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Calling insurance company today...

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

We had been having problems with our refrigerator for a while now. Ice machine leaking and Joe fixing it. Well I guess it sprung a leak a few days ago and we didn't know. Our finished basement is flooded. Ruined. Last night it seemed like the worst thing ever. Today it doesn't. A Spark friend posted a blog about a friend of her son's who died in the past couple days. He was 15. My boys are 15 and 13. This is what I fear most in life. I pray for all of them and know that my problems can be solved with a few phone calls. Please hug those you love close today. Let them know how important they are to you every day.

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MRDPOLING 5/3/2011 7:20PM

    I used to do flooded basement cleanup many many many years ago. If the water was deep enough that the carpet squished (or deeper) then you are garenteed you are going to have to rip out drywall or you are going to have a serious mold issue behind the drywall.

Most people don't realize that drywall acts just like a candle wick. 1 inch of water on the floor can be pulled up into the drywall several feet.

Don't let them BS you into thinking it isn't a big deal. If they don't remove baseboards and cut open the drywall to look inside for moisture, then they are not doing a full inspection. Surface tests are not accurate for checking what is happening behind the walls. A proper inspection will leave you with many large holes in the wall which will have to be fixed later once it is determined there is no water damage.

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VBPARROTHEAD 5/3/2011 11:39AM

  So sorry about the basement but more sorry for the family who lost the 15yr old. At least your basement can be fixed, with time, insurance money, and a lot of aggravation but it can be fixed! Gonna hug everyone today!

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 5/3/2011 11:02AM

    I'm sorry about your basement! At least you have a good attitude about it, that will help you get through the stress of fixing the problem. Good luck!

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HARTKITTY 5/3/2011 10:34AM

    Sometimes we can be so focused on our own issues (Real as they may be) that we forget to see the awesome Blessings we are have.

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/3/2011 9:48AM

    Good reminder... flooded basements can be fixed, friends and loved ones who have gone...not so much. Seize the day! emoticon

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Hi Sparkies!

Monday, May 02, 2011

So it's Monday....So tired this morning. Must still be getting over that day in the city. :) Met a great girlfriend at Panera for some coffee and some good chit chat. She is a sweetheart. We went shopping for proper sneakers for the Zumba class she is gonna try with me on Thursday. I can't wait to get to my hip hop class tonight. I need some consistency with my workout. These crazy days of walking have left me beat. Kinda cloudy here today so I'm in slow mode. I have so much to do here in my house. Omg. I must finally be pmsing cuz I ate sooooo much chocolate last night I almost felt sick. I guess I would call it a binge. :( So I'm back today. I will work on getting back to basics and focusing on my healthy life I enjoy having. Have a great day friends!

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MRDPOLING 5/2/2011 2:28PM

    You and me can call Monday afternoon/evening R&R time!

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Nice busy Sunday

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Walking in the MS walk this morning with family. One of our very good friends have been striken with MS and we have watched him struggle with it for 4 years now. It's a beautiful morning so looking forward to spending time with them. After the walk I'm going to my Zumba class and Adam has a baseball game. Adam and I went to mass at Mike's church yesturday and everyone seemed very nice. Adam went to the movies with friends and had a blast. I went to dinner with my brother and sister inlaw while he was out. I ate really well yesturday except for some absolutely sinful and yummy chocolate cream pie for dessert. It was amazing. Have a great day friends!

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KAILYNSTAR 5/2/2011 11:35AM

    We have been getting rain here for the past few days. Yesterday, there was some sunshine. Today is going to really nice out.

Great that you did the MS walk.

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MRDPOLING 5/1/2011 7:09PM

    weather has been gross here, even if I was able to squeeze the time and energy to walk, the weather wouldn't allow. I can't wait until the really nice late spring, early summer days arrive.

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HIPPIECHIC68 5/1/2011 9:04AM

    Sounds like you are doing better...Enjoy your Sunday with family!!!

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What happens in New York is posted on Spark :).

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ok so have been to the city many times in my life but yesturday was different. Omg Joe was the Energizer Bunny. We usually have people with us. Whether its the kids or friends or parents. I guess they were holding Joe back :). We walked our a--'s off! I am quite a "petite" person so Joe's stride is about 3 steps for me. Wow! I was doing myself a marathon in the city! We got off the train at Penn station at 9 15. Walked to the Jarvis Center, spent a while at the auto show, walked through Times Square where I was finally able to sit for a bit. There are small tables in the middle of Time Sqare. So cool! Then walked to 5th Avenue and window shopped for hours. Omg the money on that street is unfreakin believeable! Had lunch at this really swanky bistro. Had a martini on this rooftop bar at 230 5th Ave. So fun and cool. Highly recommended. Took the Subway to the lower east side to a resturant called Falai. On Clinton St. What an amazing resturant. A customer of Joe's who has bought many BMW's from him made the reservations for us. He has the kinda money where when he wanted to learn how to cook he flew to Italy for cooking lessons. Yeah! :) Had an amazing dinner. Indescribeable really. I highly recommend it for anyone! Took a taxi to train station and tried to rest until our train left at 11 50pm. Omg! I feel like those guys on the movie Hangover looked when they woke up that morning :). I've never gone to Vegas but I'll tell you nothing can kick you into the next time zone harder than the big apple. We did have an amazing day together that we really needed. Wish we could've stayed the night. That would have made a huge difference. Gorgeous weather. Couldn't been more beautiful. Have a wonderful day my friends!

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TTLEELEE 4/30/2011 9:31PM

    Wonderful!! Glad it was fun for you emoticon

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ANNESYLVIA 4/30/2011 5:02PM

    I love NYC! It is an exciting place to be but my DH still works there so he really is not that big on going back on weekends. I will be going back to visit & have lunch at the American Girl Shop this month (actually next month).

Good to hear you have a great time with your DH.


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KAILYNSTAR 4/30/2011 4:26PM

    Busy, busy, busy!

Sounds like a packed day, yet so well worth it.

Have a good rest.

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/30/2011 3:23PM

    I agree...great headline...and a marathon in the city...loved that too. I am glad the dinner was everything you had expected. emoticon

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MRDPOLING 4/30/2011 2:29PM

    that headline cracked me up so much!

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Thanks for getting me out of my funk friends!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

My friends helped me again! Your positive words helped me get it together and I thank you all again! I ended up having a great day. I just read a popular blog about faking it and that is exactly what I've been trying to do lately when I've been in a bad state of mind. I took a long shower, did my hair all cute, put on all my make up, lovely jewelry, a new summer dress that I got the day before... its a sweet lilac purlpe tee shirt flirty :). Put on some new sandals with painted toes that I pedicured with a hot pinky red color. Met my friend for lunch who rocked a new summer dress yesturday too! So funny, must be this great weather bringing the vixen out in us :). She is looking for a new bo so I think that dress will help :). Got some great healthy food for the fridge and sat in my breezy sunroom and took in this gorgeous weather. We have been waiting a very long winter for this and I will enjoy every moment of it. Went to my Zumba class last night and felt some pulling in my left calf almost right away. So I was gentle with it during class and came home and put some heat on it. I'm only gonna do my evening Zumba class tonight and really be easy on that leg. Psyched about tomorrow and I may shop for some cute shoes today. I've picked out my clothes but could use some new shoes if I find something adorable and yet comfy for all the walking. Have a great day my friends!

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CELIA1975 5/1/2011 4:39AM

    Glad you're out of your funk! God is good!


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KAILYNSTAR 4/29/2011 11:58AM

    I'm happy that you got out of your funk. Spark is great!

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MRDPOLING 4/29/2011 1:55AM

    God gives us friends to carry us when we cannot walk and to hold us up when we cannot stand.

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SIMPLE_IS_BEST 4/28/2011 8:16PM

    I'm glad you're feeling better! And I love the idea of faking it. I'll have to try that out. :-)

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TAYLORCRAFTBC65 4/28/2011 1:37PM

    Sorry, my dear. I was too deep into my own funk to notice yours! Glad we both crawled out. And you are right;
Spark Friends ROCK!
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ANNESYLVIA 4/28/2011 8:54AM

    It sounds like you got it all together now! Good Luck with finding shoes. I need to go out for lunch with my friends too! I need a pick me up too!

take care,

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SLENDERELLA61 4/28/2011 7:39AM

    Way to take care of yourself!! Great wisdom here in how to take care of yourself, project confidence, and overcome the blahs. You rock!! It may sound superficial to paint your toe nails or fix your hair, but it definitely is not. It is profound. It is saying that I care about myself.

The "fake it til you make it" applies in so many situations. You just keep swimming (Nemo), you just keep putting one foot in front of the other, just keep going -- and do it with the best attitude you can muster. At times reflection, journalizing, setting priorities, giving real thoughts to deep issues can be helpful. But for getting through the day, for facing challenges, for improving attitude quickly, your method is powerful and proven. Thanks for sharing. Congrats to you!

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HIPPIECHIC68 4/28/2011 7:35AM

    I am so glad you had a good day, yesterday. And great that you have your New York clothes picked out...have fun shoe shopping.

A summer dress sounds so was 27 degrees when I left my house yesterday so wore jeans, a tee shirt and a sweatshirt. Can't wait for those summer dresses and sandals to come out and be worn!!!

Have another great day, my friend... emoticon

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