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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Very tired today, got cardio in shorter time than desired, but felt the burn.

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PATRICIAAK 11/7/2012 8:09PM

    Do your best, but don't overdo

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NORASPAT 11/7/2012 6:16PM

    I am not sure it is the way to go if you wore yourself out but good you got to the burn. Now rest up and do it again HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/7/2012 5:14PM

    Wow. That'll do it to you. Now get your well earned rest and let those muscles recuperate.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/7/2012 4:38PM

    Cheer up friend!

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SENIMMO 11/7/2012 3:37PM

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ROSE-LITE 11/7/2012 3:33PM

  at least you did cardio! good for you! some movement is better than none my friend. hang in there

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FARRAH511 11/7/2012 3:21PM


- Farrah

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Check, check, double check

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Got my furnace checked, dad's boiler checked, got my paycheck. Trash guys took the two lovely lawn ornaments to that big lavatory in the sky. As of last night, we now have two working toilets, shower and bath work great. Handy Joe did a great job.

HVAC guy was discussing his five point deer and showed me pics.. I told him he needs to keep that meat cool while he bleeds it out,, he said he was looking for an old fridge that he could use just for that.. I walked him into the basement kitchen and offered it to him. HE was thrilled and wants to bring his buddies to dad's house to bring it up and put it in his garage.
I am thrilled more than him:I am positive that it is this fridge( dark brown, from the 60's) that is making dad's electric meter spin like a top. We will see..

So glad I got them taken care of for the year. Voted, got everything in home ready for winter except my mood.

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/7/2012 6:34AM

    Everything coming together, stuff getting fixed, clearing problems in a way that helps someone else. Reminds me of that old Chuck Mangione song, "Feels So Good." emoticon

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NORASPAT 11/6/2012 10:37PM

    WooHOO What a wonderful day LINDA, emoticon emoticon

MThat should get you a good night's sleep. emoticon

HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBGIL 11/6/2012 7:18PM

    Hallelujah! Finally a day without UGH! LOLOL

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PATRICIAAK 11/6/2012 6:39PM

    Sounds like life is taking a turn for the better.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/6/2012 2:53PM

    Me, too Lin and i need a new winter coat. My old one was way too big. Maybe after paying bills...

glad your all organized.

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SENIMMO 11/6/2012 2:17PM

    Sounds like a good day all the way 'round emoticon Hope the rest of your week goes well. emoticon

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Monday, November 05, 2012

Woke up at four this morning to find that I could not walk,, fluid built up in my ears again, so called in sick to work, made it back to my bed to crash after I took my diuretic quickly.

The dizziness and vertigo have gone, but now feel like things are in slow motion,, kind of dragged out,, got handy joe coming later to finish wall and bath handle, so DD is doing laundry and such while I sit here and rest.. cannot do things too fast ... this happens every once in awhile,, I hate to cal in, but they frown on employees crawling around on the floor to get around...

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/6/2012 2:11AM

    Sounds like you ahve what I have.
I do hope you start to feeling better soon

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NORASPAT 11/5/2012 9:55PM

    LINDA, I am so sorry that you are sick, it's good you called in so you can take it easy. I wonder if you can do that. I have a very hard time doing nothing. I hope those ears are better soon, if not have someone check them out for you. Ears can really get you off balance and falling down.

Take care on those cellar stairs!!

HUGS Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 11/5/2012 8:46PM

    wishing you a speedy recovery

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LDBROOME 11/5/2012 6:06PM

    Get well soon !!!!!

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TEALHAWK 11/5/2012 3:50PM

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SENIMMO 11/5/2012 1:15PM

    emoticon emoticon Hope it doesn't last too long. Being sick is no fun!

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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Got some issues with dizziness with fluid in my ears this morning, but off to grocery store before plumber Bob gets here. Got moms checkbook balance, coupons organized and some bills paid,, cleared bathroom out again for Bob,,

today is making voting crib sheets, laundry when water gets turned on again,, shower , hopefully her, or drive to parental unit with stuff in tow, to clean up..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/5/2012 11:58AM

    Happy voting day tomorrow. I'm keeping my fingers crossed my choice wins. Along with yours.

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JOYSGARDEN 11/4/2012 8:57PM

    Would a big hug help???? (((((((((HUG))))))))))

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  I hope you feel better. And that plumber Bob does a good job!

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ALDEBARANIAN 11/4/2012 1:20PM

    Haven't been on for a few days, so read these backwards to Wednesday. Seem's like Murphy's been right active in your life. Sure hope all that plumbing gets sorted out quick. Sending a little package of hope your way, just in case it's a little slow springing eternal in the face of the set backs. emoticon
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PATRICIAAK 11/4/2012 7:52AM

    Be sure to take care of you in all this business.

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Oh NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

So handyguy Joe comes to repair toilets,, we inspect both stools and discover that gaskets are shot, things are leaking, etc,, after that, I decide it is easier and cheaper to purchase two new thrones with the works, have him install them and be gone. I also asked him to draw a new bead of silicone around the tub and floor tiles in main bathroom and new spout and bathtub handles. Okay, no big deal. (Think Linda's Law)

I ask him if he wants to make a list of supplies needed before we leave, hoses, bolts,etc..Nope, he says, nothing else needed.
Off we go to Menards because Linda has a $190.00 store rebate check to use there. After perusing the aisles, many different thrones, I select a white round bowl, slightly middle of the line throne for my bathroom. I start thinking of my health future and possibly having to use a high rise on the throne in the years to come, so suggest an elongated bowl(In bisque that matches tub and floor tiles). Joe agrees, we get the silicone, use the big check to offset credit card purchase and off we go to home.

Later on, he discovers that I need a new water line, so he tells me 3/8 output, 12 inch, off I go to testosterone land.
DD and I discover that we have not eaten since yesterday, so I decide to use a big birthday coupon mailed to me by Hungry Howies. Dough guy there puts me on hold for four minutes, totally unacceptable(one minute is the max), I hang up and he asks me to go on hold, I tell him, NO, I was on hold way too long.. He says, give me one minute, I am here alone,, okay, two minutes later he takes y order, ,, twenty minutes,, I am feeling sick to my stomach form no food today..

Meanwhile, Joe calls to me that the water hose is the wrong one, so I write down correct numbers, back to Menards to get credit for wrong and buy new one,, back to house, DD is just walking out door for food pick up, I toss her the water hose to give to Joe, off we go to pick up food.

get back, eat very good antipasto,, finish eating, mosey on in to my bathroom, look at toilet and ask why it does not look white and why it looks elongated.. Turn and walk around to other bathroom, ask why THAT toilet is white and NOT elongated...

Sheepish Joe says OOPS! Tee-riff-ick!
Life is short, I am going to retire in five years, not worth stroking out for,, tell Joe to leave thrones just the way they are, that they look beautiful. Joe sighs in relief..

All that is left to do is caulk tub and replace bathtub faucet. caulk done,check,,
I hear an Uh-Oh from bathroom,, then OH-NO, then "Linda, you should not have asked me to replace this faucet!"

Joe walks out into living room old mangled faucet with about three inches of twisted copper pipe hanging from it. I walk into bathroom and see a big hole where faucet used to be one minute ago.

Now I need a plumber!! I tell Joe if O could afford a licensed plumber to do what he did over the course of 7 hours, I would not have called him! The guilt card works, he calls his plumber cousin that actually did work on a Moen faucet in my kitchen a few years back,, Moen junk, I should say,,

I call Bob the plumber, he is coming over tomorrow to work on my tub, Joe very nicely cut a huge chunk of wall out so Bob can just get to work tomorrow morning.. after the plumbing is fixed, Joe has to return to repair wall behind tub.

When I woke up this morning, I had one working toilet and a working shower/tub. Now I have one working toilet ,no working tub or shower. Joe felt so bad he hardly charged me at all, told me to name a price,, it was very cheap...

Another weekend spent with a man, no movie, flowers or chocolates, no kiss at the door, but new stuff, bonding at home improvement stores and watching a guy sweat in 40 degree weather,, he was very nervous that I would lose my cool!!!

Kind of scared of the visit from the HVAC guy Tuesday!!
tomorrow was GOING to be a day of selecting paint color for a bathroom, and going over voting things, we make our checklist and take it to the booth with us, all of our elects written down and ready to go.. Now we will have plenty of time since Bob will be here bonding with us.
The positive part of this is :I have indoor plumbing,, that will eventually work..

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GEMINI-SKY 11/5/2012 10:06AM

    YIKES !!!!

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JOYSGARDEN 11/4/2012 8:56PM

    Only you Lin, only you...... I'm proud that you kept your cool.....even tho' I'm sure you could have let out a scream I'd have heard here in PA....... Hope things improve for you this week,

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LECATES 11/4/2012 7:01PM

    LOL, know what you mean------nothing ever seems to go smoothly on these things. Hope you get the tub/shower back tomorrow.

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LJCANNON 11/4/2012 2:22PM

    emoticon Awesome Job keeping your Cool in those Situations!! The Food thing would have put Most of us Over The Edge!!

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NORASPAT 11/4/2012 1:50PM

    You handled it all very well in your usual way. Too bad there were a few mess ups. All in all when we have outside work done it often does not come up to expectations.
That was my blog yesterday. Out window was installed too high for me to reach the top to clean it. I and DH have fixed that problem It works well and it has actually given the room a different look. Take care, it will get done, HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 11/4/2012 3:31AM

    At least a working faucet - a step in the right direction, lol... And I hear you re Moen. 'nuff said!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 11/4/2012 12:06AM

    Hmmmmm That's actually 2 men in one weekend not jsut one..

That's too bad about your toilets and the work that needs to be ddone. It sounds like an expensive job to do.

Hang in there Lin!

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LAWANDMUSIC 11/3/2012 8:13PM

    WOW! Sounds like a pretty routine thing. When one opens up a plumbing issue, many, many more issue flow out!! In other words, a Pandora's box sort of thing.

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MAHGRET 11/3/2012 7:07PM

    Wow! Quite an adventure.

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SENIMMO 11/3/2012 6:58PM

    emoticon emoticon You kept your cool, dealt with the problems, worked out a plan, and didn't dissolve into tears of frustration-like I would have! Hope the rest of the repairs go well! emoticon

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