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Sunday evening I was in the middle of a construction project, holding some pieces with wet glue and an absolute disinclination to remain in the position which destiny had decreed they assume when my wife walks in and says that the Director of the Senior Center has decreed that she produce me at the Senior Center promptly.   Hmmm.   This was obviously some setup, but the Senior Center (I'm on the Board, was Treasurer, and, of course, have to leave all that when I move) had made a very nice recognition at the Annual Meeting not long ago.  But.  One does not mess with the Director.  I meekly abandoned my project, replaced my rather grubby outer layer with a more festive one, and let myself be led off.

Got down there.  Walked in.  Bunch of folks I mostly didn't know.  No Director.  Someone comes up - it is the Ambulance Crew.

I've made a couple of posts about the dunking booth these folks run at our annual festivities on Labor Day Weekend.  I did it again this year, too, but don't have any new pictures.  The lady who comes up says they're having their holiday party and want to share it with me in appreciation for my efforts.  Uh-huh.  Nice dinner.  Afterwards, presentations, and, to compress, I am now an honorary member of the Ambulance Crew, with a handsome plaque to prove it.  They don't take me out on runs, so central VT folks can rest easy.  Arthur Fiedler I'm not.

I am very honored.  And successfully bamboozled again


Nov. 22nd, 2008 12:09 am
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I posted in July that we'd be moving, and various consequences have kept down my posting, although rather a lot has been happening.  One thing is implied in a profile change:  I am no longer a Village Trustee, although I have agreed to help them out with electrical matters for a while, and I spent an hour on the phone today with non-electric municipal concerns.

So I'm intending to make a series of posts to memorialize some of these events.

This resolve was triggered by something that happened tonight. )


Jul. 2nd, 2008 10:49 pm
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We're moving.

Detail behind cut )

One good thing that happened a couple weeks ago: 

We took off an afternoon to visit the construction site of our new residence and make some choices.  We were in time that I could specify where I wanted cat5 drops; I hope I still feel the same way when I move in!

Then we went to a nearby restaurant that we knew of and celebrated our 49th anniversary.  It was Friday the 13th, but 49 is 7 squared, so that defended against any residual bad luck.  Very nice dinner, and the staff were very nice to us.
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According to a Scientific American snippet you can read here .  Unfortunately, I did not notice any comment about the positive effects of lurking.

Note to self:  post more. 
countrycousin: (me)
Ah, I was tagged by [ profile] wijsgeer.

a. Link to the person who tagged you.
b. Post the rules on your blog.
c. Write six random things about yourself.
d. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
e. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.
f. Let your tagger know when your entry is up.

6 things )

Tagging other people.  Well, following the splendid lead of merchandisers, we're running a self-service, tag-yourself establishment here.  It's the latest thing.  You may cite me if it helps.
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I volunteered for the dunking booth again at the town Labor Day

 The dunking was fine. )


Aug. 18th, 2007 06:26 pm
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We've been away for a week, exploring our roots (a week's vacation at the Adirondack resort where we met 50 years ago this summer).  Great week.  No pix.  Lot of hiking.  Some paddling.  Some swimming.  Some internet access, so I'm not hopelessly behind, just behind.
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Thanks to [ profile] bright_lilim for the following, which apparently investigates my friends and lists interests which they have and I don't.

Read more... )

Labor Day

Sep. 7th, 2006 12:00 am
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Really hadn't intended many personal posts, but this was special.

Cut for length and ego )

Filk break

Aug. 21st, 2006 09:43 pm
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Some filk on a vital aspect of meaningful relationships.

Cut to protect the guilty )


Sep. 24th, 2005 06:46 pm
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I better do this before I have to count the minutes:

Read more... )


Sep. 13th, 2005 01:45 pm
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Well, I've set up this fool thing, I suppose I'd better say something.

I think my first few entries will concern books. Since the fiction I like seems to be pretty well covered elsewhere, I'll talk about some non-fiction, mostly technical. Sorry, it's what I read.


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