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Shadow: Well Dad is off on another trip to see his folks in California. HIS Dad is quite sick and his Mom needs his help. So Dad leaves our Mom in charge of the house while he’s gone. I used to miss him when he would leave for a few days, but Mom does a real good job, and he’s home before we knew it.

Rudy: I slept when Dad was home and I slept when he was away. Didn’t real see any difference. Yeah we didn’t move around as much with Mom, you know “do your business and back into the kennel” but guess what: I slept in the kennel too. I mean it’s a big as a car so we could all sleep. Shadow would stand guard and we all would sleep. It was great.

Kovu: Yes. I agree with Rudy. We really do sleep most of the day. Actually we astral travel while we are

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Pippin is the story of Prince Pippin, son of Charlemagne, who has just finished his formal education and is ready to face the world. In his quest to find his “Corner of the Sky” Pippin tries every noble pursuit (and some not so noble too) only to learn that none of them are completely fulfilling.

Pippin’s madcap adventures will have you grinning from ear to ear as the refreshing score by Tony Award-winning Stephen Schwartz brings you one musical gem after another.

This production is being put on by Theatre Artists United, a privately held company here in Anchorage. They are  dedicated to bringing high caliber musical theatre to the city of Anchorage, Alaska.

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Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I wish we had a Red Lobster here in Anchorage, AK. So what is the next best thing? Replicating their famous cheddar bay biscuits! I found this great recipe on Food.com and was pleasantly surprised.

Prep Time: 20 mins          Cook Time: 20 mins          Yield: 9 Biscuits

Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 cups Bisquick baking mix
    • 4 tablespoons cold butter
    • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    • 3/4 cup cold whole milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Brush on top

    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
    • 1 pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine Bisquick and cold butter. Don’t combine too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter about
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I pulled out my atlas the other day and looked up “Anchorage.” I was checking to see exactly where it was located. It IS the site of the Fur Rondy. It IS the area where the Iditarod, (at least ceremoniously) begins every year. I concluded that Anchorage is indeed IN Alaska! Now that I had solved that quandary, I wondered what did I really know of Alaska. It’s cold. Yet today in February the therometer says “35 degrees F!” Now that’s not cold; not for Alaska. So I looked around for the snow. Alaska surely has snow. And there it was, all of two months old; Snow…and green grass. Green grass in February. This couldn’t be Alaska.
But there it was right on the map. Snow. So I went down to see where the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race would start only to be

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Coffee should be hot. Beer should be cold. Mexican food should be spicy. However, if these things are less than the standard that you expect, there are not any lasting consequences.

As the value of the object in question rises, either in price or gravity, the expectations usually increase and decisions become progressively more important. Marriage, children, health and careers are certainly a few of the more important items that bear careful consideration.

The sale of the largest asset that most people own, their home, also merits having reasonable expectations. A homeowner should expect to get the market value for their home in a reasonable period of time with as few inconveniences as possible.

According to the latest Home Buyers and Sellers

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The more things you have, the more you have to take care of. And in this case, the more that you have to store that gets in the way of finding the things that you actually use. Periodically, you need to go through every closet, drawer, cabinet and storage area to get rid of the things that are just taking up space in your home and your life.

Every item requires the decision to retain or remove. Consider these questions as you examine each item:

• When was the last time you used it?
• Do you believe you’ll use it again?
• Is there a sentimental reason to keep it?

You have four options for the things that you’re not going to keep. If you know someone who needs it or will appreciate it, you can give it to them. You can sell it in a garage sale or on

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Ah…must be April already. Time to get out that lawn mower, rake up those left over leaves and sweep that dirt off the driveway. Get out that Easter Bunny that lays those eggs and prop him up in the front yard and hide those eggs real good. Time to…wait a minute it’s January!! It’s forty degrees and the Super Bowl hasn’t even been played yet. Even the ice that Lester slipped on and broke his hand has disappeared. If this keeps up my plants are going to be confused again this year. I can see my lawn!
OK this leads me into this month’s talk. Listen up everyone, buyers and sellers and potential or both: interest rates ARE going to rise. If you are sitting on the fence about putting your home on the market (you can have me come by for a free Comparative Market

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Shadow: Walking seems so simple. Just put one paw in front of the other
and viola’! You’re walking. Now you may not be going where YOU want to
go, but you’re still walking. This month we are going to be talking about
what you are walking on, not so much where you are going. As for me, I
liked walking next to my dad. Where he walked I walked. It didn’t matter.
Snow. Ice. Rain…
Rudy: RAIN!! Now way Shadow Bob. That’s where I draw the line. In fact,
any H2O derivative is out of my walking tolerance. Water I’m sayin’ is not the
bomb. Not to me. You labs, yeah “water, water everywhere” or something
like that. I am NOT walking anywhere near water. I don’t even walk in the
fog! No good old terra firma for me. I need dirt under…
Kovu: SAND. It’s sand for me. Or used to

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“I’d wish I’d know that before I made a decision.” If you’ve ever regrettably said this to yourself, having a checklist might have prevented the issue in the first place. This list of questions can provide you with things to discuss when interviewing a moving company.

Fees

  • What is the charge for packing?
  • Does it include boxes? If not, what do they cost and will you deliver them?
  • Is there an additional charge to deliver some items to a storage unit?

Insurance

  • How is a damage claim handled?
  • What insurance do you provide and is there a cost?
  • Does the insurance cover items packed by the owner?
  • Can additional insurance be purchased?
  • If items are covered by my Homeowner’s insurance, whose insurance pays first?
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After all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays it’s hard to be in the mood for home cooking in January. So I rely a lot on my slow cooker, you just can’t go wrong! I’m always on the look out for new and interesting recipes (not to mention simple, a girl only has so many hours in the day!) and came across this one. Healthy and light, but filling and simple – Perfection.

I just had to share.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups torn spinach
  • 2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup commercial pesto
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 (15-ounce) carton fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese, divided
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