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Walking into the ‘Sub’ Life

January 16th, 2015
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I’m a substitute teacher for Volusia County School Board. It will take a few days to process and activate my record in “the system”

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Whirlpool, Maytag, or A&E Factory Service – which to loathe more…

September 8th, 2012
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It was April 2010 and the State of Florida had instituted a 20% rebate program if consumers purchased Energy Star compliant appliances – with up to a $75 refund per appliance for proof of recycling. The rebate/refund program website was absolutely slammed and if reports are to be believed, Florida went through the entire budgeted […]

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New sunrise, new year

January 1st, 2012
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My previous sunrise excursion seemed popular with the locals (the wife, as well as Thing 1 and Thing 2 (Baxter and Pebbles) ) so I thought I would try it again.  This time I planned it in advance – and gave the wife fair notice.  While the roads to the beach were nearly empty, we […]

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Day’s End

October 19th, 2011
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Maybe I should start carrying a photog rig in my car for moments like this: What you can’t see due to the sub-par sensor in my G’zOne is that the ‘warm’ clouds overhead are in sharp contrast to the ‘cool’ night sky.  Florida is flat enough that with a clear horizon line, the clouds are […]

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Daybreak on Eastern Shores

September 3rd, 2011
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I was up early and noticed that the sky was lightening in the east, it seems to do that on a daily basis. On a whim, I thought that I should see the sunrise from the beach, it being one of the benefits of living on an eastern coast. I was going to hit the […]

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I Don’t Lose It Often…

May 14th, 2010
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My glasses – yes. The battle with my waistline – a thousand times, yes. My cool? Rarely. I happened to be crossing the busiest intersection in Volusia County, Clyde Morris Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard (ISB), when the elderly driver in a plain white Toyota stopped suddenly and directly in front of me. Normally this […]

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Misty Morning in Florida

December 19th, 2008
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Sometimes it’s good to have a camera close at hand. You would never guess by the photo that: A train was rumbling by less than a hundred meters away. The rail crossing was going ‘DING! DING! DING!’ The dog was barking at someone in another yard. Distant emergency services’ sirens could be heard. Sometime a […]

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Joys of Home Ownership: Mortgage Mandated Insurance

October 31st, 2008
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State Farm. After 7 years, no claims, and over $5,000 later, they’ve determined that I’m to much of a risk to hold on their balance sheet. I talked with an insurance agent – she helped be with car insurance in 2001 as well – and it looks like my only choice is Citizen’s. The ‘Insurer […]

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Vacationing: It’s All About The Company You Keep

October 23rd, 2008
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Back from a vacation that was cut short by several days. Let me say that I do like the Florida Keys, its very nice down there – tropical foliage, blue waters, constant sea breezes.  The problem I have is that there are people there.  And most, if not all of them, are there exclusively to […]

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The Truly Crappy Day (was ‘Garrett is as Garrett Does’)

October 17th, 1999
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WARNING: Contains mature language and graphic descriptions of injuries Hurricane Irene kinda snuck up on me. I didn’t hear about it until Friday morning. So after work on Friday, I made sure I had the supplies from Hurricane Floyd handy and set about not worrying. Saturday morning came and went.

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