Current Events

Obstructionist

July 24, 2014
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Thesaurus.com now lists ‘obstructionist’ as right-winger.

 

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Dictionary.com hasn’t gone completely round the bend yet. YET.

 

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Family

Ancestry DNA vs. FTDNA Family Finder

July 19, 2014
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I did FTDNA’s Family Finder a few weeks ago. The results were clear and they matched me with a 2nd cousin!

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So, after talking with Boudicca a bit I decided to try Ancestry’s DNA test. They’ve a huge database of both documents and people. It works essentially the same way; after the test they show you genetic makeup and familial matches.

Not really the same thing and the nearest they matched me with? A sixth cousin.

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The kicker – and I haven’t even shown Mike his yet – but it’s wrong. His mother was Danish and Irish, straight down the line. His father Russian Slav. I just don’t see the Irish here at all.

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Don’t know what to think, really.

Canine, Flora and Fauna, Garden

Graviola

June 23, 2014
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The soursop tree is burdened -really good word for it- with these huge fruit. Already four have fallen and been consumed by bugs… and of course one stubby dog. Guess I won’t bathe her til the you-know-what passes…

Continue Reading…

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Shed

June 20, 2014
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I helped Mike put up a 7×7 garden shed in the back yesterday and today. He did most of the work, of course, but I can fetch screws with the best of ‘em!

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The afternoon rain caught us yesterday and when we went out to finish up this morning hoards of mosquitoes launched themselves at us! Ugh.Thus the fan… which didn’t work.

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Goodbye, Green House! I don’t have to look at you anymore… unless I look around the shed…

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Done! It looks small, but there’s a lot of good storage space inside.

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Exciting stuff, right? Well, it’s all I’ve got right now…

Family

Family Finder

June 18, 2014
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So, this is what FTDNA’s Family Finder does! And surprise! I’m not 100% European!

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Norway is my birth father.

Interesting stuff! I’m uploading to GEDmatch, per Boudicca’s advice.