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Out on the Limb

Still Marching

Thursday, September 29, 2005

....and you can join us from right where you are now.

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Saturday, September 24, 2005

No, not THAT weather....although I'm sure I've monitored the extreme weather reports as much as the next person.

Here, it was another lovely, sunny day. Autumn is definitely in the air and is by far my favorite season. HAHA (I say that about every season when I'm in it!!)

I've caught a cold. Just thought I'd mention that :(

Here is my poetry pick of the day, by Cat:

"An Autumn Poem"

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Louisa A Conner Park

Friday, September 16, 2005

Louisa A Conner park
Originally uploaded by sand dragon.
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excerpt from "Blackberry Winter"

Thursday, September 15, 2005

While we wait for the house to sale, I have picked up a book I have long wanted to read again...Margaret Mead's "Blackberry Winter"

this is an audio post - click to play

sacrosanct: adj. - Regarded as sacred and inviolable.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I've spent a good portion of my evening packing up climbing gear for my son who is living in Monterrey, Mexico. Now that he has become aware of just how good the rock climbing is in the surrounding area, he is sorry he didn't take his gear down with him.
Note: The link above is not my son's blog. I just like the pictures.

TravelBlog is awesome. When hubby and I get those wheels rolling, we may add to TravelBlog occasionally. Here at Out on the Limb, however, is where our whole adventure story will unfold! If you are a new reader, here are the pictures of our HOUSE FOR SALE.

Waiting. waiting. waiting....patiently (oh, yeah....right)

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posted by Deb, 6:48 PM | link | 1 comments |

Google It

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Search "Web" at www.google.com

enter "failure"

Click the "I'm Feeling Lucky" button

Speaking of Google, why do I get so many spammers in Blogger's comments?
I see that other people are having this problem also.
I hope Google is working to resolve this issue, otherwise I will have to figure out some other alternative. Comments anyone? haha

Updated 9-14-05: Thanks to a helpful hint I read in STOAT, I have now updated my blog settings to ask for word verification from readers who wish to comment. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but don't blame me. Blame the inconsiderate spam monsters.
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Horseless in LaConner

Monday, September 12, 2005

Staying "home" is awkward without a vehicle since I would need to vacate if any potential buyers wished to view the property.

So Whisper and I visited LaConner, WA, today. By chance, a horseless carriage club rolled into town. Many participants wore authentic clothing from early 1900's. What struck me was how easily the fabric wrinkles AND....who cares? The real stuff, wrinkles or not, is good enough for me. Everyone looked great and all were having fun.

The horseless carriages were fun, too....especially the "steamer".

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In Memory Of September 11, 2001

Sunday, September 11, 2005

from Russia, with love:
VOLGOGRAD, September 11 (RIA Novosti, Irina Ilyicheva) - A massive anti-terrorist rally was held Sunday in the central Russian city of Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) to commemorate the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington this day four years ago.

About 500,000 local residents came together at 11:11 Sunday morning to form a 40-kilometer-long human chain in solidarity with the 9/11 survivors and bereaved. They stood side by side, holding hands, to reemphasize the need for international unity in the fight against terrorism.

The city came under the international spotlight during World War II, as the scene of one of the war's bloodiest and longest battles (it lasted 200 days, from August 1942 through February 1943).
We thank you, dear friends.

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It's All Happening at the Zoo

Saturday, September 10, 2005

You won't believe it
You won't believe it's true

but the listing won't be online until Monday. I'll update with a link then.

In the meantime, here are the pictures I provided to our agents:
Flickr Set titled "House for Sale"

This phase is somewhat like being in Bardo....past life fading away....new life awaits. Thanks to all who send their well wishes!! Your kind thoughts will help us navigate through our bardo-on-earth. We appreciate it.

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Helping Hands

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Hello Spyder Z and other readers. Thank you for asking how you can help the Katrina victims. Here are a couple of my favorite blogs that have a number of HELP LINKS.

Peace Tree Farm
Rob's Online Magazine

Your help and concern are very much appreciated. Thank you.

Regarding the question of blame....human or Gods? My answer is BOTH.

Hurricanes are a natural and expected part of Gulf Coast living; and New Orleans is a particularly vulnerable city due to its below-sea-level elevation. Hurricanes have a huge advantage over other natural disasters: People have time to get out of the way. Yes, many need help evacuating...and I would fully expect government to help those in need of transport.

Wasteful and toxic human activity is contributing to the increased fury of extreme weather worldwide. To help understand how the U.S. fouls herself, see National Resources Defense Council

Top level government greed and corruption has never been so high here in America. The negligence of the Bush administration both before and after the storm is clearly evident.
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On the Cusp

Friday, September 02, 2005

Still with me?

OK, we are getting down to it now. We have picked our realtors....not the biodiesel guy after all, but I'll introduce you to Colin and Jenny from ReMax later.

I will spend Labor Day weekend finalizing the house (finally finalizing!)....and blogging about how the Bush administration has failed New Orleans citizens miserably. I am so angry.

It looks like we will list the house no later than the end of next week. Wow!
And then we wait. And THEN.....
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