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Musicians friend promo

The family has been so busy this summer that we've hardly had any time for practice with our band equipment so my husband decided to surprise the kids. He took some of our older equipment and sold it on the internet so he could buy upgraded equipment. Going through the musicians friend promo so far he figures he saved quite a bit compared to the prices at our local store even with the shipping but he says its nice that everything arrives right at our door step.

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Yard sale

We had a great time at our yard sale this year even though it was eighty five degrees in the shade we manage to sell at least twenty five percent of the stuff that we set up. My husband was hoping to sell a parts ATV that he's had for many years just to keep the good ATV up and running. The parts ATV was complete with the exception of motor and plastic asking four hundred dollars for the whole 2008 Polaris Outlaw. I guess nobody has the money these days.

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Rugs direct

We've lived many many years with the rug or should I say wall to wall carpeting in our house. When I say we bought the best we really did. I think it was called child proof rug not sure. But after many years its still in good shape but its time for a change. I was over to my girlfriends house her husband had just removed all their living room rug and installed the new bamboo laminae flooring. She had also bought a new coffee table. The high point of the whole room is the center under the coffee table. Being the coffee table has black and gold highlights the seven foot by eight foot rug underneath looks of Asian design. It's also black and white and turns the whole room into a showplace of beauty. She had said she purchased the rug from rugs direct online. Needless to say when my husband is out of town for a week my girl friend and her husband are coming over each night to transform our living room. Can't wait to see my husband's face.

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Buttermilk Falls State Park

If you like water falls New York State has a lot of them and if you like garage sales the drive getting through the water falls can be an adventure. Searching for treasures at garage sales can be fun and hopefully done at a small budget. We finally made it to Buttermilk Falls  that was a great experience. When they say falls they really mean it. I don't know how many we seen walking from the upper falls down to the lower falls which is the biggest but it was an experience that we will treasure in our memories for a long time. 

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Octavia pedal

Paul has moved one step up in his collection of musical instruments. I think he almost owns one of everything when it comes to buying things for his family band. The last I heard his family grown up as they have not time to get together since Christmas but he tells me the first week in August all of his kids and grand kids will be there to crank up the family band. He was showing me the octavia pedal that he just received in the mail. His son will be so excited about the pedal.

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Fish pond

So I went to work the other day not expecting anything new when I came home. As I pulled in the driveway my husband and my son were looking at something on the ground. As I walked out there was a border of stones  surrounding a nice size gold fish pond to the right of our front door. I can't believe my husband did it all in one day. Such a nice little pond with three gold fish and a water pump.

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Uke stand

Its so comical going to the elementary school to listen to the different bands. In the years that it takes to learn an instrument there's a lot of steps of success and some of failure just like anything else in life. Obviously the young girl trying to play the oboe needed a lot of extra  help. After thinking about putting myself in her place I gave her a big round of applause. I probably would have run off the stage with embarrassment. The two boys playing the ukulele's  its would have been nice when they were done if they had a  uke stand to set their instruments on that were just as big as them.

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Prices are up on seafoods

Thank goodness the food store was open this morning. After thinking about it we decided to change our traditional Easter dinner for a seafood buffet. It was like a ghost town this morning driving there. It seems like everybody in our town left to go some place else for Easter. I think the last time that we bought seafood was about four months ago the price now for a lobster is more than doubled compared to back then.

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2001 Proton Yellow VX truck

A few weeks ago we purchased a truck online from some people that we know. The only problem was they are about eight hours away in Virginia so we needed to find  a car dolly and a big enough truck to pull it back to Syracuse New York. After finding the truck to rent and the car dolly we did our eight hour trip there on the way back it took almost ten hours with the bad weather but we made it home safe with our new truck.


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Bass brush

My husband forgot to change the furnace filter as our cold winter season hit.  He had turn the furnace on  as we both left for work. Later on coming home from work as I opened the door I could see a lot of dust in the air. I wasn't happy because now everything needs to be dusted all over again. I just got done doing this a month ago. I will also need a bass brush to take care of our instruments that are downstairs.

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Some mistakes of balancing salt-water aquariums

Salt-water aquariums are real nice to have but if you don't know what you're doing you can messed it up balancing nitrites, nitrates and ammonia levels is tricky when aquarium is new.  Once the aquarium matures things are a lot easier. A rookie mistakes of my husband the other day was cleaning the aquarium  and he disturbed the balance by removing and replacing too much water at once.

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