Monthly Archives: August 2007

Whooping Cough

Big John called today to tell me that Elliot, who was born in early summer, has whooping cough. It strikes babies under six months old with some frequency, because the vaccine against it isn’t yet effective in kids that young, … Continue reading

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The Fall List

Summer is coming to a close — Labor Day, with one last shot swimming in the river, is the traditional marker around this area — and Fall is coming. Fall comes at its own pace, though. Jerry says he got … Continue reading

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Land of the soggy …

I’m back home. Not a lot happened while I was away, except that Sauk County was declared a disaster area. We had a bad storm while I was in Evanston zooming around with Chris taking in the storm damage in … Continue reading

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Zoom, Zoom, Plop

Yesterday was a normal day, with his usual routine — breakfast, morning walk, snack, rest, lunch, recreation, snack, rest, dinner, walk, recreation dessert, bed. The afternoon “recreation” consisted of buzzing around in The Toy, with the top down, doing minor … Continue reading

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Damage, Storm and Self-Inflicted

I’ve been out and about the neighborhood on foot this week, having perfectly parked my truck in Chris’ driveway upon arrival and knowing full well that I’ll not be so lucky again, and I’ve had the chance to see a … Continue reading

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So much for city life …

I went out for a walk about an hour ago, when Chris went down for a nap. I got a block and then all hell broke loose. A severe storm, unsuspected by me, whipped through Chicago at 60-70 mph, unleashing … Continue reading

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Life on life’s terms …

Michael called this morning to tell me that we had a hell of a storm in the Dells last night (trees down, power out, phone dead). Berry Road is blocked to the east, and you can bet that there’s plenty … Continue reading

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Soaked In

I drove down from the Dells to Evanston yesterday, taking US 12 to the Illinois border, avoiding the I-94 construction west of Milwaukee and at the Illinois border. Evidence of the recent heavy rains were frequent along the route — … Continue reading

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Land of the Supertalls

I’m headed down to Chicago for a week, helping Chris. Chicago is huge, and the city is, apparently, booming, if the supertall building boom — three are under construction — is an indication. I’ll probably post while I’m in Chicago, … Continue reading

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Flood

Sauk County is under flood warning today. We had just under five inches of rain yesterday, according to the bucket I leave out to see how much it rains, and we are expecting another inch or two today, according to … Continue reading

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