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DAY 11

Friday, October 08, 2010

Up early this morning went to credit union to do some MOM business, on to car dealer to see about her car,, towing companydid not bring it there,, when I finally got mhome at 5:30 pm the message on my phone said they had a total loss on it,,
does not matter, she will never drive again,,
went on to CCu and she is confuesed, did not even know she was in an acident,, in lots of pain, but no othre internal injuries. How she even survived a double rollover crash with no airbag deployment is a miracle!! She did not even break one of her fingernails that are two inches long!!

SHe was held in her car by only seat belt and harness,,
I told staff she is con fused, she will probably be going to rehab adfter discharge,,, but not sure about going home in her mental and physical state,,
Kristy and I went to her home and started hauling junk out, only got four bags out, but also took lots of things for our garage sale next spring..

we can only take so much out with out her noticing, but her home is so packed with stuff she would not even notice.. we ar estarting in the basement,,
afte rhours of that, we vaccuumend the whole house, ahd ot bring our own 20year old vac:she buys her junk from big lots and ABC warehouse,,nothing works,,
we cleaned until we could not move anymore,,
I filled my trunk up with her pepsi pop bottles,, FILLED IT! I have a Buick LaCrosse and the trunk is huge,,
we took home another eleven Christmas gift bags,, handmade childrens banks, knick knacks, small appliances, already took home a lot a month ago,, I think they morph when we leave..
Tomorrow is kitchen priming and painting day,, so we will be at MOms cleaning while they paint: I decided to hire them to do it because of moms stuff going on,,
we hope to haul more things out tomorrow..
laundry, bed stripping, furniture polishing, clean the basement bathroom,
I feel good about getting these things done, but had to take time off work to do them...

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HADYDADUBR 10/8/2010 9:52PM

    Glad you hired the painter since you have too much on your plate right now.
Take care emoticon

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GEMINI-SKY 10/8/2010 8:26PM

    I'm Praying for you and your Mother.
Thank You for my Thank You Goodie...It means a lot knowing how busy you are...
In the Future, no need to thank me. I know you appreciate my support. Besides, What are Friends for????
OXOX to Ya....

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NORASPAT 10/8/2010 6:41PM

    Linda, all I can say is Oh My gosh.
I just do not know how you ever keep up with all of this. Take care of yourself and keep us posted. Pat in Maine.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/8/2010 6:17PM

oops had the cap lock on. Silly me. I still say you should write a screen play about all this. You may not think it funny but in the eyes of others it can be hilarious. It would be a great comedy.

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DAY 10

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Moms car accident number five, she is in CCu,, spent night and this morning at hospital, back tehre now headed out,, packing a bag for the long wait,, dryeallers and dan and patsy came and left already,,

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NORASPAT 10/8/2010 11:56AM

    LINDA I am so sorry this has happened at a time like this. I really hope your life gets better some time soon, you truly deserve it. After this your Mom should not drive but that still leaves you with a big responsibility, how will she get around. You have so much on your plate right now, I wish there was something better I could say but there is not.
I am thinking of you and waiting to read anything more you need to say. My heart is out there with you. Pat in Maine.
You are so Special to me Pat.

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ASPENHUGGER 10/8/2010 11:46AM

    Oh Pickie! Big hugs for you -- such a lot of your plate today! Remember to breathe, and take some quiet time for yourself, to get centered and recharged. Otherwise you'll wind up in the bed next to Mom!
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GEMINI-SKY 10/8/2010 9:08AM

    Oh Crap ! ! ! Again???
You are such an Angel ! ! !
OXOX to Ya ! ! !

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OCTOBER2842 10/8/2010 5:46AM

    When it rains it pours, hope mom will be okay and you too. You have too muck on your plate, don't know how you do it. The end results hopefully. A beautiful kitchen and a mom with no drivers license. emoticon emoticon

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DIASTER 10/7/2010 6:34PM

  Do you think it might be time to have mom's drivers liscense taken away? Can just think "Here we go again" With all you having going on you do not need any more problems.
Keep on trucking, one day at a time, at least you will have one very special, beautiful kitchen when this is over.
You have a lot of support and love coming your way along with prayers. Take care.

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DEBGIL 10/7/2010 1:59PM

    You know, I just want to say sh**, Sh**, Sh**. I don't know why such frustratingly crappy things have to happen to the nicest people. Perhaps that is what makes us nice...all those "opportunities and challenges" as those who don't go through what we do on a daily basis call them...Sending up prayers for you and your family. Please hang in there girl. I know how hard it can be to do that. Know you are loved and cared about by all your S*P*A*R*K friends all over the country. (((huggles)))

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DEBGIL 10/7/2010 1:59PM

    You know, I just want to say sh**, Sh**, Sh**. I don't know why such frustratingly crappy things have to happen to the nicest people. Perhaps that is what makes us nice...all those "opportunities and challenges" as those who don't go through what we do on a daily basis call them...Sending up prayers for you and your family. Please hang in there girl. I know how hard it can be to do that. Know you are loved and cared about by all your S*P*A*R*K friends all over the country. (((huggles)))

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GERIKRAGH 10/7/2010 12:21PM

    Hope things go better for U and your family.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/7/2010 11:55AM

    Hopes you and kristy are doing well.

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Day 7

Monday, October 04, 2010

Guys with plaster everywhere, plastic up, only hav epower in half the house,, drywall guys back tomorrow,, then comes the sanding,, then painting,,
looks like bruglars broke in and never escaped..

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HADYDADUBR 10/4/2010 8:47PM

They wouldn't dare break in.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/4/2010 5:30PM

    Ga?! A fun house. Just stay warm and protected. Hope no one can get in.

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day 6

Sunday, October 03, 2010

no stove, no power to basement stovetop, eating whatever is in fridge,,
got paint, primer, rollers,
today is setting new mousetraps in moms house, collecting her bills to pay, laundry, grocery shopping,,
trying to stay warm,, had to break down and actually turn the furnace on last night,, could not get warm,, finally had to bite the bullet and cover the A/C unit and turn it off for the year..

I can hardly wait to see the snow fall and shovel it and scrape it and pile it up and slip and slide on it all year,, it brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it.. emoticon emoticon (sarcasm)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/3/2010 6:38PM

    Will your power eventually be back on or it's just while they are working on the kitchen?

Heater? wow! I'm still in shorts. Although it's cooling off it's not "cold" enough for heater.

Now you stop that snow talk. I know you ahve not msised it one bit.

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NORASPAT 10/3/2010 3:05PM

    Linda I do agree about the furnace so early. We were tempted last night but discovered we left a window wide open. What a mistake.
I am with you on the snow, it is beaytiful some moenings. It takes your breath wawy with its beauty and it takes your breath away when your nose freezes also.
Hope most of this will be done in the very near future.
Pat in Maine.

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ASPENHUGGER 10/3/2010 1:23PM

    You sure have your share of stuff to deal with these days! The furnace already -- in the beginning of October? Hope that doesn't mean a long, cold winter ahead of us! Stay warm!

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COOLGRANDMA03 10/3/2010 8:20AM

    I am not ready for snow either. Yuuch!

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STITCHINGNAN 10/3/2010 8:04AM

    I feel you need a big hug From Ree emoticon

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CHLOE453 10/3/2010 7:04AM

    I feel for you...have alot on your plate right now!! I'm going to email you something that hopefully will bring a little laughter to your life. Take care

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NUTRON3 10/3/2010 6:53AM

    I could not stand the cold weather in Michigan and I moved to Texas. I feel for ya.

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day 5

Saturday, October 02, 2010

up at 3 a.m.,, cannot sleep, pouring rain,, erand running day,, buying more mouse traps for moms house, paint,etc..
I think I may have lost soem weight, my pants feel loose.. , not even enthused about that..
If contractors dust and mess had calories, we woudl have gained 50 pounds..

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HADYDADUBR 10/2/2010 2:04PM

    With all the work and stress it is understandable that you will lose some weight.
Take care of yourself.

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COOLGRANDMA03 10/2/2010 12:14PM

    but all the work and calories burned will help you lose pounds instead.

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NORASPAT 10/2/2010 9:27AM

    LINDA, do take care of yourself. Take afew minutes for yourself, just do something for you. You are under a lot of stress here, please be careful. Find a place to sit and calm down once in a while. Please take care and keep sharing.I hope you sit down to do your sparking so make your blogs longer-Just kidding there but I do mean, do try to take some breaks. Pat in Maine emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/2/2010 8:55AM

    You have had an awful lot of stress going on it's quite understandable. I recall you sharing the fact you were not eating.

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KILLERANGEL47 10/2/2010 7:07AM

    Yes! Renovating is messy work, but it's worth it! emoticon

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OCTOBER2842 10/2/2010 6:59AM

    You are so cute, love your humor. I am anxious to hear you are all done, You will love that kitchen emoticon

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