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We're Baaaaack

Well, Zach worked hard and pulled his grade up. Not to where it should (easily) be, but enough. So I carted all the cords in from the car and we're back in the electronic age. Not sure about that. It was pretty peaceful here with no tv, no internet, no x-box.

Finals week is over for the boys. I can NOT believe that Kenny has only 3 semesters left and he'll be done with high school. Where does the time go? Remember this little guy?

My new job is about killing me. I love it. I really, really do. And a girl told me the other day, with tears in her eyes, "I've learned more from you in three weeks than I did in all my classes put together last year." Okay, that will keep me going for a while. But man, I really have to THINK now. My toddler classes and the CCRR job I'd been doing for over 10 years and things were pretty automatic. It's good for me. And I like that I'm learning, too. And growing. But this old dog is TIRED after doing new trick…


Hi all,
Well, Zach is pulling his usual. A's on his tests in Math Analysis. Not doing his homework. Doesn't add up to a good grade. So.....since drastic measures were called for, I DISCONNECTED the cable.

This means no tv.
No x-box 360.
No internet.

Am I punishing him or myself? Not sure about that.

I didn't disconnect it permanently, just removed the cords and put them in my car. We'll see how it goes.

But, dear readers, this means fewer updates on the blogs, because I'll have to go out into the cold to get the cords in my jammies after the kids are in bed.

It also means it will be harder for me to get my e-mails. I can check them from work, after my workday is done.

It also means that at work, I don't have my e-mail address book. So...if you haven't heard from me, please e-mail me again, I can't access the e-mails already on my home computer.

PETE IN OHIO...e-mail me, so I can add you to my online address book. I don't have your address n…


I have a new love in my life.
Benjamin Franklin.
Isn't he the one that discovered/harnessed electricity?
I also love the guys at Pacific Power and the utilities department of the city who worked all night long so I could finally get a shower and cook something without propane.
And I love my phone.
And the HEATER...oh the HEATER!!

Okay, you get it already. I know.
Whew, what a few days it's been. Lots of folks still without power or phone.
We lost the oldest tree in Washington here at Whitman campus. And a LOT of other trees. Lots of streets still closed.

And I'm way behind on everything that needs to happen for Monday.

But I'm warm now, so really, how bad can it be?

Besides, we got to play Dutch Blitz and Outburst and Apples to Apples by candlelight. And, for while anyway, that's even better than Rock Band. Especially with Q-baby, Donald, Drew, Will, Zach, Ali and a few others.

And we got to chase burglars away from the n…


Where did 2007 go??
It was a good year. I just wish it had lasted longer! I thought I might do a year-end review, make a list of the highlights, but gosh, I can't remember much of anything! Better stick to just December. There was a lot in December.

I gotta tell you though, nothing beats driving down the road with your kids and your nephew, the speakers blaring Bon Jovi.

Music Video:
Living On A Prayer by (Bon Jovi)

Music Video Code by Video Code Zone
We've gotta hold on to what we've got
It doesn't make a difference if we make it or not,
We've got each other and that's a lot
For love, We'll give it a shot

Whoa, we're halfway there
Whoa, livin' on a prayer
Take my hand and we'll make it, I swear
Livin' on a prayer.

Listening to them sing, I do believe it. We'll make it, I swear.

Christmas...we left Walla Walla with Zach driving, and six hours later, arrived in Kelso. He did great! And I think it's quite a feather in the "man…