Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday, 30 November 2012

08:49 – What is this crap with adults beating infants and small children? There was another one in the paper this morning, this one from Mt. Airy. Fortunately, the kid survived, this time. The mother, 24, and her boyfriend, 20, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 29 November 2012

07:34 – Front page article in the newspaper this morning about a young local couple that are in the running for Parents of the Year. They’re both 20 years old. He was playing video games at 5:00 a.m. when their … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

08:10 – The house diagonally across the street from us has been vacant for more than a year. Barbara mentioned last weekend that she’d seen a young couple looking at it with the real estate agent and then returning on … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012

08:44 – More smoke and mirrors on the Greek bailout. Essentially, the EU and ECB (but not the IMF) have agreed to take a huge loss on their outstanding loans to Greece, but not by an explicit writedown of those … Continue reading

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Monday, 26 November 2012

09:13 – Our overnight low was 31.0F (-0.6C), not much under freezing, but enough to make sure that any bugs that somehow survived the previous night froze to death unless they were deep underground. A lot of people scoffed at … Continue reading

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Sunday, 25 November 2012

08:47 – Our overnight low was 27.4F (-2.6C), which is the first hard freeze we’ve had this season. The high today is to be only 50F (10C). That’s pretty chilly for around here. I just checked tracking on the ChromeBook … Continue reading

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Saturday, 24 November 2012

09:43 – Barbara and I finally started watching Revenāˆže last night on Netflix streaming. Apparently, it’s a retelling of an original story by some French guy named Al Dumbass. It stars Emily VanCamp, whom I adore only slightly less than … Continue reading

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Friday, 23 November 2012

08:23 – Barbara is off to visit the craft fair with her friend Bonnie and Bonnie’s sister. Late this afternoon, she’s going to meet her sister and sister’s husband at her parents’ old house and haul some stuff back here. … Continue reading

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

09:01 – Barbara is leaving late this morning to meet her parents and sister to spend the day celebrating Thanksgiving. I’m not much for holidays, and certainly not religious holidays, so today is just another work day for me. Barbara … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

08:33 – The EU finance ministers met all night, but couldn’t agree on giving any more money to Greece. It might help if they stopped referring to these disbursements as “loans” and started referring to them as what they really … Continue reading

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