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    December 18, 2007 by Brandy Vencel

    The kids are sick. Si is actually sick enough that he came home from work for the first time in…well, ever, actually. Oh. And the computer crashed. Right now, it is on life support here in the home office. We have performed resuscitation more than once, and we are hoping that it holds on long enough for us to harvest its organs in a way that suits us. If this works it will give a fuller life to the extra, hand-me-down computer that my dad gave me only a week or so ago.

    In fact, the crashed computer perhaps overheard me tell my dad that I thought it was on the way out and won’t it be nice to switch things over before they get ugly?

    Hence the suicide attempt, which slightly resembles one of those high school breakups. You know: I break up with you before you break up with me.

    Anyhow, if you emailed me and didn’t receive a reply, this is why. I might be a bit hit-and-miss this week.

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  • Reply Brandy December 19, 2007 at 5:51 am


    Thanks for wishing us well. 🙂 We are getting better slowly but steadily. Except for A. She is our weakest, always the first to get sick and the last to get well. Poor baby!

  • Reply Lydia December 19, 2007 at 4:08 am

    Awww! So sorry to hear everyone is sick. I will be praying for you all.

    I have to say that your title says it all, “Good News.” That’s classic. 🙂

    I don’t remember my mom ever really being sick when she was caring for us who were sick. Maybe it is more common for moms with young children who seem to pick up everything. Come to think of it, I never got that sick either. At least not with normal kid type stuff. Just the kind of stuff you would need a medical manual to look up! LOL!

    I sure everyone is feeling better soon. I’ll have to keep the garlic tips in mind. It sounds interesting. Hope you get some sleep or at least a nap. Take care.


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