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Frankenstorm

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The storm was aptly nick-named, although Franenstein was the doctor, not the monster. You get the idea. Many people suffered much loss and heartache due to Hurricane Sandy. I praise and thank the Lord for sparing us any real problem.....no loss of power, so we had heat (it was COLD outside) and the sump pump kept the basement dry. The reason why it was so bad, was not just the hurricane, but that over our heads it met up with a seriously cold front from Canada plus a wet, warm front from down south. Whew! At least it didn't snow on us.

Whatever I can tell you about the storm around us, there are a million stories of how MUCH worse things were for others, so please, keep people in prayer.

Two of our adult children (and 2 grands) live near us, and they are all ok, too. Again, the mighty hand of God.

Schools are still closed today, but I think they may reopen tomorrow. The USPS (Postal Service) did a fantastic job of delivering mail yesterday in the midst of the storm, and (of course) again today.

We've had to reschedule a couple of appts, but that's no big deal.....they weren't life-threatening things. Well, except my hair appt. emoticon Serioiusly, I'll live just fine until I can get in for that.

Praise to the Lord!

  
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NOLAZYBUTT110 11/4/2012 10:15AM

    Glad you were safe. we survive it too! Praise G*D for small miracles, because it passed over us. and I believe it was due to G*ds mercy on us, for here many already were dealing with issues and poverty in our area. susana

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CALIPIDGIOUS 11/1/2012 8:17AM

    All went well here as well. Power did go out for about 22 hours but that's nothing! I remember the 11 days without heat/power/running water or a Xmas tree in 2008 because of the ice storm. Mid-December-freezing weather, school cancelled for 2 weeks. That was when I had a right to complain.

This time power went out, we went to bed. Woke up, went out to get coffee-thank you Dunkin's for being open, and then started the generator and worked all day. Power came back just when our work day was over. We were exceedingly lucky as was my Mom who lives in West Virginia. She missed all the snow they got, she was just far enough away.

Glad you and yours all fared well!


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FROSTY99 10/31/2012 12:51PM

    Happy you had no major damage and didn't lose your power and your children fared well also. Thanks be to The Man Upstairs for prayers answered!
All we got down south as it passed us was heavy rain on the coast (nothing for us) and lots of wind. We are having colder than normal temps which didn't come at a good time since DH would like it warmer instead of trying to bundle up so much with an ice machine on him!
Take care.

Pat

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NEWNAC304 10/31/2012 6:27AM

    Happy to hear that your and your family are safe.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/30/2012 8:11PM

    Prayers indeed.
Get that Frankenhair taken care of soon;-)
Thanks for the update. I'm glad you had power during th e cold.

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MARJORIEWRIGHT 10/30/2012 3:29PM

    Glad to hear you are doing well. I know how bad a hurricane can be. I've lived through a few myself and probably will face more in the future, but haven't had everything that has happened to the northeast. I pray for all those affected by this storm but we must remember that we are not given anything we can't handle. It just means that sometimes we need to rely on others to help us through. Good luck to you as you begin to clean up.

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LIVINGFREE19 10/30/2012 3:28PM

    I was surprised we had mail delivery yesterday too! I thought that would have been put off for a day or two because of the storms, but it wasn't.
We fared really well too. I am so glad you did also, my friend!
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Saturday the 20th (Craft Fair) and Sun. the 21st

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Yesterday (Sat. the 20th) I left the house around 6 a.m. to get to the site of the craft fair. DH drove the (covered) pickup and I drove a car, and we met the three women I worked with that day. After DH unloaded the truck, he took off in the car to help our SIL prepare the baseball field for play. It had rained cats, dogs, mice, horses, cows, and..….the night before, so the field was in terrible shape. They worked for hours, and finally the two teams that were to play called it off because of the field condition.

After cleaning up himself, DH went to church to help with preparations for the light supper married couples were having.

Meanwhile, back at the craft fair – we ladies set up our booth: a tent, several tables, and tons and tons of knitted and crocheted items. Our group of about 8-10 people makes and donates items to various local shelters, (needy) school children, a pregnancy center, a local hospital, and other places. It’s our joy to do it. Once a year, we have a booth at the craft fair to earn more $$ to better afford the yarn to make our charitable work. We also take donations.

The end of the selling day came at 4 p.m., so we reversed all our work and loaded everything leftover into my pickup and their big van. (whew!) We had a lot of fun during the day, made some money, and got plenty of exercise setting things up and taking everything down. It only got to about 60 degrees as predicted, after a Friday night low of the mid-40’s, but the breeze they were predicting wasn’t too bad, and we didn’t even notice it until after lunchtime. So, it could have been worse. : )

I drove to church, arriving in time for the supper and talk. I was able to come home about 30 minutes before DH and when I got home Darby (our dog) was SOOOOO happy to see me. She’d been alone so much of the day, and besides, Darby loves me bestest. LOL

One event that occurred right outside our booth was that a man came along with a HUMONGEOUS animal on a lease, with a wrap around its middle and the man was holding onto both the lease and the handle of the wrap. That handle was right up against the animal. They stopped right in front of me, and I was ‘hemmed’ in on all sides. Someone else asked what kind of dog it is. “Oh,” he said, “It’s not a dog. It’s a cross between a Malamute (dog, ok) and a WOLF.” I about fainted. He claimed that the beast is a registered therapy animal. Huh-uh! No therapy for me, thank you very much!

So that was yesterday.

Today, we had the guest speaker, and man, is he long-winded. Not a bad speaker; pretty good in fact, but he took a full hour all by himself. Today was DH and my assigned day to count the offering, and naturally there was a ‘love gift’ (money) portion that had to be counted separately. Then our financial secretary showed up and kept making comments, all of which slowed us down more……isn’t that always the way it goes when you have somewhere else to be?

Finally we finished and DH and I came home to change clothes before we dashed off to Josh’s ball game. They had one at 9:30 this morning, then the second one started around 1:15 this afternoon. Since Josh’s team lost both games, they’re through…..this was tournament weekend.

  
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FROSTY99 10/23/2012 6:46PM

    Sounds like a busy, busy weekend but that you enjoyed yourself. Those are the best kind. I commend you ladies for your charitable work. I am sure it makes you feel really good to do this. I used to make cancer caps but our group disbanded so have not done that in several years. When we traveled, I used to pick up material at thrift stores to use in making the caps. We always had a good time doing it and usually made 150-200 every winter season.
I imagine the wolf-dog had to be certified and was not dangerous if it was a service dog. I am wondering if it was really a service dog or a therapy dog-there is a difference.
Hugs
Pat

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IUHRYTR 10/21/2012 8:08PM

    Busy weekend. Thank you for caring about and helping your community. -- Lou

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SLENDERELLA61 10/21/2012 7:33PM

    Oh, your crafts activities, fair, charitable work all sound positively wonderful. I know you contribute a great deal. Glad the wolf didn't get you!! Hope that Josh is okay with his baseball season. Can't win them all, huh? Sometimes it's really hard to see your kids disappointed. Hope he's okay and that you are, too. Take care.

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NEWNAC304 10/21/2012 7:29PM

    What a busy weekend! I hope the craft sale was a huge success!

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LIVINGFREE19 10/21/2012 5:54PM

    Craft fairs are so fun! I'm glad you had a great time!
Have a great evening!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 10/21/2012 5:13PM

    That's a very active and busy weekend. I'm thrilled to hear that you had fun at the fair and the weather wasn't horrible. You're very kind for donating so much of your time and earnings.
I've never heard of a "service wolf dog". I don't blame you for not getting any closer. My goodness, it sounds like half of a large horse!
Sorry to hear that Josh's team lost. Maybe he'll be glad if it rains more various wild and domesticated animals, lol!
Have a restful evening.

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Sunday and other stuff 9/23

Sunday, September 23, 2012

My grandson Josh is 12, going to be 13 in Feb. He's on a 13 and under team (13U). Unfortunately, due to circumstances I have yet to understand, they don't have another 13U team to play with??? So they're playing 15U (age 15 and under) teams. Yeah, waaaaay lopsided. But it's good for the boys, really, as it gives them visuals and experience on how to play better. Still, I feel bad for them. This is just Fall ball. Having explained all that, they've lost all the games they've played so far (this month).

Tyler's game yesterdaty was it's usual 'interesting'. I'll be glad when he gets a bit older and they all play better. Right now, it can be frustrating, so mostly I just giggle. : ) I love both those boys!

Computer. Well, DH had zero trouble going WiFi for two days, even when he was up here in my room (I call it 'my' room because it's where I stash my crafts, have my sewing machine, and my computer). Since HE had no WiFi trouble it 'must be Nancy's computer.' I spoke to Mark (my s-i-l) yesterday at Tyler's game and he's supposed to come over tomorrow (has the day off) and bring the router he recently replaced at his house. Mark is a computer genius, and he says his old router (nothing wrong with it - he just bought a fancier one) is better than what we have. After Mark walked off, DH said 'it's not the router.' I bit my tongue. MEN! Personally, I hope it IS the router. Because if it isn't and Mark can't figure out what is wrong, then I'm going to have to bite the bullet and contact the Geek Squad and that'll be a princely sum. sigh.

My day: after church, DH and I counted the offering (we do it every so often), dropped by MacDonalds for lunch (I know, not a good choice), home to change clothes then off to the ball field. Josh had two games. We were a little late for the first, and only got to stay for 2 innings of the second. We dashed home again, grabbed the garden pasta salad I'd made yesterday and went off for small group. It's a small group of us from church, who meet every couple of weeks to study things from a Biblical perspective. We had taken off for the summer and tonight was a pot luck dinner and lots and lots of talk....some of it even centered around what we'll be doing over next several months. Had a wonderful time.

Since we can't leave Darby (our dog) outdoors when we're not home (we have an invisible fence and are afraid someone will snatch her), she was alone in the house a lot today. But between the 2 ball games, DH came home and picked up a Nectarine for me and brought Darby back with him. She loves people and several gave her lots of attention.

My cold SEEMS to be getting under control (I hate to speak too soon and cause it to flare up LOL). I plan to resume some light exercise tomorrow. I do still have stuff in my chest, but not a lot. Gotta love Cold Eeze, lots of extra Vit C, lots of water, rest when I can, etc. : ) Plus my nebulizer.

Well, that's probably more than you were interested in reading, but there you go.

Have a wonderful week, everyone

  
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POETLKNG2LOSE 9/25/2012 10:37AM

    I hope you are feeling better today. Sounds like you had a fun and busy day yesterday. I hope you get your computer fixed soon, and that it does not cost you alot of money. A guy from our church fixed our computers for free. Pray for our church as some of the people need to repent and be renewed in their faith We need revival in our church; I feel some have grown cold towards God.

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NOLAZYBUTT110 9/25/2012 10:36AM

    I am glad I have a computer whiz son in the family/ He corrects my problems. Hes wanting to upgrade me and wish he had the time now to do it, but settling is all I can do! so I know the frustrations of computer problems! Wishing to get a laptop but still, I am not sure how it would improve my frustrations! lol Just more to learn, and I am NOT wanting to change!
Sorry to hear about the grandsons frustrations! But sometimes they learn to cope better by having such problems and frustrations at a younger age. Just tell him hes a winner to you and at what ever he does (when your with him) and it should be good as long as hes always a winner in your book! susana

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LIVINGFREE19 9/25/2012 8:42AM

    I really don't like computer problems, and I never know how to fix them! LOL!
I hope you feel better soon!
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FROSTY99 9/24/2012 9:41AM

    What a busy but wonderful day-you got to worship the Lord, have fun watching the games, visit with friends of like mind, and eat good food. Doesn't get much better does it. Hope your s-i-l can get things going with your computer. I agree if you dear DH is so sure it isn't the router, then what is his diagnosis???
Have a blessed week.

Pat

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NEWNAC304 9/24/2012 5:31AM

    Sounds likes good way to spend the day. Good luck with the computer.

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IUHRYTR 9/23/2012 10:40PM

    If your husband is so confident the router is not the problem, why doesn't he know what the problem is? Hope you get it figured out soon. -- Lou

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FLEMIDG 9/23/2012 10:33PM

    Sounds like a busy but good day. I hope you feel better soon.

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Sept 9, 2012 Lesson Of The Horse Mask

Sunday, September 09, 2012

I sat down this morning to read today's devotional from "Our Daily Bread" and almost cried from the blessing. God loves us so much. He sent His Son to die for us, He sustains us, and one day He will take us out of the presence of sin.

"Not far from where my husband and I live is a farm with a lot of horses. During certain seasons, some of the horses have masks over their eyes. For a long time I felt sorry for the horses who weren’t allowed to see. But then I learned that my assumption about the masks was wrong. The masks are made of mesh, so horses can see through them. But flies, which cause eye disease, can’t get through them. The masks don’t keep the horses from seeing; they keep them from going blind!

Non-Christians often make conclusions about the Bible similar to the one I made about the mask. They think of it as something God puts over our eyes to keep us from seeing all the fun we could be having. They feel sorry for Christians because they think the Lord keeps us from enjoying life. What I didn’t know about the horse mask, they don’t know about the Bible. It doesn’t keep us from seeing all that is good; it keeps us from being infected by lies that cause spiritual blindness. The Bible doesn’t keep us from enjoying life; it makes true enjoyment possible.

The Bible doesn’t keep us from knowing truth; it prevents us from believing lies. --
Julie Ackerman Link

O send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto meThat He may touch my eyes and make me see;
Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
And in Thy Book revealed I see Thee, Lord. —Lathbury.

When we see the world through the filter of the Word, we learn the truth about both. "

  
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IUHRYTR 9/11/2012 10:23PM

    An image that hits home. Thank you. -- Lou

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FROSTY99 9/10/2012 6:35PM

    Thank you for putting this blog up-it is certainly well said and thought provoking. A message we all really need to take to heart.
Hugs
Pat

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CANDOK1260 9/10/2012 1:24PM

    emoticon blog emoticon for sharing

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2WHEELEDSHARON 9/9/2012 2:50PM

    I can't imagine judging any kind of lessons as keeping us from fun or enjoyment or goodness! I think that when people think that, they're maybe guided more by their heads than their hearts. Thanks for sharing this lovely blog, Nancy! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 9/9/2012 10:50AM

    Awesome blog, my friend!
I love the corrolation!
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SLENDERELLA61 9/9/2012 10:24AM

    Thanks for sharing this story. It helped me on so many levels. There are masked horses near my house I see almost daily and did not understand. There ar so many times I need to be protected as well. -Marsha

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Dental work and other things

Friday, August 31, 2012

My friends, for if you're still reading my blogs, you are my friends (or just plain curious LOL).

I got kicked out of the internet on Tuesday, and am just now getting back....I hope it stays as I have dozens of email messages, and lots to do on SP!

I did go to the endodontist, who sent me to a peridontist for another consult. When I called the peridontist, the earliest I could get in was late October....even after I told them my problem. I called my regular dentist who called the peridontist's office. I was able to get in to the peridontist at noon on Thursday. Praise the Lord! Many, many times over. The dr had a cancellation at 3:00 that afternoon, so I came back because sure enough, I'd broken the tooth (which caused the infection) and it had to be removed.

Now, if you're squeamish about dental things (and frankly, I am) stop reading now.

The peridontist cut a flap of my gum to verify which of 2 teeth was involved - the xray showed the infection between 2 teeth. Then, he tried to take the tooth out in one try, but had to take it out it pieces instead. There were 3 roots, the first came out ok, but I felt a little pain with the second one. He shot more novicane into my mouth, and started on the 3rd root. OH MY WORD!!! Can we say "PAIN"? Unfortunately, my body had tried to wall off the infection, so the novicane couldn't reach it. I was praying HARD, and mercifully, it was over. Then I had to have cadaver bone implanted because the infection had ruined some of my bone. My DH says I have a dead person in my mouth.....well, I DO. LOL

I'm on Rx pain meds, and am thankful for them. But within a few days it all should start feeling better.

Ok, on to other things. We're still having beautiful weather, into the 80's and I think today got into the low 90's. The humidity isn't too bad - it's not like living in the south (I've done that) or the tropics (done that, too).

I am going to have to figure out what's wrong that I cannot consistently have the internet. I have WiFi, and my DH is hard-wired into the provider, so I get jealous that he can get in and I can't. The router is less than a year old, so I don't know what I'm going to do. Is it my computer? It's less than 18 months old. So I don't understand what the problem is. Of course, you can take what I know about computers and fit it neatly into a 1/4 cup measuring cup and have room left over. Hahaha

Been nice talking with you. Have a wonderful weekend.

  
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THESHELBSTER 9/3/2012 5:36PM

    Sorry to hear about the pain but thank goodness it is over with. I had to have a frenectomy and gum tissue replacement in my mouth last year so I have a dead persons gums in my mouth also! :0)

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NEWNAC304 9/3/2012 4:51PM

    All I can sayid Ouch! That sounds so painful. I went through a period of time when I was getting teeth pulled pretty frequently but thankfully have never gone through what you did. I hope you're feeling better soo .

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FLEMIDG 9/1/2012 12:24AM

    Sorry you had to go through all that pain. Hope you feel better quickly. I hope you are able to find out what is causing problems with the internet. Have an awesome weekend.

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IUHRYTR 8/31/2012 10:37PM

    Good news about the tooth, except for the pain. emoticon Wish I could help with the Internet problem. What does your provider say about it? -- Lou

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USMAWIFE 8/31/2012 10:00PM

    Glad you were able to get an earlier appt.

I am getting ready to go to the oral surgeon to have 3 molars pulled due to a medical issue which is taking calcium from my body.

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PURPLELVR7 8/31/2012 9:26PM

    Glad your back, did not read all the dental stuff (can't stand dentists)
But read enough to know you need prayer, so will be praying

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FROSTY99 8/31/2012 9:23PM

    Oh goodness gracious, glad you were able to get into the dentist sooner than originally thought. What do these drs think when someone is in pain.- one hopes they don't get preferential treatment if they don't have mercy on folks in pain.
Hope you get to feeling better soon.
Pat

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/31/2012 7:41PM

    I came over to your page to holler out your name in hopes of getting at least a peep back, but now I know if I heard anything, it was while you were at the dentist. Ouch! I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. Hooray for pain relievers! Look at it as a good deed of bringing someone some life back and now you can say you're speaking for them too.
My computer savvyness wouldn't fill the rest of your cup, sorry I can't help. Sometimes I get the nerve to call a technical hotline and they're usually helpful even though I feel like a big dodo head.
I missed you! I hope somebody can help keep your service going.

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LIVINGFREE19 8/31/2012 7:35PM

    I'm glad for you that these dental problems are over.

It's awesome that you are still having great weather!

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