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06:00 am: razor stubble comes from raisins
That's Teddy's conclusion. Makes sense to me.

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So... trip #2. Amherst, Belchertown, Longmeadow, South Hadley, and back to Northampton.

Belchertown is off the list. Not a good fit. Too bad, 'cause it would be very cool to live near Quabbin. The others are definitely still on.

We saw The Perfect House. Thank goodness we're not ready to buy, 'cause... um... we're not buying the perfect house? No, um... Because there will be other perfect houses when we are ready and I don't want to be scrambling around to sell ours. Desperation is not a good mode for a move.

The Perfect House was in South Hadley. The listing described it as "step in to Tasha Tudor," or something like that. It's an English cottage sorta place. Lots of nooks and crannies. Comfy. Surprises around every corner. Gorgeous views (mostly Mt. Tom). Terrific place. Would suit us well, including our budget. Won't be on the market by the time we're ready to buy. Oh well.

Strangely enough, the other houses we most liked were modern with very open floor plans. So we like old and new, cozy and open. Gonna be hard to narrow that down.

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Teddy had late nights and short naps on this trip, but was mostly very good-natured (with the occasional extra boobage and bribe here and there - "shall we look for a toy store next, Teddy?" I'm not proud, but it worked).

One night, he said he was going to tell me a story. Since that usually means he wants me to tell him a story, I was surprised and delighted when he continued "Once upon a time..."

Odd, because my stories almost never begin with "once upon a time."

Not so odd, it was a story about train engines. Something about an incline.

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When he took his bath last night (back home again), he said "What did Mommy do? Mommy did grout!"

Mommy's going to have to do more grout to fix those last dodgy bits. Fuckin' grout.

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From:bookbat1
Date:September 4th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
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I think that "fuckin' grout" is a perfect exclamation of frustration for things non-tile-related. I think I'm going to use it.
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From:jenches
Date:September 5th, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
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I agree with E, but not sure those words can actually come out of my mouth. But I can totally hear you saying them. =]

and, dodgy bits! love it. I have another friend who says that all the time, and it's great.
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From:katehaney
Date:September 5th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)

fuckin' groutin' those dodgy bits

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Not really, but I had to put all the good parts in the title.

Delighted to see you both! Hope to make that IRL soon. :sigh:
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