Author Archives: thissideofthediaper

Laundry troubles

I hate laundry.  Hate. It.  Really. I love wearing clean laundry and I don’t completely loathe taking it downstairs to the laundry room.  I can tolerate putting it in the washing machine . . . and drying it only sucks … Continue reading

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Oh Brother . . .

I stood in the kitchen this afternoon tidying up with Eli, our seven-year-old.  Mornings are hectic here and we don’t always leave it as clean as we should. Charlie was downstairs ‘cleaning his room’.  I put that in quotes because … Continue reading

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Never forget . . . Scott Johnson, Gabe Rich, Allen Brandt

It’s amazing how quickly time flies.  You blink and things change.  We move on and push forward.  But there are many things in our lives that we should not forget . . . many people that shouldn’t get lost as … Continue reading

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I broke my plow

I broke my plow . . . I remember hearing a snap and watching the plow blade on my Polaris ATV crash down.  The next thing I remember is my wife asking me what Eli’s middle name was. We got … Continue reading

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Rookie Mistakes

Carter gave me about 3 milliseconds of warning before he made me pay for my rookie mistake. I was getting some time with my grandson last evening.  He was happy and gooing and just basically enjoying himself.  I was holding … Continue reading

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Holding My Grandson

I didn’t cry when I first held my grandson, Carter.  I thought I would.  Frankly I was surprised I didn’t.  As I have gotten older and come to grips with some things from the past I have become much more … Continue reading

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Cold Snap

My dogs told me to eff off this morning.  I think my wife did as well . . . though she didn’t really mean it.  She just gets in a mood when it gets down to 44 degrees below zero. … Continue reading

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