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Gold Medallion Signature

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Yet another stepping stone in my paper adventure!! I now saw what a Gold Medallion Signature Guarantee is! A very special stamp on a document with special ink too!! Only certain people can give them, as they are liable for the information on the document, assuring that the person who signed it, is REALLY that person.
Kind of a more serious thing than a Notary Public, which anybody can test and pay for and have the power to get. I had to arrange with a bank manager that I never met, to do just that for mom and I after work today!! The fun never ends!!!

That bridge is crossed, now I have also been on the phone with AAA, Wells Fargo, hospital, rehab place, just to clarify some of mom's bills to pay..
more of that tomorrow.. I am tingling with excitement just thinking about getting on the horn with yet MORE agents and clerks.. sure glad I know how to bypass the automated systems on the phone!!!

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KILLERANGEL47 5/29/2011 4:36AM

    Yay! Good on you for being so persistent and hard working! I know how annoying and time comsuming this stuff must be for you, but you are doing a fantastic job! emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/12/2011 8:22PM

    I have never heard of a Gold Medallion Signature Guarantee. Sounds like you are making progress. emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/12/2011 6:34AM

    Good luck. Paperwork and red tape is not fun. You seem to be handling it well.

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NORASPAT 5/11/2011 9:05PM

    LINDA you are most decidedly persistent, I really admire all that you are accomplishing Well Done my dear friend, Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticonJOB YOU ARE DOING emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/11/2011 6:31PM

    Aren't you glad you're not deaf?
We can't do some of the calls you are with the relay service. emoticon

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

got virus, , had to stand on my head to get in this site,,

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/12/2011 8:18PM

    If your virus program can't get rid of it, try to restore you computer back a few days before you got the virus. It actually will work and the virus will be gone. Make sure your virus program is up to date.
Just some ideas and I know it has worked for me.

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HADYDADUBR 5/11/2011 11:50AM

    Hope you get rid of it soon.

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NORASPAT 5/11/2011 8:22AM

    So Sorry LINDA I hope it can be removed soon. Good luch with it. Pat in Maine, HUGS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/11/2011 5:44AM

    Virus computer problems are a pain.

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OCTOBER2842 5/11/2011 4:42AM

    Been there and done that, I hope you can fix yours real soon. I am lost without my computer

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GRSMITH80 5/10/2011 7:50PM

    That sucks, my macbook was freezing up on here earlier today but it stopped once I realized it was trying to load six different pages at once (there was a script error) and when I logged off and logged back on it was fixed :)

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GEMINI-SKY 5/10/2011 5:56PM

    Here We Go Again...
Those Darn Viruses...I got one so bad in March, that Ihad to get a new computer...
Hope your's is fixable.

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GINNJEN2000 5/10/2011 4:26PM

    Hoping you get rid of it soon! Yikes!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/10/2011 4:20PM

    it's the prize willing sites you are with. I told you it will happen. tsk tsk It can also ruin your computer.

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Deja Vu!

Monday, May 09, 2011

More lawn mowing today,, DD and I went to moms house and tried the tractor battery, no go,,, of I go to Kmart for new battery,, mowed her entire lawn, so now both are done, for now,,
getting an award at work tomorrow evening, but will be shopping for a smoothie maker/blender tomorrow.. got my mango, pineapple and yogurt!!

time for a vacation, but August is a long way off!!

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GEMINI-SKY 5/10/2011 6:55AM

    Congrat's on your Award and getting both lawns mowed ! ! !
I love my smoothie blender but I have to watch the sugar and carbs as fruit and FF yogurt are high in both.
It's Always Somethin' ! ! !

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/10/2011 5:57AM

    emoticon on your award at work. It' makes you feel good for all your hard work to be finally recognized.
Don't work too hard at home.

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OCTOBER2842 5/10/2011 4:29AM

    Why is everyone rushing summer, it isn't even here yet. I love summer and the smell of fresh mowed grass

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GRSMITH80 5/10/2011 1:18AM

    Before you know it it'll be August!

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NORASPAT 5/9/2011 10:09PM

    I also love my magic bullet for anything I can use it for.
I make all kinds of spreads especially with meat and fish. it works great.
I never do smoothies, I never use ice so I do not make them. I do however make wonderful fruit salads.
I am so glad you have the riding mowers for the big lots, we do not neeed one but we would if we had that size lot.
I hope the grass grows slower but we all kmow better than that. Built in exercise all summer long just like snow blowing all winter long. The joys of home ownership. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 5/9/2011 8:32PM

    WAY TO GO on getting the lawns mowed!!! August wll be here before you know it..

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KILLERANGEL47 5/9/2011 8:00PM

    YUM! I love smoothies!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/9/2011 7:51PM

    August will come faster tan you think.

I love my magic Bullet for making smoothies. Yummmmm I'll ahve to try pineapple and mango for one or even better in a Margarita. I'm glad you got Moms Lawn mowed. Batteries do die, you know.

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Mother's Day Sunday

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Kind of a slow day today..
slept in until 7, went to grocery store, came back home, picked up DD so we could go to moms house to mow her acreage,, cannot get her battery charged, had it on the charger for over two hours,, while we waited, we cleaned out two cabinets, two drawers,,, filled two big trash bags,,

We did not find the manual for teh tractor, but did accomplish something by emptying out trash..
two hours of our lives spent clearing out a few drawers and a cabinet,, this is a huge home that is packed to the rafters,, dressers and chest of drawers filled to the top with old greeting cards, letters, old papers, bingo crap, boxes of pens, stationary, etc,,

We filled TWO big plastic filing tubs with nothing but jokes on paper that people sent them!! Probably a few thousand,,

I finally gave up and we went back home to start MY lawn,, I got it all mowed, we moved the BBQ grill out of the garage and around the yard to the deck, cleaned the tractor, hooked up the hose for the summer, swept the garage, am now doing a few loads of laundry, stripped our beds to remake.. got the dishwasher loaded and going,
I want to sit and read the paper before bedtime,, going back to work tomorrow and I feel like I did not have a day off,,

I may need more than one vacation this year,,

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GRSMITH80 5/9/2011 9:38AM

    Wow you had a hectic day!

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OCTOBER2842 5/9/2011 7:35AM

    You had a busy Mother's Day, but spending the time with DD had to be the Hi Light of the day

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GEMINI-SKY 5/9/2011 7:02AM

    Gosh I know what you mean...When I cleaned out my mothers house, I had to go thru every single piece of paper, cards, bills going back to the 50's...I found important papers in the strangest places. Not much money was found but I found some in cards, pockets etc....
I even found a collectible bill from the 1800's in a book.
Even tho I wanted to take everything out by the handfuls and put it in trash bags, I boxes everything up and brought it home...I went thru a box a day (maybe 2 or 3) till I was finished. It took me over a year since I was the only one cleaning out the house and going thru things.
It took me a long time to get over the fact that I didn't want all this stuff and that it was all Mom's life. I saved just a few things that brought back some of my favorite childhood memories, had yardsales and donated the rest.
It WILL Get Done ! ! !
Gosh, I hope I don't do this to my step children ! ! !

Time for me to get my stuff organized or Toss it ! ! !

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NORASPAT 5/8/2011 10:48PM

    LINDA, The day was busy again, I hope you are able to have two holidays. You deserve a break Pat in Maine.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/8/2011 4:46PM

    Happy Mothers Day my friend!

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Haha! Debbieanne, I had to laugh about DD pushing a mower to do the lawns!! Mom's house has three acres of grass, we have almost one acre!! With our asthma we would be lining up ambulances in the driveway in ten minutes!! WE have to wear masks anyway just to be out in the air, so pushing a mower would be like standing in traffic at rush hour!!

I hope to get lots of things done today,, visited mom yesterday,, do not know if I can get to see her before signing day,, too much work just getting her business done,, will be grocery shopping soon(it is getting late, five a.m.,, got to get to store now), then paying her bills, organizing more of her documents for next week, arranging papers and doing phone calls for another investment cash-in later.
Go to Mass, make diner, DD will mow SOMEBODY'S lawn tomorrow,, it is supposed to rain today..
got to do house work, laundry tomorrow.. Happy Mothers day to me.. back to work Monday..

Going to call my friend Joe, to see if he will install insulation in my attic soon,, I planned on doing it , but moms things take too long and I want better insulation this summer and next winter,, do not see my bill going back to double digits in my lifetime, no matter what we do without...

next will be opening pool, no easy feat,, time to get supplies for that too..
This is an easy weekend,, next will be tending the berry patches and cutting some trees down, hopefully,, my saw is ready and waiting,, after I power-wash the deck and house...

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KAYYVAUGHN 5/8/2011 8:38AM

    Have you heard of the work "relaxation?"
Take a BREAK.
I got tired reading your blog.

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NORASPAT 5/7/2011 9:12PM

    LINDA, where is your time. I can see tomorrow is Mothers day, and do try to enjoy your day. Make sure you do a bit for yourself, not just for your house, your --SELF!

I too am weary at the long list you have to do. Please take care, you are precious Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticonHAPPY MOTHER"S DAY!!! from Pat in Maine.XOXOXOXO

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DEBBIEANNE1124 5/7/2011 11:38AM

    OH!... @ the acreage of grass. Sounds so pretty. I love homes on Acres. Loves drives in the country and dreaming.

Happy Mother's Day my friend!

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GRSMITH80 5/7/2011 9:01AM

    WOW, make sure you take a few minutes for you too! (Not sure where to insert them into your schedule though lol) I hope you have a good weekend and GREAT Mother's Day! You deserve it!

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SUZIEQS65 5/7/2011 7:26AM

    WOW.....and "your" time is scheduled for when?

Take 5 - for you! Remember, if you do not take care of yourself - you will NOT be able to take care of anyone or anything else!

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DEBGIL 5/7/2011 7:20AM

    You're killin' me! You are not a machine you know! Makes me tired just reading your "to do" list. Make sure you schedule some "me" and "down" time in there somewhere, please.

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GEMINI-SKY 5/7/2011 6:43AM

    Ok I'm Exhausted...I'm going back to bed ! ! !
Sure wish I lived closer to help in some way...I Love cutting grass with my iPod. I may look like a crazy lady singing and moving along to the music...But....

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OCTOBER2842 5/7/2011 6:17AM

    You make me tired just reading your blog, you so a busy woman. Happy Mother's Day to you dear friend emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 5/7/2011 6:05AM

    You are on very busy women! emoticon emoticon

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