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6/25/13 6:50 A

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Welcome to the Team Linda!

Isn't that always the way it is, there is always work to be done. Especially with older homes. Even so etching as simple as getting a new dryer can require unexpected updates to bring everything to the current code.

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SW on 1/1/11 - 204.4 lbs.
GW on 9/1/11 - 134.5 lbs
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6/25/13 4:20 A

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i am Linda from Montana...in fact about 40 miles to the Canadian border. My house is a duplex that I bought in 1996 and it was built in the 20's. My mom lives on the other (larger) side and I have to go thru her back door entrance to get into the basement where there is storage and the laundry room. I would love to be able to move the laundry upstairs. The windows are old. My project for the next couple of daze is to get my window a/c installed before it gets really hot. Problem is that I have to work with a hammer to pound the window open enough to get the a/c in. I got my mother's in a month ago...had windows replaced on her side about 8 years ago. I am going to contact a number I found at the grocery store bulletin board and see if he could take two windows that I have in my kitchen facing onto an enclosed back porch and never used and painted shut...and replace the two bad windows in my living room. I have old lath and plaster walls and would like to tear that out and insulate the outside walls with foam and put up nice drywall. We shall see. Seems like a project that should take 20 minutes turns into a week long project just because of old wiring and uneven surfaces. We've had a tremendous amount of rain and my basement floor has alkali damage and the basement smells musty. I've got fans blowing down there and going to fill out the paperwork for FEMA...don't think they will help with it, but all they can tell me is no! I have to take out a section of back fence in the next couple of weeks so the tarzan tree guy can get his big truck in to take out 5 large old trees. That seems so sad to me but they are past their prime and about half dead. Just need to come out for safety reasons and they lose branches and limbs in the wind. Two years ago on Halloween I was on my knees working to get some lily bulbs planted and all of a sudden a hundred year old cottonwood tree fell to the ground. It wasn't 18 inches from me. Fortunately it was pretty rotted near the top and when the top of it hit a big tree limb from one of the big trees right by the garage it just shattered. Otherwise it would have taken out the garage...and I use THAT term very loosely!! It fell directly on the RR tie that is the step up to my garden space...so now it's like a huge log wall. I was picking up pieces of that tree off the garage roof and in the alley for months. Seems like there is always something to do around here. Hoping to get some repainting done this summer. Have a few places where the prep wasn't up to snuff and the paint is peeling and some others that should have had a third coat. And I had a new front door installed on my mom's side last year and it needs to be painted and hopefully get a screen door installed. But it's warm in the winter--had to get a new boiler about 5 years ago and it's paid for so it's kind of my security blanket. I have been busy helping friends move...one moved to a condo to downsize and another moved back to an apt here in MT from Oregon. The condo owner was appalled at the amount of rent the apt dweller was going to have to pay. I think about selling and moving to the town they live in....115 miles south and about 60,000 more people so much better shopping and everything...but I know that housing would be more expensive and if I had to rent that would be a nightmare. Finding a place I could keep my beloved dogs and have a garden to putter in...not yet. So I plod along with all my homely duties and since this conversation with my friends have been feeling really blessed to be a homeowner!
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5/26/13 3:36 A

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Welcome to the Team Barbra Anne!

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SW on 1/1/11 - 204.4 lbs.
GW on 9/1/11 - 134.5 lbs
GOAL ACHIEVED! 70 lbs. banished!

Mind the Gap! between what we know we should do and what we actually choose to do.


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5/25/13 8:01 P

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Welcome!

Kim

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5/25/13 7:22 P

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So I dont know if this is the right place to post this or not, but Hi, my name is Barbra anne. Im a mom to 2 little girls, Sabryn will be 11, and Kailynne will be 8 this year. I just got out of a long term relationship that wasnt going any where and it took a lot to leave bc I love him but needed him to love me back. Im unhappy with a lot of things in my life but Im trying to get to a better place. Just had to move back in with my parents and quit my job bc of everything that has happened. I dont have many friends where Ive moved to so not alot of support. I want to start losing weight to be healthier for my kids and for me.

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1/1/12 5:20 P

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Welcome to the team. I would love to have a B&B and would love to do it somewhere near where I currently live on Lake Erie (Toledo, OH. I know of a huge house and the property next to it is for sale, but I don't think the house it and it would probably need a lot of work. Besides that I don't have the money for it, so it probably won't happen.

Well I am a big procrastor so it takes me a while to get things done, besides not having the money and now I am going back to school. My projects I NEED to work on are painting my bedroom and finding new bedding and then painting my bathroom. I know they have wall paper that looks like beadboard or wainscot (?) and would like to use that in my bath and make it look a LOT better than it does now. The paper that is in there is something people prior to me put in and is ugly. I also have a small front room (entry?) that the same people prior to me started working on and didn't finish. I need to redo the hardward floors (original) and put some baseboards back down. I would love to update the windows too as they are the old originals that are inefffecient and don't stay up.

Lots of hard work this year!!

Kim

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1/1/12 5:42 A

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Hello Karen and welcome to the team! I'm sorry for the recent loss of your husband.

It sounds like you have quite a challenge in front of you, best of luck. We will offer as much advice as we can.

I also have the tendency to start another project before finishing the first one, so my house has several simultaneous projects going at once. One of my goals for 2012 is to finish the in progress projects and then systematically work on one room at a time.

Again, welcome!

Rebekah

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SW on 1/1/11 - 204.4 lbs.
GW on 9/1/11 - 134.5 lbs
GOAL ACHIEVED! 70 lbs. banished!

Mind the Gap! between what we know we should do and what we actually choose to do.


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1/1/12 12:53 A

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I'm a 56 year old, recently widowed homeowner with a 200 year old, rambling farmhouse that is in dire need of repair - all sorts of repair, from getting electricity in every room to rebuilding the stone wall out front (Dry laid stone walls are supposed to be relaid every hundred years - I figure I'm about a hundred years behind on this one.)

I used to have a gardening/landscaping company, so I'm not afraid of hard work - my problem is that I start another project before I finish the one I'm working on, so I have half a dozen things going at one time.

Also, I come from a long line of people who never threw anything away, and when my mother died two years ago, my husband and his buddies moved everything (EVERYTHING) from her house and dumped it in my barn. Now the husband is gone, but the Stuff remains.

I'm contemplating turning the farmhouse into a B&B, but first I need to attend to some little details like collapsing staircases and poor plumbing. When it comes to doing repairs, and I guess most things, I have more, well, um, cojones than brains. Unfortunately, this knowledge doesn't seem to stop me.

I live in the wilds of Central New York, outside Syracuse, in what is referred to locally as "snow country".

Did I mention I want to lose weight (about 60) and get back the strength I lost caring for the various family members?

Karen (aka Scooter)

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12/4/11 1:03 P

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I've been away on a major holiday and now I need to get back on track at home. Unpacking, dealing with mail and email are the major to-dos today but I also need to think about getting outside to shovel snow! Fortunately, I do not have a sidewalk in front of my house to worry about!

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12/4/11 12:53 A

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HELLO, LYNETTEMOM Glad you reached out and joined our team. I am fairly new to this team too! Not new to being an empty nester, been widowed over 1/2 of my adult life, though did raise a family on my own. Have one young grandchild, whom lights up my world. emoticon

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9/26/11 7:35 P

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Welcome to the Team and to Spark People!

France - EST + 6 hours

Team Challenge Weight Leader: Fall Teddy Bears
Team Leader: Single Female Homeowners
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ndividual.asp?gid=21657


SW on 1/1/11 - 204.4 lbs.
GW on 9/1/11 - 134.5 lbs
GOAL ACHIEVED! 70 lbs. banished!

Mind the Gap! between what we know we should do and what we actually choose to do.


 current weight: 157.4 
 
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9/26/11 10:56 A

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Welcome to the team and to Spark!!

Kim

Birdwatchers Team Leader,
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Love All Dogs, but partial to Cocker Spaniels...! Spaniel Lovers Team
Co-Leader,
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=14356





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9/25/11 11:37 P

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I'm a divorced, empty nester still in the family home, which is more than I can handle, really.
I need to do lots of things in my life and health, weight, clutter, cleaning and maintenance are all on my priority list!

LJ


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