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        01-07-2014, 09:44 AM
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    Oooweee Roaddy! Cold,for your neck of the woods. I'd welcome those!!

    Currently -12*F but feels like -28. Humidity at 83%.

    I pulled out some old blankets in case my troops are shivering when I get there.

    Koolio, we will have to make these days up....feels good now to have them off, but when they start tacking them onto the end of the year....that really sticks it to ya! that's why we always want a late arrival...no making those up!

    Sorry to hear about that class. Sounds like the last year I was in 6th, and the reason I moved to 3rd. I just kept telling myself...I CAN survive 180 days...it's only 180 days....I took a coule personal days along the way...which I never do, but it was the only way I would survive that year.

    Sun's out!
         
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        01-07-2014, 10:50 AM
      #14642
    Green Broke
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    Oooweee Roaddy! Cold,for your neck of the woods. I'd welcome those!!

    Currently -12*F but feels like -28. Humidity at 83%.

    I pulled out some old blankets in case my troops are shivering when I get there.

    Koolio, we will have to make these days up....feels good now to have them off, but when they start tacking them onto the end of the year....that really sticks it to ya! that's why we always want a late arrival...no making those up!

    Sorry to hear about that class. Sounds like the last year I was in 6th, and the reason I moved to 3rd. I just kept telling myself...I CAN survive 180 days...it's only 180 days....I took a coule personal days along the way...which I never do, but it was the only way I would survive that year.

    Sun's out!
    Yes, but you are up North and suppose to have winter temps like that.

    Atleast Scott picked a great time to go down so he doesn't have to weather the temps outside..
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        01-07-2014, 11:18 AM
      #14643
    Green Broke
    Thought I would share some more pics..

    These are a couple of shots of the front yard.

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    This is the area around the in ground pool that washed out from a leak in one of the hoses.

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    And this is just scary....lol

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        01-07-2014, 07:25 PM
      #14644
    Yearling
    Awww Rick, not so scary! :)

    Koolio, unfortunately, the classroom situation you described is what causes thousands of teachers to leave the profession every year. We lose so many young teachers. I have been working with a young 7th grade social studies teacher who has a horrible 4th block class right now. Someone, in their infinite wisdom, decided it would be a good idea to place 9 gifted children in the same class as 15 special needs children, along with 8 behavior problems. She had taken a professional development class that I taught about the needs of gifted students, and she is openly admitting that she is pretty much ignoring the gifted kids because they sit there and read or do the work on their own while she is dealing with the needy kids. So, she has 9 brilliant children that are learning nothing. The other children aren't learning either because the class is just too big to give them them individual attention they need. It's crazy.

    Caco- Maverick sounds like he is doing great!

    Nicker- don't you love make-up days? LOL

    It was 4 degrees here today. I am assuming Isabella is doing ok. I haven't been able to go amd check on her.

    My friend, Rena, had a major setback Sunday night. She flatlined Sunday night and they were unable to stablilize her so they flew her to Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College in Richmond around 11:00am yesterday morning. At this point, she is on full life support with no signs of brain activity. Her heart has been shocked over 1000 times. The heart/lung bypass machine is keeping her alive but her heart is unable to sustain a rhthym, which is why they keep shocking it. Her kidneys failed overnight. I spent the day down at VCU with the family. The doctors are stumped. If it is determined she is brain dead, her husband will need to make the decision to stop the machines. If her brain is still active, the only chance of saving her life is a heart transplant and the chances of her staying alive long enough for that to happen are not good.

    I am just numb. Haven't shed a tear since we thought we lost her last week. When she recovered and I was able to spend hours with her on Saturday, we never thought this would happen. I don't know if I am in denial because we thought she was going to die last week and then she came back to us, or if losing my Dad 3 months ago has hardened me? Maybe I am just in shock.

    I guess we will know more in about 24 hours when they have some data on her brain activity.

    Geesh, there I go again, being such a downer.

    Let me see if I can end this on a good note. Mom is loving being up in Maryland with her sister. She sounds and acts like she is 20 years younger. Her furniture was delivered today and she is so excited about her new apartment. So, that is great news. It is so nice to be able to relax my worries about her. She is doing great. I am taking her car to her on Saturday and am excited to see her new place.
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        01-07-2014, 07:57 PM
      #14645
    Yearling
    Oh God, Ladona.......at least your Mom is doing ok. I don't know what to say about your friend that can help you; nothing, what is there to say? Of course you're numb. Hang in there. I wish I could help somehow.

    I don't see Rick's pics, but my comp is being odd.

    Don't have much else to say; just looking @ last 2 days posts, hoping all get thru this awful cold (& awful school set-ups; just what do they expect you teachers to do???)

    I'm just dealing w/work (the work itself is ok, but attending drama w/supervisors from other depts deciding to attack the new Chief & therefore his dept. I got horribly insulted by supv of maintenance last Sat & was cold in response to his nastiness. Told Chief about it this morning. He had further ammunition from grounds supv doing a number on someone else. He thinks the 2 are attacking his employees because he's not the easy run-over as previous Chief....drama drama. Plus, one employee who is a constant issue. More drama. Every day I just want to escape & come home, & this was only my Monday). AAAH!

    Pooh on all of that. I need a HorseMonday, for real. Haven't been able to touch my Project, besides a further prop on the neck (it's not going to be "right", as far as a real head/neck are concerned, but...it'll work).

    'Nite all. Try to stay warm.
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        01-07-2014, 08:37 PM
      #14646
    Yearling
    Ladonna, I am so very sorry to hear about your friend. All you can do is hope for the best and look after yourself as much as you can in the meantime. It is good that you are trying to focus on what is positive and great news your mom is doing well. Just know that we are all thinking a out you and are there to offer whatever support we can.
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        01-07-2014, 08:41 PM
      #14647
    Yearling
    Had to pop in for a quick min to see if comp cooperated in seeing Rick's pics: all are scary (as is "Man, that's alot of work"), the last one not scary at all...Rick bein' silly brought a smile to me face, all yours too, I bet!

    Nite again, for real, have to be up very early.
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        01-07-2014, 08:54 PM
      #14648
    Weanling
    School is closed for the 3rd day tomorrow. I spent most of the day doing 2 hr checks on my chickens, changing water, checking for frostbite and giving high energy treats. It was -18f feels like -40f. Crazy cold. Tomorrow should be only a few degrees warmer.

    No horse news. My BFF from CA is in town. Her dad passed away last week . What a wicked cold week for her to be in Michigan. Poor girl. She wants to come out and see my chickens and meet the horses, but I am afraid she will FREEZE! I may have to wrap her up in some old carhartts so she can get her horse fix. I know she must be missing hers!
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        01-07-2014, 11:48 PM
      #14649
    Weanling
    Hello All:

    Corgi: I am truly sorry about your friend.

    NM: I am doing a complete basement make-over w/additional bathroom.
    The tree damage destroyed drop-ceiling and several walls 24" up.
    Most basements flood from water seeping in, in my case water came through the roof.
    During the massacre water ran through the house and out the basement door.
    All hardwood, ceilings, and 75% of upstairs drywall all replaced.
    Over two years since Irene but I got burned out from all the rest of the work.
    Now it is time to finish the basement.
    It is a lot going on, but, it has turned into this winter's hobby, so to speak.

    I hope to be complete by last half of March.
    Our club's coggins and shots clinic is then which sort of starts our riding and camping season.
    Our horses have been great even with the down times.
    After Irene hit we did not ride for 9 months due to the repairs.
    Over all the horses did well even though they are rather young.

    Tj: I am very interested in seeing more of your project as it progresses.

    Koolio: I hope your horse is doing better.

    Roadyy: I enjoy the pics and progress, I hope the horses come home.

    I am still taking progress pics and will unload the camera again soon.

    I am sorry if I forgot anyone, this thread is very busy and much is shared.
    I enjoy our internet congregation.
    Thank You All and good night!!!
         
        01-08-2014, 03:26 AM
      #14650
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    weather

    Blue sky with the odd cloud and a spot of rain
    30 deg c or, in Americian, 86 deg F

    No I'm not sticking it to the snow bound.
    I happen to be waiting on a parcel from the states and it may be held up due to the weather conditions being experienced by you lot

    Ladona sorry to hear about your friend.

    Rick. Fredy Kruger has still got it over you.

    Cheers all
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