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    I think it's spelled T-R-A-M-P-O-L-I-N-E...

    Nothing else.

    That's the reason for the phone call/Skype.
    That's the reason for wanting to come over.
    That's the reason he wants to e at the mosquito infested wilderness without a place to hide from the bugs....

    Don't know if he would feel the same way if he were up there, honestly, especially since it's supposed to rain all weekend!

    Now, once we get the hunting tent up, on a frame and deck (Northway style), and maybe a roof for a cook-house, THEN he may actually be excited!
    Skyler Dylan 22 April 1999
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    Ivy Rayne 3 May 2009
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    Wait, so you have a trampoline on your land and you are going to put up a hunting tent? Sounds like fun!! Watch out for ticks. We have caught/ pulled out of skin 7 already! We never had to deal with ticks before- such a big difference between city and rural area.
    How far do you have to drive to your land?
    As for Skyler, he will notice the inconsistency in his mom's behavior... What you can do is gently empathize with him when he notices, so he doesn't feel like it is all in his head.
    I thought healthcare was free in Canada? Is therapy not covered?

    Badwater Basin Y'all!

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    Some years are worse than others for ticks. This is a really bad year.
    Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat

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    Ticks – ugh! We don’t have many here – it’s too cold for them. I’ve never had one at least since I got here.

    I remember one terrible trip when I was in Ontario, when I took Indy Dog to do some of my field work with me. The drive back (2-3 hrs) I spent pulling ticks off her ears and throwing them out the window. I was going at a rate of 10-15/minute. I had dressed appropriately (socks over pants, tucked in shirt, etc… but for some reason had never thought about her. Then, the idea of her in our apartment with all those ticks was just gross! But, as I’ve said, I haven’t seen a tick since I moved here in 2004 (almost 10 years)! Wonderful!

    You do have to worry a little about ticks, though. What is your area’s Lyme’s disease frequency, and how do they suggest to treat it? You should talk to your doctor about this, and watch out for symptoms. It’s easy to treat if you get it quickly. Frequent baths with a friend are the best way to keep on top of the situation.

    As for ‘free’ health care in Canada: Basic health care is free. Typical doctor’s appointments, necessary specialist appointments, etc… But many things aren’t. For example, dentistry is not covered. Pschological therapy is not. Chiropractor is not. Naturopathic doctors are not. Major health related issues are as well (heart surgery), but not necessarily all the drugs pre and post op. At least, they weren’t for us. Perhaps that is because we said we had health care coverage. There are random things that aren’t covered too. Like crutches!

    Most employers have an employee assistance program that covers basic psychological evaluation and assessment for a certain amount by their own group of professionals. If you need something that is more specific (someone who deals with children, specializes with medical, divorce related issues). Then work health care covers at 80% usually. If you have two health care plans (both parents), then everything is covered, generally…
    Skyler Dylan 22 April 1999
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    Skyler Dylan 22 April 1999
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    We check the kids and ourselves as well as pets any time they have gone into the woods. So far things have calmed down. The ticks we pulled out have just attached themselves, so not long enough to release the bacteria ( 48 hours) they weren't swollen yet.

    we do have a trail in the woods and as long as we stay on it, we seem to have a lesser chance of getting a tick. We just didn't know that before. Last year we didn't have any ticks- and it was a warmer winter- weird!

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    Completely different topic...

    Today and yesterday I just want to be home with the kids.

    Forrest has just exploded this past couple weeks. He went from pretty much exclusively nursing and crawling tentatively just two weeks ago, to climbing a couple stairs, chatting at us (when he can get a word in edge-wise with his siblings), exploring, splashing in the dog water-bowl, pulling himself up on everything, and needing to hold a fork and eat what we are eating (or try to).

    Leo has started counting and talking, but it’s very hard to understand him.

    Ivy is bossing Leo around, logically explaining everything, and doing addition on her fingers.

    I don’t want to be at work, I want to be home! I REALLY want to be home with them. Why would I want to be anywhere else? Now how can we make this happen?
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    One of the reasons you notice these signs of growth is because you are away... Not that this makes you feel any better.
    Leo (3 1/2) with Malcolm the cat

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    Well, I got to be at home with them today... Be careful what you wish for. You might get it with a nasty twist.

    We were given the day off work if we liked today. You see, a coworker was killed in a helicopter accident, and another coworker is in the hospital. Now... how badly did I really want to stay home?
    Skyler Dylan 22 April 1999
    Reed Aslan 17 June 2007 ~ 8 September 2008
    Ivy Rayne 3 May 2009
    Leo Spencer 2 Sept 2010
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    Sarah- big hugs. I am so sorry to hear about your coworkers. Still, staying home with kids while they are little is a reasonable desire.
    I hope one day you can!
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