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I'm worried about Igor
Thursday, September 09, 2010      5 comments

Who names a tropical storm Igor????? Igor is the guy who helps Dr Frankenstein make his monster. Igor is Lon Chaney, Peter Lorre, the guy with the accent and the limp and the drool. He isn't going to be a friendly storm who passes by ... Read more
Normal
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      3 comments

So what is "normal"? Normal isn't always average. Normal is what we're used to. As in, life is going back to normal after the hurricane. Most of us have electricity, schools have internet again, cell phones work, stores are re-stocked. ... Read more
Baby storm Gaston is here
Tuesday, September 07, 2010      3 comments

Gaston made it to tropical storm status, but never got to hurricane status. He dissipated, then kind of re-formed, then just hung in there as an area of "disturbed weather with the possibility of reorganization." He's got some wind and a L... Read more
Good-bye to Uncle Willie
Monday, September 06, 2010      9 comments

My non-uncle - my father's best friend of over 70 years - passed away this weekend. He'd had Alzheimer's for about 10 years, was 85 or so, and, well, it was his time. But he will be missed. He had a lovely wife, two daughters, and was lik... Read more
Pool party = some dread
Sunday, September 05, 2010      3 comments

We're going to a friend's pool party today. I like hanging out with this crowd, it's a beautiful day to be outside, and I love swimming. So how can anything be wrong? It's the thought of spending an afternoon in a swimsuit. I hate ... Read more
We have electricity!!!!!
Saturday, September 04, 2010      9 comments

It came on this morning, about 9 AM. DH and I were discussing breakfast options, and then I noticed a lamp was on!!!! Talk about exciting! We waited a few minutes, then unplugged the fridge from the generator and plugged it into the wall. Pl... Read more
Day 2 of school
Friday, September 03, 2010      2 comments

and I already have students who work into their lunch period!!!!!!! I love students!!!!!! They're like an instant evaluation.... Read more
Post Hurricane Earl Report - 9/2/10
Thursday, September 02, 2010      10 comments

Well, we survived. We still don't have power at our house, though our landlord rented a generator which he runs part of the time - so we have one fan, our computers/modem, and the fridge plugged in. Plus he has the pump plugged in so we have r... Read more
Hurricane Earl report - 10:30 AM
Monday, August 30, 2010      5 comments

DH drove me to school in his Jeep - teachers were expected to go in and "secure their rooms" - since my shutters were all closed and my computer is still locked up next door, all we did was move the boxes off supplies off the floor and onto desk... Read more
Hurricane preparation
Sunday, August 29, 2010      6 comments

emoticonTook photos of all our furniture and belongings - for insurance records. ... Read more
I'm angry and it makes me feel like a bad partner
Saturday, August 28, 2010      8 comments

DH did something stupid at work, got caught, and was given the choice of resigning or retiring. (And it wasn't anything illegal or immoral, just stupid. His boss is way overreacting, but what can you do.) So DH is retiring, and looking fo... Read more
WHAT a day!!!
Friday, August 27, 2010      4 comments

Turned out my art dept supplies were in my neighbor teacher's room, and I had her stuff. We went through and I moved her stuff in, and my stuff out - she was dealing with a dead rat in her storeroom. (Ugh, I gave her cleaning supplies and went... Read more
Workshop & work
Thursday, August 26, 2010      2 comments

Second day of teacher professional development - the workshop began with 40 minutes (or so) of an elementary school music group doing local music (Calypso, we're in the Caribbean). Now, I'm all for promoting culture, and student performance... Read more
Summer in Italy - Part #5
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      2 comments

16 July – Morning bus from Siena to Colle Val d’Elsa – change to a different bus system, go on to Volterra. Once I got to Volterra, I bought a ticket for the next day, to Pontederra – the lady selling me the ticket was looking up train sched... Read more
Summer in Italy - Part #4
Tuesday, August 24, 2010      5 comments

9 July – Field trip in art history class today, to the monastery at Monte Oliveto; then Montalcino, the abbey at Sant’Antimo, and finally Pienza. Monte Oliveto is a Benedictine monastery with amazing Renaissance frescoes, and a della Robbia ... Read more

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