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Retroactive Salary Increases

Sunday, October 17, 2010      9 comments

It's one of those long involved tales - basically, our union (AFT) negotiated salary increases with the gov't back in the late 80s, the contract was agreed upon, the governor didn't sign because there wasn't money to pay us. The issue went to c... Read more

The rabbit was adopted - I'm so relieved!!!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010      3 comments

Remember my two bunny blogs from two weeks ago? I just called to check - the person at the shelter said he was adopted last week. They ran his picture in the newspaper (and they named him "Bugs") - he apparently was a young male, already n... Read more

DH is a nutrition dunderhead!!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010      5 comments

Now that he's not working, he has even worse nutrition than previously. He gets up and drinks leftover coffee. He goes down the hill to pick up a newspaper, hangs out with people chatting and drinking more coffee. He goes to the bakery to get... Read more

Saw dr - bad news and good news

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      9 comments

Mostly everything is fine - numbers where they're supposed to be. HDL (good cholesterol) is low. Vitamin D is low. So I'm supposed to drink one alcoholic drink a day, walk more, and spend more time in the sun. Read more

Humor during adversity

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      5 comments

Do you keep your sense of humor when things are awful? Can you always find something to laugh about? Is your life full of giggles and guffaws and chortles, no matter how bad things get? There are definitely times when life is serious busi... Read more

I want to be in Cash Cab!

Monday, October 11, 2010      4 comments

Do you watch that show? Very funny! There are two very adorable women, maybe late 60s - early 70s, who are in the cab and on the show right now. They are so cute! Giggly, funny, confused but getting the right answer - I want to be like t... Read more

Double benefits of today's cardio

Sunday, October 10, 2010      4 comments

I cleaned house today - vacuumed the entire apartment, washed the fridge and kitchen floor, cleaned up what blew in from the storm, and washed window screens. So we now have a nice clean home! Plus I burned about 500 calories! Woohooo... Read more

Flood pictures and video

Saturday, October 09, 2010      4 comments

Just in case you want to see how bad the rain and flooding were (Not my photos or video, but worth viewing): Photos of downtown Charlotte Amalie -
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Random compliment today

Saturday, October 09, 2010      3 comments

DH and I like a certain place for breakfast or brunch. We're kind of regulars, and we run into a lot of friends down there. So after synagogue this morning, we went over for bkfst. Now, the front room is the regular deli, and this is wher... Read more

Epilogue to the travel adventure

Friday, October 08, 2010      3 comments

My luggage arrived this morning - we were on the last flight that made it over. Between the increasing wind, more rain, and the debris in the harbor, the seaplane stopped running yesterday. But the 7:30 AM flight made it, and they called to te... Read more

Further and more adventures

Thursday, October 07, 2010      1 comments

The other woman stranded with me suggested we get to the seaplane early - so right after bkfst we got a taxi over. We only waited 2 hours before the weather cleared sufficiently - but this was still 1.5 hrs earlier than our scheduled flight. W... Read more


Wednesday, October 06, 2010      4 comments

8+ inches of rain in the last 24 hrs in St. Thomas 6+ inches of rain in the same time period in St. Croix No wonder we're having so much trouble flying the 68 or so miles between the two islands. Add in 60 mph winds (or so) rushing ar... Read more

The further adventures of travel with Phebe

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      3 comments

Our meeting and workshop in St. Croix went well. We finished at about 3:45 PM and got a taxi to the seaplane, to return to St. Thomas. But the weather has been horrid, with a tropical wave stalled out on top of the VI - and the 1:30 seaplane p... Read more

Business travel

Monday, October 04, 2010      2 comments

I got to the seaplane yesterday - it was hot, humid, had been raining much of the day. So I wore shorts and a T shirt top (styled T, not basic T, but still very casual). Sandals. Others who were part of the same task force showed up in he... Read more

Packing for rainy travel

Sunday, October 03, 2010      4 comments

I'm heading to St. Croix in 2.5 hrs for another series of meetings and workshops of the school improvement task force. The meetings will alternate - one month in St. Thomas, following month in St. Croix. So we're flying over via seaplane. ... Read more

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