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Nola - I hope all is safe and sound in your neck of the woods. It has been raining here - day 3 - amazing how gray skies can get you down. I think it is suppose to rain tomorrow as well - looks like not yard work for me this weekend.

The cabin cleaning is not too bad as I am usually alone and I like quiet time - lol! I will have to go up again today.

Barb - I hope Jason made it home safely. It is funny because on Sunday - my one day to sleep in I am usually up between 5 and 6 - but hey - that is sleeping in.

Funny you said that about your meds - yesterday I felt like my arms weighed a ton - and I was thinking the same thing. But I may be trying to come down with a cold - Micahel had one and now Mike has one. Yesterday my eyes wee all bloodshot and tired. We will see what today brings. I may be going to my husbands family picnic - I hope there is no drama.

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Big storms and high winds happening. I'll be back when it is all over.
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Friday Ė Well, almost the weekend. Relatively sane yesterday, so for that I am grateful.

Jason gets home tonight late . . . glad of that too.

Happy Friday!

Nola: Yes, I am hoping that the dental check goes well! As for the endocrinology visit, I expect a med change this time. Tired and the dang hair is starting to come out again. Normal thing for this time of year, but just more of it. *SIGH* But all should be better with a med adjustment.

Good luck getting the room set up. That will be fun to have them visit.

Dorothy: Ok, no complaints from me, then, about my 4 am wake up calls! I remember having a paper route w/my brothers. Yup, we were up that early, too. Never make it to bed by 7:30 pm because of Jasís later arrival time home from work, but in bed by 8:30.

Good luck w/the clean up and set up @ the cabin. Must be exhausting!

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Nola - isn't it sad that all of those touristy shops are expensive - but they are fun to look at. I love being by the water.

You are probably right - the internet is being over run by all of the kids home from school. lol!!

Thank you for the update n Wendy.

Barb - I am glad to hear that Jason made it safe and sound. Ido believe that Albany is also the capital of NY- I have never been there myself. I have never been to Cooperstown either,. That is funny - I am in bed by 7:30 most nights in hopes of getting 8 hours of sleep

It is s awesome you have 20 20 vision - I miss my eyesight being so clear. Hate looking at things and them being so blurry. . Good luck with the rest of your appointments.

Eliza - I hope you are feeling better. Enjoy that warm weather., It is cool and rainy here.

I am going to need to leave a couple of hours early today to clean the cabin - I have guests leaving and guests arriving and then the same thing again tomorrow. I have not been able to go straight home any night this week.





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Friday already. This week has just flashed by. The internet is very slow today and dropping out now and then . I guess it is because all the kids are home from school for holidays and it is getting overloaded.

Barb great result on the eyes. I think all Mums are born with that eye in the back of the head. It does come in handy. Dental check again already. I hope they don't find anything that needs attention. You never know he may be saving up for a new boat/cruise/whatever and will indeed find something to help his bank balance. I hope it is all OK and the Endocrinology as well.
Lovely you are having beautiful weather. It sure makes you feel better when there is some sunshine around.

Dorothy I bet Michael passed his physical with flying colours, and all went well with your allergy shots. That must be so hard in the winter getting up each day at 3.30. Red peppers are great. So far we have never had enough to freeze any. This year we are planting more in the hope of having some to put away for the winter. emoticon

Eliza I am glad you are starting to feel better. It is no fun being ill. Hope you are able to soak up a bit of sun before the winter gets to you emoticon

Food shopping this morning and then getting the girls beds made and the room set up. I am hoping to take them to Hillary's boat harbour, which is one of those places where all the tourist shops are on the jetty and you can look down through the planks at the water. It is nice to visit and look and get lunch but so expensive. I just hope for one fine day in their visit to do it.

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Thursday Ė Jas arrived safely in Albany. Busy w/meetings. UGH!

Was pleased with my opthamology visit. Pressures good! Eyes healthy Ė perfect 20/20/20 vision (yes, I have eyes in the back of my head! Just ask my kids! LOL) So, donít need a check up for two years. Iíll take it. Now. The challenges left are my dental check up in October (YES! Again) and my endocrinology visit in IL in November Ė that is a big one. Fingers crossed. Know in my heart that my meds will probably have to be adjusted, but so be it.

Hereís to ALMOST FRIDAY!!!

Nola: NO, didnít end up getting the nap but went to bed super early (was in bed by 7:30 pm. OMG, itís been a LONG time since Iíve been able to do that. BUT considering I was falling asleep doing core exercises (RIDICULOUS, eh!), I figured, ok, sleep . .. that trumps ANYTHING else.

Neat that Cheyenne and Jasmin are coming for a visit! Grandma time!

Oh! LOVE sweet potatoes!

Jas is in New York @ the Albany office, then off to Cooperstown NY (home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.)

Thanks for the update on Wendy! Poor thing . . . but hoping that she gets to go home today! Better to be safe than sorry, though.

OH NO! So very, very sorry to hear Don is ill with the Ross River Virus again. Sending hugs and prayers and healing vibes.

Dorothy: I did talk w/a stupervisor today re: the snafu in wiring the funds (which never did happen Ė had to e overnighted.)

Oh boy . . . new driver . . . NERVES of steel being sent to you.

Eliza: Glad youíre enjoying beautiful weather. Here, too. Typically sunny, cool, breezy Fall day . . . high mid-60ís today (didnít even get 60 yesterday).

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Nola so sorry.. emoticon

here the weather is just beautiful again...not cold and windy like it was.. emoticon

up early and emoticon

I too have had lots of cough and sore throat but, feeling better little by little.. emoticon
have a happy day you ALL! emoticon emoticon



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Nola - I am so sorry to hear Don is not feeling well - must be so frustrating for both of you.

How wonderful the girls are coming to spend some tie with you.

It is suppose to be rainy here as well today through Saturday.

I have potatoes in my garden to dig up - and I have been picking red peppers - I need to cut them up and freeze them.

I am up at 3:30 6 mornings a week with Michael's paper route - I go to bed very early.

Barb - I hope the eye appointment went well and that you were able to get a nap in.

Allergy shots yesterday and Michael's physical today.

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Barb hope you got a nap. 3a.m starts can leave you a bit ragged. Is Jason off again somewhere or is that his usual start time. emoticon

Dorothy we are getting up in the daylight now. I love it. I have always been a morning person. Todays weather was beautiful, but back into rain again for 5 days. Our rain has usually stopped by this time of the year, but the season is really confused in Australia this year. emoticon

Heard from the Grand daughters last night. Cheyenne and Jasmin are coming to stay Monday to Thursday next week, so that is good. Rain is forecast YUK but I guess as long as the power doesn't go off and their smartphone/tablets keep going they will be OK.

Have been freezing sweet potatoes. We have so many, and there are still more in the garden. Luckily we love them.

Off outside to get a few more rays and catch up on some Vit. D. emoticon


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Wednesday Ė Bodaciously early morning. Jas was picked up @ 3:45 this morning, so up around 3 am. Oh well.

Momís carer/angel is here @ 7:30 am then I head off for an eye appointment. I believe Iíll be in line for a nap this afternoon, I HOPE.

Will catch up w/y'all tomorrow. Pushed for time today!

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Dorothy I remember that well.....the shudder, shudder, waiting for kids with licenses and cars coming home safely. Great Michael has the opportunity, he will have so much fun with the freedom of his own car. emoticon

Barb so good the money is all in and the sale is all over. emoticon What is next on the agenda? For total pampering a Cruise is definitely the way to go. Hope you can now have some restful days. emoticon

Wendy has had her operations and has come through well. She was to go home today, but her State is having massive storms and is in total blackout, so she has to stay a bit longer in hospital until it is safe on the roads. She lives about 200 miles from the hospital.

Had to take Don to the Dr today, the Ross River Virus is back, just wanted to have him checked out in case it was something else. Feel so sad for him, he has never been a person for indoors and being ill.

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Barb - by the time I realised they had switched accounts Michael was 26,00 in the hole - now just need to get the money out of his old account and into his new one - I emailed someone yesterday but n reply yet,

So glad that the money has arrived for the pay off - it will be so nice to have it all behind you.

The weather has been beautiful here - sunny, no humidity, and decent temps. I am enjoying it. But so weird driving to work in the dark though.

Finally got Michael's car registered yesterday - only took us 3 days - never knew it was so hard to change states on a car. He gets his physical tomorrow after school and then he can get his learner's permit - and then the fun begins.

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Tuesday Ė Well . . . the closing. . . is . . . done. NOW all that is left is getting the pay off. So glad this is all done!

Fall weather here for sure. Windy, but sunny and I am loving it.

Dorothy: I would say men have a gift for messiness! SIGH

I used to HATE dealing with the school lunch charges. My DS was ALWAYS overdrawn, so I had to scramble to get the $$$.

Weather is windy and raw, but sun is out, so Iíll take it1

Nola: Oh . . . you . . . have . . . no . . . idea! Jas and I met on a cruse and that would be such a welcome treat. . . the ultimate in being pampered. You donít lack for anything!

Yes, it is like a 10 ton weight off my shoulders. The closing funds arrived this morning. Was sweating bullets. It was supposed to be sired, but the darned bank gave me an incorrect routing #. GRRrrrr.

I fear that things are going the on-line way everywhere. **SIGH**


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Nola - I do agree - it is much easier dealing with people than with a computer. Its kine of funny because computers have slowed down a lot of things for people because you have to wait for people to click through all of the screens., My mom always comes to me when something needs to be done on a computer. Yesterday - I just realised that the school changed services for school lunches - so now I need to figure out how to get the money out of one account and into another account - ugh!

Barb - I hope the closing all went smoothly and now you all can move on, We had a bit of rain yesterday but no storms,.

Eliza - I need to swap around my clothing - the fall weather has certainly arrived here.

Nice to get back into my routine here at home but I just know that little guy is going to change so much so fast,

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Dorothy nice to have you back after your big week travelling back and forth, Isn't that typically male leaving a mess for the good fairies to come and gather up after them emoticon That is a lovely idea taking your Mom up to see her new GGS. at the weekend.

Barb I am sure the new buyers of the Condo will be happy there. It must be great to finally take a few breaths and start to think of other things.. emoticon (that is a cruise for you and Jason in the future )

Eliza it sounds like your Fall is well and truly settling in. Your plants will love the cooler weather. emoticon

I spent the morning getting us on line for all the Govt stuff that happens as we get older. The Govt is shutting down a lot of face to face places and all claims have to be done on line. I feel sad for a lot of people our age and older than don't know which way is up on a computer. Plus the computer doesn't smile at you and say " good morning, how are you" like the face to face offices do..

Have a lovely Tuesday! emoticon

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emoticon I think they will be happy..


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Monday Ė hoping and praying all goes well for the closing. Sad to close this chapter but wish the young buyer good luck and that he loves the condo as much as Mom and Dad did.

Rained last night . . . stormed actually. BUT no rain now. PHEW. Still wet out, though.

The carer will be here shortly, so off I go.


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Dorothy I bet the baby is a beautiful child.. emoticon

I was really busy in the kitchen yesterday... emoticon

I know Mom is ok in her home and loves to be alone. emoticon

I know what you mean about the laundry too.. I have two guys here and one of them uses lots of clothes all the time, mostly uniform shirts..you can do the den and laundry and staying busy makes the day go by faster.. emoticon
well the morning is dark, cloudy, gloomy, windy and I just plan to keep working...cleaning the bathroom...getting the fall clothing out.. emoticon


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Eliza - I hope your hubby had a happy birthday. I think a home cooked meal is much better than a restaurant meal and I am sure he appreciated it.

I do beleive my hand must be around your moms age and she is still living alone and I am sure quite spitfire. My mom has just turned 80 and is very independant.

Nola - I hope Don is doing well. I love to be organized - something hard to do when you are married to a pack rat. My den is scaring me right now - I think he has shoved everything in here that he positively could while I have been on the road - I know what I will be doing this week. It will be nice to be able to relax when you are camping.

Barb - hopefully the alzheimer's gene will skip over you. I am sure it will such a big relief when the closing is completely done. I made a nice pot roast last weekend in the crock pot - hubby sure did enjoy it.

So I am finally home and it is nice to get back into my own routine. I spend the weekend with my daughter and her family. It was such a pleasure to see the new little guy and I am sure I will be amazed to see how big he is when I get to see him again. I am thinking of taking my mom up next weekend to meet him. I had a nice sink full of dishes awaiting me when I got home and the laundry pile - eek - how do 2 men dirty so many clothes. So I am busy playing catch up.

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I read a thing on Face book today that said "I don't complain about getting old. I remember all the people who didn't make it " and I thought what am I whining about (and I do from time to time) I have had so many friends and family that never made it....... BUT you are right Barb ageing is definitely not for sissies. Also I am so pleased that we live in times with all the medical knowledge and care available.

Another quiet day today. Public holiday here. Barney has had a romp outside. Have done house taming most of the day, so we are looking good. I bet no one comes to visit emoticon

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thanks for the happy wishes for Dh...we stayed home and Barb. I had lots of kitchen duties.. emoticon

I know it is sad about our parents ....my Mom got teary eyed the day I went to see her..
but being 94 is a old age...I just don't want to get old either but, taking care of ourselves should help....and I hope I have help..your being a great daughter... emoticon

going to cook pinto beans and pop a roast lamb in the oven for the week..
very breezy and cool today...I have allergies and a headache.. emoticon
did not go to church today...
have a nice day! emoticon




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Sunday Ė nice day yesterday. Did get a break . . . got to go out to eat. Not a real fan of restaurant food, but enjoyed the break from kitchen duties!

Fall-ish weather. Think itís really supposed to cool off this week. Ah well . . . cozy inside!

Have a great Sunday.

Nola: Oh I know Dad is very sad about this chapter in life closing, but on the other hand, I KNOW heís grateful for the help heís receiving w/Mom AND his needs. Getting old really DOES suck! I often wonder, will Alzheimerís be my lot in life, too. Could be tested, but I choose to take care of myself, be healthy, and life will be what it will be. I saw 2 aunts (her sisters) go thru this. At least there is research being done and new discoveries.

Booo on wet and cold! Sending some sunshine.

Awww, bet Barney like being outside.


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Eliza Happy birthday to your DH. I wish i could see 55 again. Hershey cake sounds very yummo.

Barb I hope the absence of calls regarding the closing continues and there are no hiccups. It must have been the evil laugh that helped emoticon Does your dad feel sad about the closing of that part of his life or is he just accepting it as how it has to be. Old age sucks!!

Had a quiet day. Wet and cold outside, so I did a bit of computer work paying bills etc.Took Barney out for a bit of a romp with the ball, and that is about it. School holidays have just started. I am not sure whether we are having any Grand daughters, will probably find out tonight.

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Saturday and my DH birthday is today.. emoticon made a hershey cake..

he is the big 55!

anyways.....breezy and enjoying coffee emoticon

hope Don and Brab. that your parents are ok! emoticon

hugs to all! emoticon


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Saturday Ė pretty mellow day yesterday! Mom did pretty well w/the carer yesterday. Wonderful!

Took the time to make a pot roast in the crock pot, which will last for a few meals. YEAH!!!!!!! Love my crock pot. LOVE IT. Takes prep work, but then . . . the . . . work . . . is . . . DONE!

Feeling Fallish. High maybe near 70F. Thatís all right . . . thatís comfortable.

Otherwise . . . SHHHHHH . . . . no 9-1-1 calls regarding the closing on Monday. Hallelujah. I think that the management corporation for the condo assn. is afraid of me! LOLOL GOOOD.

Have a great weekend.

Nola: Hope today is a better day for Don!

Kudos to you for being so organized! Enjoy the weekend.

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Nothing much is happening today. We have a long weekend in our State, plus all the football finals are on. So plenty to watch on the TV if you are into all that sort of stuff........not me.

Don is still resting. perhaps tomorrow will be better. I am thinking about food for camping and make ahead food for our family Christmas day 3rd Dec.I want to have everything organised so we all can enjoy the day. Plus I don't want to waste my camping time cooking.

Dorothy I can see you Yo Yo ing back and forth between home and baby. Stay safe on the roads. emoticon

Barb this is for you. emoticon Enjoy and hopefully it will be combined with a restful weekend.

Eliza I can see your halo from here. emoticon

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Friday Ė Dare I say yesterday was relatively sane (shhhhh!) So, hope that continues into today.

Momís carer comes this morning. Have a few chores to do, so will hopefully get them done.

Have a great Friday!

Nola: OHhhhhhhh Nurse Ratchet with the evil laugh . . . . deadly combination that gets things done. Yes, it is pathetic that these management companies . . . are . . . such . . . butt nuggets!

Hurray for the wood stack and that she did it for you!

Dorothy: I think companies do things the hard way . . . well . . . just cuz they CAN and nobody questions. Hmmm . . . wrong person to do that to!

Have a relaxing weekend!

Eliza: Have a good weekend.


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Happy Autumn or Fall you ALL.. emoticon
sure is hot here still but I like it.

I went to my church class last night and we are discussing 'virtues'.. emoticon

have a happy Friday at work or at home and be happy.......we are all in this together.. emoticon emoticon




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Tricia - what number will this be for you? Thomas is also the name of my ex husbands father - his namesake.

Barb - I never understand why companies insist on doing things the hard way when it is so easy to do anything over the computer and on line. I am glad the lawyer was able to take care of it for you. Sorry it caused you so much unneeded stress.

Nola - she is a gem - how nice!

I drive home yesterday after I dropped the kids off at school and than drove back with my hubby and son and than back home. I am going to work 1/2 a day and get some stuff done here and than drive back to my daughters for the weekend.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

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Barb how archaic in this day and age when all you have to press a few computer buttons to move your money around to be asked for specific banks and certified checks. Sounds like a combination of Nurse Ratchet and the evil laugh worked wonders. You must be so exhausted with it all. Hope you can relax a bit now. emoticon

Dorothy I can see you beaming as you give little Thomas cuddles. I bet the other children love having you there. Enjoy!! emoticon

Tricia you are home again. That is good. I bet you didn't have time to get homesick. Another Grand baby in October. How wonderful.!! I'm missing Karen as well. emoticon

Eliza you must be so tired. Perhaps when the cooler weather comes you will perk up a bit . Happy first day of Fall to you too. emoticon

My wood lady delivered another load of wood and I watched whilst she stacked it in the shed. She would not hear of me helping her, I did offer!! She is a Gem emoticon



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Congratulations on the new baby boy! emoticon

Barb. sorry about the problems with the fees etc. but, your took care of it.. emoticon

Nola hope Don is ok and sees better, emoticon emoticon

I woke up and put my voice class on, CD, vocalization then I fell asleep again...I must be tired.. emoticon

Tricia glad to see you!! Karen is missed alot.....she is so positive!! emoticon
happy first day of fall though here it is still very warm...still feels like summer.. emoticon


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Tricia: Good to hear from you, and missing Karen, too! HUGS

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Just popping in to say a quick hello to my one-fer friends!

Awwww, Barbs: Sorry you had to deal over the phone with a mess. I hate when that happens!

Dorothy: Congratulations on a new grandson! My daughter is expecting her own little Thomas in October - Thomas Robert! My grandpa's name was Thomas D, and his grandpa was Thomas also. Great name!

Nola: Hope you're able to enjoy a nice camping trip!

Eliza: My parents had several Subarus and really liked 'em.

I'm missing Karen! emoticon

Wishing all of you a nice day!

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Thursday - Oh shucks BAAAAAA D morning yesterday, I literally spent 3.5 hrs. on the phone getting yet another fee straightened out. Lord have mercy. Got it handled though. IT . . . IS . . . DISGUSTING.

The condo assn. management company wanted $100 for a "moving charge". WTH! But here's the kicker. They wanted me to hike it to the bank (1/2 hr. from here -- they wanted it from a specific bank!!!) The check was to be a certified check (now for a certified check the bank charges a fee of between 3-5% of the amt. of the check (yeah, it's so much work to push a danged button!) GRRRrrrrr. I talked w/the management company stupervisor. I explained that there was NO WAY I was able to go 1/2 hr. away and leave my parents for heaven only knows how long, to get a certified check. So, let's see what we can do. Hmmmm . . . in the meantime I called Jas and told HIM what was going on. He said call the atty. helping him w/the closing. I did. Hmmmm . . . let's say HE . . . WAS . . . NOT . . . HAPPY with the management company. About 1/2 hr. after my conversation with him, he called me back. All taken care of. Isn't that amazing! Lawrd, I am blonde but eventually they will learn. I . . . am . . . not . . . . stupid and am not afraid to use my MOUTH! HEE HEE. AND, even more amazingly, about 20 min. after I got off the phone w/the atty. the mgmnt company stupervisor called back all apologetic and said, "so sorry. it was a mistake." I had all I could do not to just break out in an evil cackle!

Nola: At least today it is not raining.

So happy to hear that the Dr. has preservative-free everything for treating Don! Hallelujah and hope this recuperation goes without a glitch!

Dorothy: Congratulations! Typical boy . . . donít cooperate! LOL Hope all are recuperating from the long labor!



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Congratulations Grandma. Good that he has safely arrived. Enjoy your cuddles. emoticon

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Nolan. My daughter lives about 2 hours away but I came up the day they were to induce her to stay with the kids. Thomas James finally arrived at 2:40 pm. It was a hard long labor. He was not cooperating. But mother and son are doing great and he is just beautiful

I am glad to hear that Done injections went well

Barbara. One chapter in your life done with the paperwork being completed and mailed away. Hope the storms were not damaging

Elisa. Those pesky weeds. I told my daughter I would weed her garden again and if her hubby gets mulch we can mulch it and get it ready for spring

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I have fixed my computer, and it is back on track with the Internet.

Don has had his eye injection and is resting comfortably. Finally the Specialist has sourced preservative free everything that he uses on Don it should be a better recovery this time. He doesn't have to go back for 10 weeks. We may get a bit of a camping trip after all. emoticon

Barb what a relief to have all the paper work done and off. Another thing out of the way. The storms sound terrible. I hope it fines up soon. Hope today is relaxing emoticon

Dorothy I hope you get some news soon. Is your daughter in the same town as you? Hope all goes well. How many Grandkids will this baby make? emoticon

Eliza weeds have a way of returning fast don't they. You just think you have them done and there they are again. Have a lovely Thursday. emoticon

I guess your clocks will change back to normal soon.

Have a lovely Thursday emoticon


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Wednesday Ė So glad that the paperwork is now done for the condo. Got it sent off.

Storming like a banshee right now. Thunder, lightening, hail and heavy rain. Dang!

Thatís about all the news thatís fit to print. Just a busy day yesterday and the carer will be here shortly. Tomorrow . . . hope itís a little relaxing.

Nola: Chocolate of ANY kind will be fair game, but in a libation. . . . bonus points! Sorry about your computer. Thatís so frustrating!

Your weather sounds perfect.

Hoping all goes well for you and Don tomorrow. Always a worry I know!

Donna: ANY NEWS???? Prayers and hugs.

Having nasty storms right now as we speak! UGH

Eliza: Hope you had a good walk w/Paco.


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I like subaru too ...they are good vehicles..good idea to keep it.. emoticon

still waiting...too with you... emoticon

I agree it is fun to be around family like cousins.. emoticon

here the yards are full of weeds, lots of them, terrible! emoticon
took my dog walking and time for coffee....have a blessed day you ALL! emoticon emoticon


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Still waiting. I will head to the hospital after I drop off the kids

Nolan. I will be thinking and praying for Don today. I will be sad when we have to close the house up tight for the winter

Barbara. Who boo. That will be so nice. This has been a crazy year for storms. We have had 3 nasty ones. That is 3 more than we usually get

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Still on my phone emoticon Not sure what is going on. It may be my computer having a hissy fit.
Barb good the 26th is getting closer. Lots of Chocolate martinis to celebrate.

Dorothy hope all is well with the baby and DD. Subaru idea sounds like the way to go .

Great day here 75 all the doors and windows open to let in the fresh air. Dons eyes tomorrow so we are getting the lawns cut in case he is ot of it for a while.

Will work on my computer tonight and see what gremlins I can clean out. emoticon





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Tuesday Ė Well, off to get the papers notarized and then wait for the closing on the 26th. That will be a HUGE relief. HUGE!

Otherwise, Jas got home early last night, so we had time to go over the papers and get them organized, so tomorrow will be easier getting the papers signed and notarized.

Storms last night, but we were all right.

Dorothy: Buying your DDís Subaru and selling your van sounds line a win-win. Good luck!

Chocolate martinins Ė definitely doesnít get better! LOL

Nola: Sorry about your internet! Frustrating.


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Have no Internet again tonight. Doing this on my phone with difficulty. So just letting you know I am thinking of you and sending hugs. emoticon

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Nola - those old friendships are so precious. You are lucky you are so organized.

Pedis - I just adore them. One of life's little pleasures. I enjoy manicures but they are useless to me - my nails just chip so easily.

I hope Done is doing well.

I will be sure to get lots of cuddles - I am working 1/2 and then I am headed out.

Barb - what a wonderful combo - wine and crafts and throw cousins in - perfect. I am glad you had a good time. And bonus with the estate sale going well.

Chocolate martinis - can life get any better.

My daughter Melissa - the youngest - is selling her subaru - so I think I am going to sell my van - get out from under the payments and buy her subaru. I will miss my van but the payments are a killer - and why struggle 2 more years and then have to get another new vehicle anyways.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.

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Monday Ė had a blast yesterday! My cousins and I walked to the Wine and Harvest Festival in town and just enjoyed walking and talking. Lots of little crafts, but as much as I liked them, no room @ the Inn! Have to get RID f some things.

Anyhow, it was nice to have a day that actually seemed normal! Wonderful.

Mom did pretty well. Had no idea who my cousins were, and I prepared them for that, but she was engaged and had a good time.

So I ended up making some chocolate martinis and we sat on the porch rocking and talking and laughing. Good for the soul.

Now down to business. Tomorrow have all the papers to be notarized and will get that taken care of.

Carer will be here so better get a little walk in.

Eliza: Isnít it wonderful to see a sweet baby! Wishing good health for your DHís nieceís baby. AND quick recovery for his niece!

Dorothy: Fingers crossed! Hope your DD went into labor!!! Boys . . . theyíre always slow starters!

Glad that the day turned out well for golf and that you had a nice dinner afterwards.

Nola: How wonderful to spend time with friends! Nothing, absolutely nothing, more uplifting.

I had a blast w/my cuzís. Sometimes I think weíve never grown up! LOL But thatís all right. Felt really, really good to be silly for a day.

How wonderful to have a free pedi! Yeah1

Oh, the estate sale was good. There were a few things left (really of no value) so now the condo is empty. I am sad about that (wasnít there, but brother sent pics) . . . but itís moving on. Has to be.

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Sorry I missed Sunday. Our friends came on Saturday and didn't leave until quite late on Sunday. This is when it is great to have meals in the freezer and a Fish and chip shop not too far away. We really enjoyed their visit, our friendship goes back about 40 years.

Dorothy I hope all is going well with DD and baby. Enjoy your precious time with them and have lots of cuddles. emoticon

Eliza you forget how tiny new born babies are and then you see one and it is beautiful. Hope your Sunday was restful as well. emoticon

Barb how did the cuzzs visit go. Did you Mom remember them at all. Was the Estate sale a success? 70 temps are fantastic.Hope you get a lot more before winter. emoticon

I am floating on air. I had my second free pedi today. To think I didn't like them once. It must be old age that makes me appreciate them. Plus I am not as ticklish now.

Have a good Monday!! emoticon


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Eliza - they are so time aren't they - 5 lbs is really tiny!

Barb - thank you = tomorrow is the big day - I hope she goes into labor as well without help.

It turned out to be a beautiful day for golf - we really lucked out. It was a bit wet from the storms the night before but beautiful. Afterwards we had a nice dinner and then I headed to the cabin to clean. Now It is just waiting for this new grandson.

Last weeks defeat is a gateway to many victories.

Lord - grant me the Serinity to accept the things I can not change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.

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Enjoy your company... emoticon

yesterday we went to see my DH neice baby girl, she had a C-section...the baby was only 5 lbs. soooooo tiny... emoticon

hope you all enjoy your day....it is sure hot but, I like it.. emoticon

have a restful day ...... emoticon


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Sunday Ė Ready for company. Hurray.

Have a blessed Sunday.

Dorothy: Our temps are supposed to be in the upper 70ís. Loving it. Oh no on the tornado warnings!

Hoping things move along for your DD so no induction. Fingers crossed! Just want healthy mama and baby!

Looking forward to the visit today from the cuzís.

You worked hard yesterday . . . earned that pampering! Isnít that always the trick after a hair cut . . . to get it to do what the beautician does!


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Eliza - I just looked at our forecast and it is suppose to be in the high 70's and low 80;s this coming week - wow - what a way for summer to end. emoticon

Nola - glad you're enjoying your company. I bet you are the hostess with the mostess. emoticon

Barb - I hope you enjoyed visiting with your cousins as well as mom and dad - pizza was the smart way to go. emoticon

So I went up to clean and mow at the cabin and it rained I did do a bit of mowing but finally gave up and as the people were still there I did not get to clean. So back home to clean and get ready for my hair appointment - and I Love it - I just hope I can get it to do what she got it to do - lol! Looked at the forecast this morning and we should be ok for golf this morning although it will be very wet as it stormed yesterday and we had tornado warnings yesterday - crazy weather. So after golfing I will go clean.

Still no baby and they pushed back her inducing 12 hours hoping she will go into natural labor. Tuesday is the big day.

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Barb enjoy your company.. emoticon
Nola you too..

I hope the baby is born soon...I bet your excited.. emoticon

It was fun waiting for labor pains, but I realize girls now just schedule a c-section and, that is worse I think...anyway to each their own..

It is just really hot here and, the last week of summer...according to the calendar but, it is not looking like fall here at all...I like it. emoticon

have a happy Saturday and enjoy the sunny day... emoticon


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We have surprise visitors from the East that rang up this morning hoping to catch up. They arrived for lunch and are staying the night. Thank God the house for once doesn't look like a bomb site.

Barb enjoy your cousins catch up. Pizza definitely the way to go.

Dorothy I hope all goes well with the birth of your new Grand baby and your DD. I hope the bad weather holds off and you get your golf in. I bet you are looking spiffy with the hair done emoticon

Must go and play hostess. Catch you all tomorrow. emoticon

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Saturday Ė just getting things ready for company tomorrow. Making it easy. Having pizza delivered. PHEW

Enjoy your Saturday!

Dorothy: Prayers continue! Good for you for pampering yourself with a hair appointment. I'm getting due for one, too. My hair is fine, but it does grow fast.

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Barb - thanks - I pray all goes well as well. I hope you have a fun filled weekend with your cousins.

I need to get to our cabin early today to clean and mow as I have a hair appointment at 2. Tomorrow I am suppose to golf - we will see - they are calling for thunderstorms.

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Friday Ė just about thru the paperwork. PHEW

Momís carer is here this morning, so getting things organized for that, then out the door to do a few chores.

So glad itís Friday, but itís going to be gusy.

I have a cousin coming in from MA. She and another cousin are going to be here Sunday for a little cousinís get-together. Timing stinks, but hey. . . thatís life, right!

So, a busy little beaver Iíll be.

Nola: Glad your weather is warming up for you! Love Spring (and Fall, too . . . just W-I-N-T-E-R I do not like!)

Wishing Don luck with the upcoming eye injection. **SIGH** Prayers it all goes well.

Get some rest! HUGS

Dorothy: I think after page #1 of paper work, peopleís eyes generally glaze over! **SIGH**

It will be a relief when the condo stuff is done. Just have to live thru it till then! OY

Wishing your DD luck that baby decides to do things all on his/her own so induction isnít needed. Good luck!


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Nola - it is a shame that Don has to go through the injections for his health when they make a mess of his health - seems like a double edged sword. But it is nice that he is getting everything done that he can. And how lovely to be able to shed the sweater. Enjoy the sunshine! emoticon

Barb - paperwork - yuck - I always wonder if anyone ever reads all of the paperwork we have to fill out. It is just crazy - I have been scanning lots of paper at work and throwing it out as I go. So nice to see it go. And even at home I do not save nearly what I use to but I still have piles of it sitting around - ugh!

But - now that I am done with the paper rant - I bet it is a relief that the condo stuff will be behind you soon.

Not much going on here - which is nice - just waiting for my daughter to go into labor - if she does not I will be heading up there on Monday night as they are inducing her on Tuesday.

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Barb it will soon be over. Hang in there. Glad you are still able to get out for your walk. You mention getting your sweater out yesterday, I took mine off for the first time this Spring. Things are starting to warm up outside. Hope the sale goes well today. emoticon

Dorothy isn't that every fixit mans dream to have someone elses shed to clean out and pull down. I wonder what treasures Mike will find. I hope the itches and soreness didn't develop into something nasty. This might help emoticon emoticon

Spent the day outside helping Don catch up. He is on a roll to get things done as he has his eye injections next Thursday (shudder shudder) and he is afraid he will be out of it again. emoticon

I feel all tired and sunny, it was a lovely day. emoticon

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Thursday Ė have about a bazillion or more papers to be notarized for the condo closing. ACK!!! Hand cramp! I think a head cramp too!

Gorgeous day. Got out for a walk and it felt good.

Thatís about all the news thatís fit to print from here.

Dorothy: Our leaves are probably going to start changing in 2-3 days. Some have already started dropping, but our peak is usually around 21 September. I am kind of surprised that there isnít more color right now! Probably is further north.

Yes, definitely, weíve had rain, but all in all, itís been drier than usual, so probably not too much color this year.

Man, do I hope itís not a harsh winter! But, just like for you, predictions are for it to be. DANG! Soaking up the sun and warmth as it comes right now.

Enjoying the low humidity right now. Yup . . . getting out the sweaters. Needed in the evening.


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Nola - yes - the leaves are beginning to change - they will not be at there peak for a about a month. Not sure how they will be this fall as the water has a lot to do with the color and we had a dry summer. emoticon

I am hoping we do not have a harsh winter as well - but they are sounding like we are. See- there is always a reason why something happens - Don kept you home safe and sound emoticon

Barb - same here - we had a very light rain yesterday. And the weather is in the 70's. Such a change but I am enjoying it - no humidity. Time to pull out the sweaters. emoticon

The neighbor has hubby pulling apart and emptying an old shed - he is in his glory - lol!

I started feeling achy and sore all over yesterday after and work and am still feeling that way - must be fighting something off.

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Nola: Yes, the eastern states have gotten pummeled!

Glad the plumbing is done!

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Sorry I missed yesterday. The Internet was down. I have to learn to do my Sparking in the morning as the system gets overloaded from 4 pm on. Nothing is being done about it as there is a new hot shot National Broadband being rolled out right across the country........slowly and we have to wait for that.

So the plumber has been and gone. Don has replaced all the pavers that had to be taken up and today we trundle all the tubs with the plants in and connect the watering system again. emoticon

Dorothy are you missing your golf? Good you have a quiet week for a change. Are the leaves starting to turn yet? emoticon

Barb glad the chicken soup is helping and your cold is improving. 71 temps sound lovely. I hope you are soaking up as much of the rays as you can while they are there. I do hope you have a mild winter. This has been Australia's wettest winter on record. I am so glad we didn't get to do our big trip in the RV like we had planned it would have been a disaster with flooding all along the Eastern States emoticon

Must get on with my day. emoticon

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Wednesday Ė well, just had a spritz of a shower in the morning, then a pretty good shower in the afternoon yesterday. Today the high is supposed to be 71! Iíll take it.

Mom and Dad had their Drs. appointments to get their bleeding times checked as theyíre on Coumadin.

Mom carer is here this morning, so . . . time to scoot.

Dorothy: Thanks. Yes, I do feel better.

Had a passing shower this morning. Cooler. 71 for a high.

Ladies, have a great Wednesday, and catch up w/everyone later.

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Barb - glad to hear that you are feeling better - yep rest sure does help when you are not feeling well.

We are suppose to get the rain today. And it looks like it may be a rainy weekend.

Nothing exciting going on here - quiet week - but I am glad. Allergy shots today.

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Tuesday Ė Still feeling the cold, but a little better today. Going to bed relatively early last night helped.

Looks like itís going to be a stormy morning. Heard rumbles of thunder. No rain yet.

Nola: OOOOhhhhh. Hottie plumber again! LOL Poor Barney. Heíll learn.

Yes, Dad is happy to see familiar pieces. I think it helps him adjust.

Feeling better today, but still on the chicken soup. It helps!

Enjoy the coffee!!!

Dorothy: Yes, I love the pieces form Dadís refinishing that I have.

Well, hope things go well w/your DD! Iím sure SHEíS ready for the little one to make an appearance!


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Nola - coffee maker and Barney minder - sounds like a busy day. I love it when dogs grumble - well other people dogs anyways - lol! And a hottie plumber - sounds like a perfect day to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Barb - yea for your treasures - I am sure they make you as happy as they do your dad. I hope you can kick that cold to the curb. emoticon emoticon

It was a lovely day to be out on the water. I think there were about 20 boats out on the water plus people walking the shore lines. We picked up quite a bit. I do believe the rest of the week will be quiet except for our allergy shots and unless my daughter goes into labor. emoticon emoticon

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Tuesday and the hottie plumber is here on time. Barney has to be inside as all the gates are open. He thinks he is hard done by and someone terrible is outside doing all the banging, hence lots of barking and grumbling. I am Barney minder for the day. emoticon

Barb nice to hear you were able to get some of your parents treasures. That must make your Dad pleased to see some of his work at your place.
Chicken soup coming up for that cold emoticon I hope you can nip it in the bud. emoticon

Dorothy I think it is great that communities have clean up days. We have clean up Australia Day once a year and everyone goes out and helps. They get tons of stuff by the end of the day. emoticon

Eliza we don't have Grandparents Day here......yet. I guess it won't be long though. Hope you had a good day. emoticon

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Monday Ė Quiet, simple day yesterday. Nursing a cold, dang it!

Carer here in a short time, so have to get ready!

Have a great Monday.

Nola: Hope the plumber was able to do the job!

For sure, those fleeting moments of recognition are forever etched in the heart!

Yes, the one town affected is where a cousin lives, but she and her DH were all right!

Glad that Don is doing well . . . hurray!

Donna: Surely is etched in my brain, heart and soul. I was just totally a wreck by the time I heard and finally saw Jason. And getting the kids. OMG, it was a mess picking them up from school (obviously, every parent was there for the same thing . ..to pick up their kids).

I really would not be able to tolerate seeing the things being sold. As you say, heart breaking. But has to be done. I do have a love seat and piano that my Dad re-finished and refurbished himself. He loves looking @ those!

Good luck on the clean-the-river project!

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Nola glad Don is ok..... emoticon

Happy Grandparents day to the grandparents out there...I think it was yesterday... emoticon

nice cool day, cloudy but humid....... emoticon


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Nola - we don't usually get tornadoes - but we did have another bad storm come through on Saturday night and it knocked down lots of tree limbs, a few trees, and a lot of our town lost power. And somehow I slept through it all - it must have been the wine - lol!

I am so happy to hear that Don is feeling better and that you have your life back emoticon

Barb - I would have been terrified - my girls were all in college or working at the time -Michael was just 1. Oh my - it will be a day forever etched in my mind. I was at work as well and could not believe what we were hearing on the radio.

Probably wiser that you do not go to the sale - I am sure it would be heart breaking. Too bad you could not keep at least one piece.

Yesterday after Melissa left I mowed our back yard - thank god it is not very big - ran the sweeper and ran to the store. Today I am going to be helping on the clean the river project and it is suppose to be beautiful a day.

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All ready for the plumber tomorrow. He will be here at 8 am. Fingers crossed it will be fine.

Barb how lovely to see a glimmer of recognition from your Mom at the restaurant. It is those fleeting moments that you cherish. Great you were able to take some time out to watch a Movie. Hope the new week is uneventful for you.....as in extra stuff to the mountain you are already doing.

Dorothy WOW nine miles on the mower. I guess the weather is perfect for massive grass growth with the humidity and the rain. emoticon We saw tornadoes in Eastern IL on the TV, do you get all that kind of weather. That would be so scary. emoticon

Don had another good day that is 5 days in a row. He says he feels he is over this lot of virus. I feel like a weight has been lifted off me and we can live again for now. emoticon



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Sunday Ė started out ugly and rainy yesterday morning. But the clouds parted, the sun peeked out around 1 pm and it was 72 degrees. No complaints!

Mom and Dad enjoyed being out yesterday. We took them to a restaurant weíve been to a LOT and Mom actually seemed to have a glimmer of recognition when we walked in. That surprised me, but glad of it.

Had plenty to do yesterday, but relaxed watching RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK while doing MORE sorting. Havenít seen that in a long while!

Let us pause and remember all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11. NEVER forget. So many innocent lives lost. So many lives shattered. Jason lived and worked in NYC before we were married and lost several good friends in that tragedy. Blessings to their families! Blessings to all those first responders, as well, many of whom still suffer the health affects of being in that toxic environment in order to try and recover those lost.

Blessings on this day of remembrance for all those lost in the tragedy of 9-11. Let us hope mankind learns tolerance and peace.


Nola: No, I will not be attending the estate sale, because all that will be sold is furniture. I dearly wish I had room to use and/or store the furniture, but just donít.

BWAHAHAHA! Clara needs no practice on the evil laugh1 LOLOLOLOL WE BOTH have it down to a science!

Good luck with the plumbing work! I can only imagine youíll be glad to have your gas stove back!

So happy Don is feeling good. That is a blessing!

Dorothy: For sure, 9-11 is fresh for me too. At the time Jason was working in a federal building in IL. I was terrified, because it was said those would be under attack as well. And at that time no cell phone, so I didnít hear from him for 6 hrs. Took him 8 hrs. to get home. OMG. definitely a day I will not forget sitting there at my friendís house watching it on TV just stunned. Stunned silence.

All of us had kids in school, too, so we went to fetch them (they all went to the same school). Of course, the kids didnít fully understand the impact of what happened.

I know deep down Dad is grateful that Iím sorting. Donít think Mom has a clue, and thatís all right for me.

YOU DEFINITELY EARNED YOUR WINE!!! 9 miles mowing. Fabulous!

Today is a dry day Ė so lawn mowing it is here, too. But at least I have Jas to help!


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9/11 - what a day. A very scary day knowing that we were under attack and then to watch it all unfold on TV - 15 years already and it is still fresh. emoticon

Nola - I am so happy to hear that Don is feeling better. Hooray. And I hear you on expensive poorly constructed stuff - they sure don't build things like they use to - your lawn mower is a testimonial to that. emoticon

Melissa - is here for the whole weekend. I think she is adrift - she is coming up on her one year breakup with her boyfriend and she is reevaluating her life. I think she is in a good place but she just needs to figure it all out. I am so glad that she feels comfortable to talk about t all with me. Of course after a couple bottles of wine emoticon we were doing lots of talking emoticon

Barb - the end is in sight hooray. Way to go on getting stuff to goodwill. So sad that you have to be doing what you are doing but I am very sure mom and dad are very grateful. emoticon

We were under severe thunderstorm watch yesterday - I am not sure if we ever got any rain - it had not rained by the time I went to bed. emoticon But I really do not mind it because it was such a dry summer.

I slipped away from the house yesterday when everyone was in bed and went to the cabin to mow - 4 hours later I was back and a very tired person - so see - I earned my wine!! emoticon So after I got back I threw a meatloaf in the oven, took a shower and spent rest of the day with my daughter. Did I tell you I walked 9 miles while mowing - wow emoticon And since I had mowed last week I was surprised at how thick and heavy it was.




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Remembering 9/11 and all those good, ordinary, everyday people that perished. Many Australians amongst them, Not forgetting the heroes who gave their lives on that day. emoticon

Barb that is great that the Condo work is nearly completed. Will you be going to the Estate Sale.Such a big emotional time. Car trunks can hold a lot of stuff and no one thinks to check. I often keep putting stuff out there and when it is full off to the Red Cross Shop and no one is any the wiser. You really are practising your evil laugh. Are you going to pass it on to Clara for future use..........hmmmm! emoticon

Dorothy is your daughter just there for the weekend or is she staying longer. I hope you had a lovely weekend with her and not too much work. emoticon

I am taking time out for a cuppa emoticon We have to shift a lot of big plants in pots and watering system out of the way for the plumber on Tuesday. so he has a clear go to dig up stuff. Hopefully by Tuesday night I will be able to use my big gas stove. I have missed it when I do the big cook ups for the freezer. Don is still feeling good so I think he may be over this bout of the virus.

Have a lovely Sunday emoticon

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Saturday Ė well was a nice day till the afternoon. Rain . . again . . . lots! The grass is happy. What can I say.

Have some more sorting to do and will take it at my own pace today.

Have a great Saturday!

Dorothy: YUP! Still 18 in the heart, but boy . . . some days, the body totally doesnít cooperate with that delusion1

And YES . . . bagged the things for Goodwill and stuffed them in my trunk while Dad was otherwise occupied. Devious little demon, arenít I 1 Hey, itís all about what works!

Nice that you had a visit w/your DD.

Nola: This getting older thing ISNíT fair, but have to admit, at least weíre here to GET older. Thankfully! But I think mirrors are lots like scales . . . they only tell part of the story and sometimes they even LIE! LOL

No IL trip today. The weather really stinks. Brother says all that is left is furniture and some odds and ends. Sent a picture. Looks eerily empty. **SIGH** But anyhow, all the stuff that was important has been handled. So now itís onto the estate sale . . . which I think is next Friday., Theyíll then dispose of whatever isnít sold. Wish I could use some of Mom and Dadís furniture, but 1) it would be worth the cost of moving from IL to WI and 2) I really donít have room, so sadly, it will be sold. SOMEONE will get excellent furniture. And then we can give Dad the $$$$.

Trip to Goodwill went well. Donated the bags (and Dad wasnít the wiser Ė insert evil laugh) AND bonus points for me, I didnít even go in the shop so no temptation to bring something home I donít need!!!

So happy to hear Don is feeling better. PHEW..


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Dorothy lovely that you have your daughter with you. Enjoy every moment. I hear you on feeling 18 on the inside until you go past a shop window or mirror. emoticon It just doesn't seem fair sometimes this getting older. Barney does get lots of cuddles, usually when I want to go on my computer. He really is a great little dog. I am so glad we got him. emoticon

Barb are you off to IL tomorrow? Hope your trip to Goodwill went well. It really is great that we have places like that to get rid of good stuff that someone else will benefit from. Hang in there, another 16 sleeps and the sale of the Condo will all be over. That light at the end of the tunnel will be getting closer. emoticon

Don has had 3 good days and he feels he is getting over this episode of the Virus. emoticon We did not get a lawn mower yesterday, they looked so tinny. So while Don is feeling better he is quite happy to get his exercise behind the old one. OK with me. emoticon

Have a lovely weekend emoticon

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Nola - I hope barney got lots of cuddles. And yea for the bees being gone. Ha on the hottie - we would not be human if we did not appreciate. I laugh at myself when I see an older man walking a dog and than I realise he is probably my age bawahahaha - still 18 in my heart emoticon

Barb - yea for carer and freeing up some of your time. Did you hide the stuff you took to goodwill. My problem is mt hubby loves to shop at goodwill. So even though I cleaned out his closet a bit ago and got rid if lots of clothes - his closets are once more stuffed - sigh - wish I could get him to clean out his closet.

My daughter came down last night and we talked for an hour and then she headed to her friends and I headed to bed. I need to mow today so I will head out early and get back to spend the rest of the day with her.

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Friday! Hurray for that. Momís carer will be here in a little bit, so gotta get ready. Then have to head out the door to the grocery store and Goodwill.

Have a great Friday!

Dorothy: Lord, I think even now, Mom would give Dad a tongue lashing if she knew about his rood escapades! Never mind that *I* scolded him @ the time, but he has his own mind. SHEESH!

Glad you traveled safely in the rain. Imagine what could have happened w/o the anti-lock brakes!

Nola: BWAHAHAHA on the plumber hottie! Yup . . . no matter the age, we can still appreciate good form.

glad that the bees are gone! Our native bees do not sting either. Most of them are busy pollinating from the fields!

Go give that little fur angel some cuddles!


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The bees are gone. emoticon The bee man did not even need to come. I think the hot fire did it. I just hope we don't get any more. There are so many swarms around this year, everyone is having problems with them. I love them, I would like to have a bee hive amongst my flowers. The native bees don't bite. emoticon

Barb I get sweaty just thinking of being on the roof when it is icy. I can imagine that secret never coming out. We are lucky we are in a one level house flat on the ground, with not a very steep roof, so up til now Don does all that stuff and been safe. He knows it is time to stop.
Our plumber is a bit of a hotty, I still appreciate good form even in my old age emoticon

Dorothy hope your daughter makes it for the weekend, it will be good to get together. YUK on driving in awful rain, I hate it.

Have a little pup here who needs a cuddle. Have a lovely Friday emoticon

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Barb - it rained buckets here as well and I was driving in it - yuck. My antilock breaks came on a few times - eeek. But we made it to the appointment and back again with no mishaps.

Too funny that your mom would not him on there roof so he got on yours instead. emoticon emoticon Yep - best keep that secret.

Hopefully your next trip to IL is your last and it all goes well.

Nothing going on today other than work - yea. My youngest daughter texted last night and said she may be down this weekend. -double yea!! Tomorrow weather permitting I need to get out to the cabin and mow - I have guests arriving in the evening.

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Thursday Ė hope we dry out today. Rained buckets yesterday. Had flood watch till 1 am. But weíre all right. PHEW

Otherwise, thatís about all the news fit to print from here.

Nola: Uh oh on the bees. **SIGH**

Ah yes, the cackling continues. OY MAY have to go back to IL once more either this weekend or next. Sooooo, thatís to be seen. Itís down to the furniture now. Brother and I have to determine if any is what we want (I donít have room, frankly!), so probably leave it for the estate sale.

At this point, Iíll take ANY Glen . .. Glenlivet, Glenfidich . . . whatever!!! LOL

Yup, definitely exhausted. Honesty, I think itís more mental form trying to rein Dad in and keep an eye on Mom and TOSSSSSSSS stuff!

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! I can hear you threatening Donís knee caps! Mom did the same thing when Dad (he was 78 @ the time) climbed on the roof to de-ice it. She was NEVER one to swear, but let me tell you, SHE KNEW WORDS I DIDNíT! And it was shortly after that they moved to the now sold condo. She was NOT going to worry about him doing that again! So, unbeknownst to her, a couple time he came to MY house (we lived 9 miles apart @ that time) and de-ice OUR roof. Lord, she woulda done damage to his knees if she knew that! Iíll go to my grave with that secret!

Ok, in the Aussie spirit . . . R U OK! Hope so!

Dorothy: The first time I read your remark I though it was ďBees, hot plumbers and fires, oh my!Ē BWAHAHAHA Read it again. LOL

OH the distraction continues! I need the patience of JOB!

Hope the appts. go well. HATE Dr. appointements, let alone 3 days in a row. **SIGH**

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Nola - what a wonderful tradition - I agree - it should be world wide. I am great - R U OK?? I am afraid I am going to be like that with Mike soon - his health is declining and he already has trouble doing so much that he use to do. Bees, hot fires and plumbers - oh my!! emoticon

Barb - it has been very humid here as well. I had sweat poring off of me while cleaning the cabin yesterday - ugh. emoticon I can just see you distracting dear old dad while you toss - you are wicked - bahawawa!!

So allergist and cleaning of the cabin done and on to the dermatologist today. 3 dr appointments 3 days in a row is a bit much.

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The bee man can't come until Saturday emoticon , so in the meantime we have to keep a hot fire going in the fireplace and hope it will get too hot for them and they will go somewhere else. They are in the cavity between the flu and the chimney. I keep thinking of all the good wood that will be burnt when we really don't need a fire some of the time. emoticon

Barb I can hear that evil cackle from here. Do you have to go back to IL again? Gosh we are in September already. When you first mentioned the closing it seemed so far away. Thinking of you as you do all this, you must be exhausted. emoticon (with a touch of Glenfidich)
We have the battery mowers here, but we decided that as we have the long electric leads and the outside power points and the sun shining on the solar panels while we are doing it, we would take the cheaper option of a corded one. We will probably curse the lead. emoticon

Dorothy I think Don and Mike must have twin sheds. Don can always go to the shed and find a " fix it" something when needed. We rarely have to get other people to do things, he can always do it and fix it. That is why he is finding it so hard to have to get the plumber. He has always done our plumbing, and the Bee Man. He was saying this morning that if we couldn't get the bee man he would get up on the roof and give them a shot of something. I said in a nice way that I would break his knee caps if he even looked like he was considering it. emoticon

This is our Australias R U OK day. When everyone is encouraged to check on each other. So R U all OK? emoticon


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Wednesday Ė Expecting storms. Weíll see. Very humid.

Carer due this morning, so better get moving!

Nola: Glad the plumber came and the quote was less than you anticipated. Thatís always a good thing.

OMG . . . If I let them, Dad would pore over everything! YIKES. Sooooooo . . . I give him a small pile to sit at the table and sort, and while heís distracted, TOSS TOSS TOSS. BWAHAHAHA (insert evil laugh . . . just has to be!)

Good luck w/the electric mower. At least here in the states, many have a battery, so you just charge it and donít have to deal with the cord while mowing!

Dorothy: Generally I have to be ďin the moodĒ, too, to pitch, toss and donate, but itís amazing what sheer panic will allow you to do! LOL The closing is 26 September so this stuff has to be GONE!


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Nola - I guess you are the queen bee - emoticon Nice that a quote actually came in under what you thought you were going to spend.
That is pretty amazing that your lawn mower lasted 30 years emoticon My hubby tinkers with them so we always have a couple sitting around. But we always have to make sure we have an easy start one because I get so frustrated if they do not start right up, I think my daughter just bought an electric one as well - being a single lady and having a small yard it was a smart choice.

Barb - I love when I get in the mood to pitch, donate or toss - but I do have to be in the right frame of mind to do so. And I do need to do so soon. Probably when the weather starts to change I will start my campaign. emoticon

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Wednesday and raining. The plumber came on time and checked out the job we needed doing and his quote was so much less than we thought it would be , we decided to get him to do a couple of other things while pipes are dug up etc. So that will be good. He is coming back on Tuesday to do the job.

Barb hope the Pitch, Toss, Donate mindset holds. It is so hard not to let emotions, memories etc get in the way. Good luck with that. Are your parents vetting everything that goes in the "to go" pile? emoticon

Dorothy can you feel Fall coming? Hope you had a good Tuesday.

We have decided to buy an electric Lawn Mower. Our Mower is about 30 years old and has done a mammoth job and still going strong. It is looking like I will be the mower again, and by going electric, I won't have to deal with mixing fuel and spark plugs etc etc. Just plug it in and off, off and away. We don't have massive lots of grass to cut at this place, not like all our previous homes. emoticon

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Tuesday Ė Good day. Nice to have Jason home an extra day yesterday, but now . . . back to reality!

Still sifting thru stuff with Dad. Making some headway. I have deepened my resolve to PITCH, TOSS, DONATE!!!

Dorothy: Oh boy. I think EVERY family has someone like your sister. **SIGH**

Sadly, abuse is the reason my paternal grandmother left and raised the 2 girls and Dad on her own. Quite daunting in that day-and-age. Glad your grandmother met a wonderful man. She deserved that!

Nola: Youíre right about the bees showing that you live in a healthy area. That part is good! Hope you can take care of the bee situation and ďre-home themĒ.

Love sunsets, too. But mostly up to see sunrises and busy @ sunset.

Hope all goes well w/your stove repair!

Glad the rain didnít happen. Always nice to get a break from that.

I'll bet it feels nice to prepare for your RV get-away! I know you'll enjoy it.

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