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And I thought the military wanted dh dead...

Sunday, August 17, 2008

And I thought the military wanted dh dead...I guess I thought wrong...it's me they are after!

So, dh wasn't supposed to be coming home until some time in September right. He was taking the last trip back home and was arriving later then the rest of the unit staying an extra 2-3 weeks.

Well I get all these calls last week saying that he's coming home within a week right. I'm totally like "Oh crap, I got nothing done!"

But he gets a hold of me and tells me that he's not on the list, they screwed up and blah, blah. So I'm a bit upset cus the girls had over heard me on the phone when they gave me the info and I had informed family and friends and everyone is expecting him right...Now he's not coming and I got to tell this to the kids and everyone else.

So I'm thinking I can go back to the way things were and stick with my reg. plan and start doing things about 2 weeks before he is set to come.


He contacts me to tell me "Oh they put me on the list, sent out my papers and didn't tell me and didn't put it on the other list so I'll be there in a few days or so, got to pack talk to you later blah, blah, blah"

I'm sooo pissed...

I started taking apart the bedroom and the little space for his comp upstairs cus I was looking for a desk and chair and was moving furniture and yada and yada. Now I got a "few days or so" to put crap back plus do other stuff and get things ready and rewash his clothes that have been sitting for 15 months and dust off his stuff in storage and blah, blah blah!

I planned about 2 weeks for this!

Now I got what 2 days??? 3 days??? maybe, they don't know!!! No one knows crap!

So, Like I said, maybe it's not him...maybe it's me...me they are after...

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SEESKO 8/19/2008 7:33AM

    Girl, he is gonna take one look at you and pass out. You may be the one that kills him instead of the military. I know you will be happy to have hime home, but I kow it will also be an adjustment in your routine. Take time to just get used to each other again. i am sure he is gonna love the improved you. Tell him thank you from me for serving our country. I am so glad he is home safe.

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  I'm with everyone else LOL he just won't care about anything but being home!

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TRECECOOKS 8/18/2008 9:12PM

    Get a hot nightie and a hotel room for the night, and nothing else will matter.

And hey - thank him for serving, OK? I mean it - his service is a blessing. God bless you all!

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PAMIJANE 8/18/2008 5:34PM

    Breathe Kat, breathe. Don't sweat the small stuff, and it's all small stuff, right? What doesn't get done will get done. No need to kill yourself over it ya know. At least you'll have your hubby back!

(((((Kat))))) emoticon

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STACEY-P 8/18/2008 3:58PM

    My motto is if it weren't for the last minute nothing would get done. I am always running around like a chicken with her head cut off, trying to get the house clean for company. Don't you dare talk to me at that point. Your best bet is to just clean with me (my way of course) and not start an argument or piss me off. Everything always seems to get done and what doesn't nobody notices but you any way. Just do what you can do and don't worry about the rest.
I am sooo excited for you that your hubby is coming home!!! WooHoo!!

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CONSTANCELG 8/18/2008 9:50AM

    LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You kill me! Everything that needs doing will get done, the rest is gravy!

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GODSGIRLOK 8/18/2008 9:46AM

    Kat, I feel your pain here! I know when my hubby came back from "cruise" after 8 mos. I wanted everything just right. I asked him what was the most important thing to him and ...I know you know what he said...just seeing me and family...and just being home (and away from there!) no matter what it looks like!
Do you have anyone you can call to come and help you? Just make a list and start crossing that baby off. It will get done before you know it and what doesn't get done...will have to wait!
DOn't forget to leave some time to get you ready ( I do that a lot!)
Don't you just love the military's timing!! HA!!
You will do it, I know it! You're are Commander in Chief!
Big hugs!
Too bad we are not all there! You could have an army of Challenge sisters at your beckon call!

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PHILSPHATWIFE 8/18/2008 9:36AM

    my younger sisters husband was deployed to Iraq a few months after thier son was born..and my sister established this routine while he was away. Well don't you know when he got back in April; just in time for his son's first birthday; he kept asking my sister "why do you do this this way?, Why is he going to bed so early? why this why that" you know what my sister finally told him. "because this is what works for us". that seemed to take care of it...lol. I guess he figured if it's not broke don't fix it. lmfao

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EMBOWMAN 8/18/2008 7:58AM

    Hey girl,you are stressing way too much. pick the few most importantthings. do them, then if you have time do somemore. i don't thinkafter being gone hubby is going to worry about all that stuff. He wants to spend some private time with his bride!!! Hang out with his kids and chill a little. it willbe okay!!! i promise.

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CAROL54904 8/18/2008 7:58AM

    The wife that could - I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!!!

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SHELLYCAN 8/18/2008 7:04AM

    Well, the good news is he's coming home early, right? You won't have to disappoint your girls!

Think of it as an extended cardio workout. Yeah, I know that doesn't help. Just trying to cheer you up! You'll get it done!

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SHELLREED 8/18/2008 4:01AM

    my DH has been gone for most of the month and we do indeed have a routine with out him .. I can't imagine 15 months.. hahah.. just think of all the calories your gonna burn in the next few days.. hahah.. move girl move!!!!

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1022MOMOF3 8/18/2008 12:08AM

    I see the humor it all this... I to am a military wife and this has happened to me before too! I was even out with my girlfriends and he came home to just my kids and the babysitter. He knew what resturant I was at and can with flowers. But I have been there and gotten a phone call in the middle of the night saying pick me up from the airport in the morning I changed flights in. NOT fun when the house is "how we live without Daddy". Are you the one that changes the bedspeard while he's gone??
I am happy for you & the kids that he's coming home and the house will fall into place. Wish I was there to help! Just think it's more Cardio! emoticon

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QUIKSYLVER 8/17/2008 11:55PM

    What an emotional roller coaster! Hang in there!

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RENA1965 8/17/2008 11:42PM

    Take one day at a time, try not to stress over stuff. Just get stuff done part by part and I am sure dh will be pleased anyway just to see your okay and managing while he is not around..
Life is full of setbacks, and sometimes plans get wrecked but remember to smile anyway.. Nothing good comes out of going to peices..

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    Hang in there!

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Hit with the Writing Bug

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yes, I've been hit and I've been hit pretty damn hard too.

The writing bug has taken a chunk out of my brain and honest, I'm like not all here.

I'm going to sleep between 2 and 4 and still while in bed I'm thinking of story lines. I wake up around 7-9 and still I'm thinking of plots. I can't watch t.v., listen to music, work out, eat or doing anything else without thinking about characters, POV, settings, or if I should kill off one of my MC's.

I'm totally loving it but at the same time it is driving me crazy. The lack of sleep is going to drive me up the wall. I have all kids here so writing is almost impossible! I have to get into character...I HAVE TO GET INTO CHARACTER! Children running around and yelling and talking to me every 5 mins does not help me at all.

Another thing, I've got too much going on in my life right now. My team, my weight loss, getting kids into schools and ready for schools, fixing up the house, dh coming home, dr. appts, health issues...see the list?

Yes writing is something I do everyday BUT I NEED TO GET INTO CHARACTER! And when I'm writing for 30 mins or an hour a day that's just random stuff, that's me just keeping up with my writing, not writing my novel or my poetry. I need hours upon hours for that stuff. My novel, I'm talking about putting kids to bed at 8 and writing non-stop until 3, going to bed and waking up at 7 to send them to school at 9 and writing from 9 till 3 again! THAT IS WHAT I NEED!

I once did a full 10 hours straight of writing (dh was home, took them to school and picked them up and dealt with them) and only pausd to put them in bed before going another 4 hours for a total of 14 hours! Why? BECAUSE I NEED TO GET INTO CHARACTER! That's just how I do it.

You know like when you read and the story no longer is letters that are words that become sentences and paragraphs but instead it's images that move across your mind and somehow you aren't reading any more, you are watching and at times living what is happening...that's what I need to do for my writing and it is killing me because as we speak, right now at 1 am I have a child next to me saying "Hey mom" and she thinks I'm going to reply to her but I'm not cus her rear end is supposed to be in bed right now not talking to me...

You see the issue right?

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SEESKO 8/17/2008 9:49AM

    I see the issue! Be sure to take time to sleep!!!! I know the head spins as soon as you lay down at night.

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AKASUPERMOM 8/15/2008 6:00PM

    I understand your writing dilemma all too well. I could just say this paragraph myself:
"Another thing, I've got too much going on in my life right now. My team, my weight loss, getting kids into schools and ready for schools, fixing up the house, dh coming home, dr. appts, health issues...see the list?"

But take away getting the kids TO school, and replace that with getting them to DO school. Can I say--9 more years of school? :)

One problem I have is it takes me a good hour to get into writing mode, a SOLID hour with no interruptions. So far that doesn't happen. Even after 10, unless I'm up til 2, then I'm sure the dog would annoy me. :)

My goal is little by little to start having a set writing time at least a few days a week. Like going to work. "Mom's at work." If only my office had a door. LOL

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STACEY-P 8/11/2008 5:53PM

    Whew!! Girl I wish you all the luck, strength, whatever it takes to get you into Character! You need a vacation to get away from it all and get into character. You need more sleep. I'm not one to talk. But it will help. Good Luck!

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PHILSPHATWIFE 8/11/2008 3:55PM

    oh i get you totally. that's why it's hard for me to write at work..i mean i write but like you it's just random stuff it's not my novel it's not me in character. 'Cause like you that's how I write..lol. I spend all that time thinking playing it out in my head and it's so darn hard to find the time to really write yet I know if i got to bed without putting it down it'll all be gone by the next day. ughhh frustrating isn't it?

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    Cannot wait for the kids to go back to school, it is very hard to concentrate with them around. You will get back into the grove!

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CONSTANCELG 8/11/2008 10:09AM

    Get into character baby!!! I get the dilemma, the frustration, not enough hours in the day, too many things going on, a whirlwind of activity to accomplish and you are just one person. Breathe!!!! It will all happen in its own time. I am just excited that you have such a passion for your writing it is great!!

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SHELLYCAN 8/11/2008 8:33AM

    I don't understand fully what you're going through, but I imagine it's like having this driving need, not urge, to get something done, and being prevented from doing it. Sounds pretty frustrating!

The good news is the kiddies will all be heading off to school shortly! Mine start 2 weeks from today! YAHOO!!! Hang tough, they'll be off learning shortly!!

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Need Support?

Monday, August 04, 2008

I know that there are many teams out there but I just wanted to do something different. For me I need the challenge, that's how I get my "support" by being on a team and working together towards one goal. So I thought, "Maybe there are others out there that need that same support." and I started up a new team called "The Challenge".

More info can be found on my sparks page and at the team!




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DORIGIRL 8/6/2008 1:54PM

    I'm not big on challenges (I'm more into commitment), but I love your go-get-em attitude and I plan to sign on to your team. Love your new look.


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PHILSPHATWIFE 8/5/2008 12:30PM

    i'm there dudette!!!! I''m in like flynn

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IOWAGAL1957 8/5/2008 9:58AM

    thanks, i'll try it. how's that for commitment? lol

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  I'm in!

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    I am ready for the challenge

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Playing with Knives= A Trip to the ER

Monday, August 04, 2008



I was supposed to take the kids to the starving artist gallery BUT while in the shower the baby pushed the chair up to the stove and stood on it so that he could reach the top of the fridge.

That's where I keep the knives!!!

So I was pulled out of the shower to find the top of his hand gashed open and bleeding...GAH!

I HATE THE ER. I have anxiety attacks there and having to deal with 3 children in a place where everyone is sick and complaining is no fun. Lets not forget the "I'm hungry, I'm thirsty, I'm bored, I'm tired..." . Since Dh is off trying to stay alive over in Iraq I'm forced to either never shower EVER, or make random trips to this hell hole.

I did all I could, I wrapped it with gauze. He got out of it. I wrapped it with gauze and taped it like a mad man. He got out of it. I made my own butterfly bandages...then bought some...he just wouldn't stop! I was just gonna leave it, chicks dig scars right? But no!!!! He was rubbing it all over the place and causing it to start bleeding again. I just watched him rub it across his diaper and was screaming "FLESH EATING DISEASE!!"

So I took him in and sat with the child and his open wound and we waited and touched elbows with a bunch of sickly infected people. One guy I was talking to actually has some infection in his arm and they have to do surgery every other day in order to clean it out and he said that if it doesn't go a way in two days they are taking his arm off.


In the end the cut was deep but not deep enough for stitches and they wanted to do the butterfly bandage. HELLO, READ THE CHART MR. I HAVE 8+ YEARS OF COLLEGE UNDER MY BELT! I did that, he doesn't keep it on because he's got a penis AND he's two! So I suggest super glue and he agrees.

So 6 hours later my son got his cut super glued.

I could have done that at home. I would have but I wasn't sure if it was too deep but apparently it wasn't.

By the way, you can use reg. super glue and I was so close to doing it! I should have just done it and saved money and my sanity!

Now I know better, the chocolate on top of the fridge is no longer safe.


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TRECECOOKS 8/13/2008 10:46AM

    The best thing about this (aside from him being OK, and you telling us all about superglue) is that this episode will indubitably appear in your writing!!

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FERGIE362 8/10/2008 1:27PM

    What a painful memory for me..being in the emergency room with my daughter.. my daughter was telling me she was going to be ok and not to cry.. hope your feeling better.. emoticon Fergie

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MYDESTINY! 8/10/2008 12:17AM

    Sounds just like my daughter. She uses her little stool to get into everything possible. She too has grabbed a knife a time or two. There is just no way to keep them away from everything.

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PHILSPHATWIFE 8/5/2008 12:29PM

    I feel your pain Kat. i too have a son who is two and he's like houdini. there is no such thing as child proofing in my house he's figured them all out.

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CITABRIA 8/4/2008 8:54PM

    Oh man, what a day!

I'm with you on the guy with the infection. What the heck?

I'm glad it ended well for you, and that you kept your sense of humour. (Okay, afterwards at least.) I hope tomorrow's an uneventful day!

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OHANAMAMA 8/4/2008 2:50PM

    Among all that frustration I sense a great attitude and sense of humor, much needed in these situations! I'm so glad he's ok... and that you got at least half a shower. Big hugs! Here's when to shower: get up at about 2 am, or stay up until then, whichever works best... and make sure the little one is still asleep. Of course this is no guarantee that he's not faking and will pursue further adventures when he senses the freedom again. I feel your pain... I have 2 boys and 2 girls, ALL were clilmbers.


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BEESUTH 8/4/2008 2:30PM

    So...I'm guessing you guys never made it to the gallery? Glad the boy is Ok, sorry you had to spend all day in the ER.

Here's a trick to get in you seen faster at the ER--I was told by an ER nurse that the fastest way to get seen is to tell them the patient can't breathe. She told me that not being able to breathe gets you seen faster than if you're bleeding. Haven't tried that trick myself yet, but I'd be willing to if it saved me having to sit next Mr. Arm Infection.

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SHELLREED 8/4/2008 1:13PM

    hahahaha..... I am sorry to laugh my friend but you tell stories better then anyone that I know, I feel like I was there with you my friend.. I am glad to hear that he will be ok..sense I have grown children I know your pain to see them hurt and not be able to do anything about it. for someone that hates the Dr and hospitals as much as you do you spend more time there then anyone that I know... have you ever thought that maybe God is trying to help you get over your fear?? just think of me there with you next time.. we would be laughing the whole time and you would be fine my friend!!

Love ya,

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LISA_074 8/4/2008 12:19PM

    Sorry your buddy got to the knives...but the He's got a penis and he's TWO is priceless. I don't look forward to my son ever being 2 now. I have not had to be to the ER yet and my oldest is 4. But she's girlie!

Happy Healing!

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SHOOTIN4STARS 8/4/2008 11:18AM

    What an ordeal! --But you an your son survived it. Better find a safer place to hide the chocolate!

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CONSTANCELG 8/4/2008 10:16AM

    OMG!!! Now I know the situation was not funny but I have to tell you as I was reading this I was laughing until my eyes were leaking so much the words were blurred. I finally did finish it only to realize how wonderful parents are for putting up with us and going the distance to keep us safe. I love your spirit!!! Kids will be kids, enjoy them while you can. This too shall pass.

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DRAWNTHISWAY 8/4/2008 8:40AM

    I am so sorry! I can't tell you how many times I have almost had that scenario happen in my house. Luckily I would normally step into the room before major damage was down (or before the knives fell!) I remember how much I hated playing into Lee's CO hands when he ordered I go to the ER. I was so disgusted being there, surrounded by all the illness when we were not ill. I thought I had a higher chance of becoming infected with something by going rather than staying home. I bet you felt the same way! I hope that today is a better day. I'll call since I can't ever be at the computer at the same time as you.

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    Oh sweety, I feel for you. I can relate. My son when he was 3 and in day care jumped off the monkey bars (was playing spider man and found his web shooters did not work). He fell and broke his arm. We live in a small town. It took 30 minutes for me to get there from work to pick him up. I took him to the emergency room, it was broken, again we live in a small town, so they could not take care of it there, we had to do see a pediatric orthopedic, closest one, 75 miles away! There he got a cast (I had to talk him out of the neon pink color)! Anyway, I feel for you, hope it heals well.

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WATOGA17 8/4/2008 6:43AM

    Wow, Kat, what a miserable day. I've been there. I know how you feel. Today is a new day. Let's hope you win this one!


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OHSODONE 8/4/2008 1:16AM

    eek! I had to take my little brother to the ER one time... because he was playing with a bungee cord and it hit him in the chin. silly boys. In other news: I am back - and losing weight! I think my stomach has actually shrunk as it takes a lot less to make me full nowadays. It's like my body was just waiting to lose the weight and I just have to help it a little. And sigh... no more personal chefs... lol not that I ever had them... but back to cooking for myself. Anyways, hope your day wasn't too traumatizing!

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Okay well....

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Well I got on base...Sat in the car until I calmed down...got to the clinic...hid in the bathroom...got to the front desk...and they had canceled my appt.


So I went to the e.r....signed in....waited....and booked out soon as I saw a nurse come out to take vitals for someone....



not all is lost!

I actually went to the patient rep and they sent me to tricare and I'm now signed up to see all my doctors off of base!

This now means that I can see any specialist, any doctor, on call care, walk in appts and all. No more waiting a month to see a doctor! And, the office is less than a mile from me so no more 20-30 min drives either!

I've been trying to do this so that I could get the special care for my pelvic, hips and knees since Sept 2nd of 2005!!!

I've done it! I'm sure that there will be little to none anxiety attacks while going off base cus I've already been off base once and had no issue at all!


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PHILSPHATWIFE 8/5/2008 12:26PM

    yeah military medical leaves a lot to be desired. i'm glad you got permission to go off base..that's awesome.

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THINNYMINNY 8/1/2008 1:00PM

    I'm glad thngs worked out for you after all the hassle you went through. I hope you get the best doctors who can give you the best care.

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    Good for you, now keep it up, stay motivated and keep up the good work, even when it is frustrating.

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STACEY-P 7/31/2008 11:58PM

    Well I am glad you got the dr situation handled. Now we are waiting in anticipation to find out the date for you next appt. Don't put it off. We want you back in raring (is that the right word?) form. Oh you know what I mean. Love ya Kat.
No Pain. No Pain. No Pain.

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CONSTANCELG 7/31/2008 10:21PM

    WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOIE!!!! I am so so so so so very happy for you. Things always have a way of working out ... all that positive energy coming your way from people who love and adore you will continue and you deserve it!! hugs
Constance emoticon

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SHELLREED 7/31/2008 8:48PM

    YEA Kat I am glad that you went at all and now you have been rewarded for doing it!!! keep us posted on what the next Dr.'s have to say

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