Our stable of reliable and friendly UMD and CSS babysitters is no longer available. Does anyone have leads on people to occasionally watch an almost-4-year-old boy, and once in a while his 8-year-old sister?
Please direct them to thomdonaldson (a) gmail (dot) com or 218-340-6153. Thank you!
How much is your average sewer bill from Comfort Systems? Specifically, on your bill, under “Charge Code,” then under “SEWER,” what is your average monthly charge for your average-sized house with four people?
Why do I ask? Because ours seems high, and I’m having issues accessing old bills.
Thinking of stretching a net over the street and launching off the snowbank at the end. Also considering an action sequence whereby a pickup truck with a bed full of snow drives by at exactly the right moment to catch the airborne sledder.
We need another foot or more of snow before the course can really shine. The last powdery snowfall is too granular to get any decent speed. What we need is another wet snow and then an immediate deep freeze. I’m confident this will happen. The goal is a solid chute with zero chance of accidental exit on curves or elsewhere.
On the day before Thanksgiving 2018, the small airplane I was piloting experienced an engine failure.
It didn’t quit, exactly, though I wish it had. Rather, the engine’s power oscillated uncontrollably every three seconds between idle and nearly full. This is not an easy way to fly an airplane.
The arc of the oscillations slowly moved to the idle side of the curve. Eventually, as the airplane and I approached Earth without the privilege of an airport below, the engine finally gave up altogether.
Fortunately for me, the airplane was equipped with a device engineered to lower the entire aircraft to the ground in an emergency, while providing a measure of survivability for the occupants: a parachute, which is deployed by the occupants via a rocket so they may live to tell their story.
After my rendezvous with the ground, I left the disabled aircraft in a frozen field, broken and askew on a large center-point irrigator, and went home and wrote down my experience. I then posted it on the internet. A few days later, Paul Lundgren, a proprietor of Perfect Duluth Day, asked if I would share my story here. I replied, “I will. But not yet. Maybe not for awhile.”