Monday, November 2, 2015

NOV 2 2015
REALLY BIG CROWD FOR YESTERDAYS SHATTING...NICE DAY TOO..  CAMERA MARK  IS ALSO SHORT ORDER COOK MARK....ALONG WITH SALADS AND CAKES -- MOST NOTABLY A HOME MADE CARROT CAKE-- AND THEN THE SINFUL STRAWBERRY ONE FROM SPINELLI'S -- WE DID NOT STARVE...

THE  KEYCHAIN FAMILY  FROM CONN... WERE HERE,.... THE DAUGHTER GOES TO GALLUDETE IN ( OR AROUND ) WASHINGTON DC...  SHE IS HEARING- AND ONE OF THE FEW HEARING AT GALLUDETTE- STUDYING AUDIOLOGY. I WISH I HAD MORE TIME TO SPEND WITH HER... ONE OF MY MORE CONFUSING EPISODES IN MY LIFE HAS BEEN TO TRY AND EXPLAIN.... WITH MY VERY LIMITED SIGN LANGUAGE.. TO A DEAF PERSON , THE MEANING OF  "YOU  CAN'T SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES"-- THAT TURNED INTO AN ALL DAY EVENT.... A VERY BRIGHT GAL... IT WAS MY INABILITY TO COMMUNICATEE THAT GOT US IN TROUBLE.  IN MY 2 YEAR ASSOCIATION WITH KAREN ( THE ASL TEACHER) WE HAD MANY INTERESTING  CONVERSATIONS... I DID LEARN THAT  WHEN HER PARENTS INSISTED SHE BE PART OF THE  HEARING WORLD AND  LIP READ AS OPPOSED TO SIGN LANGUAGE- IT WAS TERRIBLY ISOLATING FOR HER-- AND  WHAT A TREMENDOUS RELIEF TO FIND A WHOLE COMMUNITY OF DEAF PEOPLE COMMUNICATING EASILY  WITH SIGN.   
THAT AND THE FACT THAT DEAF PEOPLE ONLY GO TO RESTAURANTS  WHERE THE TABLES ARE ROUND SO THEY CAN  "TALK".
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YOU  NEW PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW  BUT THE MOVIE  MIRACLE WORKER--- IS  REQUIRED WATCHING FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN TRAINING A DANE.. PATTY DUKE-- AS AN OUT OF CONTROL DEAF/BLIND  HELEN KELLER--BEING TAUGHT BY ANNE-  THE MOMENT WHERE HELEN FINALLY REALIZES THOSE HAND MOVEMENTS MEAN SOMETHING... IS THE MOMENT  COMMUNICATION STARTS---AND IT HAPPENS WITH DOGS  TOO.
GREAT MOVIE...

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TODAY I THINK BELLA AND GEORGE HAVE A TV  INTERVIEWWING SESSION... I AM ON 1/2 CALL IN CASE THEYE WANT TO FILM SOME OF GEORGES BROTHRS AND SISTERS..  EITHER HERE OR IN WOBURN...
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 MY DAUGHTER - GWEN - IS AROUND FROM NORTH CAROLINA... AND FOR SOME REASON NEEDS 4 LOBSTERS FOR LUNCH.... I FORGOT THE DETAILS  BUT WE CAN MANAGE THAT...  SHE WILL BE IN THE GUEST HOUSE FOR A COUPLE NIGHTS... AND YOU WILL PROBABLY SEE HER ON CAMERA...
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I NOW HAVE A FLUSHING TOILET-- HOW EXCITING  IS THAT...!!! 
 FOR THE PAST 6 MONTHS , I HUNG THE HAND SHOWER HEAD ON THE BACK OF THE TOILET TANK TO FILL IT...., AND STOPPED THE USUAL FUNCTION WITH  CLOTHESPIN....  BECAUSE IT LEAKED/RAN....
SINCE THAT IS OUR ONLY FIRST FLOOR BATHROOM, I LET HANDICAP PEOPLE USE IT--- EVERYONE ELSE  GOES UP THE WINDING SPIRIAL STAIRCASE. ONE PERSON WHO COULD NOT NAVIGATE THE STAIRS HAS A VERY HANDY HUSBAND WHO WENT TO THE HARDWARE STORE AND BOUGHT THE PIECES AND FIXED IT.
IT WAS ALL VERY EXCITING....
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WE HAD ONE LETHARGIC PUP EARLIER-- SEEMS FINE NOW-- BUT DID SPIKE A TEMP OF 103--  LOOKS LIKE THE ONLY ONE--  I LIVE IN FEAR OF SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE WITH UN VACCINATED PUPS.... BUT HOPEFULLY IT WAS A TOOTH SITUATION...   WE ARE WATCHING...
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TOMORROW'S EXCITEMENT--  2 CORDS OF FIREWOOD TO BE DELIVERED... I SPLURGED AND GOT KILN DRIED .
FIRES BOTH IN THE HOUSE AND  T TENT FEEL SOOOOO GOOD AT THIS TIME OF YEAR ( OR ANY OF THE 1/2 YEAR FOR WHICH N.E. IS FAMOUS.)- AH... BUT THE  COLD KILLS OFF THE BUGS.  THIS IS A GOOD THING.

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