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The Worst Thing Today

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri January 30th, 2009, 12:05 pm

The cool change arrived thank goodness. It's only going to be 36C here tomorrow (ONLY). Along with the cool change though we had a five hour blackout which is always fun.
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Alaric
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Postby Alaric » Fri January 30th, 2009, 12:36 pm

Something like 600,000 homes in Melbourne were without power. Ouch!

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri January 30th, 2009, 1:33 pm

Yep, and it was a considerable length of time. Saw several accidents as we driving around because people weren't being careful going through intersections where the lights were out.
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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Fri January 30th, 2009, 9:33 pm

yeah i watched a guy try to beat a yellow light then thought better so slamed on brakes and ended up sideways in the middle of the intersection, I bet he thinks twice next time.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat January 31st, 2009, 10:16 pm

I had trouble getting my computer going this morning... Not a good sign.

Managed eventually, but I did have a moment of panic! I could quite happily live without my mobile phone, but my computer is a whole other issue!
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There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.



Edith Wharton

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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun February 1st, 2009, 2:01 pm

It's early, but I hope this day gets better from here.

Started not long after midnight with a feverish seven year old (fine now, by the way).

Five year old getting up in the wee dark hours (which happens once in a while, though it seems to be getting more frequent). Husband took the first shift. I took the second. Trying to recover from a cold, having a large headache already, and downright exhausted, I foolishly decided to lie down on the livingroom floor. *SPLASH* (I would like to point out that I was not asleep, or even anywhere near it, this kid moves quickly)

It's a good thing I know from history that milk can be used as an adhesive. I knew to get everything cleaned up right away. Right away took more than half an hour. By the time I had the worst of it sopped up, my oldest came down and helped me pick up the popsicle sticks (we keep them for crafts, Ben likes to throw them).

Now it's time for me to get off the computer and convince my husband that his own childhood is not a crystal ball indicator for our oldest's future, take more headache medicine, and count the minutes 'til my parents arrive to babysit so I can go to part of an SCA meeting, returning in time so that my Dad can get home and get chores done in time to watch his beloved Steelers make history.

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Tanzanite
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Postby Tanzanite » Sun February 1st, 2009, 9:46 pm

My daughter had to go back to Indiana :( . I felt so bad for her - she wasn't feeling well and seemed to have a slight fever. The mom in me just wanted to make her stay here so I could take care of her. It was really good to see her, even if was for just a short time. She's supposed to be back for Spring Break and we're going to go stay a few days in the mountains and go skiing (well, everyone will go skiing except me - I don't ski).

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 12:52 am

Woke up this morning feeling like I have not slept. I think the heat has caught up with me. Cant stop yawning and could easily go back to bed. However the tyrant in me wont let me sleep yet. On the other hand...zzzzzzzzzzzzz
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 1:07 am

SuperBowl Sunday at work....ugh.

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Mon February 2nd, 2009, 4:30 pm

Pretty much snowed in today. London has ground to a halt. It not only snowed heavily overnight but continued for most of the day. Very few people made it into work I understand. I worked from home but haven't really managed to get that much done. More is expected tonight.


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