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Fall is Upon Me

Posted 10-03-2011 at 15:46 by spero525
Updated 11-25-2011 at 17:49 by spero525

Amidst all the drying land, burning fields, and final harvests of the season, there is still the occasional burst of life.





~Spero
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It never rains but it slides.

Posted 04-05-2011 at 14:36 by spero525

Sooooo. What do you do when a neighbor comes to you and says, "I think I've got a problem. Last week my porch steps were even and now one side is 2" higher than the other."

You go look, of course.

At least, this is what I did, and in the two weeks that followed that initial observation, two inches became two feet. The hill above the house was (and is still) sliding--creeping--steadily downward, surrounding the house and threatening to take it along for...
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Unhappy Suprises Updated and Other Things

Posted 02-07-2011 at 22:47 by spero525
Updated 02-07-2011 at 22:47 by spero525

I feel inclined to give an update for those who read my earlier post (Unhappy Surprises). Not just for you, actually, but for me too, because the story continues to haunt my thoughts.

After 2 months in two different NICUs and dozens of special tests, the family is HOME. They are exhausted, but they are home. Baby K continues to gain strength while the parents maintain their hope and their courage. Some of the pictures they have shared leave my heart in my throat and my throat in...
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Regarding firsts and lasts.

Posted 01-07-2011 at 14:49 by spero525
Updated 01-08-2011 at 18:04 by spero525

Deleted because I thought better of it.

Not the first time. Probably not the last, either.

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What ho, bloggers all!

Posted 12-27-2010 at 13:26 by spero525
Updated 12-27-2010 at 16:19 by spero525

I went for a walk yesterday afternoon, but what I thought would be a quiet and serene amble ended up turning into a power walk for the house when the light snow morphed into ice pellets. Running on icy ground is generally a bad idea, but walking through flying ice can be equally treacherous, I've decided. After slip sliding my way to the door, I shook myself off like a horse and re-entered my warm house with declarations of Not Doing That Again.

I'm new to snow. I didn't grow up with...
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