be filling a semi trailer full of furniture and boxes soon. It
will leave, and about a week later we'll be unloading that furniture,
those boxes and moving into a small apartment. Most stuff will
stay packed away until the house back in Minnesota is built so
we're taking extra care with the packaging of our furniture.
Things like 'no plastic touching fabric' and the direction boxes
are stacked become very important when the majority of what your...
you're... packing is going to be stored away for four months.
and I will be at college this Fall. It will be so nice to have
my sister at college with me. I've been looking forward to having
her at college, and with our family more than half a continent
away it will be even more encouraging for us to be together.
I'm looking forward to seeing friends again, singing with the
chorale, listending to John MacArthur preach on Sunday and learning
more about the bible and music (and economics and science this
semester). Come Christmas break though, when the thrill of Come
ChristmasSing 06 is tucked snugly into my memories, with the
last finals taken and the last recitals given it will be wonderful
for my sister and I to come home to a white Christmas with our
is, assuming it snows.
so much to all who have been praying for my families move. We
have recieved an offer, completed negotiations and the sale of
our house is now pending. We'll be posting updates on how construction
of our new house back in the northern parts of our nation is
going at www.wheelerfamily.name
already planned our moving date a while back and had scheduled
to begin packing this monday when the offer was made. It's always
a strengthening experience to see God's answer to prayer after
trusting for so long. It's amazing what happens when you just
pack up and do what you're sure is right while trusting that
the rest will work out, or that you'll be redirected down another
got a couple more personal websites I'm thinking of launching
soon, and I'm working on a few others for clients right now so
I'll post those when they're finished.
Academic Treatise extolling the virtues of Anopheles quadrimaculatus
and its close in
might undertake keyboard in hand at this moment such in time
to extoll the virteus of Anopheles quadrimaculatus and
it's close kin of the soon to be nonexistent name Aedes and
mutual aquaintences. With the fine virtues of these at where
shalt the third person begin. Let them begin thus by describing
one's reasoning in this undertaking and the circumnstance at
which this inspiration did come.
while in the moist and nurturing forests of dear Minnesota one
was theoretically ambling the virtues of these fine specimins
of natural existence did come to that mind. Reasoning in this
venture is such, that were one to be less informed that person
might err and make the commen deducement that this fine specimen
of nature was devoid of human benefit.
is not so! Indeed the benefits of this tiny creature are but
great. Let the author thus elaborate with logic.
is important that one know the creature with wherin is being
dealt with. That which is referred is but one of the many creatures
represented by the name of which a capitolistic english speaking
nation refers to as the "Mosquito" or "@!*&$*%!" [I've
always wanted to use those signs - have fun trying to think up
eight letter words, I didn't even try and I couldn't think of
mosquitos benefit may not be found in its impact on agriculture
or its control of non-native species [so why mention them] but
is rather found in its ability to act as a repellent to certain
variations of Home sapien or know to the less inteligent Homo
stupide as "man". Let the author begin by describing
these three variations of Homo sapien. [yes, let him]
first of these is most easilly recognized by its common name
Couch Potató though to the more studied its name is Seetontush
alldeh. According to Boingo's Definitive Guide to the Home
sapien, "This variation of man is generally [...] larger
than most men and can subsist on full starch food while gaining
its necessary light for photosynthesis from its flickering surroundings." The
evolution of this species is believed to have come about over
four million years ago with the advent of subgenus "midi" (Missing
Its Diatonic Indicator) which allowed the first substantive and
entertaining sound tracks. (sholars disagree with the author
on this point but the author is unrefutable and thus has no reaon
to brign up this mute point) Unfortunately due to habit loss
with the introduction by evil capitalistic barbarians of the
'LCD', which eliminates light output necessary for photosynthesis,
the population of the Couch Potato has been in sharp decline.
The repellent nature of the mosquito is thus beneficial to this
variation because of the role it plays in keeping it in its proper
second and third of these are both the same variation but are
distinguished by male and female. "Woos" being the
common name for male while "Wimp" being the female
counterpart. Obviously the latin scientific name is the same
as scholars of the peers of this authors caliber would not be
confused by the minor variences in outward appearance between
the genders of this variation - notably in hair lenth and the
darker almost painted appearance of the female's eye lids and
lips as opposed to the bland practicallity of the males facial
appearance. One other suitable indicator of gender has been the
presence of facial hair, although this is frequently deceptive.
The latin name then for the "Woos" and "Wimp" is
Imskared uvnayter. The benefit of the mosquito in this relm is
more toward the final variation of Home sapien which shal be
mentioned as one which is not repelled by the mosquito.
variation is know by the common name "Outdoorsman".
The mosquito acts as a repelent toward these other variations
thus keeping the habitat of Outdoorsman free of intruding variations
such as those mentioned above. The following fact should be taken
in mind however from the prestigous Bimbo's Guide to the
Great Outdoors, "Though Outdoorsman is not free of
the agression of the mosquito which repells other variations
it recognizes the benefit of this creature and its ability to
keep habitat free of other competing varities."
short note should be made about though it is somewhat irrelevent
to this current discussion [then why bother?]. These variations
are not the only ones which exist and are influenced by the presence
of the mosquito. There are indeed other variations whose reactions
to the mosquito are sometimes as clear cut as those above or
extremely varied such as the reaction of the variation known
as "Valley Girl" or by the latin name Leevinmall
alldeh. The reaction of this variation may vary from sheer
terror to that of those possesing blond hair - which is commonly
to attempt and care for the 'small homeless bird'.
the author has spent so much time and become so bored of writing
the introduction ind third person that they are forced to make
a point in one paragraph. The point is thus, though a small nuisance
to all Home sapien the mosquito is a valuable repellent
that keeps "Woos", "Wimp" and "Couch
Potató" from invading the habitat of "Outdoorsman".
Thus the harmony that exists between creatures is once again
the author made fun of someone, please don't take it personally
- I'm sure the author didn't mean too. Beside - would that person
really want to admit to being in one of the first three catagories
above? [I take no responsibility for the above comments although
I am over 18 now and can no longer blame my parents for my problems.
I must now blame them on society.]
try and write something edifying tomorrow] : )
July 3rd (night)
we (dad, nate and I) just got back from the fireworks down at
Marine on St Croix. It was a long show and had a big finale.
(can I think of anything more generic to say?) There were some
really big fireworks that covered the whole sky above you and
draped down really low like a weeping willow.
course the fireworks club down at Marine on St Croix aren't the
only ones with fireworks out here. You can pick up a couple yourself
if you want. The volunteer fire department siren went off about
thirty minutes after we got back to our apartment and a little
later three fire trucks went zipping past us. That's not new
though. Fireworks or no fireworks you can always expect to hear
sirens on the fourth... third?
is kind of funny to have fireworks on the third. I guess we'll
get them twice though - tonight and then tomorrow night. That's
fine by me I suppose.
dropped Nate and me off at the new property and we took a hike
through O' Brien State Park. The three of us have been hiking
all but one day since we got here - but we'd never taken the
beaver lodge trail so Nate and I decided to take it. Sure enough,
there's was a beaver lodge - and a beaver.
we were coming over the hill that looks through the trees in
to the lake I thought I saw a lone duck swimming on the water.
Then when we got closer we heard and, turning our heads quickly,
saw a very big splash. It was to big for a turtle and definately
to big for a frog. Besides, neither a turtle nor a frog would
be jumping off of a lily pad because of someone over fifty feet
away. Nate guessed it was a beaver slapping its tale to warn
the other beavers that we'd heard.
was right. We sat down to watch and a little while later a beaver
came swimming up from the nearby island made of mud and tree
branches - their lodge. It swam along in the water its body barely
visible on the surface. After waiting in some grasses by its
lodge it then swam out to some lily pads, only its head showing
above the water. I snapped some photographs while it munched
on some of the pond plants and you'll see some below. enjoy!
are some dragonflies at the pond across the street from our
property - which we briefly visited before starting our hike.
Nate and I have spotted at least two kinds of frogs. (That
we can distinguish from those over two inches long.) There
are hundreds of little guys about a quarter the size of your
little fingernail jumping around in the grass and weeds around
the pond. I'll try and post a couple pictures of them in a
you look carefully you can see the lodge in the middle of the
picture between the two trees. There were stumps with teeth
marks around the lodge from trees that had been chewed down.
shy beaver is in the middle of the lilly pads here. I had to
crop this photo otherwise this would have been a Where Beaver?
photo with sir beaver being a little brown dot in the middle
of green lilly pads.
was one of the frogs at the lake the beavers are in
a bunny we saw on our way back from beaver lodge trail to the
property. Quite a few bunnies hopping along the trails in the
got more pictures, and more to take, but they'll have to wait
for now. Have a great fourth of july week.
will post pictures soon. But we're still working on getting internet
to the apartment in Minnesota so I'm just writing a quick update
from here from Roberta's cofee, tea & internet in the wonderful
town of Marine on St. Croix. We've got fireworks tonight and
then a parade tomorrow. Should be pretty fun.
got so many stories to tell and pictures to show. But I'll have
to write those up tonight and then post them tomorrow.
you've got internet at your hotel in St. Petersburg Russia...
hi mom and rachel! Hope tonight's concert went well (Of course
for us it's still morning...)
well I'm at it, hello Grandma and Hannah. Hope horse camp was
fun and you enjoyed riding!
try and post more on the 5th, or maybe even tomorrow, but till
then Happy Fourth of July! Remember to pray for the soldiers
in Iraq keeping us free.