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The weather never stops

July 26, 2010 - Deb Gau
Story tips aren't generally a disappointing thing for reporters, but I confess to being let down when I heard about part of the roof collapsing at Maynard's in Tyler over the weekend. It's always sad to learn of bad news hitting a small-town business, especially a business as vital to people's lives as a grocery store. In this case, it was even more so because I had been holding my breath for more storm-damage reports this weekend. Just once this summer, it would be nice to go a weekend without knowing someone's property (or person, even) got pummeled by wind or hail or excessive rain. My fault for choosing to live in the Midwest, I suppose. At least in this case, the store won't have to worry so much about losing business while it tries to rebuild, since only part of Maynard's was affected by the collapse.

On a completely unrelated note (she said, scratching a couple of welts on her knuckles), I'm going nuts trying to figure out why I only ever get mosquito bites on my joints this summer. Fingers, toes and elbows are a favorite. I suppose those are spots where it's difficult to get good bug spray coverage, but the other popular biting spot is the edge of my hip bone, which is usually covered by a layer of denim plus bug spray. What gives?


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