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I had to skip Mass yesterday morning because the Twins had a long orthodontist appointment. They've had a Herbst appliance in their mouths since the beginning of the school year, but so far had avoided the arms, the 'struts' as I like to call them.

Michael's hardware had developed a crack in it, so they took off some of the appliance, took new molds of his mouth, and another appliance will be installed in about four weeks. So for now Michael has less hardware in his mouth.

On the other hand Daniel has more. They put the arms in yesterday. While not as obnoxious as the old head gear many of older folks had if we were teens with braces, they do limit how much you can/should open your mouth. Daniel finds that really annoying. Once in the middle of his day he had to re-connect the arms.

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Because the appointment ran so long I skipped heading to the office and worked the day from home. The boys and I had CCD at 6:30pm and when we got home, I took half of the pulled pork I'd been slow cooking all day and made BBQ sandwiches. I'm hoping to use the rest of the meat tonight for enchiladas.

Today was a typical Wednesday. Morning Mass and the Wednesday coffee & fellowship afterwards. I drove down to the office stopping by Gourmet Donuts in Townsend. When I pulled up I saw an old friend/coworker from the days when I worked at ATI. He became a VW TDI convert about a year or two after me and was driving yet another new model. He saw my Beetle TDI and asked about how it was doing.

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