What’s the Small Hole in a Toilet

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Aug 5, 2017

Have you ever wondered what the small hole in a toilet is?  It’s a siphon jet.  Toilets work by gravity.  The extra hole acts as a siphon to increase the flow of water into the toilet.  This action aids in emptying the toilet faster.  Personally I didn’t understand it’s function until recently.  Our toilet kept emptying slowly.  It wasn’t until after we did a deep clean of the toilet until it started to empty normally.  

Tag Is Not Permitted in Schools

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Aug 4, 2017
Tag is not permitted in schools

Johanna begins her first year of school next week. She grew up fast, too fast.  Did I just say too fast?  It seemed like yesterday I was counting seconds.  She begins kindergarten at Sundance Elementary in Beaumont California. Jolene was combing through the rules and regulations of students. Specifically she was looking at the Student Behavioral Expectations pamphlet. One of the rules state that “tag/chase is never permitted.” Running is also not allowed.  Additionally you can never touch another student. Not just in the no-no area, but at all.  Johanna loves to hug.  I’m prepared for the phone calls already. What really bugs me though is that tag is not permitted in schools.

My Wife Is Beautiful

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Aug 3, 2017
My Wife Is Beautiful

Jolene just passed 32 weeks pregnant.  We finally made time to get another photo of her.  I think my wife is beautiful.

So often we tell girls they are our princesses. Often we forget to tell our boys that they are our prince. So we thought it would be nice to create a photo with our prince’s crown. We hope you like it.

Movie Fort Fail

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Jul 15, 2017

Yesterday I got the bright idea of creating a movie fort for Johanna and myself.  Jolene was at work, so to pass the time I thought we would watch the movie Moana.  We have a bunch of cardboard laying around from various projects.  I pulled the couch cushions from the other room and a couple blankets.  Voila, a movie fort.

The Wife Is on Maternity Leave Early

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Jul 14, 2017
maternity leave

Beginning today Jolene is officially on disability.  Her doctor approved her to be out on maternity leave early.  She is just short of 30 weeks along.  Over the past few weeks she has been having sciatica, massive amounts of pain, dizziness, fainting spells, and falling.  Now she finally gets to take a break before our boy is born.  She has been pushing herself further into her pregnancy with the hopes of staying out longer after our baby’s birth.

One of My Most Dreaded Questions, “Can I Help You”

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Jul 9, 2017

When I was a child I loved asking my dad if I could help him.  I enjoyed participating on construction sites using a hammer or laying tile.  As a child and even into adult hood I helped my dad with many tile jobs.  Through the years I thought I actually was helping.  Over time I did eventually excel at the job.  Now that I’m a dad, I realize I probably was more of a burden in my younger years.  Which is why this is my most dreaded question, “can I help you?”

My Wife Is Hot

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Jul 5, 2017

Originally when I planned this post I wanted to take a photo of my wife while she was sweating.  That way I’d have a photo where my wife is hot, literally.  I didn’t get that photo yet.  So the next best thing was to take some photos of her pregnant.

Happy 4th of July

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Jul 4, 2017
Happy 4th of July

We would like to wish everyone a happy 4th of July.  Stay safe on this summer holiday and enjoy your firework displays.  A friendly reminder to keep your dogs inside while fireworks are going off.

Why It’s OK to Need a Man

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Jul 3, 2017
Why It's OK to Need a Man

“I don’t need a man.”  I can’t even remember how many times I’ve heard this quote in person.  How many times have I heard, “I don’t need a women”?  A couple times in country music songs.  Yeah, I occasionally listen to country music.  Where did things go so wrong that the semantics of the word need, is viewed by men and women so differently?  Lets take a look at the definition of the word need by Merriam Webster. You know that book we used to pull out in grade school. Need: something that is desirable, useful, a physiological or psychological requirement, a condition of requirement and so forth.  Now that we know what it means, lets go out into the cosmos and break apart this sensationalized pressure to be alone.  In the process lets discover for women why it’s ok to need a man, and men why it’s okay to need a woman.

My Son Gets to Pass on My Surname

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Jul 2, 2017
My Son Gets to Pass on My Surname

Jolene is almost 28 weeks along.  We’ve known since she was 19 weeks along that our next baby will be a boy.  We’ve been considering names for a while now.  It didn’t dawn on me till yesterday that my son gets to pass on my surname if he so chooses.

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