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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

First time I ever won something on this site!! This is a huge thrill for me, something to really look forward to; DD and I cannot wait to use it!
Today was very productive. DD and I had appointments with two HVAC companies for estimates this morning. First guy on time, second guy delayed by a water heater blowup 20 miles away from here, so we waited an extra two hours. I used the time to wash moms dishes, sort through huge piles of receipts from the past year that I did not have time to file and/or shred. I let my fingers do the walking in the phone book to check on a refill for my wood floor mop. NO luck, but got it done anyway. We left moms later in the afternoon, went to Home Depot for some graphite for door locks, got a gift card for upcoming wedding this weekend. The loving couple are doing home repairs, so had the cards on the top of their list.

At home, DD mowed the lawn, I took bedspread and pillow off clothesline for garage sale, then finally finished sorting through all attic boxes for garage sale. 99% went to trash, including a tent. I accomplished so much today, so glad I could check those things off my list. Two weeks from now is my doc appointment to see how the suture line is healing..

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SHARON10002 10/16/2011 11:14PM

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I did, too! I won mine about a month or so ago.

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NORASPAT 10/6/2011 7:03AM

    WOOHOO, I know how nice it is to win on Spark. My first DVD too. Go easy when you do it and sit and watch it first so you know what you are going to be doing. Last week did not watch it first and nigh on injured myself. HUGS Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonand DD emoticon

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ARTJAC 10/5/2011 11:10PM


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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/5/2011 10:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon on winning the Sparks DVD. I bet that felt awesome.
How is the suture line healing? Better I hope.

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1SPOOKIEDO 10/5/2011 10:37PM

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LIMASTAR 10/5/2011 10:00PM

  Congrats on winning a Spark DVD. Boy, you were a busy Bee today.

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SABLENESS 10/5/2011 9:33PM

    Congratulations on your win! emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 10/5/2011 9:31PM

    Geez!!!! I'm tired just reading all you accomplished today.
I just love doing and going to yard sales. You meet some of the nicest (an strangest) people. Variety is the Spice of Life !
OOPS I forgot. You're going to Love the DVD. I have one and realy like it. Tho I should use it more !!!!?????

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BLACK741 10/5/2011 8:48PM


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dizzy day

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

feeling dizzy,, inner ear infection or something,, got some phone calls to make, going to sit down and relax,, hope it goes away,,

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MARTHASPARKS 10/4/2011 6:06PM

    Get some rest! Feel better soon.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/4/2011 1:52PM

    Good plan to rest some. && if you ahve a good rapport with your GP they will prescribe something for your infection. It might even help your incision site.

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GEMINI-SKY 10/4/2011 12:49PM

    Me, too !!!! What's up with that????
On my right side !!!!
Feel better...

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ERIN4771 10/4/2011 11:37AM

    might want to check in with a chiro as well if it doesn't get better...i had vertigo a few months back, and it helped a TON....hope you feel better soon... emoticon

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Hoping to get some cardio in by finishing sorting through, and hauling all those attic boxes out of garage and into the trash.. doing squats with ball and using resistance band on left side,,, anxious to get to use my right hand again,, still waiting for suture line to close up..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/3/2011 10:50PM

    Hope that incision heals really soon, Lin.
You are doing a lot.

Anxious to get back to work yet? Missing it?

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Furnace on..........

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Had to turn my furnace on last night for awhile:54 degrees indoors... I detest fall and winter...
Today we made another trek out of town to return moms deadbolt ($48), last trip hardware department in Lowe's hassled me, refused to exchange defective one without all keys, package, unused parts,,SO today I used a different tactic. DD held all parts in a bag near counter. I asked to speak to the store manager, emphasizing that it was not for anything bad, I was very cheerful and upbeat. Store manager was not in-house, but nest in command Linda, ironically(my name) listened as I told her that we had bought over $3,500 worth of doors, etc from them but this was a small defect, I needed to replace it. She smiled, directed me to that department, told Robert to give us a replacement, refusing to even make me take my credit card out to prove that I purchased the deadbolt there, no problem!!
What a difference a different person can make!! DD and I also hauled more garage sale merchandise to parents house, almost finished with attic sorting and hauling.
Hoping contractor will be over to parents home either Monday or Tuesday to re-install deadbolt assembly and security faceplate. Next thing is to call HVAC companies to make appointments for estimates for new boiler for parents house.... two great companies, low-ball guy gets the job!!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/2/2011 8:07PM

    LOL you did good with that manager assistant Linda.
Next time i need to exchange something I'll ive you a call.

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NORASPAT 10/2/2011 7:53PM

    Well done to persevere, i always go in with a nice attitude but when I feel I have been wronged i go to the next level and then they usually know I mean business. I am an honest person and I will not let up till I get satisfaction. Money is too hard earned to let bad purchases go by. WELL DONE LINDA! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Getting things done..

Saturday, October 01, 2011

DD drove me to Frankenmuth last evening to enjoy some spa time with my dear friend Di. THe outdoor temp was a balmy 35 degrees, so the water felt great in the 100's! We spent two hours in there , on the deck, in the dark except the underwater lighting. We talked, relaxed, did some problem-solving,, my hand felt great with the massage of the jets indirectly blowing their bubbles on my hand and wrist..

We visited for another hour or so indoors after being brave enough to hop out of that womb-like hot water and take three steps into the family room!! Ron, her hubby, had our towels all warmed for us, and wrapped them around us as we came indoors!! What a sweetie-pie!!
We enjoyed out garden vegetable cheese, crackers, melons, grapes and pineapple, pepperoni marble cheese, corn chips, sparkling grape drink, our homemade turtle, oatmeal Scotchies, and chocolate chip cookies. Got home very late and off to bed..
this morning we sorted through attic contents in the garage, tossed a lot of things, boxed up vintage Christmas ornaments for sale, over half of things sorted..

We did some banking and picked up more clothes for mom to wear,, back home where we made a broccoli/cauliflower/rice/cheese/chicken casserole out of leftovers from last evening's dinner.
It is Now sunny but still very cold and windy,, lawn mowing will wait until nicer weather..
Pain pills are on my agenda now..

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NORASPAT 10/1/2011 8:16PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonLINDA, what a great time you had yesterday, I was hoping it would be good for you bit it appears it was emoticonfor you and your friend. What a great time. You deserved it!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/1/2011 5:22PM

    I'm so thrilled you 2 had a nice relaxing time alst night. It's cool here too. I'm feeling i should be in my sweat suit. We're skipping fall and going into winter.

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