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My parents got a new roof in 2013, and they got it with ice barriers, so I thought ice dams weren't a problem. But then I hear that [livejournal.com profile] dcltdw and [livejournal.com profile] nuclearpolymer also have a new roof, also with ice barriers, and they've got water infiltrating their living quarters. I start to doubt.

Well, I doubt no longer. Water is infiltrating my parents' house in several locations, and new stains are appearing on the ceilings daily. I am afraid to go up into the attic to see what it looks like up there. The folks who installed the roof are going to come over and clean snow off, at $300/hour.

But hey, it could be worse. I'm reasonably healthy, vastly wealthier than the majority of humanity, and I know how to solve differential equations.

Literally

Sep. 20th, 2009 04:16 pm
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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pushing for year-round schools:
Children, he said, "get to a certain point academically in June and over the summer, they lose that."

By September, he said, "it's literally taking a step backward."
Arne Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard, was appointed CEO of the Chicago Public Schools in 2001, and then was named Secretary of Education for these United States by President Barack Obama. And he doesn't know what the word "literally" means.

Usually I just grit my teeth and move on. But this guy is the fucking head of education for the country. Apparently because he plays basketball with the President rather than for any sort of relevant abilities.




On a lighter note:
Today, I was flirting via text with a coworker. Things started getting heated, and I wanted to send her a sexy picture. I asked if she had any suggestions. She said, "Your nuts!" [...] I sent her a photo of my junk.

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