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March 31, 2006

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Sue

Despite the pains in the butts you are dealing with, sounds like it is trip that is more about love than work -- works for me :)

Flourish

Go killer attack cats! Its the best exercise for them. I always say as long as I have four legged creatures living in my house I will never need cable TV. They're constant entertainment.

The last time I was in Gainsville, 10 uh, make that 15 years ago, it truly was a rinky dinky place. Sounds like its suffering that horrid urban bloat that is affecting so much of the U.S. Nothing is more depressing to me than seeing a new subdivision being built. I cringe when I see how they rape the landscape of all mature trees so they can fit in the maximum amount of houses (read: profit). Then it drive me up a wall when I see them finish those house and landscape them with itty bitty bare non-native trees.

Wow, I'm a bit of a rant today, huh? :)

Old Horsetail Snake

Well, gosh, I think I have this figured out. If you move to Wyoming or South Dakota, then there will be more space on the Gainesville roads for other people.

You're welcome.

Florida Cracker

Mancino's ...pretty so so.

Gainesville is definitely growing.

I really just wanted to comment on the family message in this post. It sounds like you two are raising two wonderful kids. I bet they really had a blast even if you worked their little fingers to the bone.

Nils

It's lovely when that moment comes that the kids realize they're old enough to pitch in and do something for someone else. Don't be disappointed if it's fleeting at first - nature of the beast and all that, so chances are next week any appeals fopr help will be answered with a sneer and "Why doesn't my sister ever have to do anything?" and "But I've got homework!" (never mind that she's watching TV or talking on MSN - her homework is now a high priority).

But those great moments in parenting will come more and more often as they get older, because hey - you're a great parent. Funny how life works out like that.

FTS

And who says you can't go home? ;)

I've missed reading here, and as I settle into my new home in Colorado I hope to get back on a regular schedule. :)

kenju

Good post, Laura. I think every family ought to take a wilderness vacation where there is no electricity, just so the kids can't have all their toys. It makes you rediscover each other, no?!

Laurie

Laura you do have 2 great girls!YOur post makes me think back to after the 2004 hurricanes when the boys helped pick up debris. But the thing I remember most is they would play board games for hours and learned how to blow bubbles with bubble gum because we didn't have any electricity,thus no blasted technology.

mom

I always knew they are perfect girls. Samantha really pitched in to help when you all came here to help after our first storm. All of you worked for hours and hours cutting down that big tree that blew over. I thought Rick's back would never heal. Then you had to drive four hours to go home. We really appreciated the work and the food and water, ice and milk you brought.
I am really sorry to hear what is happening to your great neighborhood in Gainesville. It was so nice and quiet I thought of it as an oasis.

mom

I always knew they are perfect girls. Samantha really pitched in to help when you all came here to help after our first storm. All of you worked for hours and hours cutting down that big tree that blew over. Then you had to drive all the way back home. We really appreciated it.
I am really sorry to hear what is happening to your great neighborhood in Gainesville. It was so nice a quiet I thought of it as an oasis.

mom

I always knew they are perfect girls. Samantha really pitched in to help when you all came here to help after our first storm. All of you worked for hours and hours cutting down that big tree that blew over. Then you had to drive all the way back home. We really appreciated it.
I am really sorry to hear what is happening to your great neighborhood in Gainesville. It was so nice a quiet I thought of it as an oasis.

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