Archives for: June 2008

We tried to be strong. We tried to fight it. We thought we could mow the lawn and that would be enough. But the creeping tendrils across the driveway and the high grass border along the fence... I tried to use lawn sheers. I really did. But they le… more »
I'm still not used to the Texas "rest stops." They need a new name. They usually are just not that "restful." Maybe it's because they are spread out so much that you are absolutely desperate by the time you finally arrive at one. Maybe it's becau… more »
En route to Chick-fil-a, we saw a beautiful building in the distance. We were impressed by the architecture and forgot all about compounds and realized Waco had a longer, richer history than a footnote about a standoff in 1993. (Learn more about t… more »
On our trip to Dallas last weekend, Ronak and I drove through Waco, Texas. There's something eerie about traveling through a city which you've only seen on the news for a grim historical event: the Dravidian cult and the FBI involved in a standoff th… more »
Our house was already built for giants, with light switches and shelves located up high. (I can stand upright easily with plenty of head room under the shelves in the master bedroom.) But as my belly has grown forward, it has made it more and more diffic… more »
Last night, we finally made it back to the area where we first saw the peacocks wandering about in the wild. We were armed with digital and video cameras, and we were rewarded for our efforts. We immediately saw a male strutting about... ..… more »
In a neighborhood like ours, yards are adjoining. One fence divides us, so we each own a half. We keep our side clean and functional; and they keep their side in working order; and we hope that nothing falls on the top to make it bend one way or the othe… more »
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In 2007, we moved to Austin, and this blog chronicled our adaptation to Texas life: festivals, wildflowers, and bats - oh my! Then we had a baby, and that changed everything, so now, we blog about where to buy organic food, what parks are fun for babies, which exterminator is taking care of our scorpion problem. (You know, the usual parental concerns.)


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