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I Am Woman Hear Me Roar

Chainsaw-FloozyArticle submitted by Jeannine Andre

Nice of Helen Reddy to belt that song out with such mountain moving power. I've sung it at the top of my lungs fully feeling the womanly strength she sings of. I've turned right around ½ hour later and crumpled into a ball of tears just trying to get a fence stake in. Truth be known, as women we have many strengths. The song evokes a fantasy that we can do anything from nurse the baby to build a barn, then put the little black dress on and be femininely sexy. Some women can.

Now don't get me wrong and get all militant feminist on me. This is not to say that men out do us ladies, but We are made differently from men. They would look silly in the black dress trying to nurse a baby after all. We do have strengths most men don't have.

Besides, I've chainsawed with men that I won't allow to touch my saw cuz they'll burn it up with ignorance (not being judgmental, just observation). Then there are the guys who helped me learn how to use mine...and I've got a lot still to learn.

I have a neighbor I check in on and bring flowers to once in awhile. She has dementia and she loves flowers. We have had the same exact conversation many times. I'll say something about needing to get some wood, or weed eat. She'll say, “oh, well don't you have a husband to take care of that for you? I respond “Roberta, I've tried those out and they don't work well for me. Short of the diamonds, I'm a regular Liz Taylor” We both crack up and she tells me about how wonderful her husband was. It makes us both happy....every time...

People tell me “you're so strong”. Well, in many ways I we all are. What they don't know is that sometimes, the sun is going down, it's getting late and cold and the one last cut into a branch I'm sawing binds and gets the saw stuck tight. I don't have the oomph after a day of hard work, or ever to lift the branch and no other saw except a hand saw at the top of the property in the shed. Sun's getting lower and a storm blowing in. What they don't know is that sometimes, times like this, I clench my fist at the sky, cuss like a drunken sailor with a hangnail (yes, Miss Jeannine can swear) and sob. Not today though. Today I sing through my work, and enjoy a warm fire, because like the song says, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”


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Today's Weather

Mariposa for today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 50. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Mariposa topped out at 76.3 degrees yesterday at the Sierra Sun Times Weather Station.
Mariposa Sunday Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

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Saturday's Area Forecast
73- 83 Today:
Mostly cloudy to mostly sunny today (with a chance of afternoon showers/ T-storms for mainly the higher elevations.)
The high temps today will warm up a degree or two from yesterday's high temps. Most Area Weather Stations are reporting overnight temps in the 50's with the higher elevations in the 40's.

Yosemite Valley: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Real Estate

Mortgage activity ticks up in March but at lowest level since 1997
Mortgage applications for new home purchases in March increased by 15% over February, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s builder application survey shows.

California Farm Bureau

Asparagus harvest accelerates

If you enjoy asparagus with your Easter meal, there will be plenty coming from California fields. The California Asparagus Commission says farmers will harvest good supplies of fresh asparagus through May. Mexican asparagus remains on the market, too. Warm spring weather caused the California crop to mature earlier than usual. California farms produce about 60 percent of the asparagus grown in the United States.


CalPERS seeks fresh faces to manage investments
A one-day CalPERS event for new money managers, who want a chance to invest public pension funds, drew an overflow crowd this month, packing nearly 400 into a Sacramento hotel conference room with another 100 on a waiting list. Public pension systems, with some prodding from legislation, are stepping up a drive to spread their investments to firms owned and operated by minorities and women, often with what were called “mixed” returns so far.
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California Economy

BofA Posts Loss on $6 Billion of Costs Tied to Mortgages
Bank of America Corp., the second-biggest U.S. lender, swung to a surprise loss as the company booked $6 billion of costs tied to mortgage disputes. The first-quarter loss was $276 million, or 5 cents a diluted share, compared with a profit of $1.48 billion, or 10 cents, a year earlier, according to a statement today from the Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm. Adjusted earnings were 35 cents a share, beating the 27-cent average estimate of 12 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
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United States Economy

Builders in U.S. Begin Work on Fewer Homes Than Forecast
The pace of U.S. home construction rebounded less than forecast in March, held back by declines in warmer parts of the country that indicate the recovery in residential building will be slow to develop. Housing starts climbed 2.8 percent to a 946,000 annualized rate following February’s 920,000 pace, which was higher than previously reported, Commerce Department data showed today in Washington. The median estimate of 78 economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for an increase to 970,000. Permits for future projects declined.
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Blood Moon Eclipse over Mariposa
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Today's SST Poll

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors have provided a response to the Grand Jury Investigative Report of the Human Services Department. Are you satisfied with their response?
No, I am not satisfied with their response - 84.2%
Not sure I am satisfied with their response - 2.6%
Yes, I am satisfied with their response - 13.2%

Total votes: 38
The voting for this poll has ended on: 12 Apr 2014 - 00:00

SST Poll - Yesterday's Poll Results

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors have approved a permit for a Medical Marijuana Collective. Should Mariposa County also allow a permit for a Medical Marijuana Collective?
No, Mariposa County should not allow a permit - 34%
Not sure if Mariposa County should allow a permit - 4%
Yes, Mariposa County should allow a permit - 62%

Total votes: 50
The voting for this poll has ended on: 11 Apr 2014 - 00:00

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