Drying Out

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I really thought the deconstruction of Camp Davis was finally behind us.  We lost power. We lost appliances.  Our structural integrity was compromised.  My manhood sense of security was called into question.  We lived without a fridge. We managed without a kitchen sink (though washing dishes in the bathroom sink next to the toilet is ...

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On Island Time

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We've got more progress to report from the front lines of the Camp Davis renovation project.  This time it's cabinetry.  And an island - a huge one.  After a few weeks of using the courtyard as a refrigerator, cooking everything in the microwave or on an electric griddle and washing dishes in the bathroom sink, ...

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Floors, At Last

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As I mentioned previously, we are finally back on track at Camp Davis.  With the structural rebuild complete, the biggest sticking point left was the floors.  We had the contractors install unfinished New England White Pine - in part to save money and in part because we had a very particular look in mind that ...

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As Is

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We moved.*  We enjoyed the holidays.  We ran away for a week to a seriously, unbelievably improved Camp Davis.  And now we're back.  Natalie heads to work tomorrow.  The kids and I go back to doing whatever it is the kids and I do during the week.  Life marches onward.  We have a lot of ...

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Wallops Island I Cant Stop Loving You

There was a big shuttle launch out of the NASA station at Wallop's Island tonight that should have been visible from many hundreds of miles away.  We didn't see it from our balcony (since we were too busy watching Loren wash dishes in the kitchen for the first time), but the thought of Wallop's Island ...

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This is (Almost) Our Time, Mikey, Our Time

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We made another trip to Camp Davis this past Sunday to check in on the contractor's progress and it looks like they are nearly finished their side of the renovations.  Drywall is up, floors are down. We are in the middle, hopefully soon and often. Here is a shot of the soon-to-be kitchen with the new ...

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Labor Day Weekend Recap

Loren is up front, the tiny blond kid.  He raced up front to greet the actors after the show wrapped.  This is very uncharacteristic of our Cautious Captain.

We stuck around DC this past weekend and despite our best efforts managed to pack it full of noteworthy events, including trips to see a free children's play at the Kennedy Center (highly recommend, seriously cant believe we've never done that before), enjoy our neighborhood's newly remodeled playground (with SPLASH PAD!), and had a total ...

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Lost and Found

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  A few weeks ago - just before leaving for family vacation actually - I lost my wallet.  IDs, cash, credit cards, Rx cards, Smartrip card, everything.  Earlier that day I'd driven the kids to Target to get diapers.  After paying to leave Target's parking garage I placed my wallet in my lap as I drove ...

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It’s Poopy Maybe

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Hey, you just changed me, and this is crazy, but check my diaper, it's poopy maybe. It's hard to smell right, around you baby, I'll check you're diaper, it's poopy maybe. Yes, all those other times, you tried to change me, Just check my diaper, it's poopy maybe. Before you went and checked my dipe', I was gettin' ...

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