Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Number 9
"This morning my administration released the budget numbers for fiscal 2006. These budget numbers are not just estimates; these are the actual results for the fiscal year that ended February the thirtieth."
Referring to the fiscal year that ended on September 30. Washington DC 10/11/06

The last 2 days we have enjoyed end of April type weather with temps in the 60's. Today the party is over. This morning waking me up out of a sound sleep, a cold front roared into town. I got up to look outside and could see in the distance the pink flashes of transformers blowing. Once I was satisfied that I wasn't heading toward the land of Oz I returned to bed but not to sleep. I have this strange fear of wind. I don't like it and am nervous at times like this. I'm not talking about a breeze, I mean wind 30 mph or more. Even as a kid when it got really windy I would be on edge. I don't know why. I've never been or even seen a tornado. When I'm anxious about something knowingly or subconscienciously (sp.) I dream about tornadoes or being stuck in a broken elevator. OOHH, just now my neighbor across the street had a huge tree come crashing down, smashing their fence and blocking the road. Several schools are closed but alas not mine. This means the students will have indoor recess today. Back to cold weather, this interlude was just a cruel joke.

Speaking of cruel, sometimes life just bitch slaps you across the face. A sad story here. A 15 yr old boy from our high school had an argument with his dad over video games on Dec. 23. He then left the house at 10 at night. When he didn't return, dad called police. I knew this wouldn't have a happy ending. What kid (by all accounts he was a good one, no troubles) would stay away over Christmas? Yesterday his body was found in a wooded area just 1/4 mile from his home. He had surrounded himself with some brush like a nest apparently to keep warm. I assume he went into the woods for whatever reason and became disoriented and lost. I pray to God that he didn't suffer, just maybe went to sleep. My heart is aching over the senseless loss of a child and for his parents that will have to live with the guilt forever. As a parent you never know how your teenager will respond and what may or may not have been a foolish argument, all their lives are irrevocably changes. Up at the high school they had pleaded with students to come forward if you know anything about his where abouts and now is the time to tell. It's okay to break that confidence. The principal had to break the news yesterday. When number 2 told me, I just had to hug him for about 3 minutes. My heart breaks for this family.


Sandi said...

What a sad story! gosh.. seems like something must be missing there isn't there? I mean..why didn't he just get up and go home?

I do NOT like wind either. I hate storms with wind and I have seen several tornados when I lived in Kansas and the power of wind is breathtaking sometimes.
my dad always used to say when it was really windy that it made him want to fight! lol

Eh..I am on the fence about George W...I am just glad no one follows me around all day and writes down all the stupid things I say.

Chuck said...

Man that's terrible! Makes you want to hold your kids close.

Summer said...

Sure, we all say stupid things at times but he is just so prolific. Sometimes it makes me laugh, other times I just shake my head in amazment that he got as far as he did.

Chuck, I guess the moral of the story is love your children whenever you can, not only your kids but anyone you love.

Kitten Herder said...

Makes me want to hug my child (and then embed a GPS chip in him).