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In our area, we have a weekly newspaper for the community. Sort of like a weekly neighborhood paper that comes out in large metropolitan areas, but more news-y. Community fishing, high school sports, weather events, accidents, and plenty of opinion from selected editors and lots of citizen letters. Inside the front page is two columns, which are the must-reads: the Police Blotter, and the Dispatch Reports. Unfortunately there is a rising amount of reports of domestic violence lately, but there are always one or two items that are good for some lighter comic relief:
You have to remember that there are a lot of retirees in the area 

I really want to start ranting about other hot media topics, but fear once I get going I may never shut up.
But I have to comment on the thing that’s making me most crazy with only a couple of words: octuplets mom. shame on everyone involved. ’nuff said.

We’ve been working on the mantle, trimming, fitting, sanding. Here are the supports, and the mantle in the shop:
     I stained it yesterday, and we put it into place and gave those pieces the final trimming. Here’s a peek at the thing so far:     I used a nearly black stain ( which was left here ) and wiped it off quickly, which left the black in all of the worm and bug marks in the wood. I like it. Tomorrow we’ll go to Astoria for the materials for the rest of the project. We have to frame the area above it so that it can get drywalled, finished, and painted; then will come wood trim ( that we can cut from the leftover pieces ) on up to the ceiling. Finally we’ll add a piece of trim just below the mantle to cover up the tile/block gap there.
I can start to think of what will go on that big new wall space.

Other than that, life is pretty quiet here lately. I saw a couple of firsts —  yesterday there were four young deer playing in the trees across the street for about five minutes. Looked like a game of tag.  And this morning, there was a pheasant picking up scattered birdseed below the feeder. 

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