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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My brother fiddled with my computer for a couple of hours last night, but he finally got it up and running once again. Then my internet went out for a couple hours this afternoon. Don't know what was up with that, but since it is working once again I am not going to worry about it.

I went out to my parents' house to spend more time cleaning in my mom's old room. I filled 5 contractor's bags with trash today. That brings the total number of trash bags to 20... and I am not quite done. I can see the end though. We also took out quite a bit of paper recycling today as well, and I filled two bags with clothes that need to be washed and sorted. Dad is pushing for me to move in with them sooner rather than later, but mom is still hesitant. I can't blame her though. The last time I lived with them I was very sick, and it was more like having a 5 year old than an adult live with them. I would like to think that not only am I healthier and more capable, but also more mature than I was 10-15 years ago. I am going back out there tomorrow morning to help mom sort through some of the clothes dad and I have washed. Hopefully there will be another bag or two for the thrift store tomorrow when we are done.

Cooper didn't feel like walking very far today, but we did get in 3 short walks. I did a long run yesterday, so I decided to go with a short run today. 1.5 miles in 12 minutes. Now I just need to be able to do that pace for twice the distance! I will attempt the longer distance again tomorrow.

I leave for DC on Friday. Dad suggested that I stay in Ithaca for the rest of the week, since I have to be back there on the following Friday, and it doesn't make sense to drive home and then back out there. Means I need to pack for an extra 4 days. Friends and family will put me up, so I won't have to spring for a motel, which is good. They are also being very accommodating about my desire to workout while I am traveling. I don't want to gain too much weight, though I expect I will probably put on a couple pounds just from the stress. Cooper will be fine with my parents' while I am gone. In fact I will probably have more trouble with the separation than he will. It will feel strange not to have him in bed with me every night. emoticon
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MOM_TO_AKI 7/31/2013 10:09AM

    Good to hear that your computer is working again. Enjoy your trip.

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FARRAH511 7/31/2013 9:18AM

    Good for you!!!

- Farrah

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BABYSOX 7/31/2013 8:25AM

    Being away for a few days can be a nice change of pace. Good luck.

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/31/2013 4:42AM

    You are so close now!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/31/2013 12:37AM

    I am glad your computer is fixed.My Lacey is with me all the time.She is training to be a service dog so she even gets the phone for me .You would have laughed the movers were bringing things back into my house today(I had a flood and had repairs done) and she Lacey was sitting glued to me and the mover said "She never leaves your side" and I said "Unless the phone rings then she goes and answers it " and he was quiet for a moment then said "What does she say?" I had a hard time keeping a straight face as I said no it is a cordless phone she gets it in her kouth and brings it to me"

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 7/30/2013 11:50PM

    Lookin' forward to seeing you next weekend.

Don't forget to pack a pair of comfortable soft-soled shoes to wear while contra dancing! (something substantial enough to stay on your feet - I don't recommend sandals, for example)

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...and remind me to tell you about the week we spent cleaning out my dad's house so we could sell it. TWO 20-cubic-yard dumpsters and innumerable trips to Salivation Army, Craigslisting all kinds of stuff, and toxic things to the recycling center...

And a crazy episode trying to smash my mom's living room furniture at the curb using the only implement left, a pickaxe.
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KALISWALKER 7/30/2013 11:17PM

    Good to hear you are getting closer to finished.

My Kali is like a body part, always with me. When we have to be apart, I think about her all the time. I know you will miss Coooper.

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COLLEENROSTE 7/30/2013 11:07PM

    You have come so far in the past 2 years- your health now is probably better than ever and you have learned how to take care of yourself physically and emotionally. The real trick will be how to live with your parents without your mom feeling the need to mother you and vice versa. I suspect your dad sees she has physical needs coming up in the future and wants to get her used to the idea of having you closer while she is healthy. This recent hospitalization kind of pushed things up.
Enjoy Ithaca and have fun in DC !!

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COCK-ROBIN 7/30/2013 10:21PM

    Good for you!

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UMBILICAL 7/30/2013 9:44PM

  Nice Bro!

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