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Yes, I'm certifiable. Happy 4th of July!


Sunday, July 04, 2010

I'm absolutely exhausted so I will try to keep this short.

We moved into this neighborhood a little over 2 years ago. The house we bought was the 'model', and there were only four finished and occupied houses. Across the street and around both sides were empty piles of dirt. We lived across the street from the sales office with it's obnoxiously noisy HVAC for about 18 months.

This is the first year that all the houses are done and occupied. We're actually lucky in some respects since the current housing hell hole has left many neighborhoods (including one down the hill) unfinished and with lots full of weeds.

Having appointed myself Mayor, I decided that we needed to start a neighborhood tradition of a Block Party on the 4th of July.

I made up flyers and ordered a 20' x 20' canopy which was set up this morning. I rented traffic cones. I've been working on smoking nearly 70 pounds of pork ribs today. Half are done with my rub and a bbq sauce I buy from Memphis, and the other half with a ginger/garlic/honey marinade.

So much more to do tomorrow, and I'm so stinking tired.

It's going to be SO much fun. I think our neighborhood has at least one family from every country in Southeast Asia, and there are three different 'extended' families here, with two, two, and three households! Everyone is really excited and I think it will be GREAT.

I have to get to bed - I have a lot of DELEGATING to do tomorrow!
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CKAYT56 7/5/2010 7:18PM

    Those Beaverton, OR people are having all the fun! Wish I lived closer, or better yet....come live on my block!

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AMIESIM 7/5/2010 2:32PM

    You're such an introvert, Mom! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONEBAGONLY 7/5/2010 12:30PM

    I'm practically a hermit and I'm wishing I could be at your party! emoticon Happy 4th

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JANENE413 7/5/2010 10:01AM

    There's a lot of love and concern coming out of your being so "stinking tired." Looking forward to your next blog about what a terrific time everyone had!
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AFM-SPARK 7/4/2010 10:09PM

    You are a mover and shaker!!! Way to go. I hope you had lots of fun and help!

-A

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HARISHABAD 7/4/2010 8:13PM

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Hope you had a great time!!!

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DERTREFFER 7/4/2010 7:40PM

    Wow! Sounds like it will be a great time! Have a happy and safe independence day!

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FLBEACHBUM14 7/4/2010 7:03PM

    Sounds SUPER! I am sure it will be a lot of fun and worth every minute of effort!

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WINTERWINGS 7/4/2010 4:13PM

    Have a great time!

Happy 4th of July.




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HIPPICHICK1 7/4/2010 9:58AM

    You rock!! Have a great celebration!

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ELSIE_BEE 7/4/2010 9:06AM

    Have a great 4th! I admire your dedication to PARTYING!

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POOHBER26 7/4/2010 8:22AM

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sounds wonderful hope you have a wonderful 4th!

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ALEXTHEHUNN 7/4/2010 6:57AM

    This will be SOOOO much fun that you won't even mind how tired it makes you. Wish I was there too.

Happy 4th,

Alex

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LIBBYFITZ 7/4/2010 5:51AM

    I am exhausted just reading all you're hard work! It sounds like a very interesting mix of nationalities. Have a great time! emoticon

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SUGARBABY60 7/4/2010 4:17AM

    What a little organizer you are. Your love of people always shows. Man ,I would love to be your neighbor. You keep things a rockin that is for sure. i hope you have a wonderful turn out for your celebration. Just think with all the leg work you must do for a gala like this you can eat anything because knowing you you will have burned up all the calories in running around. Happy Fourth of JULY! emoticon

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