‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 14 (Part 3)

So it’s Monday of what should prove to be a short work week.  I look forward to this short week and dread it all at the same time.  I look forward because it marks the beginning of the end, but at the same time, it means it’s the time for the dreaded final exams.  I have a love/hate relationship with final exams.  I love to hate them.  No, just kidding, but they are hard to get ready for.  Today my students did a last review with me and I gave them the opportunity to ask questions if they had any.  Surprisingly, they all seemed anxious about the exam and all seemed as though they wanted to try to do well on the exam.

While I was on break at school, I called Heather and found out that the bank made a mistake with our mortgage check.  Evidently, they had decided to “stop payment” on the previous check because we sent a second one out on Saturday of last week.  So, we’re going to let that check get processed and Heather talked with our mortgage company and will do a payment on the phone on Thursday.  This will put us up-to-date and we should be able to clear this mess up with Citi Financial by Monday of next week.  I know this will make Mark’s Auto Sales happier and I will be happy and less on edge because of this.  In amongst all of this, we also found out that my student loans have officially come out of default and we need to talk to them about lowering payments a little (maybe a car payment a month), then things should be a little easier to deal with for this year.  That also means that we should actually get our tax return this year, which would be nice.

I got done with school and came home and had some time with the kids.  We ate dinner together and then Austin and I went to Boy Scouts.  We had fun talking about families and then doing a safety lesson about fire evacuations in the home.  It was fun and informative and I think Austin got a lot out of it.  We came home and Heather and I helped the kids to bed and then watched our usual T.V. shows.  It was nice to actually relax a little on a Monday night.  A new change of pace.

Okay, time to talk about “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” Chapter 14, Part 3 by Alan Dean Foster…..

Chapter 14 (Part 3):  Anakin moved to the high ground to fill out his three hour sift.  As Anakin stood alone, he wondered about C3-PO and Watto and wondered what became of them.  He heard rustling in the grass, but wrote it off as the indigeonous  creatures of Ansion.  An hour later, he heard the sounds again and decided to investigate out of sheer boredom.  The creatures were gathering grass seeds and Anakin discovered a pack of Shanhs.  One attacked him as he observed and Anakin slammed it’s jaw into the ground before it could sink it’s teeth into his neck.  As he drew his lightsaber it was slapped out of his hands and deactivated on the ground by Shanh claws.  As Anakin tried to stand up ,the Shanh leaped at him again.  Anakin used The Force to change the Shanhs path, but it still reached out and struck him on the shoulder.  The Shanh turned and prepared to launch itself again and Anakin dove for his lightsaber.  As he went to lift his right hand to make a strike, a fmale Shanh put her claw on his hand to keep him from raising it.  The male landed on his chest, hissed, then moved off.  Surprised, Anakin Force pushed the female away and raised up his lightsaber.  As he prepared for the female to leap at him, it was struck down by Luminara’s lightsaber…..




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