Abi Everywhere
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Moving to Gringolandia! / Pet Sematary book review

Well, now that you know how we arrived, let me tell how we came to get this little two room loft. It all began on our second day at Villa Gardenias. We went to Marty and Monica’s house to try and see if we could get a place at Gringolandia, and as you can see we were lucky.  So after meeting Monica, we went to Gringolandia to see this apartment called number 6 which was boring and a little small. As we sat down Marty tried to find which key went to number 7. We went to look at number 7 which was and is lovely. Then everyone left to go to her house to sign some papers, but after signing the grown-ups talked while the kids (Monica’s grand kids, Elea, and I) played soccer, and then we played hide and go seek until we tired ourselves out. We went into the boys’ room and watched TV and played a little toss game, and sometimes we went out of the room to toss an inflatable swim toy around the house. Not too long after we finished playing a game of toss, it was time to leave. The next day, we met Monica at our place in Gringolandia to get the key. The next day we were moving in.


We spent about two hours unpacking and taking things off the top and inside of the car. Then we relaxed for a little -- not too long. After we cooled down, the gas people arrived and we said we didn’t need any, which later turned out to be a mistake. Later that day we headed down to the supermarket on the perimetro where got hamburger meat. Back at home, we discovered we had barely any gas, only enough to last us a couple of meals. But that is another story. Then we had hamburgers and Elea, Mom, and I fell asleep up in the loft. That’s when the diarrhea hit.


More on that later.  As I said earlier, my Dad wants me to post my book reports, so here is my first one:



Pet Sematary


In this Thriller Louis Creed took his family to Ludlow, Maine from Chicago, Illinois. That’s when is trouble started. On his first day at the Maine University Medical Center a patient named Victor Paxcow told him, "Strange things are going to happen, Louis" just before he died with a cracked skull from a car accident.


That night Victor came back in a dream. He took Louis to a place called the Pet Sematary and warned him not to go to the Micmac burying ground. When his family went to Thanksgiving, his daughter’s cat was run over by a truck so Louis and his neighbor Judson Crandall buried Church at the Pet Sematary near the Micmac burying ground. The next day Church was back stinking of death.


In the next year his son Gage was run over by a truck. He remembered what how Church came back to life so, a few days later Louis took his son to the Micmac Burying Ground



I warn you it is a little scary especially when Gage comes back from the dead. This story is filled with twist and turns that contain a bit of suspense and horror and a lot of Mystery. I recommend you buy this book  but be warned.



Pet Sematary


Written by: Stephen King


Reviewed by: Abigail Carroll


Hasta la Vista!




2006-08-22 01:16:46 GMT
Comments (5 total)
Author:Anonymous
Hi Abi,

So you are a Stephen King fan? Yes, his stories are full of horror, suspense, and the unexpected. I do not read Stephen King because his writings cause me to have nightmares. I enjoy a wide range of books, and I look forward to your next book-report posting. Do you have a list of "required" reading, or do you pick-and-choose what seems to be interesting to you?

Thank you for sharing this report with me!

Love,
Aunt Elizaeth SJ
--Elizabeth SJ
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2006-08-23 01:54:20 GMT
Author:Anonymous
I do not understand why the Blog says "Anonymous," when I post my name? Do you know why? There has to be a way to solve this problem. I know we women can figure it out!

Aunt Elizabeth SJ
--Aunt Elizabethsj
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2006-08-23 04:32:02 GMT
Author:Anonymous

dear Abi I was at a music conference most of last week and have just opened up your web page.
I look forwrd to reading about your adventures and also about the book reports. The picures were most welcome.
What a great way to keep in touch.
LOVE Grandma
2006-08-24 22:15:45 GMT
Author:Anonymous
Dear Abi,

Hello. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful place to celebrate your birthday - in Mexico, on your family's grand adventure! What do you have planned for today? Will you be doing anything special? Whatever you decide to do, I hope that you and your family have a fantastic day.

By the way, I was wondering if you received the birthday package that I sent to you. It contained a card and two presents. I sent it about a week and a half ago. I hope that you received it in good condition and that you like your gifts. I noticed that your dad has posted a new address on the website. I am hoping that the package got to you at the other address he had previously given us, and in the future I will use the new address.

How is homeschooling going? As you know, Karabella and Deneb (and soon to be Novara) also homeschool. They are really enjoying learning. So far we have taken field trips to the Wilmington Railroad Museum (yesterday), where they were able to climb aboard a large, black, steam locomotive and a red caboose. In three weeks we are going to a farm for Karabella's 6th birthday. And at the end of the year we are going to ride aboard the Polar Express at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Next year we will be going to Disney World in Florida for a week, and we are going to try to make it as educational as possible (and fun!). And next summer we are going to do a tour of all of the Little House on the Prairie home sites and museums, on a trek that will take us approximately 3,000 through 10 states. We may rent an RV for that. That trip will wrap up the year's unit study of the pioneer days, called a Prairie Primer. Karabella will probably be writing to you about these various adventures. Her spelling and reading are getting very good, so I think she will be able to do it. She just needs to learn where the keys are on the keyboard. We would be very interested in hearing about all of your field trips in Mexico. So please feel free to give us descriptions of your adventures. And we'd love to know your thoughts and feelings, as well as the factual information.

So what is your next book report? We can't wait to read it. Do you select the books, or do your mom and dad?

Well, I must go. Have a fabulous birthday and know that we are thinking of you, and we love you!

Love,
Janice
--Janice A. Hernandez
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2006-09-03 14:42:08 GMT
Author:Anonymous
This is a post script to the previous message... that was 3,000 MILES. Sorry I left that out and didn't make it clear. I am typing quickly, with a baby on my lap. :-)
Love,
Janice
--Janice A. Hernandez
<mailto:bellanovamama@yahoo.com>
2006-09-03 14:46:13 GMT
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