“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”

― Frank Herbert

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Visit is over.

The kids headed back home yesterday.  We have been very busy. There's not much of North Georgia or North Carolina (Western) we didn't see. It was a good visit . I am tired though, and there is a lot to catch up on here. So for now, I'll just make this entry and try to get caught up this week.

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  1. Glad you had some quality time. I even had a few days with the whole family, celebrating Moms 90th.

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    1. Being a host, even to my own kids, is a little awkward for me. I want them to have a really good time, and as a result I neglect things that need doing here. But we did have a great vacation, and I am getting caught up though I am dismayed at just how much there is to do after 11 days of not "being on the job."

      I'm glad you got to spend some time with your family. Lately I have been trying to call my mom ever three or four days. She is 88 now.

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  2. I always have to rest up after kids visit. How did you get on with the iguana? Bet the peace and quiet is nice now, too.

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    1. I was well and truly worn out. I usually go to bed around ten, and get up about 5:30, but while the kids were here we rarely made it to sleep before midnight, and I still woke up at 5:30.

      Iggy the Iguana was not what I expected. First, he was very, very big. Next, he was more aggressive then I had anticipated. But the worst was that he got into a tree, on his tether, which is a kind of leash. But when my daughter took him off the branch, he didn't want to get out of the tree and did "alligator rolls" and popped out of his harness. Then he went up the tree like lightning, and began to climb from branch to branch. If he had made it into the forest he would have been gone. But I knocked him down with a dust mop ( I had no choice, and he fell into the grass) and he was recaptured none the worse for wear but terribly angry. He did not get to go outside again, and had to stay in the closet where he had his nest, and I felt bad for him.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)


      'King Harry 'the Dragonslayer'

      That story made me really laugh so now Harry. You have been anointed 'Dragonslayer'

      If I was a cartoonist I would have to do draw a picture of an old Marine armed only with a dust mop defeating an evil tree dragon.

      I really feel sorry for the dragon/lizard. All it wanted was a warm spot to sun itself on something elevated out of harms way.

      If you don't mind me saying this with a touch of humor but you could have adopted that dragon/lizard and during the summer months sat on a park bench in town and the both of you could have 'hissed' at tourist as they walked by:)

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    3. Iggy was in a state of ecstasy up in the trees. He wanted to go from tree to tree, which he could have done easily. The problem is, if he got into the forest and disappeared, he'd have died in the Fall when it got cold. I felt bad for him too, especially when he sat up in the top of the closet for days on end, looking forlorn.

      I didn't want to go near him. Even the squirrel took a chunk out of me, and I didn't want to find out what the Iguana and the Monitor Lizard were capable of.

      I'll stick to ferrets, they like me and I like them!

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    1. The main thing, I think, is not worrying that anybody is not having a good time. That was stressful for me. But we did everything they wanted to do. My daughter wanted to go over the mountains and see her grandmother, on her mom's side, and we even did that although I hate making that drive.

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  4. can't wait to hear about their visit.

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    1. Rob, mainly it was a matter of going to see things in North Carolina, and of spending a lot of time at the local parks.

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  5. Glad you had a good time - yeah, visitors, even your own kids, can be draining as they disrupt one's normal routine. But such visits, specially from one's children, are worth it 😉

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    1. Dani, it was a demanding time, much more activity than I am used to, and I didn't get my naps in the afternoon which really wore me down. But it was good to see the kids, and to know that they are doing well. They lead an entirely different life style than I do, but we still connect well.

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  6. I am so glad that you had a good visit with your kids. I have missed your posts and was happy to see that you are back. Get some well-deserved rest. Jana

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    1. Jana, thanks for the kind thoughts. I am slowly working my way back to normal. We have the house all cleaned up and pretty much back to normal. Just a matter now of reestablishing my normal routine.

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  7. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    I am glad you guys are well.

    Only thing new is that 'Invest 99' storm that's moving into the Gulf of Mexico. I think it will dump more rain on Lousiana. On a side note. The State Gov. in Lousiana is attempting to shut down the informal 'Cajun Navy' that's been helping flood victims in Baton Rouge. The theory is that 'state and federal funded' contactors are not making as much money helping flood victims so they are paying off the state government to outlaw 'citizens helping citizens in time of emergency (Go Figure)

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    1. After reading "The Great New Orleans Gun Grab" nothing that happens down there would surprise me. It's kind of like Atlanta, where it's now traditional for the Mayor to go to prison for corruption at the end of his term. I think the last three have gone that route.

      I am watching that storm carefully. The worst damage we ever had up here was when the remnants of a hurricane from the gulf passed right over the county. It was horrible.

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    1. Lisa, I did enjoy being with my kids. Trying to get back to normal now.

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  9. Harry - Not for publishing, more for your info. Have you heard / read anything about this: http://www.ewao.com/a/russia-today-declares-911-inside-job/

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    1. Let me take a look, Dani. Thanks for the link.

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    2. Dani, I took a look at the site. To be honest, I didn't find the premise to be well supported. I appreciate you sending it to me though, you know I always enjoy interesting links and it was certainly that. They like to load up their web page with windows about facebook, don't they!

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  10. Been looking forward to your return. The blogosphere has been quite boring as of late. Have you read the Survivalist series by A. American? Just wondering your thoughts.

    - Blind Ambition

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    1. Hey, B.A.

      I am trying to get back to normal up here. Not as easy as I thought it would be, as I basically let everything go while the kids were here and now I am behind.

      I know the series. It's been around a long time, as I recall. I have not read one of the books. Is it worth running one down?

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  11. I knew you'd have fun, but would be tired afterwards. I'm still tried from teaching. It's now the 4th week. Oh but I have a head cold too.

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    1. I really feel for you, Alissa. I am SO GLAD my wife is done with all that. Teaching is such a hard job. Nobody thinks so, if they haven't tried it. The pay is pathetic compared to the effort required, and it's a very stressful job. I admire the people who stick with it, and do what they can to help the kids. My wife was like that. I wasn't and I quit at the end of my third year.

      I feel like Humpty Dumpty right now. I'm trying to put things back together after 12 days of complete pandemonium.

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