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Ten days to winter's end. Today's weather was a perfect 10. This post is about 10 ten things, and it's been 10 days since my last post.
An extra day to be thankful for. An extra blog post for readers who managed to slog through the last four years. An extra opportunity to do something nice for someone today? An extra day to tell a friend how much their appreciated.
I was ready to concede to Scott's comment on my Feb. 4th post. "Historical records" can't be wrong when it comes to describing the location of Les' boyhood home, can they? Even though I said in my post "as I understand it," Scott almost proved me wrong. Maybe Les had more than one boyhood home?
I've wanted to blog about last year's ridiculously complicated ultralight-led crane migration begun last October. One delay after another in their journey and the young endangered whooping cranes haven't moved from Alabama more than just a few miles since before Christmas. It's the first time in the eleven years of Operation Migration that the whoopers didn't reach their Florida wintering destination.
Nice front page story on Garth's 60th and final Polar Bear Plunge in today's paper. Nice photos from the years too. Thousands of crazy and half-drunk New Year's Day dippers have him to thank for getting this started back in '53. I expect an even larger crowd will be on hand noon Sunday to witness his final plunge, thank him and wish him well.
5 kids hurt when school bus goes airborne. The article in today's Journal Sentinel sounded like it came straight from a video game: "... hit the ice... swerved off the road ... continued into a ditch ... hit a driveway, went airborne for about 80 feet and skidded to a stop.
One of Sir Fido's favorite p-mail servers crashed last night. One less place to leave an instant message.
Which national president got three times as much front page coverage in today's Journal Sentinel than Obama's first Oval Office address to the nation?
I don't know why someone would choose opening day of the Brewer game over his job, but a guy from work did just that. He'd purchased the ticket but didn't adhere to the conditions to get the day off. He had a choice to keep his job. He chose the game. What I didn't know is he had to sell his ticket because he needed the money. Ironic.
It's not that I don't love each one of you, it's just that I wouldn't come right out and say it like this. By using quotation marks in the title I'm able to avoid any emotional connection.
I love hot dogs, both eating and watching. The Journal Sentinel pointed out a couple good examples within the last few days.
It's been three years since the beginning of WaukeshaNOW and this blog. There's still plenty going on to share. The enjoyment I get from writing hasn't receeded, and as long the computer is working, and I still have the time, I'd like to continue.
I visited with my dad on Memorial Day. He has a new metal flag holder that looks really nice there next to his headstone.
I will no longer be refering to my check engine light as an "idiot light." After two weeks of worry, the light went out on it's own. I'm more dependent than ever on my 11 year old Toyota and can't afford to replace it. Thirty-five miles to work and no bus line. Hard to get car repaired when you have to have it at work all day.
I caught our moon waxing Venus tonight around 8:00. The young moon was only 8.89% full tonight, 15.95% full Saturday. It waxes it's way up to full by March 10th.
A new, temporary men's shelter has been proposed for opening at St. Matthias Episcopal Church from now through April. Present shelters are overcrowded and this would free up room for families at the Hebron shelters.
Diana C. has been our Journal Sentinel carrier for half a year give or take. In that time there's not been a single instance when I've failed to find the paper outside the door in the morning. No matter the weather, the road conditions or time of day, it's always there. This morning the paper was there when I checked at 5:15 a.m., and it was double-bagged!
I wonder if the writers at the Journal Sentinel tried to make one of today's headlines sound funny: SHEEP SHEARERS IN SHORT SUPPLY. Strength-sapping, specialized, seasonal skill seeks students by the seashore. Well, OK, I did add "by the seashore" and changed one other word, but try swiftly saying it seven times.
I used to hear from people who saw my blog in Waukesha Marketplace. Many people from church would compliment me on my writing. But because Marketplace is no longer carrying the blogs all I hear now is they haven't seen anything from me lately. Hey, get a computer!
I have to compare yesterday's crane count to fishing. Sometimes you don't see any, but the day is never wasted. Plus, a bad day of crane counting is still better than a good day at work.
Milwaukee's Holiday Parade had a lot more bands, TV and radio personalities, and "New York style" helium balloons but it didn't have the UW Marching Band.
Curious what my neighbors were up to, I joined the large crowd at a barn on Northview last Saturday night to see if Laurel Walker was right; that there would be "power to the people."