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The next time you get the extremely bright idea of using dry-erase crayons on your windows and make a huge rainbow and allow boys to practice writing B on another one keep this in mind.  “Write-on-wipe-off” is purely figurative language.  It merely means that it will “wipe off” more easily than, say, acid etching.

It would be prudent to test an area first, or, at the very least, refrain from bragging about your brilliant resourcefulness in discovering a white board already in your school room that takes up NO valuable wall-real estate.

That being said, PLEDGE multi-surface spray cleaner (the kind you buy for electronics and stainless steel appliance polishing) melts the stuff off like magic.  Apply once to dissolve all and smear it around.  Apply a second time to remove.

In the event of an entire window covered with Wartburg castle and little squares in all the open areas colored in to make the whole thing look like stained glass; go buy more-lots more!


“Every society rests on a barbarian base.  The people who don’t understand civilization, and wouldn’t like it if they did.  The hitchhikers.  The people who create nothing, and who don’t appreciate what others have created for them, and who think civilization is something that just exists and that all they need to do isenjoy what they can understand of it-luxuries, a high living standard, and easy work for high pay. Responsibilities? phooey!  What do they have a government for?….And now the hitchhikers think they know more about the car than the people who designed it, so they’re going to grab the controls.”

–From “Space Viking” by H. Beam Piper

I seem to be identifying with cats a great deal too…although Linden’s turtles with nothing to do but bask under the warm lamp look to have a mighty nice life right now…

I have seen and read your cute posts and am very glad for the fun you are having.  I have not seen the car yet-or a sweet/not sweet iced tea tea debate photo.  All the cookies on your sites are not from me-just about half-my kids keep checking for more.  I am making pickles and just come read when they find something.  It’s how I roll.

I am also locked out of commenting on blogger.  again.  I could try yet again but it is disheartening while my pickles are very heartening…so I pickle instead of playing.

Apologies to those using google reader who are not aforementioned mice.

Apologies to mice for not enlivening their comment boxes with my attempts at wittisisms.

Apoplogies to spellers and english speakers everywhere.

Now back to your regularly scheduled interneting…


Over the climbing meadows, Where swallow-shadows float, These are the small gold buttons On earth’s green, windy coat. ~ Frances M. Frost

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