scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Back...Kinda...
Jessica Walton (jessica@TCINTERNET.NET
Thu Jul 27 2000 - 00:44:06 CDT
When things go wrong, they really go downhill around here.
Almost four weeks ago, I returned from a trip to visit my parents,
my Godsister, and to escort a Troop from my "home Council's"
summer camp to my home town.
I came back and almost within the next 24 hours afterwards, I
suffered a terrible computer crash on the primary machine I used to
send and receive not just email but faxes as well. So, I powered
up the backup machine, a machine I was saving for my military
work so that I wouldn't have personal email and stuff on a machine I
was using to create and backup official Army websites I'm
Within another three days, that machine too, bit the dust hard. I
have been in repair mode with both machines since, and as of this
past weekend, I have been unable to repair either to a point
whereby I could once again download and receive email from. This
is despite receiving a "care package" last weekend from Mike
To beat it all, someone attempted to break into Jessi's AOL
account and ALL of our AOL accounts are "frozen". We can't
access them even though email will still be sent to them.
So, I've begged my military boss to PLEASE loan me one of the
laptops that we are going to be exchanging for brand new models
until I can get one or the other machine up and running. He
agreed, but wants me to install some other software on it so that I
can monitor, create and upload webpages from home. He is trying
this telecommuting thing whereby all of the managers get to stay
home one day a week and do their work via modem/laptop.
I downloaded almost 3000 email messages this afternoon. I'll get
to reading all of them over the weekend and into the week next
week, and I'll have my own account back on AOL soon.
Publically, I want to thank Jessi Walton and Mike Bowman for
keeping me informed as to what's going on over here....I really
missed ALL of you (and I do mean ALL of you!!) here on Scouts-L.
Once I am realiably sure that the laptop won't fail, I'll reintroduce
myself as tradition calls for anyone returning to the list to do so.
Also, Pete Farmham, Mike Bowman, and all of you NCACers; it
looks like I may be doing another "long tour" in the D.C. area
again. At least this is what I've been told by the guy that was my
boss last summer in Honduras. So, what do they say, "Stay
Final lines: the recent tornadoes that hit central Minnesota got me
thinking again about a string we talked about last summer during
the flooding in the Carolinas. Here's the basic question, once
again but with some explaination:
"Knowing what we know about youth protection in our programs,
about service to others that we use as a centerpiece in our
programs, and about the adage of "giving goodwill", how do Scouts
and Scouters get involved in the relief and rebuilding efforts of
communities hit by a storm, flood, hurricane, tornado(es), or other
natural disasters? Are we asking today's Scouts to do less than
their peers did back in the 30s, 50s, 70s?? Are we expecting too
much from today's Scouts, many of whom are too "little" in size
and too "immature" in behavior to take on responsibilities typically
and recently only performed by "adults"?
Please POST TO THE LIST and not just to me
(email@example.com, NOT to Jessi's email address; she's
already hot because I'm wanting to use her machine more and
more..."One of your hours turn into TWO, Mike Walton...I want you
OFF my machine!!" *frown face*) and tell us what you feel.
It's good to be back. I truly missed everyone on Scouts-L!!
Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)