Blog Rush

April 6, 2004


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The rush to post stories, insights and opinions on the Chappell Family Blog has nearly overwhelmed the website’s servers, but so far we’re weathering the deluge.

Here in Kansas spring leapt upon us the weekend of March 27. You could tell by the way the last holdouts of brown grass all turned green overnight and started growing so fast you could see the difference between sunup and sundown. I should’ve mowed it this weekend. Everybody else mowed theirs, except for our neighbors on both sides, so we’re not the scourge of the neighborhood yet. The ChemLawn people stopped by to present their plan for getting rid of all the weeds. Only $47 per treatment. I asked how much for a plan to get rid of all the grass, too. They didn’t have one. I gave her the Watchtower the Jehovah’s Witnesses left earlier and told her to have a nice day.

Lottery Winners!!!

April 1, 2004


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Yeeeeee-haw! We just hit the Kansas lottery for $600,000.00! So what if it wasn’t the grand prize of $3.5 million, we’ll take it! First thing is that Becky can quit work. Second thing is, maybe I will, too. Or not. Heck, I don’t know. I’m too excited to think straight. Maybe take that trip to England and check on the relatives over there.

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The Dryer Repairman

A couple weeks ago the dryer stopped. It was unresponsive other than a slight hum from a non-turning motor. Called the appliance repair place. The guy showed up the next morning. Took it apart, had a look, pronounced that the motor was seized up and it’d cost at least $150 to replace and install. He didn’t even ask if I wanted to repair it, assuming I’d rather replace the dryer. Hands me the bill for his $38 service call, which I pay, as he’s recommending that I check out a certain appliance store over by Wal-Mart.

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