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This week I learned that one of my family members has been a victim of sexual abuse for the past 6 years. It's not what you might think. No, this was a close female family friend who began a sick, manipulative, guilt-tripping relationship with a 14 Y.O. male. It doesn't take much to entice a teenager and when she had him, the shame and fear of exposure created a trap that crushed his soul and destroyed a thing meant for good. It caught everyone off guard, but the signs were there in retrospect.

Going to be a cold night.

Current conditions at Elbert Mountain, Monument Pass
Last updated Feb 14, 2021 - 10:15 PM EST / 2021.02.15 0315 UTC
Temperature: -14 F (-26 C)
Relative Humidity: 83%
Wind: from the SW (230 degrees) at 8 MPH (7 KT)
Windchill: -31 F (-35 C)
Sky conditions: clear

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Working on the computer this morning while listening to the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. Escape started playing and Heidi ran over and looked down to me through the balusters on the main level. She barked some toddler-speak at me indicating that she wanted to dance. We did and it was beautiful.

Do any other couples follow the tradition of the woman organizing Valentine's Day on leap years?


Current conditions at Elbert Mountain, Monument Pass
Last updated Feb 14, 2021 - 08:15 AM EST / 2021.02.14 1315 UTC
Temperature: -9 F (-23 C)
Relative Humidity: 69%
Wind: from the NNW (330 degrees) at 3 MPH (3 KT)
Weather: light snow
Sky conditions: overcast

This lady was my age when Hitler invaded France...that is nuts to think about.

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What about a #Mastodon temporary residence?

An instance that hosts people interested in mastodon, introduces them around and empowers them to either find an instance they might enjoy or make their own?

You get 6mos. on the instance and after that you spread your wings migrating with all your new friends to an instance of your own.

This would help spread the idea of decentralization and to an extent, self-hosting.

Just ordered my Starlink kit! I've been excited about this for a while and have been wondering how to solve the internet problem at the new house.

Me last week: "Seriously, Jacob wrestled with God through the night? Why did God put up with that?"

Me today: "Wow, it is hard to get eardrops in a toddler's ears before bed. They will straight up go from limbo position to mountain goat headbutt while you're holding them."

Heidi said about 10 new words today. She really likes "Woooow!" I need to try harder to get video of these moments. Tomorrow evening marks a week since you folks have been praying for us. What a roller coaster of a week! So many miracles. Times like these are meant to be remembered and shared.

I've been re-doing the reverse ceiling plan for the new house. I picked up and wired one of the actual lights to see how it looked today. It is absolutely amazing how much better lighting has become in 20 years. These are 4" slim recessed LED lights and I don't even have to install a can. If you're building new or remodeling, give Halo or Lithonia slim LEDs a try.

Update on Heidi. She was pretty grumpy after the surgery, but the doc said he had to wash the fluid out of her ears and that it was the consistency of glue. He thought it was probably impacting her hearing by around 30dB! She just woke up from a nap and we can tell that she is hearing things clearly for the first time! God is good! It is so great seeing her watch her go-to videos with a new excitement. Thank you for your continual prayers and praise God for answering them! Video to come soon.

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