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Old 03-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #551
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I'm not trafficking in elves. Honest and aboveboard negotiation for a group to come in and clean for us. They have room and board for their services...the clothing thing is a leftover from when they were being exploited by certain wizard families and forced into servitude. If the bad wizards gave them any clothing they were free, ours don't have to worry about that, but clothing lets them wander out of the house in any weather and they soon forget to come back and become homeless.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #552
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I just got back from feeding the kitties. You should have seen Buttons. I sat down in the rocker to watch them eat, and when they were finished, he jumped right up on my lap and fell asleep. I sat there as long as I could. When I was ready to leave, I gently picked him up and put him in his kitty bed. He just slept right through it all. I wanted to have a cup of tea while I was there, but I didn't dare disturb Buttons.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #553
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Are you SURE we don't have house elves? I thought I saw Kreacher muttering behind the library shelves earlier. *shudder* He's a mean one he is.

I've been too busy mopping up after the great thaw to do much more than peek in now and again. I'll be in over the weekend a bit to say hello. I'm doing two dinners this weekend. Sunday for the Gramma's and Monday for the boyfriends. I'm hoping they will all participate in a wicked game of pictionary or two. Mwa ha ha ha ha!!!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:01 PM   #554
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I keep getting house elves and folks keep giving them clothes...

Glad to see you Alix!!
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:11 PM   #555
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On a slightly unrelated note, there is a Harry Potter movie marathon this weekend!


I brought in a porch swing I found at an estate sale. I made a new canopy for it, but the cushions need to be recovered. I've just tossed a blanket over them for now, but if someone is feeling industrious I brought in some canvas. I thought it would be a nice addition for the deck.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:03 AM   #556
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:50 AM   #557
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That's why I brought the house elves...they will hang out forever enjoying their clean-up fun as long as you don't mind them running around starkers. If you give them clothes, they hang around in gratitude and then wander off.
Those are hustomte - not elves! My Roomba is one!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:37 AM   #558
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Those are hustomte - not elves! My Roomba is one!
I'm pretty sure the plural of tomte is tomtar. Just checked Swedish Wiktionary, yup, it is.
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I'm still on my first coffee and I have tax return work to do. Sigh. I hope I don't have to fight with the software on my Kaylie, my desktop computer.
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Okay, enough with the crumbs on the table and counters.

Which colour should I get?

No purple? I guess pink...and spray paint it purple.
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