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A Rewarding Day

Saturday, October 13, 2012

What a wonderful day we had returning photos that were lost in the May 22, 2011 tornado in Joplin. Today we served over 15 families and returned over 200 photos. This makes over 12,500 photos returned so far. We still have around 30,000 to return.

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CHALLENGER15 10/14/2012 7:25AM

    What a wonderful thing to be involved in!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/14/2012 12:08AM

    great ... hope you are all safe tonigh .... Roc

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ELSCO55 10/13/2012 10:48PM

    thanks for making something special out of something tragic

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JACKIE542 10/13/2012 10:35PM

    emoticon emoticon

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The Good and The Not So Good

Thursday, October 11, 2012

This morning's weigh in was great--------down 1.6 pounds.........

This afternoon wasn't so great but did turn out far

After TOPS, I stopped for lunch at a buffet---I did well there getting cauliflower, 2 bite size pieces of chicken, small piece of roast, and 3 slices of cheesy potatoes. I didn't have any bread or desserts. Drank water for the beverage.---so far so good.

After eating, I stopped at Lowe's (which is just across the street from the buffet) to pick up the cupboard that WAS supposed to be assembled for me and ready today.....guess what--it WASN'T done.....UGH!! They did their best to remedy the situation. They refunded my assembly charge and will assemble it FREE!!! It is supposed to be done by noon tomorrow.

Now here's the kicker-----I called and asked how much it would be to have it delivered since it is a big heavy cupboard. He said $65!! I said to deliver it 10 miles------he said yes.....guess you know I told him to forget it. I will pick it up tomorrow---if it is ready...

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/12/2012 1:40PM

    way to go .... we invested in a cheap dolly so we would not be so dependent upon having to pay for deliveries ..... Roc

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CHALLENGER15 10/12/2012 7:25AM

    Wow! That $65 would pay for a lot of gas...

Buffets...I started to think of them as a chance to get more fruits and veggies and drink lots of water, and that worked for me. Just an idea, but it sounds like you did just fine anyway.

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NDTEACHER1 10/11/2012 11:25PM

    It has become ridiculous the charge to haul items. Highway robbery I think!

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ELSCO55 10/11/2012 10:43PM


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KAYE454 10/11/2012 10:40PM

  Good for you

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HIPPYCAT 10/11/2012 10:38PM

    Good job sticking to it! emoticon

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Today I wasn't going to do much!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I didn't sleep much last night. Nothing was wrong, it was just one of those sleepless nights. Actually, I think I slept too much during the day.

I spent the evening bouncing from casino to casino (5 total) with Maria (daughter #1). I left home with $40 and came back with $75.

I didn't have any caffeinated drinks. I don't drink coffee and if I drink tea it is tea-colored water----just enough tea to color the water. So I don't know why I didn't sleep except for sleeping late yesterday morning the having an hour nap just before we left.

Anyway, today I wasn't going to do much-------right!!! I have one load of laundry done and in the dryer, another load ready to hang outside, washed the dishes and counter, and swept and mopped the kitchen floor. I have chicken in the oven so I can eat before going to work in the church library for up to 4 hours. We have some books to finish classifying and want to change our window display.

Oh...yes...weigh in tomorrow at TOPS....

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EATVEGAN 10/11/2012 10:15PM

    Maybe you're just more full of energy from being healthier. Congrats on your win.

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CHALLENGER15 10/11/2012 6:39AM

    Hope you slept better last night, my friend!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/10/2012 4:54PM

    way to go on your win and what a busy lady you have been!!!

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/10/2012 3:08PM

    probably cause you WON ALL THAT MONEY !!! Yippee !! Roc

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LADYJ6942 10/10/2012 1:39PM

    Sounds great!

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LASKIE2 10/10/2012 12:50PM

    emoticon on your $35.00 Jack Pot winning!

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A Productive Day

Monday, October 08, 2012

The reason I bought the cabinet is Kira, my 2 year old great granddaughter.

Today, I got the front and both sides of the yard mowed and one swatch around the back. Then I put out the bird feeders and put seed in them and picked up the hose. I still have to put the suet cakes out, plant the mums, do the weed whacking, and cover the faucet.

I got 2 loads of heavy laundry washed and hung out, one more ready to hang out in the morning, and one more to do.

Then put the outside Halloween decorations up----pumpkin lights, ghost light, and skeleton in the tree.

I got a paper typed and printed for TOPS. Still have books to look up for the church library.

Tomorrow I will hang out the one load of laundry in the morning. Tomorrow afternoon/evening I will be going to the casinos with one of my daughters. We get lots of free play on Tuesday.

Time to go and pay a bill before I get a late


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DANCINCAJUN1 10/9/2012 8:17PM

    he is a doll !! Roc

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CHALLENGER15 10/9/2012 8:42AM

    A good day and a good day to come, too!

Cutie pie....

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NDTEACHER1 10/8/2012 10:21PM


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Not Enough To Do????????????

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Between mowing and weed whacking almost 2 acres, mulching, laundry, volunteer work, I guess I thought I needed something to do so while at Lowe's yesterday, I bought 2 more large mum plants. I have one large tire that needs more in it and one that just needs something in it.

Also, I bought another large bird feeder. This one has a suet cage on each end. After I get the front mowed again (hopefully tomorrow), I will be putting out all the feeders and filling them. Tomorrow and Wednesday (weather permitting), I should be out picking up the dried/dead grass/weeds to finish mulching the roses.

Then it's off to trim the trees, pick up the hoses, and cover the outside faucet for the winter.

To add to the melee, I bought a big cabinet for my kitchen that I will be picking up Thursday. Sometime this month, Becka and Kira (granddaughter and great granddaughter) will be returning from Michigan. Kira will be 2 in December and all most of my kitchen stuff is on a shelf in the corner so I wanted to get this stuff behind a door instead of fussing at her to keep out. I can put my good dishes, appliances, dish towels, and casserole dishes in this cupboard and if necessary we can fix the doors so she can't open them. If this cabinet works out well, I may get one for my sewing room so I can get my things all in one place.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it...........hehehe

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CHALLENGER15 10/8/2012 1:39PM

    I always felt better getting things out of sight and reach myself, too. I wouldn't mind some new cabinets...

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ASOBFALLS 10/8/2012 11:23AM

    emoticon safety for those little ones!

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SOPHIEDO13 10/8/2012 6:01AM

    Yes I had fun with my Mums and Mulch this year, Looks like fall around here in Central Florida !!

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EATVEGAN 10/8/2012 1:47AM

    I seemed to be filled with ambition this morning. At least, for me. I'm cleaning closets and rooms. I hope I get it done before I run out of motivation. You and your two acres are too inspiring. emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 10/7/2012 8:47PM

    great story .... tee hee ............ supposed to be 30 here tonight so I got the plants looking rather down and out and cleaned them -- recycled the dirt back into a flower bed .... I just love these fall colors ! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/7/2012 5:51PM

    wow you are one busy lady, 2 acres that is a lot of land, I hope you get lots of help

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CSDAYS 10/7/2012 4:13PM

    Too busy forr me. We all have to choose.


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