Category Archives: Jay

The Mysteries of YouTube

By | April 19, 2021

So some of you may be active enough on YouTube to know that you can’t “monetize” your “channel” unless you have over 1000 subscribers and over 4000 hours of viewers watching your videos in the last 12 months. Monetization means you can add advertisements and such to your videos and get revenue from them.   OK. Deep breath.… Read More »

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Vaccination

By | April 8, 2021

Covid-19 vaccine update: Carole has had both her shots — several weeks ago, in fact, through her employer. She works for Burlington Housing Authority and they have a population of elderly residents in some of their buildings, so as it happened, the state went ahead and offered all BHA staff shots at the same time those elderly residents… Read More »

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Feline progressive dendritic cell histiocytosis

By | December 11, 2020

Ever heard of feline progressive dendritic cell histiocytosis?   We hadn’t either until recently. One day, when I was grooming our oldest cat, Marie, I noticed that she had a strange raised lumpiness on her skin about halfway down one side. I thought at first it might be scar tissue from the time Carole cut her skin open… Read More »

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BLM Update

By | June 17, 2020

For what it’s worth: Here in my little (4,000 people) town in Vermont our government consists of a five-member elected “Selectboard” which usually meets every other week during normal times, but which has been meeting weekly during Covid-19. Via Zoom, of course. Meetings have a tendency to drag on due to citizen comment — and due to the… Read More »

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Black Lives Matter

By | June 11, 2020

Many organizations have been posting thoughtful, well-reasoned announcements regarding their attitude toward recent events and toward the Black Lives Matter movement. We, Carole and Jay Furr, are just a middle-aged married couple with no special standing — but nonetheless, it seems wrong that our website is lacking any sign or testament of our attitudes and beliefs. So here… Read More »

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Covid-19 claims another event

By | May 18, 2020

We just received word today that the four Susan G Komen 3-Day walks scheduled for 2020 have been postponed until 2021: New England, August 20-22, 2021 Chicago, October 1-3, 2021 Dallas/Fort Worth, November 5-7, 2021 San Diego, November 19-21, 2021 Obviously, it was the responsible thing to do, both from a legal point of view and from a… Read More »

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The Bunnies Have A Strong Union

By | May 28, 2018

{Carole and Jay, outside working on the lawn. Jay is mowing; Carole is mulching and manuring roses.} Carole: Why didn’t you mow everything? You left these patches with the little yellow flowers. Jay: The bunnies insisted. Carole: What? Jay: The bunnies insisted I leave the flowers alone. You don’t want to piss off the bunnies. They have a strong… Read More »

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