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Weather as Entertainment

On the island, a storm with lots of thunder and lightning was causing all sorts of problems (electricity on/off/on, internet on/off/on); and on the east coast back in the States, there was a crazy snow blizzard.  Is it global warming … Continue reading

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The Gang’s All Here

It’s the week of home repairs and projects.  As I write this there are six people now either in the house or out in the garden and not one of them speaks English and, for some reason, the housekeeper seems oddly … Continue reading

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Magnitude 7.0

When a natural disaster strikes anywhere in the world, it is cause for alarm, panic and shock.  But, I think when a natural disaster occurs on an island, the reaction time for shock starts before the alarm goes off. I keep … Continue reading

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And now, the addition of extension cords

Blazing Apollo, it’s hot.  It’s the kind of day where you just sit and sweat.  Every living creature is seeking out water or shade and I’m one of them.  I’m a native Minnesota lady, after all, and I am just … Continue reading

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A Method of Hoses

On day 6 of the ‘will we or won’t we have water, today’ adventure, the tank was finally filled, but not by normal means. Yesterday, the gardener swung by to give me the daily water update.  He told me that … Continue reading

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