Monthly Archives: June 2017

Last Sunday I rode 30+ miles and it was fun again

Years earlier I used to ride 25 mile rides pretty regularly, and I used to ride 50 mile ones at least once a month. But that seems like a long time ago. These past few years, I consider myself lucky … Continue reading

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Spending a Saturday in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

On Saturday, I went to the gym in the morning, After I got back and cleaned up, we drove an hour down to King of Prussia PA to spend a day. We grabbed lunch at this smallish chain called Naf … Continue reading

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Check it out – I installed the new chandelier

New chandelier is up and running.

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Living Room / Den (Lounge?) Renovation – Day 450.75

In the past two weeks, we’ve made some excellent progress with the room: Put together / added a coffee table  Added and hung up one piece of art Purchased a 2nd piece of art, but need a picture hanging kit … Continue reading

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Joel’s review of Wonder Woman (2017)

Last weekend the Ipes finally went to see Wonder Woman. This is the long awaited with baited breath latest film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), which kicked off with Man of Steel in 2013. I personally think the film … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2017

On Father’s Day, the family presented me some gifts…… that we picked up from Best Buy the night before! A pair of Sonos Play:1 speakers for the Lounge, and the Uncharted Collection for PS4, which is really for the kids … Continue reading

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Lily tested for her jō weapons test and passed

Earlier this year, Lily began attending a weapons class this year in addition to her regular weekly karate classes. Lily? Weapons? You are correct — we probably didn’t think this through. Anyway, she recently tested for her proficiency with the … Continue reading

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Lily’s Girl Scout Bridging Ceremony 2017

Lily completed her 2nd year in Girl Scouts this June. Her Girl Scout troop celebrated all of the Brownies moving on up to becoming Juniors with a “bridging” ceremony. Lily has been a Brownie since she last bridged back in June … Continue reading

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BSA Troop 59 Court of Honor – June 2017

After much work these past few months (and some prodding from his parents), Joshua completed a number of BSA merit badges, and fulfilled all of the rank advancement requirements to move up from Tenderfoot to 2nd Class. Huzzah. His Boy … Continue reading

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Ordered and installed new cleats for my road shoes

Man, check out the bicycle shoe cleats on the bottom row. They were in bad shape. I bought them a few years ago during the 2013 MS Bike Tour down in Brielle when my last set broke during the rode (around 30 … Continue reading

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