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6/29/15 2:01 P

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Good afternoon, all. Still looking gray and gloomy here but tomorrow should be better. We got anly about an inch of rain yesterday but we must have far exceeded the normal June rainfall this year! Enough!

Bev, I hope all goes well with Rodney's treatment and he doesn't suffer any undue side effects. Carol, enjoy your little vacation. It must seem good to be able to get away whenever you want now that you are both retired.

There really isn't anything else on the agenda for today so I think I'll get some time to work on the next Christmas stocking. Have a good day, all.

Cheryl

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6/29/15 7:46 A

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Morning all.

Quick check in for me this morning as we are headed to Maine with our company. Sure hope it warms up or we will not be able to enjoy it much.

I'm happy the escapee was caught alive. They need answers. It has disrupted so many lives for 3 weeks and it's time for things to get back to normal.

Well, off to exercise.

Have a great Monday all.

Carol

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6/29/15 6:17 A

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Yes, it was a pretty dreary and wet day here yesterday as well. It didn't rain non-stop but it sure was cool and damp all day even when it wasn't actually raining. It looks like we may see more rain off and on over the next few days too. Hopefully it will be nice for the long weekend once we get this behind us. Rodney is off to DHMC today to start his six weeks of radiation. The chemo pills are supposed to arrive today. He will miss the first one that he would have taken this morning, but should start those this evening. He will have radiation and take the pills twice a day for the next six weeks Monday - Friday, except for this Friday, which is a holiday so he won't go for radiation. They say the side effects shouldn't be too bad but they can't predict how any individual will react so we don't know how they will affect him. His brother is going to go to the hospital with him today and then I think he is going to go visit his dad afterwards. We attempted to visit him on Saturday but they weren't home.

I bet the people in the area near the prison were celebrating last night! I can only imagine how nerve-wracking it must have been for them over the past three weeks. Fortunately life can return to normal for them now.

Good luck with the boat Cheryl and let's hope we see some good boating weather soon!

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6/28/15 5:19 P

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Good afternoon, all. I just got the news that the second escapee has been captured and is being treated for gunshot wounds. Thank goodness the hunt is over!

We went out to lunch this afternoon with Matt and his family. Karl was at their house helping him with some work and I stayed home so I ended up driving down to meet them. Karl stayed there to work on the boat in hopes that they can get the boat working. The new docks haven't arrived yet but we'd like to get the boat in the water anyhow.

Very wet day here and it looks like it will hang on until sometime tomorrow. I will be glad when June is over so that perhaps July will be better.

Cheryl

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6/28/15 3:51 P

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Good afternoon all.
Rained here overnight and all morning. Got 3/4 of an inch since last night. It is very windy here too, but it stopped this afternoon long enough for us to walk, at least.

Beautiful day yesterday. Our company had some family to go visit so we went to my niece's open house, had supper, and sat around visiting until the bugs became a problem. We were home by 7:30, I guess. Old timers that we are!

I've just made strawberry shortcakes so if our company does come back for dinner (they were here this morning for breakfast, then left around 1:30), that will be our dessert. Tomorrow we are all going to Maine for a couple of days. Sure hope the weather is okay there.

Well, I hear my timer going off for the dryer. Better get moving.

Have a great day all, and stay dry, if you can!
Carol

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6/27/15 11:12 A

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Good morning, all. Sunny here too but they are talking about torrential rains later. Loud we really need more rain! I've heard list of lawn mowers going between last night and this morning. I guess everyone is trying to mow down their yards before they become ponds again.

I've been busy this morning putting fruit in the freezer. I had bought some strawberries a couple of days ago so I've been cleaning and cutting them this morning. They will taste really good in the winter. I kept out enough for us to gave some for lunch too.

Karl is puttering around out in the garage so I guess he's happy. I don't have any big plans for the rest of the afternoon but I'm sure I can find something to keep me out of mischief.

Cheryl

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6/27/15 8:22 A

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Morning all.
Sunny again this morning, but it won't last, I guess. Flood watch overnight. This may end up the wettest June on record of this keeps up.

We are having fun with our company. They walked with us yesterday, we did some riding around in the afternoon and they took us to supper. Today we have an open house / reception for my niece who got married 2 weeks ago. More of a cookout and free beer kind of thing, I think, which our company will like!

Well, I think they are coming in for breakfast now. Hubby's off to the library fundraiser with the 3-wheeler. If it were free I'd go, but I donate to the library in other ways.

Have a wonderful Saturday all.

Carol

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6/26/15 8:58 A

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Good morning, all. Congrats on the great loss, Bev. Glad you are doing so well. Carol, enjoy the time with your company.

Today, I will be heading to Burlington to pick up my rings at the jeweler. I have missed having them so I will be glad to get them back. I have a couple other stops to make while I'm down that way too. I should be back here by early afternoon and then I have a lot of laundry to do. Seems like that's always there!

We don't gave any big plans for the weekend. Karl had talked of spending the weekend at camp as his mother will be away at a wedding so we would have the camp to ourselves. Weather doesn't look very good though so we will probably not go. We will most likely just stay home and take care of things here.

Time to get our day going. Have a good one!

Cheryl

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6/26/15 7:55 A

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Morning all.
Congrats on the loss, ladies! Way to go. Wish I could say I lost but I gained .6 Not as much as expected but not moving in the right direction.

We sat around all day chatting with our friends...literally I accomplished nothing all day. Hubby is off to do a small welding job on a friend's '62 Corvette this morning, then we should be able to do something together this afternoon. Looks like good weather the next couple of days, but after that, not looking great.

Well, sounds like they're up. Guess I'd better see about breakfast for them.

Have a wonderful day all.

Carol

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6/25/15 9:26 P

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Congrats on the loss Cheryl! I had a nice loss tonight as well, but I'm not quite sure why. I don't think I ate any different than I have been for a while now. I did do a little more walking this week, but not a ton more. By my scale I was expecting about 3 pounds, but it was 3.6 on the chapter scale. Last week the scale here showed a better loss than what the chapter scale did, so I guess things evened out tonight I will need to be very careful over the next week or I will end up gaining some of it back! I think the chapter ended up with a small net loss tonight, but I have no idea where we are at for the year.

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6/25/15 7:51 P

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Good evening, all. It was another busy day today although I did have an hour or so to relax this afternoon. Work went smoothly and I finally took care of the one remaining issue in my financial books. At least I hope it's the last issue! We'll see next week when I try to close the books for the fiscal year.

After work, I went to the cemetery to try to find Karl's grandparents' graves. I managed to fine everyone except his grandmother who died very young. My sister verified through Ancestry.com that she is buried in the cemetery where I was looking. I guess I'll have to go back to the church office to gave them look again for that record.

I managed a 1.4lb loss tonight. The chapter had a very good loss too. It took us over two months to crawl out of the hole for this year but now we're swimming right along. I am hoping to get back to where I was last August. That was the lowest I had been in a long time.

That's it for now. Hope you all gad a great day.

Cheryl

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6/25/15 7:39 A

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Morning all.
Nice to wake up to sun this morning. Guess we might be in for 3 days of no rain. Hope they are right about that.

Company arrived around 10 last night, so of course we had to stay up talking. I tried to sleep late but was awake at 6. I will be using the old toothpicks to keep the eyelids open this evening for sure.

Got all the cleaning, etc., done in time yesterday. We saw a doe and fawn on our walk, probably the same ones we saw last week as it was in the same general area. So cute.

Well, off to exercise.
Good luck tonight, ladies, at the scale. I will need all the luck I can get!

Carol

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6/24/15 6:41 P

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Jean, I'm around, just didn't really have anything to say. Things have been pretty stressful around here lately. Our son is in the middle of a divorce, which is turning out to be very nasty. We have had numerous visits from the cops thanks to his ex's accusations- and I am pretty sure they are false accusations. I have no idea how all of this will come out but I know it will be costly for him. By the time he gets divorced he may not have money enough to put a trailer on our lot! His girlfriend says she has a perfectly good apartment that is big enough for all of them if necessary.

Tomorrow we meet with Rodney's oncologist again. Hopefully we will get more info than we did the last time or it will be a waste of a day off. I don't have many days left so I hate to waste them.

Good luck to everyone on the scales tomorrow. Mine doesn't look too bad tonight, but of course I wish it was even better.

Carol, enjoy your company.

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6/24/15 4:41 P

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Good afternoon, all. Another busy day here. I finally got the checking account balanced at work. There was a huge discrepancy at one point but I finally tracked it down. The online giving has created a big issue in terms of getting things entered into the account and then balancing that with the statement. There is always. gap of several days which makes it difficult when trying to make sure I have all the right information entered. It's done for this month though so I will be all set for closing the books next week.

After work I stopped at the office for our own parish to get some burial records for Karl's grandparents. He wasn't able to find their graves when we went there on Monday but now we will be able to locate them, I think. His grandmother's grave wasn't listec so I suspect she was buried elsewhere. She died when my FIL was only a teenager and the family was fairly destitute after several years of large medical bills for her. Maybe she doesn't even have a stone. That's the next mystery to track down.

Jean, I have four Christmas stockings to make this year for new family members so I'm working on them for now. One has been finished and delivered and the second one is on the needles now.

Carol, enjoy the company. Our daughter and SIL will arrive for a long weekend next Wednesday. Otherwise, I don't think there will be any company the rest of the summer.

We are going to see "Inside Out" at the movies tonight. It looks like a cute movie.

Cheryl

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6/24/15 11:39 A

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Carol: Enjoy your company, any desserts send with them. I have such a craving for brownies. Do I or don't I make them!!??

Cheryl: What is your whip for this week? Knitting? I haven't been doing any for along time.
Reading mood, catching up with family and friends on f.b and of course s.p.
Amazing of so much information out there.

Beverly: Missing your post. Thinking of you often. TOPS hugs.

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6/24/15 7:37 A

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Morning all.

Nice to wake up to it not raining and no humidity. It poured so hard on the way to Lebanon yesterday we actually arrived a bit late. Well, we didn't quite allow ourselves enough time, but it worked out okay. We were there from 8:45 until 1:30 or so.

Of course, he hadn't eaten since he was having an MRI at 9, so by 11:30 he was pretty hungry. He bought some soup there that he couldn't eat because it was too spicy so I ended up eating that for my lunch. I never ate my yogurt but I did eat the apple I'd brought on the way home.

Scale is not moving this week...I'm blaming the wheat rolls I can't seem to stay away from. But it's not that...just me making bad choices.

Our company arrives tonight from Seattle so today will be a whirlwind of cleaning, shopping, mowing, etc. Guess I'd better get moving.

Have a wonderful Wednesday all.

Carol

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6/23/15 9:52 A

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Good morning, all. Very wet day here so my activities will all be indoors. I have a little bit of washing to do but otherwise it will be a quiet day.

Looks like the hunt for the fugitives is ramping up again. I do hope they are caught soon. Those people living in the search area surely have had more than their fair share of disruptions. I was reading today about helicopters disrupting sleep and disturbing animals half the night. The inconvenience is worth it for the safety factor they provide but still I am sure residents will be glad when life can return to normal.

Knitting needles are calling my name. Have a good day.

Cheryl

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6/23/15 7:00 A

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Morning all.
Didn't get to post yesterday 'cause each time I headed in here I thought of something else that needed to be done.

Got lots caught up, finally, and even washed my car, so it could rain on it today, of course.
We are headed to DHMC this morning, so this will be short.

I am bringing my lunch along as we won't be home until well after 2, I expect.

Well, have a good day all.

Carol

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6/22/15 2:16 P

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Good afternoon, all. Another busy day yesterday. Our sons and their families came to celebrate Father's Day and then they did a couple of tasks for Karl, lugging some things that are just too much for him to do. It was a really nice visit. By the time they left, I was totally tuckered out!

Today was another busy day at work too since the end of the fiscal year is approaching. I'm still catching up on a few things that came up while I was out but, hopefully, that list is getting much shorter. Still, I feel like I'm under the gun to get it done this week so that all will be in order for closing the books next week.

I picked up some flowers today to put on my FIL's grave. Karl went to the cemetery yesterday and there was nothing on the grave which kind of upset him. I have often wondered about putting flowers there but he has always left it to his mother and sister to do. Honestly, I don't think they have done it for a long time. Anyhow, he'll be taking care of that tonight.

We are having a sunny afternoon but there was a lot of rain overnight and this morning. It's supposed to get nasty again for tomorrow too. I sure hope this won't be our weather for the rest of the summer!

Cheryl

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6/21/15 8:25 A

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Morning all.

Pouring rain here this morning. Like we haven't had enough already?

Cheryl, sounds like a busy day for you! I hope you get some relaxing time in today.

We will be spending most of this day doing more cellar cleaning. We're going to postpone our usual Sunday housecleaning until Wednesday, the day our company arrives. Tuesday we'll be tied up at DHMC, so we will only have Wednesday to finish the cleaning. I did cleaning the guest area over the garage yesterday, so at least I accomplished something.

I tried a grilling sheet last night that you use on your grill to hold veggies, fish, etc. We grilled some haddock and it was delicious. It doesn't do much for burgers, though.

Well, off to start my day.

Have a great day all.

Carol

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6/20/15 10:01 P

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Good evening, all. It has been a very long day and it's not quite done yet. We went to Brattleboro to celebrate our mother's birthday, only about a month and a half after the fact. She was way too sick last month for us to acknowledge it with anything special but has been doing so much better lately that we thought we should do it while we can. Also all four siblings could be there now since my brother from North Carolina is in town for the 50th anniversary of his high school graduation. We all had a nice lunch but then everyone had someplace to be so we didn't stay. We did stop at Mom's house and picked a little bit of rhubarb and there were a couple of plants that I took little bits of to transplant here. One of them is something that I originally shared with her from our old house and the other one is a tall yellow flower that I've always liked. I'll have to tell my brother that we took them though so he won't think that the moles ate them.

Once we got on the road, we decided to stop at the Vermont Country Store in Rockingham. I always like to poke through there but I never buy anything. Their prices are quite high, I think, but it is fun to remember things from when we were younger.

We finally got home about 6:30 after stopping for a bit of supper. Then, we went to a late Mass at the church in Fairfield so that we won't have to get up early tomorrow. Once we finally made it here for the night, we planted the things from Mom's house and then I made a couple of desserts for tomorrow, Fathers' Day. Now, I'm ready to call it a day.

Hope you all had a great day.

Cheryl

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6/20/15 8:33 A

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Morning all.

Sunny and cool here this morning, but if it gets above 70 I'll be happy.
I didn't think the sun would ever come here yesterday but the afternoon turned out quite pleasant.

I spent the morning on concrete helping set up for the shelter yard sale. There was too much junk and not enough people to help, as usual. But I knew I couldn't be around today. At least they have a good day for it.

Spent most of the afternoon working at the town office, then we went grocery shopping before supper. Needless to say I was ready for bed by 9!

I am still not done with paperwork for my town job but will have to go down on Monday to finish that up. Then it should be done until the middle of July.

We have lots more cleaning to do today...he is making progress on the cellar, but wants my help with some sorting. He won't like what I have to say about stuff, I know that already. I would really love to get a small dumpster put in the yard and just put junk in that little by little over the next year or so. He is so afraid of getting rid of something we "might" need.....

Well, time to get moving.

Have a superb Saturday all.

Carol

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6/19/15 8:12 A

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Good morning. It's still gray and threatening rain here. We had a couple of loud claps of thunder last night and it rained pretty hard for short bursts last night. I hope this burns off quickly so we can get on with the good weather.

I had a small gain last night, only .4. I was tempted to take an "a" but did not for exactly the reason I mentioned yesterday. It proved to be a good opportunity to talk with the new members about that tool too. Even some older members claimed not to know about it. Now I'll have to work extra hard to make sure I lose this week.

Lots of things to do here today. The family will come on Sunday to celebrate Father's Day for Karl but I need to do a lot of cleaning first. Tomorrow we are going to Brattleboro to celebrate Mom's birthday finally. She seems to be doing very well with no sign of further issues at the moment. So, today I will get groceries, do the laundry, and clean like a crazy woman!

Bev, it doesn't take long for the hospital bills to add up, does it! The only statement I've seen on my surgery is over $30,000 but so far our costs are very minor. With Medicare and my supplemental insurance, I don't expect to pay much. Thank goodness Karl has his own medical insurance because to cover him through teachers' retirement would eat up a huge chunk of my pension. Even when he finally retires, I shouldn't have to cover him since he has a medical fund from his years at IBM and there's enough money in there to cover premiums for supplemental insurance for many years.

Time to start on that long list for today. Have a good one.

Cheryl

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6/19/15 7:47 A

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Morning all.

Rained hard here overnight but it looks like today and tomorrow we should see some sun. Hope they are right.

I lost .4 last night, a surprise to me. Bev, congrats on the loss! After all that time, that is a cause for celebration! As for the boss issue, you did well to hold your tongue. She obviously had things going on and took it out on you! Doesn't make for a very pleasant work environment, but at least you can see the end of the tunnel, at this point!

I spent another couple of hours or more doing town job paperwork myself and I'm still not done. The office closed at 3:30 or I would have stayed longer to finish. Hopefully I'll get back this afternoon when the zoning administrator is there because I need his help on some of it.

Off to help setting up for the shelter yard sale today so I'd better get moving.

Have a great day all.

Carol
Oh yeah, the Medicare boot camp left we with more questions than ever, but we will call and make an appointment to talk over our situation and get help.

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6/19/15 6:46 A

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Health insurance is a big thing, but even more so as we get older. I have said many a time over the past few months- thank God for insurance. The co-pays are adding up, but without insurance we would be in debt big-time and would never live long enough to pay it off. When I last looked at the bills for Rodney for this year it was over $300,000 and a lot of stuff hasn't even been submitted yet and he hasn't even started his chemo and radiation. We can keep the insurance we have now, but I am not sure of the cost. It will be less than what we could get if we had to buy something on our own and it is better coverage than we could afford to get elsewhere, so whatever it is we will happily pay it. He can also choose an option that will allow me to stay on it if something happens to him, and that is something he will be doing. I think the cost for that option is about an extra $100 per month.

I went to TOPS last night for the first time since March 12th. I was not down by much, but at least I went back with a small loss (only .6 but at least it was not a gain). At one point I was down by a couple of pounds on my scale, but last night I was only down by about one pound and even less on the chapter scale- it must have been from the ice cream cake I had on Wednesday! It seemed nice to be back and I timed it just right since they were getting ready to start a new contest next week. I hope you ladies did better than you thought you might.

I had a crappy day at work yesterday and if I didn't need a paycheck I probably would have quit my job. I'm not sure if my boss was just having a bitchy day or what, but I got a lecture about making or getting too many personal phone calls and giving out too much personal information. I'm not sure if the personal information part was from answering people when they ask about Rodney or from people who supposedly overhear my phone calls. There are only two people who I think are close enough that they can hear my conversation- one being her. I agree I have had more phone calls then normal recently, mostly having to do with Rodney's issues but most have been brief and I rarely have more than one or two a day- some days I don't have any. She said personal conversations need to be limited to breaks and phone calls need to be made outside. So from now on I will be an anti-social person like her and won't talk to anyone unless it is 100% about work, my phone will be set on vibrate, and I won't answer it if it rings when I am at my desk- but I will also never work through another break nor stay 15 minutes (or more) late no matter how much work is on my desk. I think it will be a long three years, but I'll survive! At this point in my life I wouldn't want to start over somewhere else, so unless there was an opening at another branch that interested me I am stuck where I am- and since I don't want to sell insurance there will be no openings that interest me.

On a brighter note, today is Friday!

Bev



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6/18/15 8:01 A

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Good morning, all. It's sunny here right now but I can see the clouds starting to move in. I just hope there isn't a lot of rain. The yard still hasn't dried out.

Scales aren't looking well at all this morning so I think I will perhaps take an "a" tonight. Maybe not. Seems that I always end up gaining during the following week when I do that so maybe it's better to take the gain and hope for better results next week. We'll see how the day goes.

Carol, giving up that job won't be a hardship, I'm sure. The time I spent at home recently makes me think that maybe I'd like to give up the church job. It doesn't require a lot of my time, only 12 hours a week, but it's getting more and more complex.

Time to head out. Have a great day, all.

Cheryl

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6/18/15 6:47 A

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Morning all.
Overcast here this morning, rain coming later on, I guess. Well, we wouldn't want things drying out, right?

I spent more time working for my town job yesterday than I'd expected. The morning just got away from me but at least I'll get paid for it. Last night's board meeting went well...shouldn't be a long time doing those minutes, but I still have letters to type left from Monday's board meeting. Frankly I will be glad to pass this job along to someone else.

This morning we are attending a Medicare bootcamp...kind of an overview program, I think. He will turn 65 this Fall and we have lots of decisions to make. If we can do something to reduce the premiums we pay for health insurance I will be happy. Mine is not bad, but his takes a big chunk of my pension.

Well, off to exercise. Good luck at the scale tonight, ladies. I know I will need it!

Carol

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6/17/15 11:38 A

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Yes today is the day Carol. Three more years and I can retire! I have nothing special planned other than having a piece of Friendly's ice cream cake. We picked one up at Shaws yesterday.
They took Rodney's PICC line out yesterday before we left the hospital. We haven't heard anything about antibiotics so they must figure none are needed. He goes back tomorrow to be marked for radiation and unless something changes it looks like he will start within the next 10 days or so. They say it shouldn't be too rough but he may have some nausea or diarrhea and will be tired. They did say he might have more side effects than some because of all the infections he has had and they will also be monitoring him very closely to make sure the treatment doesn't trigger any new ones. He will be very glad to get it over with.
Enjoy the sunshine! I just went for a walk and it was pretty nice out.
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6/17/15 8:21 A

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Bev, it's your birthday? Enjoy!
My hubby's sister has a birthday today, and my mom would have been 87 today.
Carol

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Good morning, all. It's sunny here too and I'm loving it! Yes, we've had enough rain to last us for a while. Not only is the lawn growing at a rapid pace, there are puddles, more like small ponds, in the yards so mowing is a no-go. If this keeps up, we'll have to call in the farmers to hay the yards once the puddles dry up!

Work is on the agenda for today and then I think I will need to do some cleaning here. We have been trying to figure out a way to redo the kitchen so that the appliances are in a more convenient arrangement but nothing seems to be working out. We'll keep trying though because neither of us likes the current arrangement. It's looking like a total re-do because there isn't an easy way to move the plumbing and vents for the fridge and stove without completely tearing things down.

That's about it for now. Happy birthday, Bev. I hope you get to do something special for your day.

Cheryl

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Morning all.

Nice to see the sun this morning! A whole day without rain today? Mark that down!
Seriously, people are grumbling about their gardens, etc. I don't have one, but the rain is making my lawn grow too fast.

Most of yesterday was taken up with my town job stuff. Not done yet, but I can work on it today. The Planning Board meets tonight, so there will be minutes to type up for that tomorrow. I've officially given my notice to the town that October will be my last month to work for them. They (the Selectboard) don't want to advertise the position, so I have to ask members of both boards if they know of anyone who might be interested in the job. I did have that one gal I met with a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure how she heard about it, but it's a small town, after all.

It looks as though the 2nd vote in Concord was the same as the first, closing the high school. Police had to be called to calm the crowd after the results were announced. It's horrible how people have behaved about this issue. In the 31 years I taught there, I think the closing issue came up 4 or 5 times, at least. I wish they'd put it to rest and move on. Too many emotions.

Well, time to exercise.

Hope you can all enjoy today's sunshine!

Carol



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Good afternoon, all. It's a very rainy day here. I was out earlier and got drenched just going from the car to the house. It seems to have stopped for now though.

I had a dentist appointment for a cleaning this morning but, when I got there, they decided I couldn't have it done since the surgeon recommends six months' wait after the surgery. I didn't even give that a thought. The hygienist even called them to be sure that was still the recommendation and, of course, it was. So I won't go back until October.

Looks like the rest of the day will be taken with some TOPS stuff. I need to print a new call list as well as some copies of the by-laws so we can review them sometime soon. Everyone got a copy last June but I'm sure they won't have them and we'll also need copies for the new members. I'm going to put it all together so that I can copy everything at work tomorrow and not have to use up my ink cartridges.

Have a great day.

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Morning all.
I think I said it was 63 here yesterday morning but that was wrong, it was 53. I'm not sure we even got to 60 yesterday. My house felt cold to me...had to put on layers to warm up. June! Gotta' love it!

Glad the cause of Rod's infection has been determined, Bev. He really doesn't need a setback like that one again.

I did manage to finish the shelter paperwork yesterday but not much else. Today I have hours of paperwork for my town job, much of it at the town office this afternoon.
We need to get moving and get the walk in before the rain comes back this morning.

Hope everyone has a great day!

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Rodney didn't end up having to stay at the hospital last night. At one point they were suggesting he should because of the white blood count, but his CT scan showed that the previous abcess is still improving. They were finally able to get hold of Rodney's surgeon and he said he was okay with Rodney going home. We thought we would hear from his office today for a follow-up visit but we never did. He did see our primary care doctor today and she thinks the PICC line is likely the culprit- that was mentioned as a possibility at the hospital too. We thought that was coming out today but they never sent the order to the visiting nurse to do it so she couldn't. She wasn't even able to change the dressing as planned because New England Life Care didn't send us all the supplies she needed. We have all kinds of stuff but there was one component missing. They didn't send us anything last week because we thought it was coming out today and another dressing change wouldn't be needed. His white blood count was down some today when he had blood drawn in Springfield, which our doctor says makes her think even more it is coming from the PICC line. She says an infection can start at the end of the line and then something causes it to break free and get into the blood, which can cause the chills and shaking he experienced and then it starts to clear up and the white blood count will start to drop. She called Dartmouth and talked to the infectious disease doctor but he wants to wait another day to see what the cultures show before deciding what to do going forward. Maybe we will find out something tomorrow. I'm guessing he may end up back on antibiotics but hopefully not for another long spell and not via an IV. Other than that he seems to be doing well. The change we had made to his diabetes medicine she feels was the right thing to do so she told him to continue doing the same.

Today was a pretty damp and dreary day. It wasn't raining that hard this afternoon but it was very damp. I walked to the bank to make the deposit since the other lady in our dept who usually does it was out sick today. I didn't bother with an umbrella or a raincoat and I didn't get real wet but I didn't stay perfectly dry either. There was just a light mist in the air. I think tomorrow is supposed to be similar.

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Good afternoon, all. It has been a gray day here with only a very little bit of rain. I think we are in for more rain later today though.

Work went very smoothly this morning. I did find one error that didn't really impact the bottom line but the distribution figures needed to be changed. Since we haven't finished the quarter, it was a good time to catch it without any other impact.

Bev, I hope it has all worked out with this new issue. And just when things were starting to get back to "normal". Congrats on selling the camper so quickly. I have always wanted to do some camping but it's nothing Karl cares to do so I guess it won't be happening for us.

Nothing much on the agenda for today so maybe I'll spend some time knitting. Have a great day, all.

Cheryl

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Morning all.
Raining here this morning. Guess we're in for it for a couple of days, but after the sunny weekend, I won't complain.

Bev, hope that infection is easily treated. You don't need another setback now. Glad you sold your camper so quickly. We never have good luck with Craigslist, so I am happy someone else does.

We put about 120 miles on the bike yesterday. Went to Brookfield across the floating bridge, then stopped at Allis state park for a while. I'd never heard of it, but it was free visit weekend so we figured, what the heck. It was a great day for a ride.

Today it's shelter paperwork for me, then working for my town job tonight. Hoping that meeting go smoothly but I know if the board makes its decision in the appeal, one side or the other will appeal again and it will go to Environmental Court for a decision. Glad I'm not a board member.

Well, off to exercise.

Have a good day all.

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Our day took a turn for the worse when Rodney started having shaking chills on the way to the camper. I wanted to head to the ER but he at first said no. When it didn't subside quickly he agreed to come to the ER. The shaking stopped before we arrived but he has a low grade fever and his white blood count is double what it was a week ago. He will be having a CT scan in a half hour to see if the infection is back in his belly. If so he will likely be admitted again. If they find nothing again he says he isn't staying but will come back tomorrow if necessary. I got hold of his brother to meet the people looking at the camper for us and he sold it to one of them. One guy changed his mind and didn't come and the third one may have showed up a few minutes after it was sold. At least one good thing happened today.

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Good morning, all. Another gorgeous day here. I didn't get outside much yesterday but it was wonderful when I did. We took a ride to camp last evening and found the lake level to be very high. I have seen it higher but still it was much higher than normal. With all the rain we've had the past couple of weeks, it's no wonder.

We had thought of going shopping in Plattsburgh today but decided there wasn't really anything we needed that desperately. Besides, I'm not sure I really want to deal with the extra security measures that are in force while they hunt for the escapees. That search certainly has taken over the news reports. The longer the search goes on, the more I wonder if they are even still in the area.

Our little garden is starting to produce. We've been eating radishes for a few days. They are Karl's favorites. I noticed yesterday that the tomatoes and peppers are starting to blossom. The lettuce is also nearly ready to harvest. We won't have a lot of variety but enough for us to have a little bit of fresh veggies this summer.

Time to get things ready for Karl to grill for lunch. Hope you all have a great day.

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I think we are headed back to West Hartford today. We got the camper set up yesterday and I took pictures and posted it on craigslist last night and we have three people lined up to come see it today. One guy stopped to look at it before we even left yesterday but he was looking for his parents and I don't think we will hear anything from them because he said their tow vehicle is a RAV4 and I don't believe those have the tow capacity that is needed for that camper. Before we bought the Jeep Rodney considered a RAV4 but ruled it out when we checked the towing capacity. The in-laws weren't home yesterday so we didn't get to visit them so maybe we will catch them around today between showings. It would be nice if one of the people came with money and wanted to take it with them! I need to take some stuff out of it, which I will do at least some of today. I forgot to take any boxes with us yesterday to put stuff in so we didn't take anything out then. At first I was going to just leave the dishes and stuff in it, but Rodney says if he is healthy enough next year he might want to look for another camper but it won't be a popup. He thinks he might like a small trailer- something just big enough for the two of us to camp in without requiring much of any set-up. If he thinks we might have a camper again it doesn't make sense to give all our dishes and stuff away so I will bring it home and store it for now.

Rodney seemed to be feeling better yesterday- no vomiting at least. Hopefully it continues that way. He was feeling a bit discouraged Friday night and had a brief breakdown, but he seemed to be feeling less down yesterday.

It looks a little cloudy so far, but it is bright enough that I see shadows on the porch so maybe it will burn off soon. Enjoy the day everyone!

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Morning all.
What happened to the sunshine? Yesterday was a perfect day for the pet parade. Not as many participants this year, but lots of fun for all, I'd say. One woman brought her dwarf hamster! Never knew they existed, but very cute. Mostly dogs, one horse, some goats, chickens, a gecko, a cat or two,...cute costumes.

I fell asleep in my recliner around 4 and we were nearly late to my niece's wedding. It was a short ceremony at the restaurant before the meal, and oh, what a meal! Buffet was incredible! We overate, of course, as buffets really do me in. But seafood Newburg...how often do you see that on a buffet?

Housework and laundry on the agenda today, and a motorcycle ride, we are hoping. We will not ride in NH today as the Laconia bike week traffic will be heavy, mostly Canadians heading home. It's been a stead roar the last few days on the interstate 93, which is about a mile as the crow flies over the valley from my house.

Bev, I do hope the treatments go well for Rod. But I would still be concerned about the vomiting. Let's hope he doesn't lose any more weight.

Have a good Sunday all.

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Good morning, all. Finally, we have a nice weekend ahead of us. I'm working inside today, putting away some of the extra equipment we have needed these past couple of months. I feel that I can get along without them now so I've cleaned them up, wrapped them in plastic bags and they are headed for the garage attic. Hopefully I won't need them again for a long time. I'm also working on putting the living room back to it's regular arrangement. We had to change some chairs around since I couldn't use the recliners but I'm good with that now too. I can also put the rug back on the floor but I need to damp mop it first. We'll see how long my energy holds up!

Karl and Matt loaded up the last barrels of syrup today and trucked them to the dealer who is buying them. He already took one load so this is pretty much the final piece of the season. He still has several gallons for selling on his own but the bulk is now done. It was a good season as far as meeting his loan obligations and he even had a bit leftover to put back into the business. He is looking to buy a four-wheeler to make it easier to get to the farther points of the woods. There are old roads, really paths, there so the vehicle will make life easier for tapping the parts that aren't done yet. Those rolls of pipeline get very heavy when he's dragging them alone!

Nothing more happening here today. Hope you all have a great day!

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Rodney needs to buy himself some new shorts, but he said he looked a couple of places yesterday and didn't find what he wanted. He bought one new pair of pants on Thursday but I didn't think they fit him all that great. I think he should have saved the tags and returned them but I think he threw out the tags- and he did wear them for a few hours. He has lost 50 pounds since he first got sick last fall so his old clothes don't fit very well. He had some that he hadn't been able to wear before that he has been wearing but even those are too big now. I hate to admit it, but he now weighs less than I do. Hopefully he doesn't keep losing weight, but he was throwing up again last night. He got a call from Dartmouth yesterday to schedule the appointment with the radiation oncologist. That is happening a little sooner than we thought (next Tuesday). I will go with him for that but when he actually does the radiation he will go by himself. They say the last week or two can be a little rough so if he gets to the point that he isn't comfortable driving that distance I will go with him, but I think he will be fine. The fatigue probably won't hit him too bad until after he is home.

Well, I think I hear him stirring so I will need to think about making breakfast shortly. We were invited to a graduation party today, but I don't think we are going. I think we are going to White River to try to get the camper set up so we can try to sell it and then probably go see Rodney's dad and stepmom for a brief visit. When we went up last weekend he was so tired by the time he moved the camper that we never stayed to visit. Just that little bit of exertion wore him out so he wanted to get home to his recliner.

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

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Morning all.

Quick check in for me this morning as we are off to work at the pet parade. The Chamber of Commerce, Dog Mountain and the shelter are doing it this year....at least the rain stopped!

Had a great shopping day in W. Leb yesterday. Got hubby into Penney's ( I told him he must need something, new shirts or shorts)...and I bought 3 new tops. He figured out I was the one who wanted to go in! Oh well, he did buy himself 3 new pairs of shorts.

Saw my friend's 3 'little' brothers last night at the funeral home, first time in over 20 years. Not so little now, as they are 47, 58, and 54! Hard to believe.

Well, off to hit the shower.

Have a wonderful day all. Looks like the weather will be good both days of the weekend!

Carol

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Good morning, all. It's looking pretty gray here this morning and we've already had a sprinkle or two. Sounds like a good day for some indoor time. I'm planning to head to Burlington for a little shopping and then there I'd a get-together later this afternoon for a couple of former colleagues who are retiring this year. I'll put in an appearance there but do not expect to stay very long.

We had a good net loss last night and I managed to lose a pound. Scales didn't show that in the morning but I'll take it anyway. We were having attendance issues earlier this year but having the new members has really helped a lot. The other chapter in town was down to three members last I knew but I haven't heard anything about them in a couple of months.

All the hoopla about the escapees has certainly taken over all the news here. Karl made sure to check his mother's camp when it was thought that they might gave crossed over into Vermont. The neighbors at the lake are there for the summer now so it isn't likely that there will be any problem. My MIL used to stay there all summer but hasn't done so for a couple of years now, preferring to stay at the house in town during the week and only going to the lake on the weekends. We never stay there at all any more and rarely get down there during the season.

Time to hit the road. This is my longest solo trip in a while so I'm hoping all goes well. Have a great day, all.

Cheryl



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Morning all.

Well I wish I hadn't weighed in...gained a pound! Still below goal, but the direction I wanted to see that scale move in.

Attendance is so low these days I'm beginning to wonder if the chapter will continue to exist. Cheryl, I'm glad you are getting new members. They do bring a new sense of purpose, don't they?

I was up too early but couldn't log on here for over an hour. Kept getting that 'page cannot be displayed' message. So I did my exercise early. We are planning a BJs trip to W. Leb. this morning, then regular grocery shopping. Tonight is a wake for the father of my high school / college friend. Tomorrow is the pet parade. And my niece gets married tomorrow night at an area restaurant, just a close family affair.

Well, guess I'd better hit the shower.

Have a great Friday all.

Carol

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Good luck to those weighing in tonight. I haven't decided if I am going to TOPS tonight or if I will wait until next week. I could go tonight since I don't have an IV to hook up, but since I didn't work today I should spend some time on my work computer to make up for it, so we shall see. I am leaning toward not going back until next week. We had an appointment with the oncologist today, but we both said after we left that we were not sure why. We really didn't get much of any new information. We met the nurse practitioner who works with her (she was out the last time we were there) but that was about it. We got no more information about what his treatment plan will be. It sounds like they haven't even met with the tumor board at DHMC yet to decide on an exact plan. All we found out is that they will submit a request to Blue Cross right away for the oral chemo pills that he will take along with the radiation. Apparently they will be delivered to our house and they want to make sure they will arrive by the time he needs to start taking them. We also found out that they don't do radiation at Mt Ascutney Hospital so he will go to DHMC for that part of his treatment. After hearing that we wondered why they don't just have him do everything there, but I guess they figure Mt Ascutney is closer to us. She told us we should hear from a radiation oncologist at Dartmouth soon and we will meet with him to go over what he will be targeting and such and then we will meet with her again before the treatment actually starts. It sounds like it will likely be early July before any treatment happens, but we have no idea how long the treatment will last- other than the radiation which she told us last time will likely be 5 days a week for 5 weeks.

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Good afternoon, all. It has been sunny but windy here this afternoon. I didn't think it was supposed to rain today but it acts as if it could. It poured buckets here for a short time last night. Like we really needed more rain!

Payroll arrived on time today so I guess I did it right yesterday. That's always a concern for me and even more so this time as I've had a break from it. Seems like a fairly smooth transition so far.

I was able to sleep better last night. It has been a rough week for that. We ran the AC last night so maybe that's what helped. I know I still tossed and turned a lot but I didn't fully wake up at any time. My doctor got word to me yesterday that I could start sleeping on the operated side, my preferred position. I did try it out but I think it wasn't comfortable after a while so that's likely the reason I kept repositioning myself. I'll keep trying though.

Scales weren't where I'd like them this morning but I'm hoping a turtle is still doable. We have another new member starting tonight. That will make six in the last couple of months. I hope they stay with us!

Bev, I hope your return to work is going smoothly.

Cheryl.

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Morning all.
Guess I forgot to post yesterday. We left early to help move stuff for the shelter yard sale and I just never thought about posting the rest of the day.

It was a beautiful day here yesterday. Got an extra walk in, which was nice, as tomorrow's walk may not happen. Hubby is painting the front door, among other small projects. His list never gets any shorter, I'm afraid.

I have shelter paperwork and a document to preview for my town job. I need to run to Staples and get an ink cartridge but they may have to wait.

Hope the scale is good to everyone tonight.

Carol

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Good morning, all. It's gray and rainy here but the temps are supposedly better than yesterday. I haven't been out yet today so I am relying on the forecaster's report. I will be heading out in a few minutes to mail a package and then attend a funeral. The woman was a member of my church ladies' group whom I had known for several years although not closely. Anyhow, not having anything else compelling, I decided that I would attend the funeral.

Other than that, I don't have a lot planned for today. I had given a brief thought to going to Burlington to look for a couple of things for Karl for Father's Day but I think I will wait until Friday for that. Today, I wouldn't get started until afternoon and I think I'm much better strength-wise to do those things in the morning.

Glad to hear that things are going well with Rodney, Bev. It has been a long haul and he still has a lot ahead of him but it sounds like he's finally turned the corner. Good!

Hope you all have a great day.

Cheryl

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Morning all.
Got rain?

It rained a lot here yesterday and the wind never stopped blowing. Haven't checked the rain gauge, but I'm sure there's a fair amount there.

I spent nearly the whole day working on the closet, trying things on, separating, etc. Not done yet, but I made good progress, at least. When the closet is done, I have 2 racks of clothing to go through still...then I will feel as though I finally have a handle on things.

Bev, sounds like Rod's progress is finally ramping up. He must feel so much better. Hope he regains his appetite soon as that is usually a sign of better health.

Off to his doctor's appointment today, then more sorting and hoeing out.

Have a great day all.

Carol

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It was quite windy here today as well. We had some sunny breaks at times, but a lot of clouds too and a little rain here and there. Rodney woke up at midnight last night drenched in sweat so I had to change our sheets and get him a new shirt. I'm not sure what that was all about since he was not running a fever and his blood sugar was fine. He had his appointments at DHMC today and those went fine. He got his last drain removed and was told he can stop the nutrition IV and see what happens. As long as he is able to eat enough he won't have to go back on it, but they left the PICC line in place just in case he needs to. If all goes well over the next week the PICC line will come out next week. He got his last IV antibiotic tonight and will take his last pill tomorrow morning. The infectious disease doctor said it is hard to know whether to discontinue it or not, since they can't really see for sure if the infection is 100% gone. His bloodwork looks good and he feels good, so even though the abcess is not completely gone he feels like it is probably safe to stop the antibiotics. He said it often takes a while for the CT scan to be clear even after the infection is gone. As long as he doesn't have any more fevers he won't have to go back to see the infection docs. His surgeon doesn't think the constipation is a major issue and is most likely a side effect of the iron pills he is taking. He suggested trying an enema to get things cleaned out and then using a laxative daily while he needs to take iron pills. If that doesn't work or if he has any other problems we need to let them know, but otherwise he won't go back for three months. He did say he probably won't be able to go back to work until after he finishes chemo and radiation and he suggested they shouldn't even start that for another three weeks. We see the oncologist on Thursday and we will see what she says. Now that he is off the IV I will be working my normal schedule again so I will need to get up early tomorrow.

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Good afternoon, all. It as been ridiculously windy here today! Seems like we should have had a lot of rain to go with it but there really hasn't been much.

Another bad night for sleeping last night. I ended up getting up again and then finally back to bed about 1:30. I think I need to find a solution to this misery. Even the Tylenol doesn't -do the trick any more. I am going to try not using the computer or I-pad after supper to see if perhaps that is the problem.

Work went well today. The finance office finally called to settle a couple of issues that came up last week. I guess things weren't as bad as I figured but I'm not sure exactly how to fix them so the finance people will research it and then I'll get the answers in a tight, neat little set of directions. I love it when someone else can do the hard work. '

This business with the escapees from New York has people around here locking doors. I saw a post on FB saying that someone in the northwestern VT area reported two men at their yard sale who were looking for firearms. They claim these men looked like the escapees. Yipes! Not sure if it's hysteria or what but I'm keeping my doors locked when I'm home alone!

Time to get some supper going.

Cheryl

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Morning all.
Windy and raining here, warmer than yesterday, but I'd rather see the sun!

I got lots of cleaning done yesterday. Started with the hard to reach cupboard over the fridge, and ended with a cutlery drawer that was never very organized. Anyone else have one of those? Found things I'd forgotten I even had, and added quite a few things to both the FL box and the yard sale box. I have a couple more cupboards that need cleaning out before I can figure out what, if anything, I may need to buy before we head south. I leave the junk drawer to hubby, as he is the one who is always throwing stuff in there that he doesn't know what to do with. I will admit I don't know what some of it is and would prefer to throw most of it away but I'd never hear the end of it if I did that!

Hoping today to do some more clothing sorting. Sure wish I knew someone who could use these 'teacher' clothes, but maybe they are too dated for today's younger teacher.

Well, off to exercise.

Have a great day all.

Carol

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We still had a bunch of Ed's stuff here before he and Erin split up, but we have even more now- and we also have a bunch of the grandkids's stuff now too since they have no other home with their Dad that they can leave stuff at. He is working on buying a used trailer to put on the lot here, but it will be a while since he needs to get a driveway in, a well and septic system and a concrete pad for the trailer. He found a used trailer that he made an offer on but he needs to find a place to store it until the lot is ready because it needs to be moved within a few weeks. It is one that the credit union foreclosed on and they had no luck selling the trailer and land, but they had a lot of interest in just the land, so they wanted to see the trailer separately and they were willing to let it go cheap. He said it was less than half the price of another one he looked at and it is in better condition. We will be happy to see them in their own place, but it will likely still be a few months before that happens. He originally wanted to build a house, but with both Rodney and his uncle being in treatment for cancer they won't be able to help him much and without them helping he knows he can't do it, so he decided to go with a trailer for now and in a few years he can either build a house or simply add on to the trailer if he needs more space. Eventually I think he plans to build a garage or a large shed for storage.

I made a trip to the redemption center to get rid of the bottles and cans, did some more trimming yesterday and got the sheets washed on both beds, but that was about the extent of my accomplishments. I'm not sure what is on the agenda today but I think Rodney wants to get out of the house for a few hours so I suspect we will be off to somewhere.

Enjoy the sunsine!

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Good morning, all. Sunny day here hut it doesn't feel very warm yet. The wind yesterday kept things fairly cool for most of the day. I hope today is more comfortable.

We made a trip out to Matt's yesterday to deliver a birthday gift for Becky. We also loaded the truck with some of Matt's things that he hasn't gotten around to removing from here. We just do not have the room to store them any longer! It was a nice visit but fairly short as they were heading to Stowe to do some biking to celebrate Becky's birthday. The guys commiserated over a problem with the boat while we were there. Seems that they can't get it started so it looks like maybe parts will need to be rebuilt first. The new docks have been ordered so we are hoping to gave the boat ready soon so we can all enjoy the boat. Right now, I can't get in the boat because the climb to get into it is too much for me to navigate.

Since Chris's project was put on hold, Karl and I did some planting here. Becky gave me a few strawberry plants but before we could plant them, he had to move a hydrangea. We are very limited in terms of available planting space so every project seems to involve many more steps than should be necessary. I did a good job of supervising while he did the digging and moving.

Today, I need to get the laundry done so that everything will be ready for the week. I think I'll work on some knitting while that is going. Earlier this week, I knit about ten rows on a complicated project and then realized that I had missed a stitch about eight rows back. I was so frustrated that I just put it away for another day. I think today is that day.

Have a great day, all.

Cheryl

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6/7/15 9:09 A

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Morning all.

The sun finally broke out yesterday around 9:30 but it never did warm up much. Let's hope today is warmer.

I spent the afternoon sorting the 3 boxes of travel posters we'd accumulated over the years, thinking we would eventually frame them. There are about a dozen I want to keep, but the rest I will try to sell at the yard sale.
I must have vacuumed about a pound of dust from in and around those boxes! I really need to keep up with things like that, so we are not putting any boxes back under the bed. No excuses not to vac there more often now.

The only windows we have left to do are the sun room windows. The whole room needs to be 'spring cleaned', which involves taking everything outdoors through the patio door and spending the whole day cleaning everything. It won't be anytime soon, though, as he is storing paints and such there until we redo the office.

Well, off to walk, then start the housecleaning.

Have a wonderful Sunday all.

Carol

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6/6/15 9:10 A

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Good morning, all. It's a beautiful, sunny day here and I fully intend to enjoy it! I had a terrible time getting to sleep last night but I did sleep in a little this morning to make up for it. Maybe tonight will be better if I tire myself out enough during the day.

Karl is washing kitchen and dining room windows right now so I will have those curtains to get washed and rehung later. He will be leaving at some point to go to Chris's house with his tractor so he can help them regrade an area around their house. Right now, there's a holdup while Chris repairs Matt's trailer which they will use to transport the tractor. Meanwhile, I think I will attack the living room windows from the inside. There is one window that must be done from the outside and I don't feel comfortable with the thought of climbing on a ladder so that one will wait until Karl can get to it. I would also like to see about putting my living room back to pre-surgery status, I.e. lay gage rugs back down and get the furniture put back to a more pleasing arrangement. We've made a lot of adjustments these past couple of months but I think it's time to put things back now.

Mom seems to be doing well with the Holter monitor. She hadn't had any dizzy spells while wearing it though so she will continue with it for a while longer. My brother and sister said that she was very clear yesterday so it appears that the medicine is working to clear up her infection.

Time to get going on the to-do list. Have a great day.

Cheryl


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6/6/15 7:38 A

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Morning all.
Cold and gloomy here this morning. The storm dropped 1/4 inch of rain overnight. If we see the sun today it will certainly help.

I plan to lay low and play catch up around here today. Hubby has some open house to go to and he wants to go to the great nephew's ball game later, but it will have to warm up before I go!

Well, dirty cooking dishes waiting for my attention...the dishwashing fairy missed my house overnight again, darn it!

Have a great Saturday all.

Carol

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