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Tuesday, December 9th, 2003
9:43p - Frustration


My home phone is NOT working.

My internet phone in the back bedroom with such a junky headset that I can hardly hear anything on it, WORKS. I can't hear that one from the bedroom. I can barely hear it in the living room, and people tend to hang up LONG before I can get in there.

The two phone lines are laid in the same trench, come to the same house from the same poles, and are with the same company.

So, I unplugged the internet, dialed my phone company's TWO fix it up lines, and BOTH do not work.

We are supposed to get ice. It is still rain at present, and then snow, wild amounts. If it really DOES hit us (generally, we get missed when the reports get crazy and we get NOTHING, or just light stuff), they will CALL on the regular line, which is not operating... I doubt they will call the other line.

What time are you getting up tomorrow? Want to call my principal to see if we have school, then EMAIL ME? How wild is THAT?

Well, I can hear the ping of ice, now. While I was messing around with the message and calling the operator to get my other phone reported (unsuccessfully), it switched.

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Edit: after 11:30, it came on. I know, because it rang. "911 here," I heard.

So, although I couldn't get out on it, somehow the local Sheriff got called about it and was checking up. Weird, weird, weird.

If a whole area was out, would they have to call all of them? That's sort of what Barb made it sound like when I asked her...

Small towns!

Maybe one of my fellow teachers with email really did read it tonight and respond to 911... ? I can't imagine, but I sure am thankful to have it back.

The ice seems to have stopped, now; at least nothing is pinging any more. I should look out and see if we're getting anything a bit quieter...

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9:47p - Possum's Night Out


Sunday was "possum night out", I guess. Two of the critters decided to dine with the cats. I KICKED the big one before it ran off a bit, but it came right back.

I called my hay man to see if he had a gun, but he turned out to have a feeling for leaving the wild things wild. Well, if they'd stay wild, so would I, but when they move in and start robbing from the helpful animals and giving weird diseases to the horses, I don't want to co-habit any more.

So, I called a fellow down the road the other way, who also owns horses. He came up with a colt and some ear plugs. Both Mr. Big and Miss Middle Sized possum were in the cat food. Big crawled under the front steps, where it was too dark to safely shoot.

Out came pans of hot water. He bolted around the corner and underneath the trailer, and the fellow didn't have a clear shot, so he didn't take it. Little one was not as fast, and he got off two shots right before it ducked under the trailer, but not a clean kill. He thinks he winged it, but I am not sure.

The past two nights, they have not come to share. He said if they did, he'd come up and try again, further from the trailer, so I am feeding the cats on the old stump. I haven't seen them get up there, yet.

During the summer, I fed the cats on the hood of the little car, which was not driving anywhere most of the time.

I told Jess about them when he called, and he suggested bludgeoning them to death with a shovel like he once did. He tends to forget that I am not as fast as he is...

Stabbing one like Mitch did in the barn when they had a nest in the hay is pretty gross, too.

Colts work for me, especially in the hands of someone with some caution about where the bullet might end up if it misses/bounces. (Go ahead and laugh. You know what word I wanted, but couldn't spell!)

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10:01p - Children's Answers


Children have all the answers:
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Ancient Egypt was old. It was inhabited by gypsies and mummies who all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert. The climate Of the Sarah is such that all the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.

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Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread, which is bread made without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandos. He died before he ever reached Canada but the commandos made it.

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Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines. He was A actual hysterical figure as well as being in the bible. It sounds Like he was sort of busy too.

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The Greeks were a highly sculptured people, and without them we wouldn't have history. The Greeks also had myths. A myth is a young female moth.

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Socrates was a famous old Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. He later died from an overdose of wedlock Which is apparently poisonous. After his death, his career suffered a Dramatic decline.

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In the first Olympic games, Greeks ran races, jumped, hurled biscuits, and threw the jave. The games were messier then than they show on TV now.

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Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefields of Gaul. The Ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out "Same to you, Brutus."

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Joan of Arc was burnt to a steak and was canonized by Bernard Shaw for reasons I don't really understand. The English and French still have problems.

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Queen Elizabeth was the "Virgin Queen," As a queen she was a success. When she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted "hurrah!" and that was the end of the fighting for a long while.

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It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood.

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Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented Cigarettes and started smoking.

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Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100 foot clipper which was very dangerous to all his men.

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The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote tragedies, comedies, and hysterectomies, all in Islamic pentameter.

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Writing at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes. He Wrote Donkey Hote. The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Since then no one ever found it.

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Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin discovered electricity by Rubbing two cats backward and also declared, "A horse divided against itself cannot stand." He was a naturalist for sure.
Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.

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Abraham Lincoln became America's greatest Precedent. Lincoln's Mother died in infancy, and he was born in a log cabin which he built with his own hands. Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves by signing the Emasculation Proclamation.

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On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln went to the theater and got Shot in his seat by one of the actors in a moving picture show. They believe the assinator was John Wilkes Booth, a supposingly insane actor. This ruined Booth's career.

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Johann Bach wrote a great many musical compositions and had a large number of children. In between he practiced on an old spinster which he kept up in his attic. Bach died from 1750 to the present. Bach was the most famous composer in the world and so was Handel. Handel was half German, half Italian, and half English. He was very large.

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Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf that he wrote loud music and became the father of rock and roll. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 and later died for this.

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The nineteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions. People stopped reproducing by hand and started reproducing by machine. The invention of the steamboat caused a network of rivers to spring up.

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Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of a hundred men.

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Louis Pasteur discovered a cure for rabbits but I don't know why.

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Charles Darwin was a naturalist. He wrote the Organ of the Species. It was very long people got upset about it and had trials to see if it was really true. He sort of said God's days were not just 24 hours but without watches who knew anyhow? I don't get it.

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Madman Curie discovered radio. She was the first woman to do what she did. Other women have become scientists since her but they didn't get to find radios because they were already taken.

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Karl Marx was one of the Marx Brothers. The other three were in the movies. Karl made speeches and started revolutions. Someone in the family had to have a job, I guess.

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