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Is your SparkPeople username positive or negative?Blog Prompt

Monday, August 31, 2009

This was the blog prompt for the week.
Is your SparkPeople username positive or negative? What made you choose your name?

My SparkPeople name is the same name I use several other places on the net. It's my name and my zipcode. Nothing special about it. It's easy to remember.

  
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SANGUISUGENT 8/31/2009 9:04PM

    My spark name is the same as my email address, which I've had since I was about 16. I picked up my name from a trivial pursuit game.


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FROGGEE 8/31/2009 8:13PM

    My user name is a nic name from my husband.

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2BSALLYB 8/31/2009 9:33AM

    My username is positive. For me, it's just a reminder to keep focused on the health aspect of losing weight.

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How do you get it across to people?

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ok, so this is a minor vent and it's not about weight loss, eating right, exercise or anything healthy.
I really love it when people leave comments on my pages, they are being very supportive BUT what I don't really like is when those comments are filled with all those trailing hearts or whatever they are supposed to be. I wish people would just leave a comment in words and not all those stupid icons. I know that is how they express themselves but I really can do without all that expression.

The insurance co. still has NOT come to look at my car yet and I suppose they will come when I am out doing errands on Monday.

I also need to call the stupid car rental place to find out WHY THEY DIDN'T GET MY PROBLEM STRAIGHTENED OUT 2 YEARS AGO!

  


What a stupid thing to do-my car accident

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I am so upset and bothered by what I did. It was a bright, sunny day, I was NOT on my cell phone, I DID have my seat belt on. I was at a 3 way stop intersection and pulled out after the cars went by but I cut the car wheel too much and hit a light pole. I smashed up the front bumper and the passenger side front panel. No internal parts were damaged that we can tell, the lights still come on it IS driveable. This was less than 24 hours after DH was home. I feel like an ass for not paying attention but we are both ok.
Luckily the insurance will pay for the rental car, the light pole adn there is a $1,000 dectuable on the car. We're waiting for the insurance adjuster can come and who knows when that will be. Like I need the stress now.
This was my first (and probably last) brand new car and my first car accident since I've been driving in 35 years.



Our New Hamp;shire Spark team had to cancel the get together today due to the weather so hopefully we can re schedule.

  
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RWETHAIRYET 8/31/2009 10:40AM

    Thankfully you're both okay!!!

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MATEYMATE1 8/30/2009 1:52AM

    The main thing is your was not hurt. Cars can be fixed it is harder for people.
I am still sorry for you. Sometimes I think these things are meant to test us. We could do without the test what do you reckon.
Love Syl

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MAIRE1999 8/29/2009 8:58PM

    I am so sorry you had an accident with your new car. It's great the insurance will cover alot of the cost. I'm glad your car is driveable but I'm mostly glad you weren't hurt which is the most important thing!!!
Hugs!
Mary

Comment edited on: 8/30/2009 1:37:14 PM

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LINDAGRAVEL 8/29/2009 2:48PM

    I'm sorry about your accident.I'm glad you both are okay .I hope you guys have a wonderful day friend emoticon emoticon

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GIANT-STEPS 8/29/2009 2:10PM

  I remember my first and only accident that was entirely my fault. I hit a curb ruining my tire and wheel wheel and causing some suspension damage. It was going to cost $1,300 to fix. I called my insurance company to ask if it was in my best interest to turn it in or pay for it myself. They told me if I filed a claim I would have a $500 deductible and my insurance would go up a little costing me $244 total over the next 3 years when my rate would go back down assuming I had no more claims. This sounded like a good deal so I filed the claim.

The next year my wife learned to drive and got into an accident that did body damage on both sides of her car.

The year after that I was driving down the highway and a big chunk of cement fell off a truck, hit an SUV that didn't stop, glanced off the side of a car in another lane and landed in the road in front of me causing $6000 of damage to my car.

Three claims in three years is a big deal to insurance companies. They informed me that because of my recent claim history that they were moving me to their "high risk pool." My insurance for 3 vehicles went from $900/year to $900/month! Not only that but the high risk pool was considered a different company so I lost my multiple policy discount on my homeowner's isurance.

After this I sure wish I paid the $800 on the first accident; it would have saved me a lot of money in the long run. If your repairs are not too expensive you might consider paying them yourself instead of filing a claim.

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GIANT-STEPS 8/29/2009 2:10PM

  I remember my first and only accident that was entirely my fault. I hit a curb ruining my tire and wheel wheel and causing some suspension damage. It was going to cost $1,300 to fix. I called my insurance company to ask if it was in my best interest to turn it in or pay for it myself. They told me if I filed a claim I would have a $500 deductible and my insurance would go up a little costing me $244 total over the next 3 years when my rate would go back down assuming I had no more claims. This sounded like a good deal so I filed the claim.

The next year my wife learned to drive and got into an accident that did body damage on both sides of her car.

The year after that I was driving down the highway and a big chunk of cement fell off a truck, hit an SUV that didn't stop, glanced off the side of a car in another lane and landed in the road in front of me causing $6000 of damage to my car.

Three claims in three years is a big deal to insurance companies. They informed me that because of my recent claim history that they were moving me to their "high risk pool." My insurance for 3 vehicles went from $900/year to $900/month! Not only that but the high risk pool was considered a different company so I lost my multiple policy discount on my homeowner's isurance.

After this I sure wish I paid the $800 on the first accident; it would have saved me a lot of money in the long run. If your repairs are not too expensive you might consider paying them yourself instead of filing a claim.

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DH is HOME!~

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Well, right now he is on a flight TO Boston but then will have to wait on a bus to Concord, so I should be hugging him around 3:45PM today!

  
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LINDAGRAVEL 8/27/2009 11:13AM

    Congrats You sound so Happy.Thank him for us.You have a very special day.

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May be out of touch for a while

Thursday, August 27, 2009

My DH is coming home on vacation on Thursday!! Woo HOO, haven't seen him since May 24. I may not be around for a few days due to errands.

We're also having our New Hampshire Sparkers team get together on Saturday! Woo Hoo!

  
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SOFEDUPP 8/27/2009 10:33AM

    Have a wonderful time with your husband. Don't spend all your time don't errands.



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AQUAGIRL08 8/27/2009 8:54AM

    Enjoy your time with DH!

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GRAMMYEAC 8/27/2009 7:32AM

    Robin,

Have a wonderful time with DH!

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DIANNEYME 8/27/2009 7:23AM

    Enjoy your time with your DH!!!

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DIANNEYME 8/27/2009 7:23AM

    Enjoy your time with your DH!!!

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