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12 of 12, March 2018 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 75th 12 of 12. A Monday. My Sunday.

And I spent a chunk of it working on the business taxes, which Arkansas wants on March 15th instead of April 15th. Ugh.


9:12 AM: After being awakened by a call from one of the stylists that one of the shampoo bowls is leaking all over the place, I had to get to the salon and fix it. Fun way to wake up.
11:34 AM: Methinks they’re up to something
12:33 PM: Speaking of taxes… ugh.
2:26 PM: The Husbear saying “bye” as he was going to Springfield, MO for a concert with a buddy.
6:15 PM: Cuneiform in the men’s restroom?
6:48 PM: It’s nice to see the sun still up at this time.
7:07 PM: Evening feeding time.
7:13 PM: And I managed to lock myself out of the house while monitoring the pups potty break.
8:11 PM: I didn’t do it, but this might be the reason I always have a Sharpie on my person.
8:35 PM: My bestest buddy, Patrick!
8:47 PM: Pool league. I’m not on it, but I hang out and watch. Okay, drink.
10:16 PM: Speaking of drinking…
Baker’s Dozen: 1:05 AM: Time to go to bed, so let’s take a #selfie!

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, February 2018 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 74th 12 of 12. A Monday. My Sunday. At least this week it is.


9:53 AM: Working on getting the house warm. I loathe winter.
10:47 AM: Luna, chillaxing.
11:41 AM: Drying the prep food bowls.
12:45PM: Trip number one to the auto parts store.
1:58 PM: Another trip to a different auto parts store.
2:50 PM: The cause of going to the auto parts stores. And it still isn’t right. *grumble*
3:45 PM: Milli being milli.
4:22 PM: One of the fields near the house is on fire.
5:36 PM: Barry!
7:04 PM: The Husbear.
7:22 PM: Pool league.
8:14 PM: Some of the gang. We’re a gang!?
Bonus at 10:55 PM: More pool.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, November 2017 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 71st “12 of 12”. And the only thing I still actually post manually. Currently. I still apologize to those of you who have commented on my posts and I’ve not replied. I need to work on that more than I have been.

I’m three pictures short this month. My phone and I had disagreements on what “being in focus” meant, as you can tell from one or two of the shots I posted. The rest were just horrifically blurry, and not because I was.

*****

11:08 AM: Dishes to do following our Friendsgiving the night before.
12:16 PM: Back porch is cleaned up (mostly), after Friendsgiving.
3:28 PM: I see a face in the wet spot.
3:41 PM: Goldilocks and the 3 bears. I’m not sure who is what.
5:12 PM: Our buddy Dwayne from STL is comfy on the couch, and Luna is as well.
6:04 PM: Pirates. Fluff movie.
6:51 PM: milli judging our movie choices.
9:34 PM: She’s still worn out, apparently.
10:51 PM: Bedtime rituals.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12, October 2017 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

My 70th “12 of 12”. And the only thing I still post. Currently.

Also, I apologize to those of you who have commented on my posts and I’ve not replied. I need to work on that.

*****

10:08 AM: Luna’s a little cold this morning, as it’s a wee bit cold outside here, and the heater isn’t coming on yet.
10:48 AM: I can kill any plant. Another reason I didn’t go into the family business.
12:10 PM: Today’s first tattoo. This was done his first sitting. Time for his second.
3:23 PM: Part of the completion of today’s first tattoo.
4:52 PM: Trying to get my chip card reader to work, and having a snack before my next client.
7:19 PM: Meowingtonne is a little dirty. As he should be. I’m also impressed with the lower-light photos my phone seems to be able to take. Most of the time.
8:19 PM: On the treadmill. A result of something I probably need to sit down and write about.
9:48 PM: A portion of my desk at home now. A mostly duplicate set-up, so I don’t have to haul gear back and forth anymore.
10:48 PM: And then, I had to go out and shoot a critter that was messing with the pea fowl. While I’d much rather catch and release critters elsewhere, sometimes that’s just not an option.
11:29 PM: I managed to tile and grout the floor, and get an utility sink installed over the past weekend or two.
11:30 PM: A late snack. Healthier. Again, a result of something I need to write about.
11:59 PM: Since I started with Luna, I’ll end with her as well. She lays in her bed while I’m at my desk.

Until next time...
Erik

12 of 12: July 2017 edition

The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who hasn’t kept up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does it as well.

This is my 67th “12 of 12.” A Wednesday. A scheduled day off after our July trip so I could get some stuff done around the house. Some of these pictures are taken back-to-back. I was a little too focused on what I was doing and neglected taking photos like I should have.

These photos were taken on my iPhone 7 Plus. Still not used to it.


8:25 AM: She might want me to wake up. Or she might ask why I’m bothering her. I’m still not sure.
9:24 AM: Back in the closet I go. My new office. I’m losing my office at the hair salon, so I’ll be bringing work home now. At least I can close the doors and hide it from everyone.
9:24 AM: Some of what was in the closet that I need to deal with.
9:24 AM: Some more of what was in the closet that I need to deal with. I think I might have a hording problem.
12:39 PM: Paperwork to be incinerated. Most of that was brought home from the salon office. And then there’s our personal financials that are old and need to burn too.
1:26 PM: Your sweaty host. I haven’t sweat that much in ages. Hoisting stuff up to the storage barn from the house.
2:56 PM: In between the hoisting, I painted one of my gas cans. Wasn’t a fan of the red they were originally. Wanted to see what the Olive Drab would look like. I think I like it.
3:18 PM: The storage barn after reorganizing and bringing stuffs up from the house.
3:18 PM: The other side of the storage barn after reorganizing and bringing stuffs up from the house. I think all I did was move stuffs from one place to another. Although there were 4 trash bags full of stuff to toss.
4:18 PM: Someone split.
5:25 PM: Dirty tummy. I got sidetracked and weeded part of the edible garden.
5:26 PM: Cherry tomatoes are almost here! We didn’t plant any tomatoes this year. These all came from dropped tomatoes last year.
Baker’s Dozen: 6:20 PM: Somewhat healthy dinner. I’ve got some dietary changes I have to make after a few blood test revealed I’ve got some health issues I was unaware of.

Until next time...
Erik

Pic a Day in May: May 25. Orbs.


Was sick all day today, so I laid around the house for the majority of it. The evening is nice, and I ventured out onto our back patio while I let Luna out back for a walk. This is one set of lights up under the wisteria.

Pic a Day in May: May 25. Orbs.
Pic a Day in May: May 25. Orbs.

Jim, formerly of Jim’s Stuff, started the “Pic a Day in May” challenge three years ago. I’ve done it each year, and will continue since that’s all I pretty much post these days. The only other blogger that I’m aware of who is also doing this is Blobby of Blobby’s Blog.

Until next time...
Erik