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8/22/14 9:48 A

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Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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Good morning. Another hot one. One thing with being on medical leave, I can get up early and walk Mutt at 6.

I haven't said much about Lola because I thought you guys would get tired of hearing about her. Well I guess I was wrong several have asked about her. Lola sleeps most of the time, what can I say an 8 year old cat, nibbles at her food, can't jump the baby gate separating the room from the dogs, demands to be petted. Then today she woke up talking to me very loudly. For the first time she had not only eaten all her food, but her water bowl was empty. We have a 5 bedroom house and it is just DH and me. I put Lola's things in the back bedroom, she has also taken over the room next to it, but seldom comes in the front of the house. Lola wanted nothing to do with DH at the pound, but his office is at the back of the house, so she goes to him for attention. DH says the computer room's door has to stay closed. If the door is open and no one is in the room the computer mouse ends up on the floor, not sure how that happens. I'm not sure how Lola life in a cage at the pound for 5 months. That little girl is a picky eater, demands to be petted, loves to set on the window sill and watch the world go be , yes she sleeps a lot, but that is what beds are for.

The school noticed a 6 year old child's teeth, called CPS, They took her to the dentist, she needs17 teeth pulled and her infection had gotten to the point where it was life threatening. How can a 6 year old have 17 abscessed teeth? Can you imagine the dental procedure he is going through.

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Yesterday I started a Huge (to me) dental procedure. I've never been so disturbed about dental work as this one. Basically I had have a new bridge of 3 teeth removed, a front tooth pulled, and the bone beneath t packed with cadaver bone to build it up for an implant in 3 months (or so). Then I'll have and implant, a false tooth, and two crowns.

The dentist was wonderful, and reassuring and using modern technology. So the front tooth is pulled, I feel no pain, just an awareness of it. Part of my angst is that one dentist had to start it in MN and we leave for AZ where another will finish it. So now I assume finishing will be ok. I've started the procedure and must finish it ...

How is Lola adjusting ? better than I am??? :)

Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

5'3" - I shrunk from 5'4"
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Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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8/21/14 9:07 A

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Good morning, Another hot one. I know I used this quote before, but felt like it was a good one for today.

Yesterday, I did get on the stationary bike. Before the operation I was doing 16 mph for 50 min. Dr said start slow, so 10 mph for 10 min.

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"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."
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Good afternoon, I went to the Dr this morning. He just needed to check me and make sure I was healing ok. He said the good news was he couldn't wright me up as a case study. The bad news is I'm not as better as I think I am. My incision might be almost gone, I might feel fine, but inside takes longer. I can exercise, but no ab exercises, no strength training, no twisting, limited stretching, no horse back riding, no bike riding outside, no regular stationary bike, I can try my recumbent stationary bike, if I take it slow and listen to my body.

Since I am vegetarian, and that gets rid of most of the bad foods, I can eat pretty much whatever I want as long as I listen to my body. He asked if I needed more pain meds. I told him I had only taken 5 of the 40 in the first bottle he gave me. He said good that means you listen to instructions.

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Good Morning, My plan had been to keep Lola in the back room for 3 or four day. I figured when she settled in I would introduce her to Mutt, Duke will be later. Lola either can't of won't jump, she is always on the floor. I had gone back to her room, gotten the baby gate closed but hadn't closed the door when Mutt showed up. The 2 touched noses, then Lola backed away and watched Mutt. I could tell he really want Lola to snuggle with him, but didn't push it, he didn't even make eye contact with her.

This morning Lola kept crying to join the family. Since Lola doesn't jump, I was worried about her not being able to get into the back. then I remembered one of the gates had a small door for cats I put that gate up and opened the gate. Lola is happily walking around the house. Mutt is sleeping on the floor in the living room, but if Lola spooks he is at her side.

I wonder if Lola has been in that little cage she has forgotten she can jump Well I say that and then watched her jump on the couch, not very graceful , but she is on the couch.

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Good morning, sorry I'm late getting on. I took Mutt for his walk called mom like I do on Mondays and the pound called. Come get Lola.

Turns out they were going to move Lola to the back where they took unadoptable animals. on the 9th, I had showed some interest so they decided to give her another week, well my operation was the 11th, on the 15th I showed Lola to DH. He said he didn't think I would be up to a new pet for another week. I told him I was going to fill out the application because it took a week to process. I didn't know the 16th was Lola's last day. I called in an application about noon on the 15th and told them my computer was giving me problems and they would get my application as so as I could send it. They sounded like it needed to be soon, but didn't tell me what was going on. I got it to them about 15 min before they closed. They didn't tell me all this till I went to the pound to finish the paper work so Petco would release her to me. Anyway there is a big black and orange kitty in the back bedroom.

They told me as soon as I opened the pet carrier she would run and hide. They forgot to tell Lola. I opened the pet carrier and she wondered over to some furniture, sniffing everything along the way and crawled under. I held out some food and she came over and eat out of my hand. Then she took to walking around the room sniffing everything, coming back to me every few min to swat my leg till I petted her. She will need a cat brush, she sheds way worse then the dogs.

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"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
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Good morning. I meant to get up early to walk Mutt and listen to the owls and roosters again, But a book got in my way and I couldn't get to bed early enough. The sun was already up when we got out of the house. Mutt and I did have a nice walk, just no owls or roosters.

I stopped at 960, The guy might have been a king, but records weren't very good I didn't trust them. They said his wife had 6 children and died when she was 6. Now I know people had children younger back then, I just don't think they started having children before they were a year old.


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Beka asked me to prove she was a princess. I found a king back in 960. I had a co worker form Pakistan. He said the government in his area had taken everyone back to the flood.

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The following conversation was overheard at a party attended by high society people.

“My ancestry goes all the way back to Alexander the Great” said one lady. She then turned to a second lady and said, “And how far does your family go back?”

“I don’t know” was the reply. “All our records were lost in the Flood.”


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"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."
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Good morning, I got to bed early and got up early to walk Mutt before breakfast. I have always said the best time to walk is when the owls are saying good night and the rosters are saying good morning. When i went out I thought it was too light, the rosters where in force, but then in the back ground I heard the owls. A good morning.

I'm a little sore. Yesterday I was emptying the dish washer and put some things on the top shelf. I'm not up to stretching. I told DH emptying the dishwasher is his job for a while. I am looking forward to get back to ab exercises. I had gotten my abs pretty tight. They pumped my ab with air to loosen and separate my organs. Now I have a flabby tummy. Don't worry I'll wait till the Dr says it is safe.

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After 34 years I finally found my paternal grandfather & his birth family.

The 1900 census said he was born in Canada; that both his parents were born in Ireland & that they had immigrated to the US in 1776 when he was 4 years old. The 1910 census said he was was born in Canada & that both his parents were born in Canada. His death certificate (1910) said that he was born in Canada; his parents were Robert T. Cottingham & Mary Edwards, both born in Ireland.

I had death certificates for all 4 of his sons, but (apparently) really didn't pay a lot of attention to all the information on them, but did know that they all had different birth places for him. I was posting the information on 2 FB groups when I realized that one said Canada, One said Ireland, one said Georgia & one said Waycross, Georgia. The Waycross, Georgia one was the only one that had my grandmother as the informant. Someone in one group sent me information on the Cottingham family in Waycross, Georgia almost before I finished my post. Then someone else from the other group sent me information on the Cottingham family in Somerset, Maryland. I saw there was a gap & spent a couple of days trying to fill the gap before I discovered that the last person in the Maryland group was the sibling of the first person in the Georgia group.

I went to the 1880 census for Waycross, Georgia & there he was with his parents, siblings & grandparents. His father was Robert T. Cottingham, but his mother was Angelina L. Davis. The names of my grandfather & all his siblings were carved on the parents gravestone. His parents & all his siblings were buried there in Georgia. My grandfather was the only one missing & he is buried in St. Louis with his 4 sons, his wife & her second husband.

Wish I knew why all the lies on the census records. It looks like maybe my grandmother discovered who & where his family was sometime between his death & the death of his son 7 years later.


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The guy doing the class said that Ireland is hard to get some information from. England has very good information. I do know that there are ship passenger lists from Ireland.

My Dad said that we were Scotch-Irish, but then the one census I looked at said his grandfather came from England. Another one said he was born in Illinois (I think that was it). Those were official censuses, so even that causes me confusion. But trying to find his grandfather on anything from England only comes up with the middle name, not his full name. Looking for his wife, she didn't show up on the census from 2 years after his death (when they only list the head of family).

The Ancestry that they have at the library has Europe, also and I think also other countries. There is also something from familysearch.com that goes to outside the U.S. but he couldn't get it to work last night. The search has a map on it to go to other continents.

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Kind hearts are the gardens
Kind thoughts are the roots
Kind words are the flowers
Kind deeds are the fruits

Take care of the gardens
And keep them from weeds
Fill, fill them with Flowers
Kind words and kind deeds

Good morning, another hot one. I got my shopping done and spent a lot of time truing to find my favorite foods fat free. Except for Hummus and cheese I did pretty good.


I have ancestry world and I have brick walls. I think I found a way around one. Daddy told me his family was irish. I found Hurleys in Ireland, just couldn't prove they were the right ones. My DNA test came back I'm 88% British with a trace to small for a % irish. Looks like daddy might have been mistaken. I did find some of his British relatives went to Ireland, but they all went back to England to get married. Still nothing on Hurley though

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There are three libraries in AZ within an hour drive for me to do research however I've not used them yet because I have been paying for Ancestry.com for a number of years and I'm still not caught up with all they can supply me.

Last year I renewed my annual subscription for the USA which I have been buying and had some problem (can't remember what right now) so to repay me for the problem they offered me one year of overseas Ancestry.com free to be added to my regular subscription! So this year I must use it as much a possible for all out of the USA people then next year I'll drop that part as it brings the cost up a lot for the year.

After that I'll go to the special llbraries if I still have brick walls.

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Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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Tonight I went to an Intro to Genealogy class at the local library. This one was to introduce us to the information available at the main library and different places to get information. There is a more in depth class they have every month, so I might go to it, too. The class got me more interested in going to the genealogy department to see what I can find out. He did look up a couple of names to see what he could find. A couple others he found. My g-grandmother's, no. But they have a ton of books down there for research from even other countries. I can't remember if the German one was over 100 or over 300. There was a lady from Germany there and they were required to report to the police department any time they moved, including if they moved to another country, so they should have really good resources.

He told us that Denver's library has one of the top genealogy departments west of the Mississippi because they have not only purchased so many books, but have had really a lot donated by people once they have found what they were looking for. None of the books from that department can be checked out so that they are always there when someone goes down there looking for something.

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It isn’t love that makes the world go round
but compassion — starting over in gentleness
when love hasn’t been enough or other factors have failed:
a gentle refusal to blame oneself or others
and just begin again.
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Good morning, I'm doing better, no pain, but I wear out easy. Hanging the cloths on the line wore me out. Since I have problems with pain meds they put me on the lowest dose posable. The dosage for a small child. Even then, I better be in bed when I took them, I was going to sleep for an hour. I've only taken 5 pills, I don't have any pain, just no energy. The Dr said that I would take awhile to get my energy back because I'm over 60. Whats one year. Anyway walking was my main exercise. It looks like it will be my only exercise for a while and even so it will be short walks. No 3 mile walks with Mutt.

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Good for you Mary Alice. By next week this will all be a memory - however, still no scrubbing floors for awhie :) Glad to have it over with... Jackie

Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

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Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
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Good afternoon, I'm getting some exercise, walking in 10 min spirits. I'm fine sitting and I'm fine standing, but transitioning between the 2, that is another story. Actually, I'm doing better. I got one of the more common side affects of gall bladder surgery. 2 fiber tabs and a glass of prune juice and I feel pretty good. Still no weight training. The big thing is I get my morning coffee and 2 sips later I've had enough.

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"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
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Good morning. I'm home and in an upright position. Yesterday I got a whopping 2000steps and most of that was that was that when I put the dogs out early, Duke thought we were playing ball. There is something about that little orange ball that I can't ignore, It just has to be thrown.

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I said my prayers that your doctors will have sure hands and you will have no problems with your surgery, Mary Alice.

Today we got my outdoor faucet fixed. I had another one done before and it cost something like $250 and they took the pipe out from inside the house. I thought that would be what happened this time, too, but we were able to undo the outside and just replace a couple things. Cost me all of $2.10 and I gave the neighbors a few cherry tomatoes (all I have ripe so far). So grateful that I have those neighbors now because Pete undid the nut that was too tight for me to do.

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Wow, 61 and first surgery. You are well taken care of :) Let's hope is it your last too??? :) after living a long life of course...:)

I had gall bladder removed when it was not infected, by the 3 little holes type surgery and it was no problem and I never experienced problems after with eating. Hope you have the same experience.

I'll be thinking of you and say a few prayers that all goes smoothly...Jackie

Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

5'3" - I shrunk from 5'4"
Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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I'm having my gull badder removed. It shouldn't be a big deal. They are planning a scope, but have said it will be open if they find it is bigger then they thought. Also I have a very low tolerance for narcotics, the anthologist says that they will start with the lows level they can and watch me. The Dr knows about me ODing and will be ready for it. I've reached 61 and 1st surgery.


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Mary Alice, I missed it . what surgery are you having tomorrow?

I've had many surgeries and found that to just relax and let the professionals: nurses, anthesiologists, doctors, etc do their job - they know what to do and have years of experience - all will go smoothly. Do not let yourself get stressed...you will be in charge of recovery so let the job be done then you take over ...I realize you may have a problem about anesiologists - now they are aware of your problems they will take care of it...

My best for you.

We will be here on your recovery... emoticon

Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

5'3" - I shrunk from 5'4"
Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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"Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."
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Good morning, I got to figuring out how today and tomorrow are going to work time wise and realized that I couldn't do what I wanted. I had planned on working today, but I work till 8 tonight. The hospital, an hour away, says I need a good 8 hour sleep, a shower, and be at the hospital at 5:30. I've count it several times and the numbers don't add up, so I decided to call in sick today.

Weather person just said we have a cold front moving in, this means the temps will be be in the low 90's with a heat index in the high 90's instead of temps in the mid 90's with a heat index of 105,

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"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen."
– Frank Lloyd Wright

I guess it is morning for some of you and afternoon for others, It is noon here and I'm on central.

My 2 hour pre op yesterday was 3 hours, but I got my walking in. It was one of those hurry up and wait, then see this nurse and wait for the next. Anyway I'm all checked in, paper work done, blood test done, chest X-ray done, tell they anesthesalagest I can't have narcotics, when narcotics is there drug of choice to put you to sleep. It was finally decided I wasn't allergic just extremely sedative and they wouldn't use hard drugs and if they started with the lowest dosage posable and watched me like a hawk I would be ok. Yes I reached the ripe old age of 61 and this is my first operation. When they have given my narcotics for pain before I have over dosed at a low dosage.

I don't know it it is the high over Texas, the realization this operation is 2 days away or both, but I wore up with a headache. DH and I went to the mall to walk. We got there before the stores open, but being as this is tax free weekend and there where lines outside the stores.

I took advantage of tax free weekend, but from the comfort of my recliner. Wall-Mart decided to change our uniforms. Their original plan was met with so much resistance they scaled it back and came up with something else. For me it means I have to buy new shirts, I can't wear navy tee shirts any more. I can wear navy or white shirts, but they have to have a collar. By ordering them from Wal-Mart so I could use my discount, ordering on tax free weekend and 6 shirts so I could get free shipping the $10 shirts where only $6. I might have been able to get away with 5 shirts, but 6 will make life easier since sometimes I do work six days in a row. It will take a couple weeks for them to get here, but I'm on medical leave for a month.

I talk to myself for a week then go to the hospital and there are so many post I can answer them all. I'm flab to see it, but I only plan to do this once more. Monday.

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Another thing I do is cover an area for a season or more with plastic or old rugs or other.

I have an old plastic air mattress, dark green color, that I flatten and place over an area. I leave this on from fall to spring. Nothing grows under it. Mine looks nice enough to place in visible areas. I have others that have patterns and use in our back woods to kill the growth.

I also make paths by putting old throw rugs, towels etc along where I want a path. Some of these I just leave on the ground until they rot away.

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They are all fairly large. The stickery one was actually planted there. It is some kind of holly, I think. At least that is what Mom always called it. We had it cut down to nothing a couple years ago, but it grew back. That one I might be able to get rid of with the Round-Up. The trees just keep growing up and showing up everywhere. They were all cut to the ground, too, and are at least 8-9 feet tall on the one end. Cut one in front a couple months ago and now have something about 4 feet tall. Of course, it is in the rose bush and I really don't want to kill the rose bush when I take out the tree, so I just keep cutting it down. It is right up against the house in front of the living room window.

I did see something to kill the little start-ups and if I can manage it I will get that and kill the ones in the back yard. There are about 150 of them all over the yard, but when I mow I cut them down so they don't get too big. There are a few others that are larger and one that is really throwing shade over my veggie garden that I need to figure out how to get down, but I'm not tall enough to get to the limbs.

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I'm assumming the bushes are pretty big...??? If not I'd try to dig them from the roots if you really don't like and want them.

Other suggestions are to cut them back to about 4 inches from from the ground. Any saw will do that job. The painters can do their job and the bushes will come back - maybe tidy and manageable. Depending on what kind of shrub/tree the stickery one is, and it sounds like an invasive something, you might want to get rid of it. If so cut back to about 4 inches and apply round-up to each cut branch/stem. It should die and you can dig it roots and all.

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Jackie, I miss getting messages from my teams all the time. Yesterday I went into one of the sections on a team and found that there have been something like 3 weeks I missed something. It is very possible that others did, too, because no one had commented on the thing.

I worked outside some today while they were prepping my house for painting. My power tools I was using to take down the bushes and trees weren't working too well, but I got some of the stuff down. I'm going to try changing the blade on one and see if that will work and maybe try something that will kill those stupid wild trees and the stickery bush off. Then I can plant something that won't grow as big over there maybe.

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Maybe it isn't getting out to the members. I'm pretty sure I didn't get your message as I usually answer and as I remember the last I got was long ago... Perhaps send one of those messages to and see if others got what you sent? Or why is it missing?

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Sometimes i think I'm talking to myself. I went 5 days there where no one talked back

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I've not had any messages from our Genealogy forum for a long time. Have I missed something or is it just quiet?

I love this forum and hope it continues and me with it :) Jackie

Jackie I'm a Halloween baby but many years ago.

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Summer: Minesota
Winter: Arizona (as of Dec. '08)

Personal goal is to weigh in 149 by the end of March 2013. I did not make my previous goal so must do better...I ACHIEVED THIS GOAL IN MAY 2013. A LOSS OF 37 POUNDS.
I HAVE ADDED A NEW GOAL OF LOSING ANOTHER 4 POUNDS TO ACHIEVE BY JUNE 30, 2013. 145 BY JUNE 30, 2013 - I'M ON MY WAY...


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That is great that you took time to relax.

I have been planning to take the electric hedge trimmers and an electric saw out to clear out the wild trees and bush away from the house. Well, it rained heavily about 45 minutes around 4:30 this morning and again at about 1:00 this afternoon. Se everything is wet out there so I can't really use electricity. It is still cloudy and there has been some thunder. I am thinking I will have to try to get to the wild trees with the loppers and get the branches that they will handle down and the people prepping the house tomorrow will just have to lean the ladders across over those bushes cause there is no way that I will be able to get them all cut down today without the electric stuff.

Well, at least I won't have to water the lawn for a couple of days.

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Good morning, I was true to my word, I did next to nothing all day. Ok Mutt and I went for a 3 mile walk, but what is more relaxing then a long walk in the dark. Other then that I read. Today I will get moving. DH went shopping yesterday, but there are some things he can't ever find. I want some boil in bag lentil soup. It is a comfort food for me and something tells me after the operation I'm going to want it.

I'm 2ed generation British. Daddy always told me I was Irish. I did one of those DNA test on Ancestry. It can back I'm 88% British, 12% northern European countries know to have invaded England and small traces, too small to measure of other countries, including Ireland.

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You must have a lot of patience. I am not sure I could have handled that.

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Good morning, I'm off today. DH asked if I wanted to do anything. I told him maybe tomorrow, today I was chilling. I was on the register most of last night, but the short time I was in CS we had 3 families yelling, 2 guys from electronics trying to explain why they couldn't verify a purchase and 4 managers trying to calm the families down and somewhere in that mix I was trying to take the next customer.


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Good morning, I had to laugh at Duke yesterday. DH was on the riding mower mowing the back yard. Duke kept dropping his ball in front of the mower. Dh would have to stop the mower and get the ball. He tried tossing the ball out of the way, but that is what Duke wanted. DH started keeping the ball on the mower, but he didn't know Duke had hidden a stash of balls.

DH asked me to wear my hair in braids yesterday. When I got ready for work I just rebraided my hair. My American Indian co-workers thought this was a great idea. Several costumers told me they wished they looked that good in braids. I forgot there is a % of Mexicans that think it is good luck to rub the hair of someone whose hair had always been white. Natural white hair has a different texture then hair that turns white with age, so someone would feel my hair and word was out. Customer Service, let strangers that don't speak the same language as you rub your hair.

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"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."
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Good morning, I took the dogs for a walk. It is a sauna out there. Mutt couldn't take it and we turned back after just 1/2 mile. I road the stationary bike for another 30 min, but am trying to keep my exercise low. I can't take my B12, my energy is low and I don't want to over do it with the operation less then a week away. Maybe I'm worrying to much, but I really want to recover quick.

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Good morning, well it is still morning here. I'm a little late getting on because one dog wanted a 3 mile walk and the other wanted to play fetch. The temp is such I could do both and with the heat coming back won't soon.


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Good morning. It is cool this morning, 80, so Mutt and I went for a morning walk.

Last night was a normal first of the month, Friday, and a mad house. Everyone that got paid every 2 weeks, twice a month, or monthly got paid. Rent was due and more and more apt complexes are going to Money Gram express pay and Wal Mart is the cheapest around. All that and the powers that be had one person in customer service, me.

Ok I can deal with that, what I had a problem with was I need to eat small amounts often, my tummy doesn't like large meals. The sent me to my first break a little late no buggy, told be to do a CBL, 20 Min into the CBL they told me to go to lunch. Not only is that only 20 min between break and lunch, that means lunch is an hour early. Then because we were so busy I didn't get a last break, so it was 6 hours before I could get home and get something to eat. I don't like to take the pain meds because the side effect, and I got it is I can't focus on small print, but I had to take some last night. Today will be fun, people returning things without a tag and I need to read the upc on the clothing tag, they are hard to read in the best of times.

I walk the city parks, county parks and state parks when it is cool enough. The closest park is a mile circle around a lake, but little or no shade. There are some parks where you are walking where there are a lot of trees, but they aren't that close.


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I was going to go to the mall the other day to walk, but am having a problem with one leg that we didn't know what it was (still don't, even after ultrasound), so walking much wasn't a good idea. In my case I wanted to walk the mall because it was raining all day, but if it is really hot I prefer walking the mall, too. In good weather I would like to go to parks some. One of the parks has really pretty gardens in it. City park might, too, but it is a lot farther to go to. The ones closest to me are just grass and no flowers.

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Good morning, I went for a walk at the mall this morning. We don't do that very often, we have to drive 20 miles to the mall and the dogs don't get walked. But the misquotes are bad, the heat and humidity are worse, and we both wanted to walk.

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Good evening. I'm late getting on because I worked noon to 9. I have a prolem getting on when I work mid shift.

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That is interesting how they named the sons. Looking at my grandmother's notes it looks like my grandpa was 2nd born son and my dad was 2nd born son. I have to figure out the birth date on most because she mainly listed the DOD and how old they were (except Grandpa. They were both named after their fathers. Dad's older brother was named after his dad's older brother. Have no idea where Uncle George's name came from, though. I don't see anyone in the family named George (though that was a name he changed to, I think), or Glen. My aunt was named after one of her aunts.

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I was looking 1832-1842. My family came to TX. I know another Hurley went to the Montana Territory and started a church. Most of the rest stayed in the new England area, but with that many of them they were everywhere. The Hurleys I've run into had big families 10-12 children. Also they liked to name the first son after his fathers father, the second son after the fathers oldest brother and the third son after the father. Unless the father was the oldest son in which case the second son was named after the father and the third son was named after the mother father. This also meant that Charles the 3rd's father is Ambrose, his grandfather is Charles the 1st and there is a cousin that is Charles the 2ed.

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Well, I don't know what it is like in your area with snakes or small ground animals, but at least cleaning the weeds from the fence line gets rid of them. I need to try to get things away from my fence (though don't have much of that problem there because of the foxes), but everything is large, wild things like wild trees that I can't cut down. Do you have any large stones or something that you could put on the bottom of the fence so that Mutt couldn't get to the bottom of the fence to push it or dig under it? I mean something really big.



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What years were the Hurleys coming to the U.S? My ggrandfather was born around 1840. Maybe that would give me an idea of where he or his parents were born. I have found nothing on his wife, either. Her name was Tamaxenia Ann Tompkins. According to the Census her father was born in NY and her mother in Tennessee or Virginia (not sure if that was all the 1880 census or something on another one. I think she died in St. Louis.

I don't know of any relation that went to TX, but since I can't find any information I don't know.

We are having rain like crazy here or at least did yesterday. There were over 3.5 inches of rain late yesterday afternoon and there was flooding in many places of the city. We had hard rain where I live for maybe a half hour and it has been raining ever since. Cassie doesn't want to even go out for a potty break, though she did go out to take some trash out with me.

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We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
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Good morning. Another hot one. We are expecting a cold front. The temp will only get in the low 90's.

We have been out fixing Mutts holes. DH says it is my fault. I cleared e fence line so he could see the fence and how easy it was for him to push the hog fencing up. I still think the fence line needed cleared and letting the weeds, vines and sumac take over isn't the answer.

Mom is a minister. I told her ministers are in her blood. Starting with the asst. minister being her grandfather many greats back bring a large portion of the church on the Mayflower, I have a long list of ministers that had the first church in this state or that territory.

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If you get very far with Hurley, I would really like to know. I'm looking for Hurley. That's my maiden name. It is like they just landed in America from no where. One problem the name Hurley is British, and O'Hurley was Irish, but there where Irish Hurley's and quite a few O'Hurley's dropped the O when England invaded Ireland. The second problem is that according to the immigration reports 50,000 Hurley's came to the US in a 10 year period. I've gotten to Ambrose, He was born in England and died in TX, but i can't find him in England.

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Well, I understand what you are saying when the people know they don't have enough or just don't know whether they have it or not. I have gone over my limit on one card, though, and didn't think I was that high. I am working so hard to try to get things back down, but nothing seems to work. I did get that one back under and try not to go anywhere because that is my gas card.

I have been like you when trying to find family information. When I found out about that one link to the guy who had researched way back to the 1600s I stayed up all night copying information. Of course, then I found that forum where the guy who runs it has a book out on the family and it is different than the first one I found. I cannot find anything on line that shows actual census or anything. On the "Hurley" one I saw one census that said my ggrandfather was born in England and another that said he was born in Missouri. So I don't know where to go. I will ask the guy in a couple weeks when I take that class. Maybe that will help. I don't really know why I bother with it. I have no family that would be interested in it (never married). I think I got interested because of Uncle Jim's middle name. They were from Missouri and his middle name is Younger.

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"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."
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Good whatever it is. Looks like I totally didn't get on yesterday. I sure don't remember. I'm late today because I got some new info on my family tree and went to check on it and well when I get lost in my Genealogy I think the hands on the clock move 4X as fast. I did discover that my very British Mothers family came over on the Mayflower then part of her family went back to England and where Daddy always said He was Irish, well his family was in Ireland for a generation or 2, but he is British all the way back to King Henry the first.

When you have worked the register as long as I have you can tell the difference between the people who have no idea what happened and need to call their bank, the people that have no idea what their balance is or how much they are spending, those that are just hoping they have enough money and those that are playing games they shouldn't play.

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That is too bad that happened to all of you. Sometimes it doesn't have to really do with the person's bank accounts, though. I worked with a lady who had her card refused and taken away from her as a stolen card, but it was her card and good. It turned out to be a problem with the place that verifies them that had something wrong. I have seen problems with both credit cards and SNAP. I have had problems with the SNAP. I try to keep my balance listed on my calendar so I don't have any problems. Then if I am getting low, I pull out my calculator, but that doesn't always help if something is by weight or something.

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Morning, nothing good about it except I'm in an upright position. I worked till 12:30 last night, or morning, It's 8A and I' m moving ver so to leave for work at 10:30 to be there at 11.

Please folk's know how much money is in your wallet, back account and credit card when you go shopping. My last hour I was on a register. My last customer had $150 in groceries, she kept pulling out cards, trying them, when they came back denied by bank, she would try the card a different way saying something was wrong with my card reader, After 4 cards didn't work, She had me void her whole order and went though it and pulled out what she really needed and I rang her up again. All this when I had about 7 people in line behind her. FYI if my card reader can't read your card it will say, "card reader error please try again" if my reader read the card but your bank denied the card it says "Denied by bank" and you can try as much as you want, but nothing is going to change it.


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Our central library is supposed to have one of the best genealogy sections. I haven't been down there yet, so I don't know. Just have seen things from even other states mentioning it. I wish I could get down there without having problems. But the class should really give me an idea what they have there.

I joined the group on Facebook that helps with ancestors from Prussia. Have to get into my book and find out Louis Bunte's original name and see if there is any information available on him. He was born in Germany, but I think it was Prussia before his birth. Both his parents were born in Prussia according to that book. My Mom always said they were from Alsace-Lorraine. I don't know where they lie in relation to each other.

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Darlene, those classes are very helpful. They will probably give you handout with the information of them. Mine does.

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"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up."
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Good morning, it's morning and I'm not in pain. I'm glad I'm getting the surgery. I started have problems and then they came on fast. Oh well one week and 2 days.

Last night I upset all my customers. Sorry but there was nothing I could do about it. Someone forgot that this is the last weekend of the month, the plants pay this Friday. I asked for a double loan, 3 customers later needed another double loan and was told they had to find upper management to fill the loan bags. Now I can't take checks. but then neither can my co worker. I needed 20's and 10's. Called for them and was told until upper management replenished my manager, she didn't have any money to give me. Leroy and I worked as long as we could borrowing money from each other, something we aren't suppose to do. Finally I was out of 50s, 20s, 10s and down to 3 5s I did have 1s and a few 100s. Leroy was out of 100's 50s and 1s. It was my break time, don't like to leave Leroy with a line, but told him I was closing my register and going to break. He used my register and his register at the same time. When I got back from break I had 4 loans and a manager was trying to figure out how much money Leroy owed what register. If the cash office has any sense they will put all three registers together to balance them. If they say anything it was customer service.

We have a wonderful genealogy library in Houston and when I worked in Houston use to go after work, but since I have moved further out and work out here, I don't drive the 50 or 60 miles to the library. I seldom go to Houston, I don't like crowds or traffic.

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Sandy, I was saying it because someone said they have to have Windows 8 after October or so for ancestry.com. I can't afford it at all, anyway.

I have found another intro to genealogy class at a library branch. I am hoping that I can remember to go to it. They are supposed to tell about resources at the library (downtown) and online to find information. Just am trying to figure out how I can make my brain remember things. Haven't been able to remember those classes for the last 3 months.

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FANCYQTR, if your Ancestry program is working slower, clear out your cache. I was having a problem with it being very slow & called them & they guided me through it. This works for a slow computer too, especially if you also defrag your hard drive.

Also, I have Windows 7 on my laptop & Windows 8 on the new desktop & at work. I did upgrade to Family Tree Maker 14 but only becuse it would sync with Ancestry online & make updates in both places. I love it.

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You mean you have to subscribe to them for each kind of computer you have? That is crazy. Normally I woulld think that you could use the same prescription, but just have to get into it in whatever way it works for that computer. I do agree those places are just out to get money and they don't care what they do to people. That company has been taking over everybody who has a cheaper or free service, just like they are taking over everything where you would normally get it from the state or city open information places. You have to have a paid subscription to ancestry to look at census records from most places now, even though they were in the computers in the first place.

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"We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies."
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Good morning, played fetch with Duke. I had to leave Mutt in the house. He wouldn't let Duke bring me the ball. It is hot and muggy, my energy is gone, and I'm having trouble doing anything but walking the dogs and sitting in the recliner.

Sometimes I think these companies worship the almighty dollar. I can't figure out why we need all these up dates. I remember when I was a bookkeeper, the payroll company said we had to update our payroll software. We did and tried to print the checks off and the printer said it couldn't read the payroll software so we had to by a new printer, which couldn't read the designers blue prints, so we had to update their software. Now no one knows how to use their software and we have to have a teacher come in and give software lessons.

I don't update family tree until ancestry says the won't support it any more. I'm still on windows 7 and just started my year on ancestry. I have no intention of buying a new laptop or paying for family tree on my Mac. For some reason it cost almost 2X as much as the windows version.

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I guess if I could even afford to be on ancestry.com I wouldn't be able to get to anything anyway. I only have Windows 7 with my laptop and Vista with my tower that I can't get to work anymore anyway because everything is too old and slow. (It was outdated less than 6 months after I got it). I just cannot see why they are always changing things so that you have to spend over $200 to get a new operating system to do anything. Seems like they make deals with Microsoft.

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I have AC. I think my PC has windows 7.

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MaryAlice, I saw on news that you are in for hot weather, glad you are doing better. Hope you have AC.

I have a around 2 months of my paid membership to Ancestry.com, but I read that Oct there will be a change and I'll have to download windows 10. I called and that is what the girl said, but someone told me to never download 10. I haven't broken through my brick walls so now who knows what we'll be able to get into with windows 9. I will miss getting into the census, but now on some lines I'm in tghe 1700s and almost 1600s. So hard to find documents that far back. I'm still obsessed in finding my Irish. I'm not counting the one found by someone else on the Familysearch.com. I noticed a mistake on one line they had and on the other it is going back to 1300. If I can't find much on 1700s how in the world would I find anything for 1300s?
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"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
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Good morning, I'm doing a lot better today. I think it was the heat. The Dr says to drink G2 Gatorade. l don't like Gatorade So I mix it with water and it took me most of the day to drink the whole day. The Dr says G2 because G2 is lower in sugar and salt.

Mutt and I went for a long walk this morning. We have had a lot of rain, the ditches are full, the horse field is flooded, the wading birds were catching frogs and it felt like a soma.

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"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens."
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Morning, I woke up with one heck of a headache. I wish it were a migraine cause then i would know what to do. This one isn't responding to anything. Right now I'm down to dehydration, I got my water yesterday, but I've tried everything else I can think of. Maybe with the temp 96 and heat index of 110 it was to much for me. I sweat so bad at work anyway.

There is no all that applies to any group. I do comparative religion studies and I think Christians have the most diversity. Some Christian groups have more in common with other religions then they do with other Christian sects.


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I can't read the texted 20 commandments. I have tried to figure out abbreviations for texting, but always end up just typing the entire words. Once in a while I can get the U or R, but if I abbreviate something it is usually because a letter won't type or something.

Your crazy missionary sounds like one of those that is so pushy he pushes people away from Christianity rather than bringing them toward it. I am always seeing things where people complain that "all Christians" are pushy and rude. A lady on FB supposedly would not have anyone from our church work in her husband's and her office because of one pushy person and she decided that everyone in our church was that way (believe me, I found out how pushy that person really is). Of course, her husband used that as an excuse why he couldn't have me work for them even starting out with no pay and then asked the Pastor's daughter to come work for him when she wasn't even looking for a job with them.

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IF GOD TEXTED THE 10 COMMANDMENTS

1. no1 b4 me. srsly.

2. dnt wrshp pix/idols

3. no omg's

4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)

5. prnts ok - ur m&d r cool

6. dnt kill ppl

7. sx only w/ m8

8. dnt steal

9. dnt lie


10. dnt ogle ur bf's m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.

This is from Mom. I don't know if she could even read it.

Good morning. Last night wasn't to bad, only one crazy. He thought I needed saved. He started preaching at me. I had a line and was trying to get things moving. I told him it wasn't the time or place to discuss religion. He said he could respect my job, but he was a missionary and it was his job to save me and kept preaching. Now I'm not saying missionaries are crazy. I'm saying trying to save me while I'm sending your money to a minister in Kenya is crazy.


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Here, in the loveliness of woods and shades,
Where the dark pine is sighing in the breeze,
Where the bright sunshine quivers through the glades,
And falls in mottled gold beneath the trees,
Here will I dedicate, with voiceless prayer,
A holy altar unto God and Thee —
And the dim wood, and the religious air,
My temple and my sacristy shall be.
Sarah Edgerton Mayo,

Good morning. Trying to find the energy to exercise. I'm not looking forward to the operation, but am looking forward to a month off. The Dr says I should be up and around the 2ed day and back to exercise like walking. I'll be able to do anything but weights and things like cross fit by the end of the week.

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Good morning, This is one of those days. I got home at midnight last night and leave for work at 10:30 this morning.

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Good morning everyone. I hope that your weekend is going well and you enjoy nice, NOT extreme weather today. I'm going to try to get to the pool early this morning before the sun glare is too intense on the water. After falling Mon., I need the "hydrotherapy.
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It is good that you won't need the surgery right away, but that is hard that you will have to be out for that long. It is too bad that where you work they can't trust most of their employees.

I went to the Dumb Friends League Cat Fest today. Mainly they are to encourage cat adoptions, but they have booths with different things -- animal chiropractic and laser treatments, photography, nutrition, toys, etc. plus food for humans. There is also a training center inside where they had demos. I got a few samples for Orzo to eat and won a toy on the spin wheel for him. At first I didn't think he would play with it, but when I brought it into the living room he did. He batted it a couple times, then picked it up in his paws and rolled over on his back to play with it. I would have loved to win a grand prize -- they gave away soft-sided carriers and my carrier is a broken one. The little boy right in back of me won one of those.

Finally got my entire yard mowed. I did the top terrace and front yard and my neighbor did the bottom terrace and hill. I just have a terrible time trying to get up that hill.

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"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
– Helen Keller

Good morning, I went to the surgeon yesterday. He said the discomfort I was felling was a gull stone. No it didn't have to come out right away since I hadn't had an attack, but since diet wasn't working for me, I am relatively young, 61, and in good health, he would rather take it out now while it will be a simple operation. He said that even with the simple operation, because of my activity level at work, I need to plan on being out 3 to 4 weeks. Our store doesn't have a separate money center, if it did I would only be out a week. I told them at work last night.

They only have 2 closers and I'm one of them. Last night they were talking about people I could train. Most were disqualified because of integrity issues. On a Friday night the end of the month I can handle $20,000. If they think that would be too much temptation, your out. That would explain why I'm having problems transferring to another position.

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That would just drive me nuts if they had a different opinion on the same thing. Come to think of it, my eye doctors are that way. The cataract doctor says my vision problem is still from the macula tear and the retina one says it is a cataract.

I hope that you can get that all straightened out.

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"You miss 100% of the shots you never take."
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Good morning, Just stopping in for a quick Hi. I have an appointment with a surgeon at 11 this morning. I have one Dr that says my gall bladder doesn't need to come out and one that says it does. The one that says it does sounds knife happy and can't remember more then 5 min that I'm vegetarian for health reasons. DD is an ICU nurse at the hospital and I asked her if there where any surgeons she trusted to give me a straight answer that were willing to work with me. The one she recommended is 20 miles the other way from work and I have to be at work at 2. The surgeon is off to a good start. I expressed my concerns to the nurse when she called me back to tell me what I needed to bring. The Dr talked with my daughter last night at the hospital about my concerns.

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That must really be hard to have to be fixing the fence all the time. Can you put invisible fence inside it a foot or so so that Mutt learns not to go too close to the fence and can't destroy it that way?

I have one side fence that needs replaced, but neither my neighbors (actually their fence that former neighbors tore up) or I can afford a new one. We can't even do repairs because the nails and screws keep coming back out. I have one tree that has grown into that fence (it is a wild elm that won't be killed).

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Good morning. I spent yesterday afternoon trying to fix the fence Mutt keeps making holes on. I told DH I think the best thing to do would be to take the old fence down and put up a new one. We couldn't do it, The fence has been there so long most of it is living fence post every 6 inches and they aren't small trees either. The back year is 3/4 of an acre and this is the long side. it would be cheaper to fence the front yard. Mutt don't run that much and the 1/4 front yard would be big enough for him. The only thing is that means we would have one dog in the front yard and one in the back. Duke needs 3/4 of an acre.


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I tried emailing someone who asked about the family on the genealogy forum, but it was an old email no longer in existence. Unfortunately, all those forums have old messages, which is one reason I can't find out which information I have on his wife's family is correct. I did find out from the Mocavo link that he was born in Missouri (but not where, since I can't get to the census page they took the information from without paying) and his parents were from Germany (no names on them).

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Good morning, Yesterday was a short day and wasn't all that bad, but my feet are killing me this morning. I don't want to get out of the recliner. I did walk the fence line. Mutt was at the front door again.

I wish I could help you. I have some people that I think just appeared.

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Where is it that I would ask about something I just found? I found out that my ggrandfather moved to OK after his wife died. He was buried in Ketchum Cemetery, Ketchum, OK. DOD 12/14/1925. Headstone says Matthew Heisenstein rather than Matthias (guess it is Americanized for Matthias). I haven't been able to find anything else on him in OK so far. When I try to Google it can't even find the grave (that's on findagrave). I know from the DOB and DOD that it is the correct person.

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Court, you'll often see the dates listed as 1700/01. That means that it was still the year 1700 then, but by the current calendar it would be 1701.

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MaryAlice, glad that Duke is doing better, I know it is hard on humans when a pet dies, but we don't know just how much it affects the other pets.

Dusty, I had to ask my DH if the 4.6 was good. He has diabetes but I don't know the numbers. I guess fghe 4.6 is good. I think I must have missed some post, what pre-op? Please refresh my mind. Hope all goes well.

I've been reading about the Julian calendar and wonder if when I get back before 1752, if I have to start thinking of it as March 25 as the first of the year. I don't think I've actually gotten that afar back but on my Familysearch tree some have gone back further, but I didn't post the ancestors. So confusing. What countriess went with this date? I have 2-months left on my paid Ancestry.com so hope to break through some brick walls. I"ve found some people but not as close to my brick wall goals as I want to be. Still looking for Irish on my tree, maybe through my English or Scottish.

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Good morning, There must be a high pressure system over us, I can't breath. Happens this time of the year. I need to do something, but my get up and go done got up and went. Somehow when you can't breath you don't want to do anything.

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Good morning, Last night was interesting at work last night. Someone in their great wisdom didn't schedule anyone after 8. CS is open till 11. My manager told me to close CS at 7:30 and clean up. At 8:15 a customer complained to management that I was cleaning and not waiting on customers. Upper management came and said I had to wait on customers. My manger can in and told me he was glad I stayed to help clean, but I was to take one customer, turn out the light and leave. He didn't care there was a pile of trash in the middle of the floor where I had been sweeping, the garbage wasn't emptied or totes turned.They couldn't make me work over time and he didn't want me in the middle of their stupidity. At least he had so sense.

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Duke is fine. You could leave the gate open and he wouldn't leave the yard. He just drives us nuts wanting to play fetch. Mutt had the runs. The vet said he didn't have garbage gut again and thought he was grieving Freyja. What ever his problem was he is fine now.

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MaryAlice, did I miss something? What happened to Duke?

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