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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hello from the Netherworld.....

I'm not dead. I have a puppy. I've gone from up-to-date and current, to "what day is it"?

But I do have one observation to make. Richard and I have been talking about what life will be like when the kids are gone; it's kind of looming in the near future. We talk about walking around with money falling out of our pockets...think of what we won't be buying. Groceries cut more than in half. Car insurance....no teens or young people? Mr. Gekko will give you insurance for almost free, plus there will be only two cars in the driveway! Choptank Electric will send us a "miss you" card, because our electricity usage will go way down. The amount of laundry soap used in this house will dwindle.....shampoo, conditioner, body wash, gel. Corn dogs? Nada. Frozen pizzas? Non.

The amount of socks populating our downstairs will dwindle, placing the "stray sock" population at a dangerously low level, possibly close to extinction. Chairs in the living room? We may actually see the seat cushion one day.

Nobody will tape Survivor or Big Brother on the DVR. There will be no sounds of killing, shooting or race car driving coming from the XBox, along with the requisite laughter or groans.

Crackers and cookies will be closed properly. I think that kids believe advertising way too much. Take the following pictures, for example.

When I went to get these wonderful Cracker Crisps out of the pantry, I found that they had been closed in the manner shown.

I'm guessing the "magic tab" will keep all the air from entering those two large gaps in the bag on either side of the "magic tab".

Miss this? Not so much.

Miss all the other stuff? Probably a whole lot.

Except for the socks all over the house.