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Hey Kidpeat, news says the weather's bad in your

by Ziks511 / January 5, 2005 6:24 AM PST

neck of the woods. How's it going?

And just think, you can enjoy it tomorrow when the same weather front comes through here.

Rob B

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There's not much to it yet. Maybe it will get better later
by Kiddpeat / January 5, 2005 6:43 AM PST

in the day. My daughter was hoping for a snow day, but didn't get one today. It was a good reason to come home early to avoid the snow which is supposed to be heavier tonight. Forcast is 8-12 inches, but heavier farther north of us and lighter to the south. It's been a long time since Chicago had a really good snow.

I can work from home over the internet, but I do go to school twice a week so I hope it's not heavy enough to cause problems getting there.

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We touched on this school thing before but I don't think
by Ziks511 / January 5, 2005 6:52 AM PST

I ever asked, What are you taking at Uni? (as they call it in Britain, it's such an ineffectual word don't you think?)

Oh yeah, how old's your daughter. I had the enormous good fortune to supervise my kid's school years thanks to the world's best part-time job here. I enjoyed it a lot.

Rob B

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I am studying digital media with the goal of developing
by Kiddpeat / January 5, 2005 7:01 AM PST

some kind of business in that area. I love technology and consider media technology to be very fascinating.

My daughter is 16 and acting very much like I think a typical teen acts, but is not into boys at this point. She's a lot of fun although she doesn't always know that.

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Sounds wonderful and my congrats and best wishes on
by Ziks511 / January 5, 2005 7:22 AM PST

the university work, I did arts, and indeed art courses which are I suspect much less demanding than your courses.

Ain't Kids wonderful. As mentioned previously mine is 17 and is altogether too self posessed and grown up. He's just getting into music and I have managed to keep enough of a dialogue going that he doesn't dismiss my suggestions and references out of hand. I gained some serious brownie points when I gave (with his permission) three British First Pressings of the Sex Pistols early singles to his best friend, an ardent Punk wannabe. On the other hand his friends Parents were not entirely thrilled.

We only get hints of girly things when his girlfriend comes over. She is the oddest combination of a girly girl and an athlete/scholar. Her marks are to die for (current average 96%) and to see her on the track you'd think she was a fella. Focused, worked up, intent, no nonsense. Its an enjoyable contrast.

I have no idea what will happen next year, Robbie has always intended to take 2 bites at grade 12 with a view to using the best subjects for his application, but also because it puts off the decision another year, and lets us save for another year too. Whether they stay together, with her at MacMaster University in Hamilton about 60 miles west of here along the lake, is in the lap of the gods but I hope so. She's a keeper, in the words of that old misogynist joke.

Rob Boyter

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With luck 12 inches by the end of the day Thurs
by Ziks511 / January 5, 2005 12:40 PM PST

St. Catherines, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls (both of them) and Buffalo, maybe 2 feet.


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An easy day, only about 4 inches fell. I shovelled the walk
by Ziks511 / January 6, 2005 10:48 AM PST

to the street and my son shovelled the sidewalk. I only had to ask once and he did it immediately.

I think there's something wrong with my son. But I'm not complaining, I'm just watching him VERY carefully.

Rob B

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We had about 12 inches. It was a challenge to clear
by Kiddpeat / January 6, 2005 11:03 AM PST

the walk, but everything else was a piece of cake. The highways were clear, and we didn't have any snow days. It is enough for some good photos, and good sledding. I remember when my daughter was a toddler on her saucer sled. I sent her down a local hill and she went airborn over another kid's head. Big sigh of relief. All's well that ends well.

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Are you among the lucky few with a snow-blower?
by Ziks511 / January 7, 2005 3:05 PM PST

I had an envious conversation with a couple of people on this forum when we got our first big snow in late November. All I can say is I've done it the old fashioned way and I still dont' enjoy it.

Protect your back and good luck with the school work.

Rob B

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(NT) (NT) Nope! It would not pay at this point.
by Kiddpeat / January 7, 2005 3:20 PM PST
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