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[Jul. 22nd, 2004|11:26 am]
Autumn Rain
We didn't pay our bill on time....so our internet is cut off.

So i am going to happily write paper letters instead of email.
Be on the lookout!
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-22 01:17 pm (UTC)
Mark StoneBear Dierker
RR 2 Box 116
Rushville, IL USA 62681

I'd love to get a letter from you. 2 years ago I was late paying my internet and since then I've never been billed for it.

Wander
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[User Picture]From: heyokah
2004-07-22 01:40 pm (UTC)
What happened to the account?
This account was in my roomate's name.
(Ironically, i am at a friends house and on the web)
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-22 01:47 pm (UTC)
I paid it and then never got another bill for it. I've had essentilly free internet for 2 years now.

Wander
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[User Picture]From: heyokah
2004-07-22 01:49 pm (UTC)
how does that work?
*heat wave brain drained in toronto*
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-22 01:55 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure. I've even called them a time or two to tell them and send me a bill and they always say my account is up to date. Hey, I'm not going to force them to bill me. I've got local dialups and even have travelling dialups for most major cities. Plus I've got 5 email accounts with it. All I know is it works. I've even called Tech support to get problems solved before and they've never said a thing to me about paying the bill.

It's been hot here too. We had 94 degrees this morning with 104% humidity. It hought 100% was the highest you could go. Guess I was wrong.

Wander
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[User Picture]From: coyotepup
2004-07-22 10:15 pm (UTC)

humidity

It's been hot here too. We had 94 degrees this morning with 104% humidity. I thought 100% was the highest you could go. Guess I was wrong.

One hundred percent humidity means that the air holds every last drop of moisture it can possibly hold, at it's current temperature. It's a scientific fact.

One hundred four percent humidity is proof that science is baloney and that places on the far side of Hell - Missouri and Illinois, for example - are not subject to the laws of physics, Scotty.
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-22 10:20 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

Far side of Hell is absolutely correct. I have 60 acres of woods on my farm. The last conceivable day you can enter the woods is the last day of morrel mushroom season. After that it turns into tick infested rain forest where no good creatures can hope to survive. Seriously. You can go back ther and just stand there and sweat through your clothes. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

Wander
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[User Picture]From: coyotepup
2004-07-22 10:32 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

Yup. I know the situation all too well. It's why I head toward the Desert, every chance I get. *wry grin*

...Was your morel season any better than ours, this year? We got the moisture and the temperature, but never at the same time. As a result... I found enough morels for a couple 'shroom / saffron pastas, but that was all. T'was most assuredly distressing.
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-22 10:35 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

Yeah it was either hot and dry or cool and very wet. Last day I went out I pretty much begged the spirits to let me find some and just as I was about to give up, I found 144 all on the same hillside but never saw anotehr shroom even after searching for hours. All the people I know had sporadic finds this year. Where are you located?

I'm heading to the desert soon as well. Northern NM on August 5

W
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[User Picture]From: coyotepup
2004-07-22 10:41 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

I'm in mid-Missouri, hence my "Missouri and Illinois = Hell" comment. Fortunately, the chantarelle (spelling?) season here seems to be better than the morels. Carri gave me bunches of 'em, t'other day. (I never know where to look for them.)

I'll be in northern NM, first of September. Cruces Basin, which is about as far into nowhere as one can be. Which part is your particular target?
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-22 10:47 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

Cimarron NM to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday then up into the San Luis Vally of CO where I went to school and did my newspaper internship. Over to Mesa Verde, down to Shiprock and Chaco Canyon and then back over to Cimarron to do some trading and check on jewelry pieces I have in a gallery there.

Yeah the chantrelles are not as plentiful here as the morels plus I don't know a lot of people that know what they are looking for.

W
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[User Picture]From: coyotepup
2004-07-22 11:13 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

Ooooh, Cimarron. I sometimes think I must have stayed at the St. James during the Clay Allison years. Lot of people like Taos and Santa Fe - and I'm no exception - but I'm most at home on the eastern edge of the Sangre de Cristo: Raton, Cimmaron, Springer, Wagon Mound, Las Vegas... Those are the places I love most.

...Newspapers, huh? Synchronicity. I'm currently employed by the world's first (university-level) school of journalism. It... Uhm. Does wonders for one's perspective.
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-22 11:20 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

I'm employed by McGraw-Hill publishing company. I lived my dream for a couple years as a managing editor of a weekly. Now I have a job where the dealines come less frequently but it's no less intense.

Ready for this? I used to work at the St. James. I've waited tables and bartened and even wrote a long piece on the ghosts there and my experiences with them. I started out working at Philmont Scout Ranch in 84. Met a girl in Cimarron in 85 and married her. I lived in Taos, Red River, Cimarron and Miami. I used to do construction work in Eagle Nest and Angel Fire. Lived in the San Luis Valley for awhile. Saguache, internship in Creede and later moved to Alamosa. Then out to the East coast in 89. She's still there and I've wound up here. But not before spending the summer of 94 living in Cimarron again and bartending at the St. James at night.

W
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[User Picture]From: coyotepup
2004-07-23 12:55 am (UTC)

Re: humidity

The girl with whom I live was the first woman in Philmont's ranch department, in the late 1980s. Or I should say, she was one of two at the time.

There was a general store in Miami for sale a few years back. We'd have liked to have bought it, but no such money or luck... Definitely my kind of country, though...
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-23 10:02 am (UTC)

Re: humidity

Sounds like you and I need to have a reunion of sorts. I'll bet I've met your SO. I lived in the General Store in Miami when I first moved there. Oh the stories I could tell about that place. It's one of the coolest houses I've ever lived in. Then we moved across the highway to this big house behind the Post Office. I'll out there in a couple weeks.

I can remember the controvery over women in the back country. Lloyd Knutson said he'd have women in the backcountry over his dead body. It almost happened like that. Personally I think it adds to the experience.

Seriously, sounds like you and I have a lot in common. Maybe we should get together sometime.

Wander
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-23 10:23 am (UTC)

Re: humidity

Oh and another bit of syncronicity, your name, coyotepup. Not only do I have a business called Pink Coyote Designs but my two main spirit guides are Coyote and Owl. Tricksters and shapeshifters seem to abound in me.

Wander
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[User Picture]From: coyotepup
2004-07-26 09:37 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

The Name is old. Lately, I've more in common with Mockingbird and Badger.
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-27 08:00 am (UTC)

Re: humidity

I can see both of them in your writing. Has Coyote come and gone for you then?

Wander
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[User Picture]From: coyotepup
2004-07-27 01:10 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

Nah. Coyote's just in remission. He still shows up every now and again.
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-27 03:47 pm (UTC)

Re: humidity

Oh, I added you as a friend. You can add me if you like. I was trying to leave you a comment on one of yours but you had it sent to only accept friends comments.

Wander
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[User Picture]From: wander
2004-07-26 09:32 am (UTC)

Re: humidity

That store by the way is called the Boot and Saddle shop. I added you as a friend and wanted to say of your latest entry,

Great little bit of writing there. I spend quite a bit of my time in the Fall in graveyards of my family here in Illinois, wondering about the lives of the men and women beneath the limestone, wood and marble. How they lived, what they dreamed. Many of mine including my own great, great grandfather fought for the Union and I wonder about their inspiration for making that choice and the future repercussions on their lives and their families lives.

Wander
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