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Bad News and then Good News

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      6 comments

Do you see the big island almost to the left of this photo? That's Puerto Rico. Next to that to the right is Viequez (and Culebra). Next dot (smaller) to the right is St. Thomas. That's where we live. Then there's Igor. I don't care if... Read more

Breathing a collective sigh of relief

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      2 comments

Igor has finally turned. This monster storm is 1200 miles across (or so), with center winds of 150 mph, gusts up to 180 mph. He's about 800 miles away from us. Or so. And he finally, FINALLY, turned northwest, or more west-northwest ... Read more

Socially conscious students

Monday, September 13, 2010      6 comments

My students never cease to amaze me - they say things out of the blue that just make me see them in a new light. I have one little boy, 7th grade, small, very cute, who just comes across as having a chip on his shoulder. He never smiles, u... Read more

Cleaned my closet - very therapeutic

Sunday, September 12, 2010      5 comments

I tried on clothes and made a pile of anything that doesn't fit right - and most of the items that didn't fit were too big - pants too baggy in the thighs and seat, shirts that hung, etc. If the piece of clothing didn't fit OR didn't look g... Read more

Now Invest #91 is here!

Saturday, September 11, 2010      5 comments

For people who don't track tropical weather systems, an invest is an area of disturbed weather that has potential for growing into a tropical depression, then a tropical storm, and then a hurricane. So Invest 91 started down by Venezuela, a... Read more

How's the weather in your home

Friday, September 10, 2010      2 comments

I was listening to the radio as I was running around with errands at lunch time - and this song came on the radio, something with "How's the weather in your bedroom, is it raining all the time" or something. And it got me thinking. N... Read more

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


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