Minnesota State Fair 2016!

Another great time at the Minnesota State Fair! This year we went in the afternoon so Lily could see the midway lights at night and she thought they were awesome. It’s always a great time at the fair! Thomas

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South Fork Crow River Flooding in Watertown, MN

The recent heavy rains in the area has forced the South Fork Crow river in and around Watertown, MN to spill out of its banks. It’s only minor flooding at this time and shouldn’t get too much worse. The good news is that so far, all areas under water aren’t that important. The city has...

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My first week with the Xiaomi Mi Band.

After I killed my FitBit, I decided try out the Xiaomi Mi Band. I’ve only had it for a week, but my first impressions are that it’s a great tracker at an extremely cheap price. The setup of the Mi Band was pretty simple. Granted, it did arrive with a dead battery so I charged...

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Unfortunately, Archie had to go back.

There were a lot of discussions and tears on Friday as we had to make the hard decision to return Archie to where we came from. It wasn’t that we didn’t want him, in fact he was a great dog. The issue was that whatever he was mixed with was causing my wife to have...

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Apple can issue a refund if software purchased drops in price.

About a week after I finally persuaded myself to get Fantastical 2 for the Mac, it dropped in price. For most software I wouldn’t care, but when it’s $50 to start with, that $10 price drop is significant. Now technically Apple doesn’t have any price guarantees. Prices for products offered via the Services may change...

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Training a dog to go down a slide is hard work.

When we got a puppy, we knew we’d have to train it, but I didn’t think trying to train it to go down slides at the park was going to be top of the list. Archie actually went down twice. It was a small slide, but you gotta start small. This was actually quite a...

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