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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Quiet Saurday
 

No kids and not many chores makes for a very calm Saturday. A little rain has been giving the plants outside the break they have been waiting for. Tamara and I have taken it nice and slow. Enjoying the house with no fans running, it seems so quiet.

Of course, not many to read tonight. I suggest heading back a few days to Ze's monster updates. Enjoy your weekend.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Vacation Continues
 

E is enjoying her few days off from work. We haven't done too much. Today Cal and I went to pick up our comics. Our weekend ahead looks to be quiet.

Small update. I'll let you get to it.

Tamara

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vacation Begins
 

The trial finished up yesterday and I am officially on vacation today through next Tuesday. Time with Tamara until Monday when the kids will join us. Splendid. No major plans...I need to clean up my desk a bit, fill my mp3 player with some new music I bought and find a place to order a couple cords of wood. Easy stuff and that is perfect.

Here is hoping the week is going well. Good news is tomorrow is Friday and the weekend is right around the corner. For us US folks Monday is Labor Day an official holiday. Enjoy it all.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Drizzle
 

All day. Drizzle. It couldn't work its way up to a real rainstorm, nor could it stop completely. It just drizzled. A grey rain from a grey sky on a grey day. The wind was pretty chilly too. I think summer's over.

I was a little worried when Snow didn't come charging out of her bed for her supper. Usually she's eager for it, sometimes even stretching herself up my leg to demand it. Nothing to worry about though, she was there in a flash when she realised that, yes, I had her supper bowl and no, I wasn't going to make her go outside and exercise.

She didn't care too much for the weather either.

Sensible ferret.

See you next week. Goodnight and may your God/s go with you.

Ze

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Rainy Days and Mondays
 

I nearly missed the update tonight. Yesterday was a bank holiday here so I had the day off, consequently I've spent most of today feeling as though it were Monday...

Of course, being a bank holiday, and with the kids being off school, it rained. It absolutely bucketed down. All day.

Poor little Snow didn't get to run around the garden, or go for a walk, she had to settle for playing with her indoor toys, which aren't nearly as much fun as digging up my tomato plants or playing hide-and-seek in the geraniums...

I had intended to go to the zoo with Barbara and her mother, (although I'm not a big fan of zoos the one nearby isn't too bad), but the weather was far too awful for that. We went to the cinema instead. Barbara is still a bit young for the violent action or sci-fi movies I usually watch so it was a choice of The Lion King or a cartoon about squirrel thieves called The Nut Job. (Which quite frankly looked dire). Fortunately Barbara preferred The Lion King. I wouldn't say it was particularly brilliant but it was ok. Barbara loved it though, which is the important thing.

Ze

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Jury Duty
 

Bad news for E...she got picked for a trial. It could have been worse though. She could have been assigned to the trial that's expected to last 16 weeks. Now her week long trial doesn't seem so bad.

Tamara


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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Waiting to Call
 

Today after 5pm I can call and see if I am needed for jury duty this week. Here is hoping no. Yeah it's my civic duty and all but I am telling you from experience it is not that pleasant. My work is not either but in some way it's better than this.

For one, I'll have to figure out transportation as paying up to 20 dollars per day to park is not feasible. Hence bus here I come. Also I'll be bringing a lunch but there is no frig or microwave, so it has to be something generic or I have to spend a lot and go out for lunch. All and all there are numerous reason why at 5pm I am hoping it says no not needed.

Enjoy your updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lazy Saturday
 

We've had a lazy Saturday. Soon we'll be heading to a birthday party at Golden Gardens. Emory will likely run around with her friends, E will chat and I will read my book and enjoy the lovely evening outdoors.

Tamara

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Splendid Friday
 

This was a really nice day. Few hours of work this morning home by afternoon, out to lunch with all the kids and Tamara. Then Tamara, Emory and myself went and saw Chef. An enjoyable film. And now the weekend arrives...yay!

Enjoy your updates.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

School Days
 

The new school year is gearing up. I had my first team meeting today. Was it constructive? I'll just say at least I got paid to be there. Our next team meeting the day before school will be much better I'm sure.

Monday Cal picks up his class schedule for Middle School. I'm sure this school year is going to be an eye-opening experience for him as he gets used to multiple classes. I may end up with a few more gray hairs by the time school ends.

Little e is entering her final year at the Bright Water School. She's already swamped with homework and we've been told there will be even more this year. The rationale behind this is they'll have lots of homework in high school so this will prepare them.

More homework in HS...that's true. The difference is she won't have to lushly illustrate every single assignment. When she has math homework in high school she'll just have to solve the equations. Something tells me she's not going to be overwhelmed by high school.

Tamara

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Latin is a Language, as Dead as Dead Can Be.
 

It killed the ancient Romans, and now it's killing me...

Yes, I definitely have torn my triceps. Not fun. Have a heat pack and some painkillers and am grumpy. We have a bank holiday coming up this weekend which I am not going to work, so I should get enough rest for it to heal.

Oh - and to the person who emailed me to point out that it should be tricep - no, it shouldn't. Nor should it be bicep. Triceps and biceps are Latin words and they are singular. If you want to be really picky the correct plural forms are tricipites and bicipites. But we English speakers (of all varieties) are lazy, so we use triceps and biceps as both singular and plural.

See - I told you I was grumpy.

I did Latin at school. I was no good at it. I have tried to learn it as an adult. I am still no good at it. I can remember some things though. Such as the plural form of triceps.

And Three Blind Mice (which I think goes...tres mures, tres mures, quae qui currant, quae qui currant, secuna agricolae uxorem, quae caudo secuit cultro rem, qui vidit magis mirabilem quam hos mures... I can say it but I'm not sure I can spell it correctly these days, it's been a hell of a long time since age 11).

Oh yeah, my Latin teacher was singularly unamused by my writing those two opening sentences in the front of my Latin workbook...I got detention for a fortnight.

See you next week. Goodnight and may your God/s go with you.

Ze

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Time's Winged Chariot
 

It's late. I'm tired. I think I've pulled a muscle in my arm (a triceps by the feel of it). My bad shoulder hurts like hell and I've taken some heavy-duty painkillers. So I've not really got a lot to say.

I was digging at work. With a spade. All day. The ground is dry, hard and bloody difficult to dig. For the first time ever I thought to myself, "I'm getting too old for this sh*t". Maybe I need to have a think about work. Perhaps it's time I gave up working on the big sites and concentrated on the small, private jobs. The money's not as guaranteed and the work's not as steady, but it's a lot easier on the body.

I just have to admit to myself that I'm not as young as I used to be...

Oh, apologies to all those who check updates via email from the Yahoo groups' mail. I have no idea why Yahoo is buggering about with our formatting and turning everything into one big wall of text. Maybe they've "improved" it again...


Ze

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Skills
 

My set is just enough to get us in trouble but not out. Last night I got lucky after spending money. We were having a nice evening, however, our web has been a bit wonky lately and yesterday was the finale to our wireless router. I could hook my machine up directly to cable box with no issues but with the router we kept losing connection and than no connection. Bah.

We jumped in the vehicle and headed to Best Buy. Sadly Sunday night they close fairly early, so a drive up the parking lot to Target where a mid range Net Gear was obtained. Home, set it up and viola! easiest issue fix I have had in a long while. Still working today so that is a bonus.

Now we have to reset all the streaming items. We have a few. Wish I knew a little more about networking and such. I seem to be very lame. Trying to set up a local network with no luck.

Overall it was a reasonably priced fix. Could have been worse.

Peace, Health and Happiness.

Elisa

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Beautiful Sunday
 

Another tiny update for y'all. I'm hopeful for more tomorrow and, if not then, you know there'll be a nice influx from Ze on Tuesday.

Tamara

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