Thursday, December 22, 2005
M and R celebrated an early Christmas receiving many gifts from their parents, who decided that it would be hard to transport presents back and forth to Redlands. R received a bow and arrow from Santa Claus. But there was even more weaponry to come: M & R also received some money from their Uncle Rexie. W, although he identifies most closely with the pacifist Quaker religion, reluctantly allowed it would be ok if M & R were allowed to buy airsoft guns with their money. Within an hour of bringing the guns home, R managed to shoot out a light on the deck, learning a valuable lesson in physics. W also found that it was quite fun to shoot arrows in the backyard.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Sunday, December 11, 2005
W celebrated his birthday by playing his bassoon in the Merawood orchestra. He did not wear a geocaching hat while playing, and in fact does not even know the coordinates of the concert hall, but he is aware that the closest cache to the concert hall is "The Savage Beast"
Sunday, December 04, 2005
With absolutely no warning, the eastern neighbors of WNMR removed the fence that had been dividing the properties. The fence had stood for over 10 years, and served the vital purpose of keeping Bingo from terrorizing the neighborhood.The only foreshadowing of the incident was the request of the neighbors for W & N to sign a permanent easement agreement to allow access to repair the fence. W & N had replied that no easement was necessary, they had no problem to allow access for repair of the fence. The next thing they knew, two men appeared and removed the fence completely. Apparently the easement was required to sell the house, and this was their way of solving the problem. So suddenly the eastern border of the Blume estate is fenceless, and W&N are pondering the next steps, feeling quite violated, as the fence apparently had been on their property.