Monthly Archives: September 2011

Nana and Ed Visit

Mom and Ed were able to take in a football game with us and watch Madison perform with the Benton Jr High Pepsteppers. It was a quick visit but a great time to catch up.

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in fun, occasions


Benton Junior High Heartsong

Madison and the BJH Heartsong ensemble did a great job this morning at the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s.

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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in Uncategorized


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Tool Time with Tim Taylor Chris Ragan

If you’ve ever cut concrete then you know what a freaking mess it can be. And even wearing a respirator, concrete dust is no joke. The stuff gets EVERYWHERE! The professional dust collection systems are super expensive but I found a cheaper solution online. Once installed, I can use it with my shop vac. So let’s mess up a brand-spanking new circular saw what do you say.


With hacksaw in hand, I cut a hole in the aluminum housing.

Nothing like voiding the warranty in 5 minutes.



I tapped some machine screws and installed the plastic piece. Then I caulked it up for an air-tight seal.

Now hook up your shop vac and go have some fun.


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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in work


Razorbacks Remember 9/11

9-11 Helmet Hog
The Razorback decal on Arkansas’ helmets had a new look Saturday. The red, white and blue hog matched the one at midfield to commemorate the 10th anniversary of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on Sept. 11, 2001.

In a statement released just prior to Saturday’s game, the university said the decals were part of “Razorbacks Remember,” a tribute that included a “red, white and blue out” in the stands at War Memorial Stadium and a flyover from the 189th wing of the Arkansas National Guard based at Little Rock Air Force Base.

The Razorback Marching Band also performed patriotic music at halftime. According to the statement, players didn’t find out about the commemorative decal until just before Saturday’s game. As part of the red, white and blue out, fans sported either red or white, depending on their seating section, while students, including Razorback cheerleaders, wore blue.

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Posted by on September 12, 2011 in occasions