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sunday in Frankenmuth

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Today we meet Sparker Steve from our Saginaw, Michigan team. HE sent us his description so we will know him from all the people around that Glockenspiel.
Joe installed teh insulation yesterday, had half of it left over, took all but one roll back. I am hoping for a change in my heating bills this winter, as well as cooling next summer. Crossing my fingers!!
I will try to remember to take my camera today to record the day..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/25/2011 11:50AM

    Hope your day is a fun one!

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HADYDADUBR 9/25/2011 10:46AM

    Have fun in Frankenmuth. It has been five years since I was there.
Hope you find Steve.

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CASSIOEPIA 9/25/2011 9:46AM

    We camped in Frankenmuth 21 years ago. It was such a pretty town. I hope you have a good day.

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NORASPAT 9/25/2011 9:37AM

    LINDA, I never heard of FRANKENMUTH but I will ask my Michigan friend here in Maine about it, Hope you find your Spark friend and I hope you both have cell phones. I missed everyone at the meet in Maine for the first 5K, never found them This year Cell phones worked.
Enjoy your day, HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon

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GLMOM2 9/25/2011 9:09AM

    Sadly I have lived in MI all my life & have yet to go to Frankenmuth!


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KELLEEH 9/25/2011 9:08AM

    I'm going to Frankenmuth too in a few weeks! I live in Georgia, but my family lives in Toledo, so I will be visiting them in a few weeks. They like to spend a day in Frankenmuth at least once every fall.

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ALASKASKY 9/25/2011 8:59AM


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TINY67 9/25/2011 8:32AM

    That's a great place to spend the day or even two.

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    Have a great time in Frankenmuth...a perfect way to spend a Sunday!

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SAPPHIREAURA 9/25/2011 7:23AM


God..I wish I could go up there again.
Hope that you had fun!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

nice sunny day,,
Since I can never sit still, I was doing too much post surgery, pain is awful, so after getting read the riot act at docs office and by DD, I called my cousin JOhn, ,, we had our surgeries 30 minutes apart by the same surgeon. I asked him if he was still having pain,etc..
When I called, Brenda, his wife, answered. I asked her how John was doing. The very first thing out of her mouth was, "HE won't sit still, is always doing things he is not supposed to be doing!"
It was word for word what DD said about me to others!!
Turns out, he has exactly the same issues I do,, more-than-anticipated pain, needing stronger pain pills,itchy-pants syndrome(unable to sit still doing nothing). His thing is hanging wooden shelving, cleaning out his garage, helping with housework!!
NOw I feel better knowing I am not a whiny baby about this stuff!!

The Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth,MI, which you can google, is a large restaurant, hotel, gift shops, bakery,etc in Mid Michigan.. There is a large Glockenspiel (pronounced Glock-N-shpeel) on the outside wall of the building. LIfe sized characters go around the clock with music and telling a story, a 20 minute program. I believe it is the only one of its' kind in the U.S.

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SHARON10002 9/26/2011 11:08PM

    You won't heal well and correctly if you keep ignoring doctor's orders. Don't you want it ti be as nearly perfect as it can be to serve you well the rest of your life? emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 9/25/2011 6:37AM

    You need to take recovery more serious. You are only hurting yourself more and looking for a failed surgery if you don't follow the dr orders emoticon

Enjoy the time off, don't blow it

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XOCHELSEA 9/24/2011 3:06PM

    I hope your recovery is going well. I love Frankenmuth - my family ate there a couple weeks ago :)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/24/2011 12:42PM

    I'm so glad you have a stubborn cousin just like yourself. emoticon
For the price you paid for the co pay for your surgery you would think you could behave. but noooooooo. You best be real careful friend becaue you can cause serious damage and then what? I expressed my mom and sister both ahd that surgery. sis ahd it at same time on both hands. they both behaved well and healed well. You need to recover like they tell you because you ahve a job to go back to. that's what the 6 weeks recovery si for and you are gonna blow it.

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Sparkventure Sunday!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sunday afternoon DD and I will be meeting a fellow Saginaw, MI team member, Steve. We are meeting in Frankenmuth,MI at the Glockenspiel at the Bavarian Inn. He lives and works there, so we know we have a great tour guide, although we are frequent visitors there,, it is only about a 20 minute ride from our home.
Tomorrow HandyJoe will be installing 38 rolls of insulation in my attic.
Something has to help these sky-high heating bills this winter.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/23/2011 11:37PM

    Oh wow! How exciting. meeting a new Sparker Friend. Mind if I ask what the Bavarian Inn is? It sounds German to me.

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NORASPAT 9/23/2011 4:39PM

    emoticonLinda and DD have a super time and tell us all about it.
I bet the food id excellent there, I hope you will be dining there . Enjoy your day. HUGS Pat in Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticonENJOY!!!!!!

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stronger pain med seems to help a little,, Vicodin is HIGHLY overrated...
Took my very first full walk since before Pooky died last year,, I was so tired when I got home, BUT I did not take anap ..
We finally got our new dining table! No more eating at the kitchen counter!! DD is making dinner tonight and we will be sitting at my new table!

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OCTOBER2842 9/23/2011 10:15AM

    Enjoy the table, always nice to get something new.

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NORASPAT 9/22/2011 4:57PM

    NEW TABLE at last, How nice for DD to cook tonight, I hope it is a favourite meal and you can both enjoy your meal together at the dining table. emoticon

I hope that you are in less pain it has been a long time for you. Are behaving yourself ? doing what you Dr has ordered!
It should be getting better by now. Are you doing PT. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDITOR 9/22/2011 7:17AM

    Keep looking up!

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one long year

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our dear beloved furbaby, Pooky Bear has been gone from us a year already. We still look for her in the window when arriving home, walk around the spot where her bed was,,, still cannot bear to look at other dogs for more than a second..

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OCTOBER2842 9/21/2011 10:08PM


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NORASPAT 9/21/2011 1:38PM

    It is hard to believe it has been that long and yet you have dome so much in this past year when think about it,. The House, Mom and so much more you have really accomplished a lot.

I hope your hand is less painful now.
I know thinking of POOKIE is sad but remember the good times you had with him.

HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STRIKE_NOIR_23 9/21/2011 10:25AM

    I'm sorry to hear about your loss. My parents have just recently put down their dog a couple of weeks ago. Dakota was a just about 15 or 16 years old. I brought her up from North Carolina to New Jersey and showed her to my mom at work. She was an awesome dog and a much cherished part of the family. My own dog, Coby, is just now about 5 years old and we are noticing how he's aged in that short time. Stay strong and share in the memories and the happiness that was shared.

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ERIN4771 9/21/2011 6:32AM

    emoticon...i don't know if it ever gets easier when you lose a pet...i am so sorry for your loss, and hope one day you might let another one in your life....til then, my little fur babies sens lots of kisses to you.... emoticon

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