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Baby Norbert

18 Dec

Our darling daughter is sometimes very silly.  If you can not handle silly, read no further.

Back when she was considerably younger and smaller (seven years ago, to be exact–since she remembers), one year for Christmas her paternal aunts bought her a Baby Norbert.   She played with it so much it “died” months later.

She has mourned and mooned over its demise for years.  Then a few days ago she came across the booklet for Norbert and wondered if it was still made.

Well, it is not.  But someone was selling one.  And another someone, who had saved the vast majority of her birthday money, convinced her father to let her buy it.

Now all she can do is pester me about when Norbert will arrive.

She decided she will design mechanical dragons.


18 Dec

1) As the last person chosen for the jury, I was an alternate.  So after hearing the whole case–a civil liability lawsuit–and all the instructions the judge gave the jury, I was excused about 4PM on Tuesday!  And I had my opinion about how to apportion liability all worked out with reasons, too.

2) Isabelle and I played our instruments at an Advent sing/Christmas story re-enactment last night.  She did really well playing Of the Father’s Love Begotten and Angels, From the Realms of Glory.

3)  On the way home at about 8:15PM, a spikehorn buck ran full tilt into the front driver light of our car, was scooped up and over the roof into a deep ditch. The home owner nearest our encounter was not very helpful, so I drove the three miles to Mom M’s and called the State Police, Jay and Daren.

4) The trooper, Jay and I trooped back to the site, where he dispatched the poor deer, whose back legs were nearly severed at the knee.  The poor beast was shivering fron being in a deep ditch with quite a bit of water.  And shock, no doubt.  No internal injuries so I am very thankful we were able to help it out of its misery as it would have lived many more miserable hours.

5) The car?  The hood will have to be replaced.  The driver’s side lights will have to be replaced.  And all the plastic covers, etc.  The roof is dented.  But nothing major.   So I did get a buck this year.  A very expensive one.

6)  The trooper was so young!  He was from my home area and a hunter himself.

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