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Shocker from the City of Edina....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I was recently informed the city I live in is repaving the streets and putting in curbs. They estimate our bill (just our house) will be $8 to 12,000 and if we cannot pay it they will add it to our taxes plus interest and it has to be paid off in 10 years which means approximately $1,000 per year plus interest (wasn't told the percentage) but this was quite a shock to find this news in a pile of mail I had forgotten to read. I think this will mean an extra $200 a month on our tax bill. My first estimate was $300 per month but I think I overestimated. I think I am going to have to go to City Hall this week and find out how this "speical assessment" will pan out.

I called City Hall today and found out since the project is still in the planning phase the extra cost will not be bill to us for about 2 years. By that time I will be over 65 and will quality for a deferment of the payments, though the interest will continue to accrue until we sell the house.

I also found out we can defer the regular tax bill also considering we have a low enough income to qualify for that program, too. And again, of course, there is interest payable at the time of selling the house but it does put my worst fears to rest regarding not being able to pay the real estate tax bills.

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MSLZZY 10/11/2010 8:01AM


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Sharing a funny experience I had....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This happened when I was single X2....I used to go to low cost concerts, particularly jazz (by myself)....

Anyhow, I went to see a group called AMAM (angry middle aged men). It was a quartet. I got to the concert a few minutes late and said did it start yet? They said, "No, we were waiting for you." It turned out I was the only one there. They waited another 10-15 minutes and no one else showed up and they said they could refund my money or play for me....

Wow, I stayed and enjoyed the concert and had to applaud very loudly as I was the only one there in the audience. At the break, the band had beer and offered me one (I don't drink) but I thought the gesture was nice.

Just had to share this funny thing that happened ..... emoticon

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DJS-DEBBIE 10/10/2010 5:26PM

    That sounds great!

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CATLADY52 10/10/2010 4:08PM

    Way to go gal! emoticon

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GAILRUU 10/10/2010 10:04AM

    What a great experience!

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APIRLRAIN888 10/10/2010 9:23AM

    lol that is great!!! all you need is one great supporter ;p

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JUDITHANNIE 10/10/2010 9:12AM

    Sounds like you had a great time and supported the band all by yourself... good for you.

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Wow...what a sore back...did I do something to cause this?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I don't remember doing anything in particular to aggravate my back, like lifting something I shouldn't have (over 10 lbs for instance) or bending or twisting...the only thing I did that seemed difficult yesterday was walking up and down a small half flight of stairs at the gym to get to the swimming pool. Oh, brother!!!!

Perhaps it was the way I was lying in bed last night?

Today I will go to the swimming pool and whirlpool a little extra to try to loosen it up.

Today is supposed to be another "unseasonably warm day" in our area of Minnesota. After all, it is October and usually we have to have our furnances taking the night chill off this time of year. Plan to be outside some today to enjoy the "Indian summer" as we call warm fall weather. emoticon

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FVHORVATH 10/10/2010 8:37AM

    Take care of your back. I know how bad it can hurt but maybe the pool will help.

I love this weather too! But I dislike the weather that follows it! I am sure you understand since you are up in Minnesota and I am in Northern Indiana right by the state line (Michigan).

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MSLZZY 10/10/2010 7:33AM

    I love this weather. Try to take care with your back but the swimming pool might do the trick. HUGS!

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I bought 2 chair yoga dvds 3 months ago..perhaps I should try one today?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I think I am probably a terrible procrastinator. I once bought a book entitled Procrastination but never got around to reading it. The Procrastinator's Club doesn't have meetings cause no one would get around to attending.

This is probably my worst flaw...but I do have a lot of endearing qualities to make up for it: Kindness, spontaneity, perseverence (once I get started), and a lot of empathy.

Another restless night, this time with nightmares about a worm infestation ....eek!!! and a cell phone that wouldn't work while I trying to get an appointment to see the doctor. Getting lost on a walk on the way to go to the doctor, etc, etc. I finally had to get up this morning only an hour later than my usual getting up time cause I just wasn't getting any rest or sleep.

Only 4 more days until I get the sleep study results and possible sleep plan.... emoticon

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GAILRUU 10/9/2010 9:49AM

    I have a pilates tape that I have never gotten past the introduction part of the tape. It seemed like a good idea at the time I bought it!

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DOTTIEJANE1 10/9/2010 8:39AM

    Hope you get a end to your no sleep.Hang in there.

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MSLZZY 10/9/2010 8:34AM

    I hope you get resolution on this sleep issue. HUGS!

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MICHELE_L 10/9/2010 8:22AM


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OMG...it's really Friday!!! Yesterday had annual review....

Friday, October 08, 2010

My review went well. I guess they are going to keep me afterall.... I am a hard worker and apparently they appreciate that. The review was done by my new supervisor (there was a changeover about 6 months ago or so)...her cube is near mine so she knows what I am up to as we have those low cubes in a large room of cubes and everybody hears everything said...(keeps me off the phone with personal phone calls 99+% of the time). Got a 1.5% raise...(perhaps will pay for my parking...) I am sure the average raise is in that same range. The hospitals have been complaining a lot about not showing a profit for a few years now so there is not much danger of my getting to the top of my salary range unless I work another 20 years (LOL).

I lucked out at the thrift store after work yesterday and got free cauliflower and cabbage ( I brought some to my friend, Pat, also, and she appreciated that). My hubby and I had raw cauliflower with our dinner last night. Got our roughage....at the right price!!! emoticon

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MSLZZY 10/8/2010 7:04AM

    You get to keep your job, get a raise and find goodies at the thrift store-you scored yesterday! HUGS!

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KIMOTHY77 10/8/2010 6:41AM

    Congratulations on your review! It sounds like they appreciate your hard work and know that you are a dedicated worker!

Way to go!!!!

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