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I was watching some news for a bit. I felt like being nauseous, and the news is usually the best way for me to accomplish that.

The last thing I looked at was the story of the disabled man being tied up and beaten in Chicago. One news reporter mentioned that if this case is “raised” to the level of a hate crime, the four attackers could face up to 30 years in prison. Most of you have probably seen the news report but here is a link to what happened.

Chicago beating

As I watched the video, and read the report, I wondered something about hate crimes. Is not “hate” the motivator behind all crimes? People love to jump on the “No Hate” band wagon for their favored group. But is one group any more important then another? Politicians fight and babble over gun control. We can take the gun out of someone’s hand, but until the hate is taken out of the man’s heart, there will be no change. If not a gun, then some other weapon.

So we as society have decided how much hate constitutes a hate crime. And what if I disagree with the measuring rod? Does that make me a hater? Am I as guilty as the attackers in the video if I don’t agree with someone?

You are by now thinking this post ridiculous. Maybe it is. Just seems to me that it is just fine for me to hate, as long as I hate the same things you do. Just don’t let my hate leave the boundaries set by society.

But wait…what if we lived in a world with no hate, no violence, no crime, etc. Oh wait, that would be called heaven. I’m not there yet, but watching the news often makes me wish I was.


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blizzardsDespite weather that portends the next ice age, work continues. Last week I made the trek to Maine for meetings with the contractor. I decided to drive the coastal route to avoid the mountains and possible icy roads. But storms chased me all the way there and all the way back to South Carolina. Northeasters, blizzards, sub zeroearthquake temperatures and even an earthquake in South Carolina made for a very interesting and fast paced week. So I did another bobsled run…only this time down interstate 95 in my van! But I finally made it to Maine just in time to get snowed in up there. But the meetings with the contractor were necessary and beneficial.

front doorI had to choose siding, roofing, doors, windows, flooring, kitchen cabinets, vanities, counter tops,imagesZX5SUZZ1 paint colors and plumbing and electrical placements. I told Wendy to stay glued to her phone because I would be asking a lot of questions! After two days of that, I had a wonderful headache and got trapped in Maine by yet another northeaster. The weatherYellow House forecasters kitchenpredicted one sunny day before the next storm hit. I grabbed the opportunity and headed back to South Carolina. I made it as far as Delaware before the storm hit me. I spent the night and woke up the next morning to a beautiful sunny day and clear roads! So the rest of my trip back to South Carolina was smooth sailing.


You can see from the pics that the footers are all set for the cement. As I type this the workers are on sight and should be pouring the cement. I feel like things are starting to fall into place. I am a bit nervous about all of the choices that I made. Once things are ordered and finished, there is no return. I hope the house ends up looking like one that could be in Better Homes and Gardens. My fear is that it will look like The Big, The Bad, and The Ugly. But you know what? We are going to live in it anyway and like it! lol

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