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http://www.flickr.com/photos/lesliepear/sets/72157627881830081/

No one was hurt. Looks like minimal damage to the car. Police and insurance company notified. Awaiting instructions on removing the branch - tree belongs to house behind condo.

New Theme

Sep. 30th, 2011 08:46 pm
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Trying a new theme here, a little fall redecorating!


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We had back to school night on Tuesday. Third grade is a big change from second. They start reading to learn (not learning to read) and dealing with teaching to the the test (NJ Ask here). Alan seems to be doing well, but he does seem to have more work to do in class and for homework.

 

Did anyone else find such a change?

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Hurricane

Aug. 29th, 2011 04:24 am
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The hurricane came.
I prepared with water, filling the bath tub, gathering all the batteries, stocking up on food, even a hidden toy for Alan in case of no power driven amusements (cell phone, DS, tv, internet etc). Even got sandbags from the town and bagged my sunken patio door.

We were so lucky! We did not lose power! (I think we did in 1999 for Floyd) FIOS also held up just fine. Our condo complex is in one of the higher points in town fortunately and our patio didnt seem to get anything other than tree debris.

My MIL wasnt so lucky. She lives 15 minutes away.
She has water in her basement (known issues, worse this time). She has no power due to a substation flood and isnt expected to be back for 5 to 7 days.  Other friends in the area have lost power. We have offered to help out if needed with food, showers etc.

We drove to see her yesterday. Had to go a roundabout way due to a flooded area, but no major problems to get to her. We were surprised to see a supermarket open. They said they had a generator. Glad people came to work it also. We rented  a movie "How to train a dragon" and saw it last night.

I am working from home Monday since NJ transit buses may be messed up.  Glad my current place is cool on this.

I also have to pack for our cabin camping trip coming soon.  Seems weird to camping after all this!














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earthquake

Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:48 pm
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didnt feel it (2 others here also didnt feel it).
co worker did and was upset so went home. all is well here.

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Is the $99 fire sale HP tablet worth buying?

Also, if HP sells their PC division, will they still make printers?


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Reading

Aug. 17th, 2011 06:52 am
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I'm reading The Hunger Games trilogy now. I've read the first book, am 1/2 way through the 2nd book and have the third waiting. (I was derailed for a little while since our library system sent the 3rd book before the 2nd one, I had to wait for the 2nd one to come in).

I really like Katniss. As a character she's much better than Twilight's Bella Swan <g>. I like her male colleagues too (except for Peetas name).
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] yeoww at My son has been missing since Thursday, Aug 4.


We'll be distributing this flyer around Fremont once we get it printed

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I pulled out the leather belt I made in sleepaway camp on 8-2-77 (I dated it!) and am wearing it with my shorts today.

(I should snap a photo)
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Add me or let me know if you need an invite. I do seem to need an e-mail for one (and it doesn't have to be a gmail mail).
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] kythryne

Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast.

We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child. She's presently being represented by a court-assigned lawyer who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at kythryne@gmail.com if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.
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This happened in my hometown yesterday.



More info here

Wow

May. 15th, 2011 08:19 pm
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Saw this guy's work at the Verona (NJ) Craft fair - his photographs look amazing when you see them on tiles!

http://www.davidsternphotography.com/

http://www.davidsternphotography.com/tilephoto.htm

http://www.davidsternphotography.com/photomonth.htm
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If anyone plays words with friends (like scrabble) on the iphone/ipad, android or whatever else it runs on, my username there is lesliepear like my lj. Happy to play with all!

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post

Apr. 7th, 2011 09:00 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] clari_clyde at post

I’ve been wondering what’s up with all the DDoS attacks LJ has been receiving lately. Signal boosting [info]ingridmatthews:



Just in case anyone thinks LJ's downtime is just TPTB being incompetant, read this:


LiveJournal, Russia's blogging platform of choice, is sustaining biggest cyberattack attack in its history. Bloggers say the Kremlin wants to crack down on political discussion.


"LiveJournal, Russia’s most popular blogging platform, has been under a massive DDoS attack for the past few days. The attack has effectively wiped out Russia’s main refuge for unbridled political discussion, a hugely lively and extensive domain frequented by politicians, opposition activists and social commentators alike...


“The reason for attack is more than clear in this case — someone wants LiveJournal to disappear as a platform,” Ilya Dronov, development director at SUP, wrote in a post on his LiveJournal blog earlier this week. He said the hackers were hoping to push bloggers from LJ to social networks where “it's easier to fight individual users.”"


http://globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/bric-yard/russian-blog-site-under-attack


http://putinwatcher.blogspot.com/2011/04/cyber-war-on-russian-activist-bloggers.html


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Has anyone seen/used one yet?

I saw one yesterday and was not impressed - it look like one of those holographic paper cards - I was expecting something like the Star Trek holodeck from the way people were talking about it :(

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