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Well today is kind of a slow day in my world.  So when the going is slow and I can't think of anything meaningful to write about, I'll scan the blogosphere for someone who does.   This first blog I'll share is interesting in that the non-Amish blogger is describing the possibility of selling her home to an Amish couple.  I'm not sure where in Ohio the writer is (I'll try to find out), but her observations were accurate.  Amish people who buy an "English" home are given a certain length of time to get it up to local church code, which usually means stripping it of electricity, plumbing, and other items. 

This is someone's blog post about this dopey "Amish heater" we've been hearing so much about.  Folk, it's a scam.....well, "scam" MIGHT be too strong a may well be a working electric space heater, but it has about as much of an Amish connection as Mitt Romney has.

Lastly, I'm not sure who this writer is, what the blog's mission is, but she shares some really insightful peeks into Kentucky's growing "plain community."  The Bluegrass State has rival Wisconsin in its Anabaptist population growth.  This is a report from "on the ground" in Kentucly.  This is the first of a series, which I'll update here as she updates it.

More About Heaters; Tragic Twist of Fate...

I am sitting here typing this in front of my non-Amish portable space-heater.  My office always tends to stay cold in the winter and the last thing I want to do in the morning is sit here typing in an ice-box, so my nice, warm portable heater has me toasty.  I think it only cost $50 at Home Depot.  But for those of you who want to spend big bucks on an "Amish heater", here is more food for thought in the news today.

This story is one of those jaw-dropping, beyond-belief happenings that just defy comprehension and odds.  There is an Amish angle to the story, but it's really only tangental.  This is just a horrible story all the way around, for all involved, including the Amish occupants of the buggy.

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