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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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Wednesday, June 1, 2011


I have a "new" oven/stove thanks to a friend, Someone, some sweat, the loan of a circular saw, and a bitof wiring. I'm very happy, both to have saved Mum the cost of a new one (thanks anyway, Mum) and to have a working oven again.
The space bar on Bob the Wonder Computer is still only working intermittently. Fun.
The same evening that Someone and our friend Handy J replaced the oven/stove, we had a big storm. Lots of wind. The neighbor's tree fell on my utility trailer. The utility trailer I need to use in two-and-one-half weeks. The one we'll be living in when we head to Ohio for our annual Solstice camp out. It has two holes in the roof. Someone and Handy J both assure me they can repair the trailer, make it waterproof again...just as soon as we get the tree off it.
The same tree took out our satellite dish. With some more sweat, some creative language, and a dollop of determination, Someone got the dish back into place. The tree that came down had been partially blocking our signal. Now that it's down, we can watch hockey again. Silver lining.
I had to make a choice...pay the phone bill or buy nappies and formula. If you don't see me around for a bit, it's not 'cause I don't love you.
How're you doing?

1 comment:

Gypsy Guru said...

Finances... Bah! We're still figuring ours out month-to-month. Dead car battery because we left one of my car doors slightly ajar when we went up to Gatlinburg this past weekend. Wretched thing doesn't seem to want to be revived via "jumping off" methods...

On a lighter note, we're planning Noodle's 7th birthday party, tentatively for next Wednesday. Will get you details once I am in possession of such.