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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Today I started tracking my calories.I haven't been doing it since last thursday.ut I am back and in great shape today so far. I could not exercise as my lower back muscle on right side is giving me some problems.It was hurting so bad when I first got up this morning I could barely walk. It is still hurting but not as bad.
Roxy got her beauty trip this afternoon.She smells much better and her white hair is whiter. She was good this time.Bill felt good about that especially since someone else's dog pooped in store. emoticon
I have been trying to spend a little less time on here if I an. I should be thru with baby blanket in a couple more days if I keep working on it as I watch TV. Tonight is one of those nights where I have both DVD's recording and watching some.
You all know how sweet Bill is and he is still at it. He always grumbles when I get plants but always helps me pot them.And he buys me plants which is what he did today.

And since Mothers Day is coming up I will share 2 special pics. The first is a pencil drawing I did of my mother who is no longer with us.And then My sister Joanne and her daughter Debbie.Joanne has always been like a second mother and when Debbie was born I thought she was mine too. Debbie is now a grand mother herself.
We had a healthy dinner of baked chicken,potatoes onions and carrots.No sauces.Just some seasonings.
My oldest son who lives about 2 hours north of us is coming Sat for lunch.He asked me where I wanted to go and I said I would like it if he just picked up something and brought it to the house.So that is what he will do.
Ok I need to read some other blogs. Thanks for never giving up on me.

  
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REXTINE1 5/6/2011 3:18PM

    Fantastic picture of the butterfly. Joanne looks really good too, and I agree that Sparks tends to take up a lot of time. Hope you feel all better soon.

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DICHTAS2 5/6/2011 10:39AM

  Well my sister.That was a good picture of me and Debbie. I guess I was a second mother to you. A lot of people thought you were mine.. In a way you were and still are in some ways.
love the rose bush.
I give you credit on counting calories. I am too lazy. I just try to stay with the WW point system. I weigh and measure most foods.It works sometimes for me..
Joanne


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MPARKER67 5/6/2011 10:32AM

    Love the pencil drawing. Your Mom was beautiful just like her daughter. And so is your sister Joanne, and her/your daughter,

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KATIE233 5/5/2011 11:41PM

    hi Eleni, lovely rose very pretty pink. you are a very good drawer the picture of your mom. i like the picture of your sister and her daughter.glad Roxy was a very good lady. good picture of the butterfly. yes Bill is a sweetie.did he get the painting done.well take care and have a great day tomorrow.

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0309COOKIE 5/5/2011 10:44PM

    Hope your back feels better soon.

Your portrait of your mother is beautiful!

I like the picture of your sister and her daughter.

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TILLIEBEE 5/5/2011 10:33PM

    Lovely pix! Your portrait is wonderful! And your sister and her daughter look lovely and dear.
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DEE107 5/5/2011 10:15PM

    great pictures

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OURELEE1 5/5/2011 8:04PM

  Roses are my favorite. You have a very nice looking family. I can see some features of your mother in you. Have a good visit with your son?

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SUSIEPH1 5/5/2011 7:48PM

    HI Eleni !
What a wonderful drawing you made of your precious Mother.
Loved the one of your Sister and her daughter too..
Thank you so much for sharing
with us ...
Isn't Bill a Sweetie? What a lovely rose ..
You are doing so well with your tracking ... and I wish you a very happy Mothers Day with your family !!
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MIZCATHI 5/5/2011 7:31PM

    I could never give up on you because you are just the sweetest. Beautiful drawing of your Mother - all the more special. That is something else we have in common, I was an Art major in college and then made a living at it for many years. Oddly enough, I haven't done much over the last decade and I miss it.

A beautiful rose from sweet Bill.

Good job on tracking and dinner!

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Variety of Pics for 2nd Time.Lost 1st blog #$%^&^&&**

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

ok will try again.
here are some pictures that need no explaining.
I am just an amateur crocheter and didn't realize the pink baby blanket looks weird. Now I have to decide whether to just call it unique or go get solid color and start over. Blue one is for me and it doesn't matter.

Here is Roxy's favorite place to get petted from me.As soon as my reclinder comes down she backs up between my legs and stays.

I will save the before and after pics of living room til tomorrow. Am having a problem getting the color to show right.It looks blue and it is green. But it does look good and will look better once pictures are back up.
I can see where not wearing my c-pap makes a difference. I have never felt that great feeling but I do have a few better hours when I use it. We didn't use them for 4 days and I was exhausted each day all day long.
Have to get back to exercising and tracking food today.
Just missed a great shot of a solid yellow butterfly.Stupid camera didn't work right.
Ok it is lunch time so I will go fix my soup.
Oh Bill had to have a small spot removed from temple this morning.He will go back for a recheck in a month.He was a good boy so I took him out for breakfast at Lucky Dill.

  
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NEWSTART127 5/5/2011 1:39AM

    I LOVE the blanket! I have always loved verigated patterns - they make everything unique and I frankly love that it's not all pastels and has some pop to it! ROCK IT!

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DEE107 5/4/2011 7:14PM

    like the pink blanket its different good job
and love the birds and flowers tooo

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SUSIEPH1 5/4/2011 6:12PM

    How absolutely delightful! .
Thank you so much for sharing your nature shots and your home with us ..
love your shawl and scarf they are individuals ..
Roxy looks so very comfortable where she is .. and your walls look lovely !!.and so does your home !!
Love and Hugs Susie emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 5/4/2011 5:47PM

    Hi darling Eleni...I LOVE your pics as I ALWAYS do. Roxy has grown a bunch since I last saw her! What a little princess dog she is. When I first saw the pic of Bill I thought he was holding a swiffer duster...hee..hee... Upon closer examination in the next pic I see it was flowers in front of him! I'm sorry my blog is so sad...I don't mean to be a downer...but I think it's important to tell your truth.

I'm sorry your kids tend to take advantage of your goodness and generosity...I know you worry yourself sick over them!

Prayers are coming your way...and you CAN BET I'll be thinking of you with love on Mother's Day! emoticon

Oh...and p.s. I love your crochet work...but isn't it HOT having it lay on your lap while you are working on it! emoticon

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MIZCATHI 5/4/2011 5:02PM

    Wow, is that an actual hummingbird in a nest?

The blanket is has pizzazzzz! Call it Pop Art!

Glad the c-cap makes you feel better. Lesson learned.

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PATRICIAANN46 5/4/2011 4:21PM

  Hi Eleni........
Your pictures are beautiful, as usual.
Only a dog adores with that much passion!!!!! My poor Tyke sits next to me on a pillow waiting for his surgery on Tuesday. I pray that he heals as well with this surgery as he did with the one last summer.
Must close and get outside to do some gardening.
Take care.........
Patti


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REXTINE1 5/4/2011 4:07PM

    Use your BPAP. The pictures are fine - especially of the Roxy. Dogs are good. They like you first.

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MPARKER67 5/4/2011 3:30PM

    I neither crochet or knit so to me it looks fine.

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TILLIEBEE 5/4/2011 2:26PM

    Pretty!!!!

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0309COOKIE 5/4/2011 1:13PM

    I think the baby blanket looks fine.

Roxy looks so happy, lol. She is not too spoiled, huh? It looks like she loves her mommy.

Cookie

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KATIE233 5/4/2011 12:59PM

    hi there Eleni, the hummingbird sure picks a weird spot in the rose bush with thorns. love the pictures of the hummer. i don,t think it was your fault with the colour not matching right on.probably the way they dyed it.keep going and see how it looks after another day.ahh Roxy looks happy doggie. i bet she really missed you both.she is a loveable dog.well finally we got clear sky and sun tomorrow.thank goodness.like the pictures of Bill he is relaxing.take care and have a good day.

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JILL313 5/4/2011 12:29PM

    I love your pictures . . .The one of Roxy and you is so adorable--I can tell he gets a lot of TLC. I hope your DH is ok as he is a good man. What is a C-pap, if you don't mind me asking. Have a wonderful and Healthy Day!

Hugs,

Jill

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Monday So Glad to Be Home

Monday, May 02, 2011

There is no place like home. It was a tiring ride home but that's ok. We did make a pit stop where our daughter works.She works in Maitland which is north of Orlando.So instead of stopping at a rest stop we stopped and had a hello bathroom and goodbye where Heidi works. We couldn't visit but for 15 minutes as we were in a hurry to get Roxy. My friend and her family took such wonderful care of her I did not want to be late picking her up.
Bill had fun but did not bowl his best.He said no one did. I never left the hotel.Not even to to eat. We were going to go out for supper Saturday but I just was not feeling well all day.
Once we got in a better room I could relax much better. I mostly watched Tv and crocheted. I finished my book I was reading. I did lose almost all my food in fridge. I didn't realize the temp was so low and it froze almost every thing. So I had no salad or boiled eggs but still had my soup so that was good. They had a great breakfast which Bill got me a plate each morning.
My eating was so so but the best thing is I did not gain anything.Infact I was down 1#.
I am going to send an email to corporate offices of Marriot and complain about what happened.I was waiting to see if we were getting any kind of a break on price and we didn't.I will probably start using Hampton Inn again.
Ok I did not get any pictures. Bill has put most of stuff away but still a few things for me to do. I was not happy to find out Brianna took her crap good for nothing boyfriend back.She knows I am very unhappy about it. We did a little texting but I told her I would talk to her in a few days. I am furious and she knows it. He will just treat her badly again.Enough.It makes my blood boil just thinking about it.
Ok Hope you are having a good day. Bill has taken whole week off so he can paint living room and get some other stuff done. Bye for now.

  
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MIZCATHI 5/4/2011 9:48AM

    I've been gone several days but just caught up on your blogs. Bad customer service is so frustrating. Corporations are just in it for the bucks, then can't seem to understand that unhappy customers mean less bucks.

Your Granddaughter is beautiful. She's so young. All she cares about is her hurt feelings and just wants them to go away. But a boy who would break a date for a prom is a self-centered you know what. His mother should have taken over and made him do the right thing.

We women have to train these young girls how to take care of themselves. I'm going through something similar with my own daughter, she just doesn't see it.



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SHIRLEYX 5/3/2011 10:33AM

    Glad that you are home safe and sound. It's hard, but try not to let Brianna's decisions upset you.

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KATIE233 5/2/2011 11:31PM

    Hi Eleni, i don,t blame you being mad. she will learn the hard way! hopefully he won,t treat her that way again. glad Roxy had a good time and was very good.you get some rest and take care of yourself and hear from you later. hugs

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PATRICIAANN46 5/2/2011 9:50PM

  Hi Eleni.........
I am glad to hear that you are home.......safe and sound. There really is "No place like home.......".
I'll bet Roxy was very glad to see you. We had some sad dog news today. Our Australian Terrier, Tyke, has to have the same knee surgery he had last summer on his left hind knee on his right hind knee. It is very complicated surgery and there is a long healing period. He will have it Tuesday, May 10th. He is 8 years old and since this is very expensive surgery, my husband was a "little" hesitant. But, then he told the Vet that I would probably have him "Put Down" if he didn't consent to the surgery, so it is a go!!!
Sorry to hear about Brianna and her boyfriend. Hopefully it will turn out as it should.........
Take care.
Patti

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OURELEE1 5/2/2011 7:58PM

  Glad you and Bill made it home safe. Young people can be so hard headed at times. She has good genes she will figure it out. She know deep down he is a jerk . It is so hard to be young.

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LKWQUILTER 5/2/2011 7:05PM

    I sure know the feeling Eleni--there is no place like home. Felt the same way when we got back home Sunday afternoon. I really understand about your dgd--one day she will see the light--ours did. Congrats on the 1# loss. ((HUGS))

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REXTINE1 5/2/2011 5:27PM

    I hope you saved me from trouble. I had turned our fridge to colder Friday afternoon, to keep the Kiwanis' hot dogs colder. I just turned it back to normal (I forgot Saturday morning) and it quit running while I still had the door open. I don't know where it should be, but "normal" always seems to work here.

I wish Bill luck. I can't easily take a week off.

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TILLIEBEE 5/2/2011 4:32PM

    Home Sweet Home!
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SUSIEPH1 5/2/2011 4:29PM

    Home is such a lovely word ... and so comforting..
I am glad you are home ...
Unfortunately the Kids of today cannot be told, they have to make their own mistakes no matter what we think ... We just have to be there to pick up the pieces.
Glad you put in a complaint .. you should be refunded .... have a lovely day at home ... Hugs Susie emoticon

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DEE107 5/2/2011 4:28PM

    when Bill is finish do you loan him out lol hello and welcome back home

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MPARKER67 5/2/2011 4:23PM

    Why take him back after he ditched her for the prom? I don't blame you for being angry but unfortunately we can't lead other people's lives. I am sure I could do much better as someone else than I did in my own LOL

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Saturday

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Well we did get a new room this morning around 11. It is much easier for me to do stuff.Plus it has a walk in shower.But I still haven't gotten a shower as they were suppose to get me a shower chair. I finally called at 2:30 and was told they couldn't find the ones they had.That he had sent someone to buy a new one.The manager is trying to sweetheart me this and that and ask if I am comfortable.And to let him know if I need anything. I said a shower would be nice.Then he proceeded to tell me people steal everything.I am not going to complain anymore but will get in touch with main office when I get home. This room is working well as counter and stove are down low etc.The other room was nice .just not functional for me.
The new shower chair just got here.Only took them 4 hours emoticonI can laugh about it now but it wasn't funny last night.
My sweet grand daughter went to her prom last night and I think she was awesome. Her crappy boyfriend broke up with her 2 days before prom.She is so heart broken.But thanks to my sister Joanne for fixing her dress and her wonderful mom doing everything she could to cheer her up.Plus others who stepped up to cheer her up she had a good time.
Here are some pics Angel put on facebook.

And our little girl Roxy is having a ball being spoiled and chasing rabbits at my friend Gina's.
My grand daughter Felicia is in the last two weeks of her pregnancy and feeling terrible. She is under a lot of stress from babies father who is harassing her and pg problems.Hopefully her delivery will go well.I probably won't get blanket made in time but it is more to just put on bed as it is so hot here.Going to make it big enough for a crib blanket.
Well I am going to go take a shower.My weekend is going fine now.Just had a rough start.

  
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CALVERTM 5/3/2011 6:52AM

    Hi Ms. Eleni,
Angel is so pretty and her dress is stunning. It matches her coloring perfectly. How are you? I'm trying to get back in the groove again since chemo is now over. I had my last treatment last week. I now move on to radiation and a medicine called herceptin but these 2 therapies won't be hard on me. My hair will grow back, my taste will come back, I'll feel like myself again, etc.. so better days are coming, at least that's what the doc says. This will start in about a month after my body recovers from the chemo. Thank you for my latest card you sent me, they always make me smile, I put everyone up on my door.

love,
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FEISTYMAMA 5/2/2011 2:51PM

    Brianna is GORGEOUS!!! What a jerk for breaking up with her just before Prom. That upsets me. She's better without him!

I hope things go well for Felicia.

Did you call the corporate office of the hotel? It's unfortunate that had to happen. You can only do so much to make sure things are right. I get really upset when things like that go wrong. Nasty words come out of my mouth. emoticon

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MPARKER67 5/2/2011 11:26AM

    What a pretty granddaughter(Brianna?). Hope she realizes how beautiful she is and won't put up with crap from men.
Glad you got that shower!

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DEE107 5/1/2011 11:44PM

    they are so pretty and glad you got your shower chair hugs

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GETFITTER7 5/1/2011 10:47AM

    Angel looks great! I am glad that she did have a nice time.
You sure have been busy these last few days. Glad that they were able to get a new shower chair for you. With all of that behind you, you can enjoy your weekend!

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SHIRLEYX 4/30/2011 11:55PM

    Glad that your weekend is perking up!

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PATRICIAANN46 4/30/2011 8:34PM

  Hi Eleni........
Well it sounds like all is well room-wise now. I sure hope that you can now enjoy the rest of your stay.
Poor Brianna.........and he looked like such a nice kid. Poor timing right before Prom, but she is young and beautiful and I am sure that she will find someone who will treat her as she deserves to be treated. I love her dress.
Take care and I hope that the rest of the trip goes well. Have a great time with your wonderful husband.
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REXTINE1 4/30/2011 6:40PM

    You sound as if you're having a good time. Good!

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OURELEE1 4/30/2011 5:44PM

  So glad you got a good room. I know that shower will make you feel better. Your granddaughter is beautiful. Now have a good time with Bill.

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SUSIEPH1 4/30/2011 5:26PM

    So glad the problem with your room was fixed whilst Bill was still there and you eventually got your shower chair ... now you can relax and enjoy your stay ... The photos are just lovely!! she is such a pretty girl ..Hope the birth goes well and you stay nice and comfotable ... hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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TILLIEBEE 4/30/2011 5:22PM

    Bless your granddaughters' hearts. Crappy boyfriends dumping girls must be going around big time right now. Not great, but good riddence. It looks like she was able to smile. I hope she had fun after all since she's as beautiful as can be with her gorgeous face, amazing hair and gown.
Glad you got your shower chair. Stupid hotel.
Have a nice evening if you can under the circumstances!
emoticon One of the eaglets head turned black today before my eyes! Their big boy feathers are growing in so fast I can't believe it. I've been glued to it even more these past few days.

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0309COOKIE 4/30/2011 3:54PM

    Glad to hear you got the room situation resolved while Bill was still there. Now it will be smooth sailing for the rest of the weekend! Enjoy!

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Made it but tired

Friday, April 29, 2011

We made it over here with no problem but not great here.I was promised handicap room with walk in shower. They gave us a regular room and when Bill went to tell them we were told they had none.Needless to say Bill and I were not happy.Bill never gets mad and he was beside himself.
Supposedly they will have a room tomorrow for sure.They have to move everything for me as Bill has to leave at noon and other room won't be ready til 1.And I brought a lot of extra stuff. They assured me someone would move everything. I was promised a room several times.Just 2 days I checked and it was suppose to be all good.
Now we are trying to cam down and relax. I can't even take a shower til we get another room.And to top it all off there was no toilet paper in bathroom.
So I will talk to you tomorrow.

  
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KATIE233 4/30/2011 7:55PM

    i bet you guys won,t stay there again! sorry to say maybe tomorrow will be better.

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TILLIEBEE 4/30/2011 9:10AM

    What a nightmare! You shouldn't be charged for that whole night and they need to make it up to you. I'd write to the head of the place or email. I'm sorry for you gus but hope today is better.
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NOW2DAY 4/30/2011 8:53AM

    Poor management, you wonder sometimes if they speak the same language. Sorry for all your inconvenience. Roll with it and don't let this get you down. Hope you have a good trip.

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JILL313 4/30/2011 12:25AM

    Well, all I can say is customer service nowdays isn't really good and reliable . . .It all depends on who you talk to. I hope you can relax and get some sleep and it will be better tomorrow when you get the room you were promised.

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SUSIEPH1 4/29/2011 11:47PM

    Ohh what a shame ! That is really not good enough. you should have got what you were promised Hopefully it will all be sorted tomorrow !! emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 4/29/2011 11:05PM

  Oh Eleni...........
I am sorry to hear about your room problem. That is so frustrating.........especially when you took the time and effort to double check. Hopefully, all will be well and you will be able to enjoy the rest of your trip.
Take care.
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DEE107 4/29/2011 10:40PM

    oh my breathe my friend

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0309COOKIE 4/29/2011 10:20PM

    Sorry to hear that you have been inconvenienced so. Hopefully all will go smoothly tomorrow and you can get settled in. Hope you have a good evening in spite of it all.

Cookie

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