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Today in My History

2000:  Mom's Christmas Crisis
2001:  Lost and Alone on Some Forgotten Highway
2002:  Fizzbin
2003:  Sensory Overload
2004:  Must Be Santa
2005It Was a Pretty Good Year

2006The Shop Around the Corner
2007:  The Deadline Looms

2008:  Memories with a Hint of Cinnamon
2009:  Oh Dear
2010:  A Day (More or Less) with Jeri
2011: 
Little Christmas and Ikea


Our 2012 Christmas Letter


Bitter Hack
Updated
: 12/10
"The Bacchae"


Books Read in 2012
 Updated: 12/13
"A Christmas Carol"


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The Paul Picnic


Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Airy Persiflage

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mail to Walt

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AND HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

22 December 2012

Welcome back from the edge of oblivion.  It was nice to wake up this morning and, you know...wake up this morning.  The world outside looked as grey and wet as it looked when I went to sleep last night.

The car was still dead, though, so I had to cancel my appointment to give blood because I didn't want to walk to Bloodsource in the rain.

At 10 or so, things began to happen

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Such a sad sight.

The Honda place drove Walt home, and then we sat around all morning waiting for the phone call from the car doctor.  In the meantime, my mother called to say that she woke up this morning with a fever and feeling awful and she thought we should cancel our Christmas celebration tomorrow.  We will probably have a Christmas celebration with her early next month when Jeri is here. (And another with Ned and Marta after that, since they can't get to my mother's mid-week...this may be the never-ending Christmas!)

The Honda place finally called and said that the starter had gone out and they would have to order a new one, but they felt that they could have the car repaired by late tomorrow morning.  All things considered, my mother's sickness may be a blessing in disguise.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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