28 june 2007 * {every picture tells a story…}

hi, honey…i’m home!


this is NOT what i planned when i said i was taking the summer off!

the good news is: i took my final exam this morning. i will know tomorrow if it’s actually good news!

and the other news….the very tall pine on the side of my property got struck by lightning and broke my house during a severe thunderstorm this afternoon.

the good news is….no one got hurt. the boy and i moved to my bedroom in the back just in time…..and it smells like christmas in my living room. i saved my klipsch speakers and subwoofer. i think.

grateful benjamin is ok. grateful for wonderful neighbors who immediately came to my rescue…..

will keep you posted. photos in next e-mail, need to get connected again. using neighbors’ laptop.

love and peace,

why-vonne and been-jammin’

***e-mail numero dos:

29 june 2007

good morning!

here are a few photos of tree vs. house, chapter one. the destruction caused by said bastard tree was captured on a neighbor’s digital camera. my batteries run out at the most inopportune times!

a misty-eyed “thanks” to all who stepped up and helped out….my phenomenal neighbors, dawn and dean, and their lovely offspring, amanda and andrew…for everything!, to the claims adjuster who drove to the new marriott personally to “swipe the company card” and pay for a suite of rooms for the weekend…to oxford fire department, national grid/mass electric, the town of oxford highway department, dawn’s brother kevin for braving the wet conditions and standing on my roof in the rain with his chainsaw!…the contractors, who are coming to clean, dry and cart off what’s left of the downed section of tree at 0815 this am….

a hearty and heartfelt “phuck you!” to all the gawkers who grew roots around my house since they apparently couldn’t find anything better to watch on 999 channels, {aye, i make no apologies for who i am or how i feel anymore!} and channel 3 news {move on! there must be an accident SOMEWHERE on 290 eastbound….’cept rob, my old guitar teacher, sheepishly holding the mike: “we’re ok, dude!”}

and for those of you in the know: the first of benjamin’s blood cultures will be back today, the IM ceftriaxone has knocked back the fever;  CXR and U/A   C &S was negative, SaO2 is 97% and we are obviously praying fiercely and hoping for the best!

yesterday is behind me now…

was it walt whitman who said

“turn your face always to the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you….”?


{smucking brilliant!} : “never challenge worse….”

eternally optimistic,

humble and grateful,


when i actually have my wits about me, i will probably blog this at my site:


***i still love trees, but i am a lil ascairt of lightning now!


* “pay it forward”    2 july 2007

i think i may have, at one time or another…. in fact, i am certain of it. this list is ne’er ending, but here goes….

thank God for allowing me to pass my two-hour ANATOMY & PHSIOLOGY final, with only three hours sleep under my belt, and a febrile, lethargic child lying across a couple of chairs in the hallway outside the lecture room. {i ended up with a B+ for the course, through some divine intervention.} thanks to carmalina {good carma!} and april for being so supportive and trying to help me study through the dense fog that was my brain that fine day. thanQ to strangers and friends who have lent a hand {or offered to} without conditions.  thanQ to lloyd from the arborists on contract with national grid/massachusetts electric for coming out and listening to my story, and subsequently ‘clearing the schedule’ for tomorrow to remove what’s left of said bastard pine. thanQ to mary, the waitress at the auburn “99 restaurant,” for knowing just what to say, and for touching my arm. {yes, i said touching my arm. little things mean a lot these days!}. thanQ to the young man at “dick’s tire barn” on route 20 in charlton for taking my “big-assed truck” in immediately to insert a plug where a bolt and washer had been, and refusing to take any money for it. {yes, a bolt and washer. i simply cannot just pick up a nail like anybody else! <chuckle.>} thanQ to dr. salim, the chair of pediatrics at fallon clinic, for his fine care of benjamin during his recent acute illness. your reason and courtesy, and willingness to listen mean so much. i am sure there are others, but for now…i must settle in to my big soft bed here at the hotel….because tomorrow is another day, and with it brings lots of challenges.


2 Responses to “28 june 2007 * {every picture tells a story…}”

  1. I think that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.
    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
    A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;
    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.
    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree
    Fall right down in Yvonne’s lot
    and leave her at the Marriott.
    –Kilmer, et al.
    js: foolishness is in the eye of the beholder.
    {sheesh! what some people won’t do for a rhyme!}
    …i’m just messin’ with ya.
    thanQ for thinkin’ of me.

  2. Boy, you’ve been through a lot! I hope things are starting to improve, especially where Benjamin is concerned. {Big hugs}
    aye, how i wish that were true.
    read “i’m sorry if my heart breaking ruined your day.”
    benjamin has recovered 100%.
    big hugs are certainly welcome here.
    thanQ for coming to see me.

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