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Happy Early Birthday to me - A Suburbs Boy Living a Country Life [My Flickr Photos]
June 3rd, 2008
08:01 am


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Happy Early Birthday to me
Well, the big weekend-after-memorial-day party did not materialize. The finances just can't bear a party right now, and I didn't feel like "stone souping" it. I'm disappointed, but that's life. Current plan is for a Summer party in late July or early August.

My parents bought me [and Tumble Rock Farm] an Egg Washing kit for my birthday. The kit is a handy piece of "kitchen engineering." Essentially a plastic wash bucket with some vent holes, an egg carrying basket, with differently sized weighted disks to keep varying quantities of eggs from bouncing out, an air compressor with a hose attachment designed to discourage back-flow, a valve stem connected to a perforated metal pipe...oh, I could go on, but you get the idea. [Get your own at eggcartons.com :) ].

While my parents are very creative in their gift-giving, it's not too hard to figure out that prettypammie instigated this particular gift. I get the feeling she didn't like finding feathers or eau-de-egg-debris in the dishwasher. So fussy.

On the plus side, as soon as we can find an affordable refrigerator [which is to say "as close to free as possible consistent with being in working condition"] the entire egg processing operation can be conducted in the barn.

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Date:June 3rd, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Perhaps there's a Freecycle list for your area? I know the Atlanta area list has fridges on occasion.
Date:June 3rd, 2008 03:37 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you won't be able to have your party, but that sounds like a very nifty gift!
Date:June 3rd, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
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Date:June 4th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)

Count us in for 2 bigs and one little!

I can't wait to see everyone again, and I am dying, simply dying for a good party.
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Date:June 4th, 2008 04:10 am (UTC)
Hope you have a wonderful birthday!
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Date:June 5th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
Hey, happy birthday!

On related notes, I'm living in DC until mid-August. We should definitely arrange some visitin' time.
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Date:June 5th, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
definitly happy birthday ;-)
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Date:June 6th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Sorry I missed your Birthday! Happy Birthday!
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