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How do you dress for Home Depot? March 27, 2017 1:18 pm

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This weekend, I witnessed a lady in a hot pink, short skirt wearing 4.5″ heels walking out of Home Depot. I can only assume she was shopping for some pipe.

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Weekend Project – water heater March 26, 2017 4:51 pm

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Old water heater is out of the house.

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Weekend Project – Water heater March 26, 2017 2:42 pm

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Ok, add whole house water filter to the shopping list…

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Weekend Project – How poetic March 26, 2017 2:35 pm

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The last hot water to come out of the water heater will be used to clean the mess left behind by the water heater.

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Weekend Project – Water heater March 26, 2017 2:30 pm

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Electricity to water heater turned off.
Water to house turned off.
Upstairs faucets opened.
Apparently we own new cake pans.
Downstairs faucets opened.
Draining washing machine.
Ah, perhaps we should want to scrub the floor while we are doing this.
Downstairs faucets closed.
Upstairs faucets closed.
Water to house turned off.

Stand turned for a repeat performance shortly.

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Weekend Project: Water Heater Replacement March 26, 2017 9:21 am

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Home Depot trip 1 – water heater, plumbing tape, hammer arrestors, frost free outdoor faucet, ball valve (for the hell of it).

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From the mouths of babes March 24, 2017 10:54 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
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Wife: "Your tent just rolled across the yard and it’s still rolling."

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You want a Planck! March 20, 2017 10:09 pm

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Trust me! http://dro.ps/b/1Dn2QgG/l

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Sunday evening gripe sentence March 12, 2017 10:52 pm

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Seriously, there is not enough alcohol in my life for this.

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Anxiety Prayer March 12, 2017 1:43 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Give us this day our daily Xanax and calm these palpitations, as our body shakes and trembles. Lead us not into the ER, but deliver us from anxiety. Amen.

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But one goal today March 5, 2017 10:19 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Truth be told, I have many goals today. Two major professional goals and many personal goals.

But for the moment, I have but one goal. Nothing else matters. The house can burn down around me and I won’t stop. A client has reported a problem that I simply cannot reproduce. So my immediate goal, no matter how long it takes, is to reproduce that issue. That is all.

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I appear too busy February 24, 2017 9:04 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Philosophy
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I often hear "Doug, you are too busy." I have missed opportunities because people assume I am too busy and do not offer the opportunity to me. I will be busy the rest of my life. I will rest when I die. Granted, I will get my nightly sleep and I will appreciate nature and meditate but I will not rest until I die. That is to say, I want a full life. I want a life that I can look back upon and smile knowing I have contributed and made a difference. As such, I will do much. And if you ask me to do something that I cannot take on or do not feel fits into my personal mission statement, I will politely decline. If you offer me an opportunity that excites me, I will reevaluate my commitments and decide if something can be removed to make room for your opportunity. Yes, I am busy. No, I am not too busy.

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From the mouths of babes February 23, 2017 8:50 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes, Of Being Dad
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Me: "Who threw clothes on the stairs? I need to strangle a child."
My 14 year old daughter: "I’ll be right down!"
Me, to myself: "I don’t think she understood what I said."

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February 14, 2017 9:42 am

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MeUndies wins the award for "Best encouragement for customer retention"

Btw, here’s that affiliate link if you want to become a customer: http://getcomfy.in/eXB45

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What to do with 300 tee shirts? February 7, 2017 9:03 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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I asked the question a while back. I’ve misplaced the answers. Some were akin to "make a quilt." I’ve given some shirts over to rags n the garage. I hate the idea of simply adding the shirts to the trash. I don’t think any donation service like Goodwill or Ladies of Charity would actually take these. I think they can be added to compost but I’m not composting at the time.

So, what can I do with 300 tee shirts that date back to the 80s?

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