Friday Night Lights, Saturday night fire pit action!

by John McNichol September 4, 2016

9/4/2016 Hey, all! Hi guys! Every now & again I have an experience that makes me think of a nostalgic Ray Bradbury novel. Not the kind with rocketships and martians, but the kind where he waxes with poetic nostalgia about his idyllic, smalltown childhood Here’s Susanna and Jeanna and Chris at the game last night. […]

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What a Weekend!

by John McNichol August 28, 2016

8/28/16 Hey, all! Made it through the first full week of school, and life is GREAT! Not only do I have amazing students and colleagues and admins….(yes, one of my friends recently said that the place sounds like one of those pacs where everything is so awesome, it hides a lot to take over the […]

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She Drove on the Highway, and our First Houseguest! :D

by John McNichol August 13, 2016

8/13/16 Hey, all! Nice little milestone out here this week: When we had our amazing realtor, David Ross, look for our house, we told that that (among other things) we needed to be close to side streets & able to get around without the highway. Jeanna, since her stroke, has had difficulty driving in unfamiliar […]

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by John McNichol August 11, 2016

Hey, all!Busy, busy, Busy! Getting ready for the new school year, kids getting tested, going for orientation, and me getting curriculum ready for my future students! Just a few pics for now:1) The Arlington Mall at night. Like Standing in a a sauna, but the sky was beautiful. 2) Family arrived in Dallas! The poor things had […]

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Moving….FORWARD! :D

by John McNichol August 9, 2016

Hey, all! Well, the house is good and I like it! It’s older, which means it has a few things to be fixed. Some of the Things that Jeanna and her mom have said were broken turned out to be fine…whew! Moved the fridge into place with Dano and the help of an appliance dolly, […]

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Saturday, Saturday…

by John McNichol August 7, 2016

Hey, all! Summary of Saturday: -woke up, after sleeping for 8.75 hours (that’s a LOT for me!) -Picked up a Washer & Dryer from a couple moving to Edmonton (Thank you, Mike, Sarah and the ICON network!) -Unloaded the truck, with the help of some old and new friends! -waiting for the internet to get […]

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Days 3 and 4….

by John McNichol August 6, 2016

Hey, All! Nope, I  didn’t disappear. Just got very, very busy. Starting over from… Day 3 I rolled through Wyoming, and saw the most beautiful mountains I think I will ever see. The best parts couldn’t be photographed, since I was in motion and had to make time each day.   Colorado was beautiful too, […]

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Broke-down in Denver…

by John McNichol August 3, 2016

Hey, all! The Brakes on the U-Haul started doing the electronic-screaming-thing at me after I finished my lunch at Wendy’s (eating my own Ham & Cheese sandwich, water bottle, and bought fries as an excuse to sit in the AC’d place.) , so I called roadside, and as of this writing, he’s still checking things […]

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In Rawlins, WY

by John McNichol August 3, 2016

  In Rawlins, WY!   Whew!   Driving: Not so bad, except for the darn leg cramps, and my GPS which teases me at the beginning of the day by saying that I’ll hit my destination by 4:15 in the afternoon….then 4:30…then 5:30….then 7pm….I now know that 8.5 hour journeys by map quest take about […]

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In Glenn’s Ferry, ID…

by John McNichol August 2, 2016

Day 1: ….so why Dallas? Short version: I’ve been looking at getting my PhD in Lit for a while. I have 2 Master’s degrees, but they couldn’t get me the University prof job I was angling for a few years back. UDallas has a program that is affordable, had a good academic rep, and there’s […]

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