Monday, May 30, 2011

GPP 050: ...and So Begins Year Two

I recorded a chat on Friday morning with Grace to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the day that I moved into our home in Saginaw. The subject is mostly our children, although there are some rambling digressions as usual.

On Friday, May 29th, 2010 I loaded our minivan with a sleeping bag, a few computers, several guitars, my scotch whisky and wine bottles, some large plants, and a few other fragile "hand-carry" items, and drove up to the new house to meet the cable installers. I got completely lost; the Google map I had printed out was essentially useless, since several streets on the route it provided were closed for construction, and I did not have a good map of the neighborhood, but eventually I found the house by blundering around in the approximate neighborhood until things looked familiar. The cable modem was set up and I got Internet access and started my work-from-home arrangement Monday, June 1st. I had lived in Ann Arbor since June of 1990, making it almost 20 years to the day since moving to Ann Arbor with my friend John Scudder -- the longest that I had lived anywhere.

Grace continued to live in our apartment in Ann Arbor for the month of June to continue packing and getting ready for the move; I made many round trips back to Ann Arbor that month. She arrived with the children at the end of June; she had lived in Ann Arbor for 15 years.

Isaac stayed in Ann Arbor through July to finish up some summer classes and he arrived a month later; he had lived in Ann Arbor since he was an infant. And of course the younger children, Veronica, Sam, and Joshua, had lived there for their entire lives to date.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

GPP 049: Sleepless in Saginaw

In which Paul recounts a busy week and the difficulties of finding the right medications and the right doctor. Includes an outdoor ramble recorded in Ann Arbor.

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Show Notes: the toxic compound released by Gelman Sciences was actually dioxane, not dioxin. Here's a Wiki page with a lot more information about the issue for those interested.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

GPP 048: Enough with the Drama Already

Paul and Grace recorded in the lead-up to the birth of the new baby. Way too much driving, way too many blown tires, and way too many bleeding gashes on my scalp, but just the right number of new babies.

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