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Posted by Jon Daley on February 19, 2024, 1:50 pm | Read 136 times | Comments (5)
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Announcement: Team Victory!

Joy has designed a tshirt for Grace's cancer journey.
Grace wearing sample Team Victory shirt.Grace wearing sample Team Victory shirt.

We are selling them as a fundraiser for David's House. They cost us $20 each, but we're selling them for $10 minimum and any amount you give over $10 will be donated to David's House, the free housing we used while we were at Dartmouth Hospital.
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Posted by Heather Daley on January 25, 2024, 10:34 am | Read 590 times | Comments (12)
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Heather will surely write a more detailed post for those wanting those details, but for now, a shorter post will have to do.

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Posted by Jon Daley on February 23, 2011, 6:03 pm | Read 12191 times | Comments (4)
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Here is our Christmas letter - if you are reading this blog, you probably know most of it anyway, but I figure there are some people that we didn't mail this too, and who don't read every word of these posts...  :)

2010_christmas_newsletter.pdf

 

Posted by Jon Daley on February 7, 2011, 11:39 am | Read 5667 times | Comments (0)
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1/20 - Jonathan, as usual, singing while he plays and works.  This time it was, "Come, Tom Bombadil, Tom Bombadil.  Come, Tom Bombadil..."

1/22 - When boys have a tea party:  Noah, Faith and I were playing with Faith's tea set.  Noah said he couldn't eat his soup because the bad guys had poisoned it.  It was such a deadly poison we couldn't even touch it and I had him call 911 to send a squad out to take it away.  I never remember anything like this happening at other tea parties... (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on February 3, 2011, 9:58 am | Read 74019 times | Comments (13)
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12/23 - Noah: "Tomorrow's tomorrow is Christmas!"

Both Jonathan and Noah were sick in the car on the way to New Hampshire.  Blessedly, they both managed to get everything in the bowls and nothing on anyplace else in the car.  By the time we arrived, they were fine and the rest of the visit was sick-free.

12/27 - Jonathan and Mommy were discussing dollar amounts of Christmas presents and what was even thinkable to ask about.  I had said that a $200 set was out of the question.  He then said, "[A particular lego set] is in the question."

12/30 - We went to the Boston Children's Museum with Grammy and I was with Faith at the bubbles section.  She played a long time there and I got to observe other kids as well.  This note is a quote from a young girl next to us, with obvious glee in her voice, "Science is messy!" (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on January 19, 2011, 7:00 pm | Read 9122 times | Comments (3)
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Heather asked me to give her the monthly time logs for invoices today, so I took the opportunity to run my brand new script that shows how I've spent my time over the entire year.

I averaged:

13.7 hours a week on directly billable work

7.6 hours a week on maintaining the company, phone systems, servers and any time spent at our rental house

1.1 hours a week on LifeType

8.1 hours a week checking facebook and blogs and also email (lots of which is work related, but I don't differentiate between work and personal email, and I don't get paid for anyway)

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Posted by Jon Daley on December 23, 2010, 11:40 am | Read 4400 times | Comments (5)
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We bought a "new" minivan last year, and it had the lowest mileage, and highest cost of any car we've owned so far.  It is a 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette, and it had 107,000 miles on it.  We did a lot of driving (I hit 135,000 today, after a year and a half).  Heather and I both take one trip to Pittsburgh each week, and we took a lot of vacation trips this year.

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Posted by Jon Daley on December 22, 2010, 10:41 pm | Read 5735 times | Comments (2)
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Since we're now into the second year of using the woodstove, I thought I would post an update about it.

I bought five cords of wood this year, (we bought around four and a half last year, and used around three).  I got around one cord of black locust each year, and that wood is really nice for long burn times.  I think we've spent somewhere around $1300 on wood, and I expect (hoping at least, we've been using almost no gas heat so far, so we've been burning more wood than I originally estimated) that this wood will last into next year.

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Posted by Jon Daley on December 22, 2010, 10:28 pm | Read 2896 times | Comments (0)
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If Heather hasn't been writing recently, that means I'm not writing at all...

First, the basement - after all of the ongoing water problems, and finding out this year that only fixing the gutters was not going to fix the entire problem, and if one is going to get water a couple times a year, you still can't use the basement very easily, and so fixing it is worth looking into.

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Posted by Jon Daley on December 22, 2010, 10:01 pm | Read 3980 times | Comments (0)
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I haven't been writing things down much recently, but here are a few.

12/14 - Faith likes to "write" and rarely draws, but she asked me to make a guy for her, which I did.  When she asked for more and more I reverted to a quick stick figure.  Then she started drawing her own guys!  A head with two toes sticking out.  Her first time drawing people!  They are very cute people, and I have her assurance that they are toes and not legs.

12/15 - We watched an Alfred Hitchcock movie.  They are hit or miss and this one was a miss.  Faith got restless before it ended and said, "Me no wikey moonie."  Jonathan and Noah knew to keep still until the end but both were disappointed.  Hoping at least for some comic relief to redeem the time, Noah asked, "Daddy, can we please watch the outtakes?"  Jon just had to laugh out loud at that one.  They didn't do outtakes in the thirties...

12/22 - This morning Jon did some shopping after his meeting and as we were putting away the groceries, Jonathan asked, "Mom, are perogies panterable?"  What?  "Are perogies panter-able?"  He meant "able to be put in the pantry" as opposed to the freezer.

Posted by Heather Daley on December 22, 2010, 8:57 pm | Read 4462 times | Comments (2)
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12/16 - Headed up in the snow for another midwife appointment.  I gained more weight this time, but Thanksgiving was in between visits...  My iron was low again, despite diligently eating that horrible molasses, but she was suspicious that her hemoglobin tester is off calibration.  All other stats are on track.  The one concern was that the baby was head up, which I had suspected for about a week before.  Since this one and Isaac were the only ones to be head up at this stage, I was tempted to worry and imagine scenarios.  But I kept repeating to myself, "Do not be anxious about anything but in everything by prayer and petition make your requests known unto God and the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

C gave us some ideas for turning that I had not heard before.  The one we tried a few days later was placing an ice pack up on top of where his head is and a nice warm compress down low where it should be.  Our baby definitely moved a lot in response to the ice but did not seem to turn all the way, we think he liked his feet warm.  Then yesterday we prepared to try it again and as I was feeling around, it seemed that he had turned!  This morning, I definitely felt little feet kicking on top.  Praise God!  Those who pray for us, we would appreciate if you continue to pray that this little guy stays head down.

Posted by Heather Daley on December 22, 2010, 8:46 pm | Read 5631 times | Comments (0)
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Actually, the only thing written in my pocket notes from all this time is that on 11/16, Jon solved the mirror cube with his eyes closed.

Jonathan's 7th birthday was a very fun time.  He got a lot of cool presents and had a lot of cool people over to play.  Grandma and Dad-o were there for the occasion and the next few days were also busy with fun. (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on December 8, 2010, 11:56 am | Read 5639 times | Comments (1)
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I haven't done one of those Facebook lists in a while, and a couple friends filled this one out, so I thought I'd join in.  This list apparently comes from the BBC, who said that the average person has only read 6 of these.  Seems like a small number to me, but since the average American reads less than one book a year (or something like that - I saw a statistic once) maybe it is accurate.

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Posted by Jon Daley on November 25, 2010, 11:18 am | Read 4817 times | Comments (6)
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11/6 - Noah and I were making rice krispie treats and Noah was stirring.  He asked for a marshmallow, but I said no, they had to go in the recipe and he could have one of the finished products.  Well, he decided to snitch and got a natural lesson.  I, only a few feet away in the kitchen, heard him screaming.  He had dipped his finger in the melted marshmallow to taste it!  I rushed him over to the sink and after a while of running it under the cold water, I made an ice bath in a bowl for him.  His finger turned out fine after a few minutes and he had learned a good lesson. (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on November 15, 2010, 5:57 pm | Read 12116 times | Comments (2)
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11/1 - Jonathan, "My favorite color is green."  Noah, "My favorite color is green, too!"  Jonathan, "Faith, what's your favorite color?  Is it green?"  Faith, "No, flower."

11/1 - Jonathan lost his left front upper tooth!  He bit into a grape (boy, that tooth must have been ready!) at 1pm and the tooth was out at 5pm.  We can already see the grown up tooth showing through.  The matching front tooth is due any day now, I'd guess.

11/3 - On a Sunshine Math page, Jonathan was instructed to find the "value" of words using a code A = 1 cent, B = 2 cents, etc.  The last part said, "Your first name = ____" and he was not so happy that his name has eight letters in it.  But he did something harder and thought it was more fun anyway.  He added up y-o-u-r-f-i-r-s-t-n-a-m-e.  I accepted that as a correct answer. (:

11/3 - Jonathan, "In Japan a long time ago, they didn't have guns... they had shoguns!"

Faith is more often dry at night than she was before.  Last week she had four nights dry in a row!  Daytime is mostly the same.  She doesn't like to sit long enough for #2 so that usually ends up in the underwear.  But I'm taking it in stride right now and encouraging her to keep trying.  "I know" she says when I remind her. (:

11/5 - After a brief phone call with Mom, I related, "Grandma says, 'hi' to everybody."  Faith replied, with a bright face and excited voice, "Mom, hug!?"  She likes phone hugs from Grandma!

Posted by Heather Daley on November 5, 2010, 9:27 pm | Read 3889 times | Comments (1)
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Three-fifths of our family has been sick this week and we are all finally feeling better today.  (Thank you to all who prayed for us.)  We only did about half our chores on this day of recovery, but I decided to go ahead and have school.  I'm glad I did! (More)

Posted by Heather Daley on October 29, 2010, 2:20 pm | Read 3612 times | Comments (5)
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