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Monthly Archives: August 2007


So… in the last few weeks plenty has happened, but I haven’t had much time for an update. Ethan and I went to Valley Fair a few weeks ago, because I had coupons and Ethan had never been on a … Continue reading

August 27, 2007


Ethan and I recently stopped using one of our credit cards in a plan to eliminate them altogether soon. The card had ‘Thank You Points’ rewards, which allows the card bearer to earn 1 or more points per dollar spent … Continue reading

August 15, 2007

Whole Wheat Bread: Success!

We decided to try a different whole wheat bread recipe this weekend, and it worked out much, much better. Our new yeast bloomed, the dough rose and even though Ethan was horrified by my kneading, it turned into a nice … Continue reading

August 7, 2007

1 Roomate = $400/month

Very recently, Ethan’s brother moved out of our apartment, leaving us with the option to find someone else to move in or pony up an extra $400/month in rent by ourselves. I guess there is option c: move to another … Continue reading

Reasons to Wear a Seatbelt

I was reading this article about the bridge collapse this morning and was surprised by the anecdote at the beginning. Two people in this family were severely injured in car accidents, both while not wearing a seatbelt. The parents have … Continue reading

August 6, 2007

We’re Okay!

For those of you who might check here to see if Ethan and I fell into the river when 35W collapsed a few hours ago, we’re fine. His brother is also okay (not even in the Twin Cities) and so … Continue reading

August 1, 2007

Bread Attempt #2

We tried making bread again last weekend and were not especially successful. This time, we bought some active dry yeast from the bulk section in Rainbow. I should have known better. When the dough failed to rise, we tried blooming … Continue reading