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MARY ANN do have a good time! Hope your DH is well on your trip

I am getting ready to teach English conversation to my kindergarteners soon.

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Michele so sorry about the loss of your FIL. You have been such a good daughter to him all these years.

I will be on vacation for the next few weeks. I am hoping the DH is ok with the traveling



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DORIS I hope your prison ministry went well. I don't have too much trouble recently controlling my tongue---learned the hard way after DD called the police on me a few years ago now.

I have a cold---runny nose, achy etc I am sure it's due to all of the stress I have been under. I am going to go lay down for a bit

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Doris, I am sure you will learn a lot about controlling the tongue. Sometimes I have trouble with mine and have learned not to repeat things until I have checked with the person that it is about.

Have a good day.

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Brenda, the pollen is bad here, too. I finally took a Benadryl since every time I go out my nose goes crazy. I can't afford to open the house so we just lit a candle to make it seem fresher.

This is my night to go to the women's prison for ministry. We are studying the book of James, and tonight we are talking about the tongue and how we need to control it. Could be very interesting!

Hope everyone's having a restful afternoon!

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Here it is Sunday morning again. The sun is out very bright and it is going to be a hot day, hotter tomorrow. I am sitting here with my windows open, sneezing my head off from the pollen. It will clear out in a little while. I should turn on my air purifier but that requires closing the windows. I need some fresh air in here. No matter about the pollen.

Michele, don't worry too much about cleaning the house, just make sure it is dusted and there are some flowers about the room. Cleaning the floors and the bathroom is enough. People won't notice anything else usually. Just use a little spit and polish and it will be fine.

I slept pretty good last night, going to bed just after ten. I did wake up a couple times but able to roll over and get back to sleep.

Have a good day everyone.

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Good morning all:

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DORIS

Sorry for the loss of your friend. Such a shock. My sympathy

MICHELE

Prayers for your family. I am sure you will miss him, he was a big party of your life. It seems he was ready.

BRENDA

Prayers for your friend's surgery.

JOHN

I am not really a car person, but the PT Cruiser is one that I really like the look of. Enjoy your new car.

Busy getting ready for the party tomorrow. Then on Monday back to the theater.

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thanks for that update I hope she does

I am off to the grocery store to buy cleaning supplies for FIL's house; have to clean so that when others come to "visit" the house will look presentable. Tad's mom was never one for housecleaning, & the house has years & years of dirt. I plan only to wipe the floors & clean the bathroonms. Anything beyond that would take years!


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Michele, Sam is having open heart surgery. They will crack her ribs and open up her chest. Two flaps need to be repaired as well as a valve. Those are not working right and leaking blood into her lungs instead of her heart She has two holes in her heart, one since birth and the other the doctor thinks was caused by a med she had to take. She has joined a class action lawsuit on that drug. I don't know what it is but many use it.

They recently put in a new pacemaker/defibulator. Her doctor told her that after the surgery they will probably take out the pacemaker/defib and never need it again. That is why she is so very scared.

Faith across the hall had the same doctor and he did open heart surgery on her in '09 and she barely has a scar. Medicine has come a long way. These surgeries are done everyday. I have faith that she will come out of this perfectly fine.

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Imust have missed something last week: what kind of surgery is Sam having?

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Sam will stay in the hospital for about ten days after the surgery and then she will either go home or to rehab, depending on how well she is after the hospital. She does need someone to stay with her or at least someone to do her laundry and cleaning. She will not be able to do some things for a while while she heals. The doctor said it will take six months to completely heal and then she will be able to do anything she wants.

Have fun at the fund raiser. I love fish fries if they are cooked like I like them , Crispy

Sam and her friend who gave me the TV just stopped by for a few minutes. Sam is in better spirits this morning. She needs to keep herself busy so she doesn't think too much.

Have a good day everyone. Will check back later.

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DORIS yes, FIL is at peace He had been missing MIL for such a long time---she died on Christmas Day of '09. We are not really sad, just will miss him

I am so sorry to hear about your neighbor I am sending prayers your way. How was the fire Dept fishfry? that sounds really interesting!

BRENDA I will keep Sam in my prayers. I dohope that all will go well with her surgery

Today, Sunday, DH & I will go out to b-fast at Jonathan's (like a Denny's here ) & then we are heading to his FIL's house (it is alsomy DH's office ) to talk to the funeral people about arrangements for next Friday & saturday It is going to be a long week.
No relaxation this Golden Week for us!

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Brenda, prayers going up for Sam that she will have peace about this surgery. Will she come back to her apartment right from the hospital? That is major surgery and it seems she would need someone with her for a week or so after she comes home.

John, congrats on your new car. Hope it performs well.

Michele, I'm sorry for your loss, but you are looking at FIL's death from the right perspective. His quality of life had been gone for quite some time.

One of our friends here in the small community we live in had been at the senior center for games on Thursday morning and then dropped dead that afternoon at his brother's house. He had previous heart problems and diabetes. It was a shock to every one.

Tonight our fire department is having their fund raiser for the year--a fish fry and auction. We will go to support it. The auction is always fun. I hope they have some good stuff that people will bid on. Prices are usually above market value since it's a fund raiser.

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Michele, I am sorry to hear your FIL has passed but he is at peace now and in no pain. It is good that he had no dreaded disease and didn't have a lot of pain. I watched my mother just waste away. Lucky he waited for you two to get back home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You are blessed to have had him for so long.

Shanti, I am so glad you have come back to us. Yes, giving people rides is a a real pain when they want to do things are their convenience. At least when I take John and Dennis to the shop most of the time they can get a ride home with Joe who has a shed next to John's. After they are finished repairing the signs, I will no longer be their taxi. I think they should pool their money and buy an old car. I am tired of being their taxi.

Sam is having her heart surgery next Wednesday so I am sure I will be going over to help her for a few weeks after she gets back home. She will not be able to do her laundry or housework and I told her that we here will help her. She would do the same for us. There are a couple women in her building that will look out for her too. She will be in the hospital about 10 days. She called me last night and she is very scared.

If you have extra prayers, she can use some more.

John, I love PT Cruisers, especially red. My friend has a red one that she got when her dad died a couple years ago. It will work well for you and you won't have to worry about it breaking down all the time. It is time you got nice things for yourself.

Have a good day everyone. Sam has to go to her bank down the street from me so she said she will stop by this morning.

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JOHN that is great about the car. I hope that it works out well for you!

SHANTI it is good to hear from you Glad that you are doing well. Hope your health is better/

BRENDA You are such a trooper with helping others out. I hope that Dennis & John will also realize what you are DOING for them!

I spent the afternoon in Tokyo today: DH's father finally passed on. he was 84 1/2 years old. He had been missing his wife for the better part of 6 years. It is rather a happy event, not a sad one, although I am going to miss him!

He is layed out at home, like the Japanese usually do, not in a funeral home, which are nearly non-existant here. The "make up" people came in, changed his clothes & shut his mouth, which was open when he died. His heart just stopped. It looked like he was simply sleeping.

Lots to do this coming up week. Wake will be on Friday & funeral will be next Saturday.

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Hi Everyone:

I bought a used car yesterday. It showed up in the newspaper and I put a deposit on it the same morning. I pick it up Monday. It should do better. 2003 w 77000 miles in excellent condition. Red pt cruiser. I am hoping for a few maintenance only years now. Its pretty.

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Hi everyone, emoticon I haven’t been around for about a year due to health issues. emoticon When I came back I couldn’t remember my password and my e-mail account was closed due to nonuse for so long. So I had to start a new account. emoticon I was f/k/a Namaste-Shanti.

Marielle,
You mentioned that your daughter is losing her health insurance has she checked out the Market Place (Obamacare)? My husband and I have ours thought there, the premiums are based on income. Due to my high medical bills (almost $3 million) we chose a top of the line policy, the original payments are $1,500, our payments after the discount are $400.00 per month, and our out of pocket last year was $1,700.00. She wouldn’t need to get such an expensive policy, they have many to choose from. Working with the Market Place is a pain as they are disorganized, but if you have patients it is well worth it.

Brenda,
You are good to give John and Dennis rides, but it must get to feel like a job after a while. Sometimes people don’t stop and think before asking for a favor. I had a friend that use to call me all the time for rides to Doctor appointments, she made them for times that were convenient for her, but not for me some of them were miles away and then she would want to go shopping after. Every time she would want to go out to eat. She didn’t get it that I couldn’t always drop everything for her and that many times I was just too sick to do anything. Whenever I told her no she would say "Give me a call when you do feel like doing something together and we will go shopping and out to eat”.

Doris,
My adult granddaughters like to color they make some pretty pictures. Even as a child I never liked to color, one has to sit still to do it. Lol

Bonnie,
I’m happy for you I know how much you love the theater. Christy and Grissom have a hard road ahead, I didn’t have Hep C, but I have PBC which is a liver disease, I know how rough it
can be.

Michele,
I’m happy that you had a safe trip, sorry that it didn’t turn out as you planned.

All the talk about pants reminded me that I need to go to K-Mart to get some new jeans before they close their doors. I like their Basic jeans, no matter what size I am, their jeans fit perfect. Not bad for affordable jeans, I tried many pairs of expensive jeans that didn’t fit well at all. All I wear are jeans or yoga pants, they suit my life style just fine.

Mary, emoticon
How is your new grandson doing? When do you get to meet him?

Have a good weekend!
Shanti


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I can't weigh ounces, just pounds.

I got up early and did laundry at 7 am, three loads. I only use two machines at a time so there the other two are open for others. We have a lot of caregivers here that have limited time to get everything done. Two hours isn't very long for what they have to do. Some residents here are doing their laundry in the middle of the nights because they can't sleep. The machines are not near apartments but at the other end of the building.

Dennis gave me another trout he caught this morning when I went to pick him up to take him and John to work on our garage sale signs. I hope they are almost finished because I am tired of driving them all the time.

My scale is still on the downward climb.

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I have learned to appreciate the ounces! emoticon

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JOHN I hope that you are having a good day!

I am so sleepy----the jet lag is not as bad over here as it is going to the U. S. but I keep falling asleep when I do stuff, esp when I am sitting down.

This week, starting today is called "Golden Week" here; a weeks' worth of Spring holidays. Most japanese travel at this time, we on the other hand are just back from a trip.
DH has to work every day to make up for the week he missed. I have students this Saturday morning, then will go & see FIL at the nursing home!

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Good to have you stop by, Bonnie! Sounds as though you're really staying busy. Enjoy the show!

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emoticon Michele It's good that you didn't get into any of the flooding that was in Houston. Sorry you didn't get to see Annie.

I think we will probably have thunderstorms this afternoon. The atmosphere is charge and the sun is trying to come out, which will increase the possibility. Hope we don't have hail!

Have any of you joined the "coloring craze" for adults? I did my first page last night and this morning. I had forgotten how much I liked to color! I used map colors, which aren't as smooth as the pencils, especially for this, and a sheet I down loaded from The Coloring Book Club. Anyone want to join me?

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BRENDA

YAY

It took me 12 minutes to just read all of the posts. LOL And, there weren't as many as usual.

I finally was able to get a good night's sleep last night. Was very tired from not sleeping for about 5 nights.

Have been very busy between keeping things going and putting out fires at the theater for the show, and now beginning to get ready for dad's 90th birthday party. Yesterday he was 90.

Doing ok, but will have another very busy week. Tech rehearsals for the show begin on Sunday, I will not be there because of Dad's party, but will be at the theater every night for the rest of the week. The show opens on Friday,and if all goes well, and stays well, things will quiet down a bit.

Have spent time this week getting things for he show organized and helping mom to get the party organized.

It will all be good.

I know there were things I wanted to say, but can't remember now.

Oh, I did remember one thing. MARY

One of my twin nieces, Angie was born with positional club feet. Her condition was quite severe. Her mom is about 4 ft 9 inches tall, and she weighed 72 pounds when she became pregnant with the girls. Angie rested under her rib cage, and her feet did not develop properly. She had wonderful Dr's, wore the bar, and then casts, also several surgeries, BUT, she does anything she wants.

It actually made her a very determined young woman. She and Christy were cheer leaders all through school, did the tumbling, the dancing, did it all, and no one ever would have know unless they saw her feet.

The girls will be 40 years old on Monday, and they still do it all. Angie teaches aerobics, spin classes, runs marathons, etc.

It does not sound as though your grandson is anywhere near as badly injured as Ang was. Also, I am sure that the methods for repairing have greatly improved in the 40 years between.

I am sure that, especially with his grandfather's help, he will be just fine.

Sorry that you all have to go through this ordeal, and it is tough to deal with, I know, but wanted you to know some history, and what a good outcome we had.

God Bless my friends. Welcome new people, I will be glad to get to know you as soon as my life settles down a bit.





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Hi. good day 2u. bye.

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MARIELLE that is awful about your DD's kids' insurance! I am paying attention more now, b/c my DD is now in Houston.

We had a good time in Raleigh. Saw mom. We did fly to the Houston airport on our way home to Raleigh only. DD said that there were tornado warnings that day!

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Welcome back Michele, am sorry to hear you couldn't hook up with Annie. We can't fight the weather. Did you have a good visit with others in the meantime?

Our sun is going in and out and it is supposed to get to 80 by Monday. Maybe our rain is over as I don't see any dark clouds.

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Michele, welcome back--glad the trip was a safe one,

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BRENDA yes! I am just back now; we did NOT make it to Houston but stayed only in Raleigh
My cell phone did not work in the U.S. except for the "line " function. "Line" is popular in Asia, I am told, but my BIL in Raleigh did look it up on his I-phone & the app is there. So if any of you want to download it on your phones, let me know---we can text & stay in touch daily with calls etc like we did with DD

We were going to go to Houston, but the weather was so bad there when we left. Our plane out of tokyo was originally from Houston, & it was 2 hours late leaving, & then we arrived in Houston 2 hours late. we barely caught our flight to Raleigh where we stayed

I don't know what is going on with all of you, but I will jump right in, MOre later about my trip.

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I am so mad! I just wrote a long message here and lost it all! So I am making this short.

I did want to Thank Brenda, Mary, and Doris for all the imput. I think I will do it the easy way and just buy new if needed. As you said Brenda, I also need very few dress up clothes as everything is so casual anymore. I have some summer colored jeans that work out very well. I usually wear jeans wherever I go. ok, that's all I am doing. Don't want to los e it again!

Have a good week to all-what is left of it! Mary, Doris, hope those storms go away for you.

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Marielle, that is so terrible what they do to low income people. Seems they give everything to those who come to our country and forget about the citizens.

I just found out from my FB that Michelle and her husband are on their way home. On the airplane as I am writing this. I put a message on my FB on her page last night. I have been concerned about them but I guess they had no way to contact us. Their cellphone doesn't work in the states.

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Brenda- the boys have been on AHCCCS program because their mom didn't make enough. Now she got a raise they are cutting them off. They could qualify for Kids Care if Arizona had not stopped it so now there is no stop gap for the "lower middle class". So insurance for the boys would cost DD almost $600 a month which she cannot afford. Plus it would only be 60/40 covered after a $1200 deductible). She is barely making it with what she makes now living with me and not having to pay high rent. She signed up for supported housing when she moved here in 2008 and is still in the same place as she was then. There is not much of any supported housing up here. She has 30 days to find an insurance plan that she can afford. She doesn't make enough for Habitat for Humanity help.

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Marielle, It is good that you have all your electonics on line as you need them. It can get pretty expensive. Good for the boys to volunteer at the summer college tech programs. That is a good learning experience for them.

Why are they losing their insurance?

I wouldn't worry too much about your weight. It will come off as it will. You keep busy enough these days. It is not like you just sit around all the time.

Doris, I love white houses with wrap around porches. The house we had in Pe Ell was kind of like that. It was built by the banker in 1912 and the front porch went across the front and halfway around the side with columns and white railings. It was a huge four bedroom, 2 up and with an attic and 2 down. Huge closets and a pantry with lots of shelves with rails to the ceiling to hold the jars in. The last owner ruined it when they put a metal roof on it tho. But I loved that house and was sad to lose it when my husband had his stroke.

I would never move to Seattle, grew up there. They are doing so much construction and traffic is horrendous everywhere. The have Bertha, the tunnel machine digging underground tunnels all over downtown and buildings are starting to move. At the moment they are closing the Alaska Way Viaduct this week and digging a tunnel under it. They are hoping she won't break down again. Last breakdown lasted over two years. The AWViaduct is a major road across town. Lots of detours and some days it takes hours to get places. They are also putting high tolls on the floating bridges. So I think she could consider those things.

Mary, you keep so busy all the time. That would drive me crazy. I like my retirement and able to do whatever I want with no committments.

I have no plans today unless John needs a ride to his shop. The bus doesn't go that far out but turns a mile before his shop. He isn't able to walk that far anymore. Plus it is a busy two lane highway and some think it is a racetrack. Not much shoulder room.

Have a good day everyone. Need to get dressed before someone knocks on my door.

My scale is still moving to the downside,

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Hi everyone and welcome new ones,

I continue to be busy for some reason. Went to Cable one to exchanged the old modem for a new one. The old one was wireless and wouldn't handle the connections upstairs so got a wired one. The old had both modem and router in same box. Now the new one is just a modem and DD got a router at Best Buy--so now we have 4 1/2 gb's so both wired and wireless work, the boys can play games and have plenty of upload and download speed. The router was costly but worth it and we got the "warrantee". If it breaks we can take it back and they will exchange it.

Took the boys to get fingerprinted yesterday. This is so they can volunteer at the college for the summer tech programs. All went well but now they have to be fingerprinted again because they need a picture ID. So DD has to take them to Motor Vehicle Division to get picture ID cards.

Today I take Matthew (middle GS) to the DDS to get 3 teeth filled because they are losing their insurance on 4/30 and it needs to get done before that.

I got my Trust that I set up all straightened out with the Annuities people. Once I pass the beneficiary will be the Trust and my DD will administer the trust and other DD will have a special needs trust which will protect her benefits because she is disabled. Their big deal was a Trust has to dispose of the money within 5 years, has to have its own TIN (like SSN) and pay taxes. But because there is a "pour over" statement in the Trust, it doesn't--we had to find that and ensure the annuity people that the clause was in there. But got it done.

Saw the doctor (PC) on Monday and he seems only concerned about my weight as everything else is going well.

Oh yes another thing. One of my dining room chairs got "wobbly" so I took it to a furniture repair/refinishing shop and they fixed it.

Take care all. I am glad the "weather" passed you both (Mary and Doris) by!!! Doris-it must be exciting to see your DD and SIL's home and workshop go up. .I always wanted a porch around my whole house--such a lovely plan.

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Things are progressing for the DD and SIL's shop. The slab is poured and the power company is here bringing electricity to the site. The framework for the metal will go up in a couple of weeks but it should be delivered next week. My DD chose red with a white trim for the shop, and she will have a white house with red trim with a big wrap-around porch so it looks "country". I hope all continues to go smoothly.

Our DGD has interviews today at Cal State. She is hoping to return to the LA area since she really enjoyed being in that area. Hope all goes well for her today, even if it's not where she ends up. She is also looking at a college in Seattle where another friend works. Hope she knows something before the end of May when her current job ends.

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A happy day to all.

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It sounds like the majority of us vote to replace the pants. I don't like polyester pants in the first place. I wear jeans all the time and don't have any dress up clothes. Don't need any anymore. I do have a couple sparkly tops to dress up my outfit.

I cooked two small trout that Dennis caught for me this morning. He is a friend of John down the hall. I had forgotten about all the tiny bones in trout but they were very tasty. I just washed them (they were gutted) and cut off the heads, lined my skillet with foil and put the fish in. Salted them and poured lemon juice on them, lightly closed the foil and baked them at 375 for about 20 minutes. Took them out of the oven and loosened the foil and popped them back in for about ten minutes. Then I peeled the skin off and pulled out the back bones. I had to eat them with my fingers to get all the tiny bones out so I didn't choke on them. Took a while.

I am going to check my FB and see if Michelle has posted anything on it since they have been state side. I seldom go to FB anymore.

Betty, good luck with your decision on what to do about the pants.

You all had great ideas.

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Betty, since my rear is always smaller than the pants, I can tell you that no alteration really looks great unless you're a pro at it. I have taken them up from the side but they just don't fit like they should. I would try to find a pair to buy and just let these go or use the shape of some that fit and recut your older ones by that shape. It's a pain!

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I'm glad the storms passed you by, too, Doris! We are so fortunate.

Betty, if the darts that Brenda suggested don't work, put the pants on inside out and pull the extra fabric out, pin it to where it fits, and CAREFULLY put them back on to see if what you pinned is enough or too much. I used to make most of my own clothes and usually had to ADD to the backside rather than to take it in, lol. But maybe you should just rejoice in a smaller size and celebrate with new pants!! Good luck!

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Betty, it is my understanding that to alter the rear, you may be able to just start at the waist and do a dart, wide at the waist and tapering toward the crotch. Look at a pair of your husband's suit pants as the good ones are made to be altered. You would have to open the back of the waistband to do this. I would try hand sewing it to see how much it would take in the back seam. If you need to shorten the crotch, then that is a major undertaking, having to take it all apart and re-cut the crotch.

Maybe you could go to about.com and click on alterations and you may be able to get some information that way. I would just buy a new pair of pants unless they are your favorite pants.

Residents here ask me all the time if I can alter their pants and I tell them "No, I only repair things".

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Just dropping in. Doris so glad your okay. Nasty storms around you.

Brenda, have a question for you since you do a lot of altering for others. I have a pair of polyester slacks, elastic waist, that are a size 12. I have always loved this pair. They fit baggy in the rear. Can I take them in just by sewing up the inside seams? I do not want to mess with the elastic waist. And if so how much would you take them in, an inch on each side? If I can't do this simple way, I will just forget it. I hate to take them in and ruin them for someone else if I give them away. I would appreciate any advise you can give me. oh, didn't mention-I am now in a size 10. Thanks Betty

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Doris, I was worried about you being in the tornado alley and so glad it missed you all.

I have had a busy day so far. John knocked on my door just before 10 and asked for a ride to take some of his tools to his storage shed. That turned into going to four places. First we went to find his friend Dennis who had just caught me some trout. He goes fishing almost everyday, takes the bus. We eventually found him and he was so happy we went to get the fish. However, he has an ulterior motive. He wants me to take him to the food bank once a month because he has no car. He is too nice for me to refuse. He is helping John re-do our garage sale signs and he just lives a half mile away downtown in an apartment. John met him at his Jehovah Witness Church. John keeps trying to recruit me but I keep telling him I follow the Indian ways. Anyway, I have to keep driving them both to the shed to work on the signs. Sometimes they get a ride back with another vendor. It can get complicated.

It may rain today because the sun went back behind the clouds

Three hours later we are back home.

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Mary, so glad to hear the good news about little David's feet. And it is nice that he has a medical professional who is his advocate! Now this grandmother can rest easy.

Brenda, you really do have something going on there all the time! Very entertaining or aggravating, depending on the episode. I hope all is well with the surgery and that your friend will heal quickly and completely.

We were blessed that none of the storms came our way last night. Some places got hail, but we just had a little wind and rain.

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Thanks so much, Brenda! I pass all the good stories onto my son and DIL. Since her dad is a retired orthopedic surgeon, he's really their fabulous advocate and is up to date on how things are being handled. It does make me feel so much better. My son was in the corrective shoes with the bar on it 23 hours a day when he began to walk...he walked like Charlie Chaplin and his ankles rolled in so much that the pediatrician said he might never walk normally. He walked WITH the bar! He ran track, played baseball and football, and did the MS 150 bike ride from Houston to Austin for years....he didn't have this much involvement and club foot wasn't an issue but it still is a scary thing for parents---and grandmothers! I do appreciate all your support. Thanks a bunch.

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Mary, I don't think you have to worry about your dear little GS club foot. My brother in law was an orthopedic surgeon when they adopted their son with a club foot over 30 years ago. He repaired it and his foot is almost perfect and he was able to do anything he wanted growing up. Medicine has come a long way since then so I don't think you need to worry about David.

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Yes indeed, Mary, living here is much better watching a soap opera with no sex scenes.
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Sam called me last night instead of Jeanette and my phone stayed on. She forgot I told her to call J. Her daughter will be staying all night with her next Tuesday and taking her for her surgery at 8:30 Wednesday (the 4th), Surgery will be at 11:30 and last 4 to 5 hours with a 10 day hospital stay. She may have to go to rehab depending on how well she heals and how strong she is after the surgery.

The reason she has had to wait so long for the surgery is get all of her meds out of her system. Plus that doctor is really busy and he is the best. He did Faith's open heart surgery in '09 and she hardly has a scar. She showed it to me last night when she came by to get my phone number.

Tuesday evening Jeanette and I will go get her car and bring it over here while she is gone so that Mr. Jerk cannot bother the neighbor to get the key to drive Sam's car. We can watch it here and no one will bother it.

Her doctor told her that when it is all done she will be able to do anything she wants to. And they will probably be able to get rid of the pacemaker/defib. Of course it will be a six month recovery period where she will have to behave herself.

Her night/weekend manager job is just stressful with everyone calling her/knocking on her door with problems or perceived problems. Basically it is for fire, water and safety issues. These buildings are supposed to be Independent Living but some think they need a babysitter.

My scale was happy with me this morning. My weight has been fluctuating 3 pounds up and down and now it is on the downside.. I read an article that said we should not be drinking non fat/low fat milk and drink regular and I did that and it is working. Our body needs a little fat everyday to help keep our weight stable. I don't buy lowfat anything anymore. Or sugarless.

For you new members, I am 74 and have no real health issues. Just an irregular heartbeat and take two little white pills everyday. I do not eat fast foods and seldom eat out. I cook everyday from scratch and buy no processed foods. My doctor told me that I am one of the healthiest people my age that she has met. She told my neighbor she is the grouchiest. emoticon

John, I am glad your car is fixed or almost fixed finally. What year/kind is your car. I drive a '93 Jeep Cherokee Sport that we bought new. It has 200,500 miles on the original engine.

Have a good day everyone.

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Hello to all the new people! We are a friendly, supportive group. We have all struggled and/or continue to struggle with losing, gaining, and trying to lose again!

John, I hope it won't take too much to fix your car. I'm glad the mechanic thinks he can get it running again, though.

Brenda, the saga continues! You certainly don't need to watch any soaps...you have enough drama at your complex! I hope Sam will be okay and that the other friends will figure out what works best for them. I do hope you will be okay with your phone. I keep thinking I will get another one since my 'new to me' iPhone isn't as reliable as I hoped but I already paid my son for it and also for a year's contract!

I have good news about my new little grandson. He was taken to the orthopedic surgeon yesterday and only has to wear a cast on one foot/leg and for probably only 5-6 weeks instead of the predicted 9! The doctor thinks the other foot isn't clubbed, just 'situational' as to how he was sitting in his mom! He is nursing well and sleeps 3-4 hours at night. Not bad for a 3 week old! My son and his wife go to bed when he does, lol.

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Good Day All:

My mechanic called to say he got a replacement part for my old car but will have to modify it to fit my car. The old car parts are not available anymore. The newer part will be changed to fit or else my car will be changed. As long as it works.

We have a rainy week here. They are calling for rain everyday now. Last week was sunny so I guess it fits. We are still way below on waterfall this year so I expect farmers are glad to see it.

Just waiting for car to come back now.

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Hi, new to post on team forums...MizSabra here. emoticon Hoping to get past this month long plateau. Lost 33 lbs since 12/10, but keep gaining and losing the last 3lbs. Need to rev up my workouts! emoticon Stay well y'all! emoticon

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Stopping to say good night to you all.

Wishing you a great rest of the week.

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DeeDee, I live in Tucson, AZ. Actually got up to 90. I was born in Buffalo and lived there for 30 years.

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Nancy, that sounds like our weather. Do you live in TX by chance?

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Thanks--weatther here--another 80 degree day. Soon it will be in the 9o or 100 dergrees

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John, I keep getting mixed up and replying to you on our other team. I hope you get your car fixed sooner than later. I don't like it when mine is in the shop.

At least you have a cozy home now.

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Marielle, such good news on your tests. Keep on doing what you are doing.

Doris, I hope they are wrong about the tornadoes in your area and you only get some rain and a little wind.

There is a black cloud hovering just off our coast that will be coming in by Thursday, so "they" say with wind and rains. So we shall see. The sun is out right now.

I took John and his friend Dennis to John's storage shed and they are working on repairing our garage sale signs. They may get a ride back to town so I won't have to go get them. He will call me if they need a ride.

I hope my phone continues to work. I bought a new phone card at Safeway this morning and could not get the minutes to go on the phone and I had to call a number that was the wrong one. So I went on line to TracFone and found out they are phasing out my Phase 2 phone in our area and sending me a free Phase 3 in 9 to 11 days. In the meantime my phone can just quit working. The last few days it has been acting weird, disconnecting while talking and today it was going in and out. I wish I had known that before I bought a $30 card, I would have thrown the phone away and bought a better one. I finally did get the minutes on the phone. I was really getting upset. I called Sam and told her not to call me but to call Jeanette tonight instead and she will let me know what is going on as far as when she will get her surgery.

Sam is going in to see the doctor this afternoon and she is freaking out again. She called her sister and they got into a big argument because the sister will not do anything to help so I guess Sam told her where to go. Nothing new there.

I have not heard anything about Leonid today, whether he can or will be able to come back home. He was unresponsive when they took him back to the hospital Saturday night. Last time when he came back he told them he wants to die at home.

I will keep in touch. TTYL


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Doris, good luck with your weather. I guess it is still going to be cold (under 60) for the next few days with clouds and possible rain. Stay safe.

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Marielle, we're due for that severe weather this afternoon--possible hail, high winds, or even tornadoes. Guess your stormy weather has moved east. Hope we miss everything except the rain!

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Hi all, things are still busy. My tests turned out great. Polyp was benign and don't have to have one again for 10 years. Dr. approved going to every other day on the anti-depressant and am still doing every other day on aspirin, levothyroxin, and omeprazole. Keeping the BP medicine as prescribed.

Hope all are okay. It is a beautiful day here. No longer cold, windy (30 mph gusts), and trying to rain (it rained, hailed and sleeted in places but we missed it where we are). Gorgeous Sunshine.

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I am sure we all feel this way. Tomorrow is a new day!

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Hi All:

A good day to you. I am stuck at home again until I get my car fixed. I do have a home and this is good.

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Just stopping in to let you know that I am ok. Have been so very busy. My show opens on May 6th, and my dad's 90th birthday party is May 1, and my twin nieces will turn 40 years old on May 2nd.

Lots going on.

Should be able to be back more in about two weeks, I am thinking.

Hoping this note finds you all well.

God Bless

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Marielle, I hope your appointment went well and you don't have to do more testing.

Brenda, I haven't heard from Michele either.

The slab for our DD and SIL's shop was poured today. Every thing looks good. Now it will be at least a week before they can erect the steel structure on it. That gives the concrete time to harden. But we are due for possible storms tomorrow afternoon and night with rain predicted for most of the rest of the week so it's possible that it will be longer. There's actually no rush since they are waiting another year to put their house in Dallas on the market. That gives her time to adjust to the move. It's a big deal to move away from friends you've had for almost 30 years!

Best wishes for a quick check this time, Mary! I probably wouldn't have done it either except for helping out your friend.

Time to go to bed or I won't want to get up until late tomorrow. Good night!

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Mary, what happened to your TV that you need a new one? Mine that died was at least 20 years old, a little portable with the best picture until that squirrel got fried in our outside power box and blew out our electricity. My TV was on at the time because I had it on all night every night.

I wonder how long Michelle and her DH will be here in the states? I thought they would just be here for a few days for her daughter's graduation.

Yes, it is a long process for everyone cleaning up after a flood. Sometimes years. So you are indeed lucky to be spared.

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Haha, once again I was typing on my phone...obviously I can't do that...so many mistakes!! But I think y'all figured out what I was trying to say?!

Brenda, Michele hasn't called me but she said her phone wouldn't work state-side. Her daughter ought to let her use hers but you never know. I hope she will be in touch. It rained a lot yesterday afternoon, but nothing like last week. Some major roadways have buckled and traffic was horrible with the school districts going back today. They said on the news it took an hour to get out of some subdivisions and onto the freeway. Some of the toll roads are waiving fees in various parts of town. It will be months before some people can get back into their homes. I'm very fortunate to not have any damage. I did spend almost 2 hours on the phone with U-Verse on Friday. My son should be bringing me my new TV today and we will go over all the 'new bills' that they sent me this past week. I'm sure it will be taken care of at some point but I think they want to wear you down and hope that you give up!

Mary
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Mary, I am assuming that the floods have receded and the rains have stopped now? I am so glad you didn't get any damage. Sounds like UVerse is kind of like our Comcast. I had a big fight with them a few months ago and I won. Even a lady from the corporate office called me. There was a power outage miles away they they said that my box couldn't be repaired until that outage was fixed. Well, it ended up that my TV blew up instead of their box. I told them how bad their service is and that I was going to cancel it. Anyway, they are a monopoly and they are the only ones who can put cable TV in our building. My only other alternative is to buy one of those Fire Sticks from Amazon and I don't think they would work in our building because of all the metal in the walls for earthquake preparedness.

When calling those people you have to be very forceful and never back down. They do not want to lose customers.

We have a garage sale coming up the end of May and I am planning on getting rid of a lot of stuff. I have too much furniture that has sentimental value to me. Tired of the clutter, although it is very well organized for my tiny place. Take pictures of things you want to remember.

Marielle, you are not a lazy person by any means. I get tired just reading about what you are doing around your house and property. When you get those shelves torn down, are you going to replace them with new ones?

I hope your test results are all positive.

It rained most of the day yesterday but the sun is out again this morning.

Sam was to see her doctor this morning but he has two surgeries today so she thinks she will have her open heart surgery next week. She was a basket case the other day when she called. Jeanette and I went over to visit her for about an hour Saturday.

I woke up at 5 this morning but was able to go back to sleep and didn't wake up until 9. That is different. I don't like to sleep so late, half the day is gone.

Have a good day everyone. Has anyone heard from Michelle?

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Yea, the reviews!! I was seeing my whole career before my eyes! The love notes from parents and students, teeny pay checks, lol...so much of my life ion paper! I had to sing 'Let It Go' from the Susney movie FroZen. I hope you get a good report, Mariel's. Let us know...

Mary
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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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I rested yesterday. Today is a doctor appt with my PC. Probably a follow up after the colonoscopy. I am going to ask him about my latest kidney results and cholesterol and when they were last done. DD wants me to finish taking down the shelves in the garage. And she's told me I was helpless and always asking her to do things for me. LOL Ha Ha. Giggle Giggle.

Mary It is hard to let go of stuff. I found the same things and had to toss them. They are a part of you life and it is difficult to get rid of the tangible mementos. I have kept a very small number of things but got rid of all of my employee reviews, and anything else related to my working years. I kept a clock engraved with my time at my longest job. But it also feels like shedding away part of our skin. I cannot believe Uverse. I'd sure fight their charges with every bit of my courage and energy. That is just awful.

Good morning John.

Marielle
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I had a nice and busy weekend. I weighed in, sadly, and regained .6 of a pound. One of these days it will be a loss! Not having internet, TV or home phone for 3 days last week with the floods, I did a lot of 'culling out' of old school files and business files. I found teacher certificates from workshops I attended from 1973 to last year! I cried as I tossed 30 years of teaching away. I gave a huge box of workbooks and files on various subjects to my former teaching partner and gave some things to the preschool teachers at my MDO. It cleared out most of a huge lateral file drawer. Saturday night my next door neighbor and 2 of her friends organized a cul-de-sac party. It was so nice. There was a new couple from the cross street we'd never met before and it was nice to see them. My 2 door down neighbors and this new couple were the only ones in the 'grandparent' age group but they were so welcoming. I love my block!

I was asked to sub on Friday at the old school. My partner will be going to Ft. Worth for her daughter's birthday. I'd already told her I really wasn't going to sub for the old school any more---they took 6 weeks to pay me in the fall! But she's so overwhelmed with things and she knows I will do a good job so I agreed. But not next year...I think!!

Surprise: Uverse has now sent me 3 bills for my 'new service. One is $20 above what my son negotiated. But I paid that one. The next day I got one for $40 above. Then Saturday I got one for ......$305!!! No explanation on that one at all. I am so upset. I've already called about the first 2 bills and have no energy left for this latest one. My son said he'd call and see what was going on. I didn't change ANY service...just asked them to fix THEIR problem when I lost all service in the flooding. Ugh. It's always something!

Mary
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All in good time...and with the help of my friends.

Today: I pray to shift the way I approach life, to move deliberately and consciously, to become attentive.

SparkPeople editor Stepfanie says:
At some point you realize that life is just that: life. Ups, downs, good, bad, it's all just life. It all balances out, and letting every little bump in the road sideline you is no way to live.


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4/25/16 4:09 A

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Good morning to all.


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4/24/16 11:46 A

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Good morning everyone,

Betty, it was me, not Michele, who had the colonoscopy. Michele is in the states for her DD’s graduation and hasn’t been on line for close to a week. You sound like you’ve done very well with colostomy bag. My sister had a urostomy bag for a few years before she passed last year from lung cancer. Hers spread from her kidney to her bladder to her lung and around her heart.

John, maybe it was a good thing the ignition went out when it did, rather than on a long trip. I do love Hondas thought. I got my “Fit” in 2008 new—Happy Birthday to me: I got it in April. It has been heaven sent so far. Now it is 8 years old and never had anything really wrong with it. The ignition went out last year and it was covered under warrantee. The engine is good and I only have put about 65 or 70 K on it in the 8 years I’ve had it. I expect to have it at least another 10 years or hopefully until I pass.

Brenda, you are very good at cleaning up. I have to work at cleaning up and putting things away. I leave yard tools out when I am going out daily to work.

Doris, sounds like DD and SIL are very talented. I had to take a wobbly dining room chair to a furniture repair and refinishing shop down the street to get mine done. Wish I’d had your SIL to do it. But the folks were very nice and explained how it happened. When the manufacturers built the chair they didn’t put screws in two places in the back to secure them but only in one which allowed them to start wobbling with wear. Especially the hard wear and tear that boys put on them

Yesterday I was pretty busy. I worked pretty much all day with a few “rests” in between. I crawled under the deck—a couple of feet head room and “chopped” down the little elm trees that were coming up. Then I put salt where they had been in the hopes they wouldn’t “re-grow” like they tend to do. I did lay out a canvas tarp to lay on. Helped my knees and body from getting completely dirty. Then I helped my DD finish putting up the “fence” –they are just 4X8 lattice sheets to keep Charlie from jumping out of the yard. After that I tore down shelves in the garage because they weren’t really functional for our needs. They must have been up a long time. They were screwed in, nailed in and had nails and screws coming out of all kinds of places on the shelves and walls. That was the hardest and I had to get her to take down part of the last two strips of wood as my strength had just worn out. Then I rested for the rest of the evening. But that part is done!!!!! Yea. Well DD decided she wants the last two shelves removed – yesterday she was thinking they should stay up. Also now it’s time we may have to put up drywall. They had put up 1X6 slats all along the outside walls. It keeps the insulation tight but may let in bugs and stuff—not sure I can do that job. My dad could have helped me and showed me how once before he passed but he is long gone (1902-1985).

Have a wonderful and spiritual Sunday everyone!



Marielle
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4/24/16 11:03 A

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When it rains. The ignition switch for my old Honda failed coming back from the other McDs. When it rains it pours. I should have stayed home. I just spent two hours getting the old switch out and now I have to find a replacement. I am trying to avoid the costs tow=50, labor at shop=120 part=145. Hoping to find a used one for about $40 and a DIY operation in the McDs parking lot. They are made not to come off with bolts that break off when they are installed. One hour of frustrated hammering. ha ha ha. Really One Hour Hammering. lordy.


John.
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Betty, it is a good thing that it was you and your husband got the kitchen duty but sorry to hear the facility was not very clean. They are lucky the health department didn't show up. As for freezing the leftover hotdogs and selling them, there is nothing worse than leftover cooked, reheated hotdogs. Especially if they were chicken or turkey dogs. I would have given them away. The event sounds like it was not well organized, not your fault. You and your husband did a good job.

John, when I worked at Wendy's the supervisors would be around every morning at opening time to check that all the stores were open on time and everything was clean. Even the windows and parking lots had to be cleaned every morning before opening.

I would have contacted the corporate office too.

It is raining again this morning and temps are back to normal, cooler. I slept 7 hours straight without waking up.

Have a good day.

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Good Morning all,
Just thought I'd drop in before I begin my day as if I wait I don't get back on here.

Michelle, so good to hear your polyps were benign. When mine were removed in 2005, one of mine were cancerous. So that is how I ended up with a colostomy. But I have now survived 16 years this July 14th (a date I will always remember) so I feel blessed.

Brenda, I often wish that we would have made 3 bedrooms here instead of 2 large ones, as the spare bedroom is where my sewing space is. Whem my girls were small, I made most of their clothes. Then my ex husband and I had 4 bedrooms, so with 4 girls, no room for a sewing room. Then my machine was in the kitchen on a corner wall. My DH now can't stand it if I start sewing or mending as that corner where I sew would stay a mess. That bothers him. Well, his ex wife never sewed so guess he was never exposed to the mess a sewer has to have when working. That is why I don't sew much anymore, as he always wants me to clean up while I am sewing. it is too hard to do that when one has to get breakfast, lunch, dinner. I love my Dh and happy he is so organized, but sometimes it is a disadvantage! LOL I am surprised my laptop on the table doesn't bother him.

Mary, sorry I told you we were doing a diabetes benefit. It was for people with down-syndrome. They had a DJ for them. Those people sure love to dance. Towards the end, when I was done serving punch in dining room, I went to kitchen. They had made a mess there(the workers) so Den & I started and ended up doing all the dishes.The whole thing was so unorganized.The guy in charge never showed up. Someone says well he was supposed to cook the hotdogs. Now how hard is that? I said just put on a couple pots of water. It only takes a few minutes. Have someone else open rolls, & someone stuff them. Meanwhile no one had wiped off the tables off from the last thing they had there. So I ended up doing that. We had prepared for 500, and only ended up with about 250 or 300. So lots of food leftover. Myself, I would have set the extras out and left them eat all they wanted as they were served 2 hotdogs,chips, & cookies. or taken them downtown for the homeless. Instead they froze the hotdogs that were already cooked. I would have never done that. They were trying to sell them in the bar as it was packed because of a band coming in later-but hey had the price too high asking $5.00 for 2 hotdogs with potato salad. So they only sold one. Well, not impressed with the way they run things there. I brought all the so called rags and dishtowels and washed them. Den did a great job really cleaning the pans good. Some of the ladies auxiliary were impressed with the job he was doing and the way he cleaned up the dirty sinks! They asked does he do that at home? I told them, yes he does. He can''t stand messes..Right now he just came up from the basement and said the basement looks like a laundry facility there. I have washed up what I brought home and folded them-put in a plastic bag and placed on my ironing board. Now that will bother him till I take them over.

Time to get his breakfast,as he wants eggs this morning. If I die before him, he will be eating out most the time, as he just doesn't cook! LOL Yesterday I had to make him a banana creme pie as he wanted a pie. Now I have to keep away from it! I am still doing mostly low carb, but no weight loss.

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