeable, even) scream at 3:13am, maybe once or twice…

Day 128

May 8, 2017 – Weird House Listing Personally, I think this sounds like The Old Marsten Place that the vampire, Kurt Barlow bought in Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot. Please read carefully before scheduling showings. May not qualify for financing. Great “diamond in the rough” investment property or primary home needing…

Day 127

May 7, 2017 When you think back to your childhood, what moment first comes to mind? When I was seven, my dad purchased his first brand new car. To christen it, our family took a driving vacation to Texas. My mother had planned everything weeks a head of time, but…

Day 126

May 6, 2017 What would your perfect world be like? Enough. Everyone would have enough room in their house for everyone who lives there. Enough money to pay their bills, enough left over for doing fun things with the family, enough in case of emergency, like the car needs new…