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Things that whine and foul up the house and other news

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Mrs. Krabappel, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    The pup is a handful too ;-)

    Our old dog sleeps much of the time and our middle aged dog still has a bit of energy, so we got a puppay! We've tried to adopt twice, but the "dark lord" sheepdog would not accept a full adult male around me. So far Ruby Red the heeler is a hit with everyone except the old girl. The sheepdog absorbs most of that puppy energy. She is equal parts pure joy and pure annoy.

    As for the boy, he is working hard to successfully define himself separately from me. In other words, the sky is apparently not blue and water is apparently not wet. I did secure him a scholarship to camp, so he had a magical 3 weeks ($4,000!!!). Mom had a wee bit of fun too.

    Hope y'all are enjoying your summer. We were supposed to travel to Guatemala on some air credits but had to postpone when our friend/host/interpreter had emergency surgery. We have a consolation trip to the beach and to the river for camping and tubing. Otherwise it's the usual routine of trying to get wood processed and trying to keep this old cabin from falling down.

    I did get hired to teach biology at one of our county high schools I prefer that age group. It took me six years to get out of middle school. You probably heard my son scream when he found out we would be attending high school together!

    What's new with you? Summer plans?

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    We got a two day pause in the torrential rains and I spent them in a lawn chair finally watching the roofing crew and the gutter crew with my checkbook on my lap. Next I will sit in the lawn chair and watch the septic crew with my checkbook on my lap. Then next for the chair and checkbook is the driveway and then the deck. The hell with the windows. The chair and the checkbook will both be broken down by then. The last project will be getting the nice sign made for the front porch. "The Poor House"

    It will be a memorable summer. <> Years one and two are on the stacks. Year three is on the ground but doesn't seem to be making any progress up the hill to the splitter. I may get a new lawn chair and find me a chimney sweep and firewood guy.

    Congrats on moving up to high school. I hope your biology students are better than the poor redhead had with me. >> The highlight of that year was whacking up the frog.

    PS: On the pet front Michelle the converted almost feral now, after five years, somewhat voluntarily comes in at dark instead of having to be chased down in the woods and hauled into the house.
  3. Mrs. Krabappel

    Mrs. Krabappel Minister of Fire

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    The rain! Has created problems I cannot fix until it stops raining. We have had more than any year on record. Double our average. My grad school research project samples have literally floated away.

    Glad to hear Michelle has you well trained
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    "Honest Teach. The dog ate my homework."
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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    You have to hope your experiences won't be like the teacher who took the kids to a farm one day. The next day in class she asked some kids to tell the sounds they heard. One says, "Moo." Teacher says that's good. You heard a cow. Another kid says "Cock-a-doodle-doo." Teacher says that's good. You heard a rooster. Little Johnny raises his hand. Teacher reluctantly asked what he'd heard. Johnny says, "Get your backside off that *&$)(* tractor!" End of exercise. (Yes, I had to clean that one up a bit.
  6. HollowHill

    HollowHill Minister of Fire

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    Taking son to summer session on Sat (5 grand). Waiting for rain-delayed roofer, sider, insulationer, and foundationer (you don't want to know how many grand, neither do I). Lawn chair broke long ago, too busy cooking, mowing, and cleaning to notice. Sweat contributing to flash flooding in area.
  7. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Waiting for the Midwest Monsoon to be over. Then I be fish'in. The mighty Miss has had one day that was in the banks from the spring flood till now (at least where I am).

    Simply taking it one day at a time with virtually nothing in the planning stages. And wearing out a lawn chair.:p
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