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"...besides love, independence of thought is the greatest gift an adult can give a child." - Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

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Thursday, March 26, 2009


The hits just keep on coming - in the space of seven days, T lost his job, we found out we have to rebuild the engine of his truck (we were hoping just to replace the cylinder heads, but alas, the engine-gremlins had other, more expensive ideas), Bob the Wonder Computer will need a visit to the Geek Squad (or something similar) to fix the issues...if they can be fixed...the desktop printer just decided to go on strike, and the speakers on Dino the Desktop are suddenly silent, and no amount of plugging, unplugging, and sacrificing of helpless kittens* to the gods of computing has helped, and I swear I saw a cloud of termites hatching out and fluttering around my house this afternoon.
I'm spending the weekend with Mum, out on St. Simon's Island. We've been planning this trip for months and I'm not missing it. We're leaving Thursday, and bless her, she's bringing her computer so I can blog and access e-mail every day - when I'm not out photographing anything that doesn't run away fast enough, that is.
Not all of the best things in life are free - but enough of them are that life can still be good. Bubbles are cheap, free if you make the solution yourself. The flowers a'bloomin' in my yard are beautiful and photogenic, and there's no charge for staring at the lovely moon.
I'm blessed with a strong community of family and friends who have offered to help us if we need it, something that not everyone can claim. For this, I am grateful.
I've invented a new ride - the Redneck Roller Coaster. That's when you put your kid in the back of a pickup truck and go up and down a hilly neighborhood street**, eliciting shrieks and giggles from the back. Not that I did that - I totally held onto the Evil Genius the whole time. Ahem.

* No kittens were harmed in the writing of this post or the futzing with the computer.

** A street ending in a cul-de-sac with almost no traffic in a tiny, quiet neighborhood, and yes, it's totally against the law here so please don't narc me the person who did this out.


RachelW said...

It never rains but it pours.....

I hope your time away will be rejuvenating. And good things start flowing your way.

Suzy said...

My speakers went straight to hell after I hooked up my scanner. One day I unhooked the scanner for some reason and the sound came roaring back. But I'm too achy to do that regularly. Stupid Machines.