Friday Free-For-All (Ten)

Welcome to Friday Free-For-All, where I talk about anything and everything on my mind.  This is usually just a great big brain dump, so brace yourselves!

We’re house-sitting this weekend.  Back to the house in Cambridge, where we help take care of Fran (lovely elderly lady) and Annie (Jack Russell terrier with hilarious overbite).  We’ve been house-sitting here a lot this year, and it will be a nice, relaxing weekend where we don’t have to do much except cook a few meals, hang out with a cool lady and dog, watch cable, and soak in a hot tub.  And get paid for it.  Yeah, it’s a sweet gig.


I’ve decided to save up for a new laptop.  My current laptop is almost 8 years old, takes a half hour to boot up, and crashes frequently.  We have a desktop, but I would like to be able to blog while watching a movie or hanging out downstairs instead of being chained to a desk.  Ben just got a Chromebook for school, and it’s really cool, but not really suited to my needs.  I NEED a machine I can put iTunes on (I have a lot of music, an iPod, and an iPhone), and would work well with Dropbox.  Any recommendations for a reliable, inexpensive machine?

Mickey the truck is back in action!  Our adorable, white, 1987 Toyota pickup truck is once again road-worthy.  We replaced the clutch, got new tires, and fixed a headlight, and it passed inspection.  This means that Ben and I will each have our own vehicle again.  This is going to be instrumental in the success of our move back to Underhill.  Last fall, we only had one car, so we were constantly having to borrow cars from friends and family to get ourselves to work.  Now, we won’t have to rely on anyone else to get where we need to go.

Not our truck, but just like it

Not our truck, but just like it

This post is late because I was at a bocce tournament all day Yes, bocce. It was a fundraiser for the Counseling Services of Addison County, and my whole company participated. My team won our first two games, but were defeated in out final game? So we didn’t make it to the championship round. Even so, it was an awesome day for a good cause. Also, please ignore any formatting weirdness since I’m finishing this post on my phone!

Also, don’t forget to enter my True Citrus giveaway!

Have you ever played bocce?
What are you up to this weekend?

11 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All (Ten)

  1. greenmountainlife says:

    I love bocce! That sounds like a fun little fundraiser. We played in Kicks for a Cure at Oakledge yesterday which was pretty fun too, we were terrible but did manage to win our first game in 3 years haha 🙂

  2. dgobs says:

    That photo of you and the dog is hilarious! 🙂

    I lived in the North End of Boston for a while and still kick myself that I never took the time to watch the bocce tournaments that seemed to always be happening there. I’ve never played it either!

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