Visit filled with lots of highlights

Just like that, grandsons Alex and Louis are back in Georgia ?actually, they did go home for 20 minutes on Sunday to prepare for their annual week-long fathers and sons camping trip to North Carolina.

There are so many highlights from the past 12 days I can?t begin to recount them all.

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The boys love hot wings, so we made some on the grill one night. They had grilled cheese and tomato soup that day for lunch, so I accidentally basted the wings with tomato soup. It looked just like the hot sauce to me. Seemed a little runny, though.

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When asked what their friends were doing back home while they were gone, the boys said they are at ?Grandma Camp,? too.

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The carnival made the fair better than ever this time, around along with the best fireworks show on earth after the demo derby.

The boys have season passes to Six Flags Over Georgia and they rated the ?Power Surge? as a Six Flags quality ride. They also said the fireworks were way better than what they saw in Atlanta on the Fourth. Our carnival was rated ?Three Flags.?

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When we parked at the airport on Sunday, I said, ?Well, the van can crap out now since we made it,? or something similar.

Just south of Newton we lost electrical power and drove the rest of the way home with the windows open.

It reminded me of the old summer trips back from Minnesota without air conditioning in the car.

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I know there are people who think vehicles and computers can hear what you are saying?so one should be careful not to speak too loudly around them. We whisper when we say bad things about our computers at the office.

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While the boys were swimming one day, I decided to clean the light fixture that hangs above our kitchen range. I thought it would be a simple maneuver to remove the globe and trim ring and wash them with soap and water in the sink.

Turns out I had to completely unwire it to get it apart, and then wire it back up when I was done. After I had it up, Nancy showed me the trim ring was still on the counter. I?m getting really good at removing and putting wires back.

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The poll question at our fair booth was almost unanimous in that everyone is put off by the negative campaign ads.

So, for whom are these brickbat messages intended?

I?m glad it?s over now because after the primary there won?t be any contests left to speak of and therefore no need for nasty campaign ads.

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I wonder what would happen if you walked by a big puzzle being assembled with a leaf blower?

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Old habits are hard to break. I still try to go down Ash Street to go out to Hillsboro Heights.

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I washed my remote for our car over the weekend too. Our church had a swimming party Sunday night and I couldn?t find my keys afterward.

I checked my back pocket and found that I had taken the remote swimming for about an hour and half. I wouldn?t recommend trying this, but it worked just fine afterward.

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