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5/23/17 8:48 A

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I got a call from Mom's social worker, she is complaining about her feet AGAIN. I have to get her to the doc again this afternoon. I don't know how she thinks her feet will stop hurting if she doesn't let her toes heal by following directions.

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5/23/17 7:40 A

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There is just too much stress going on here right now. Changes need to be made but I just don't know what to change or how to implement the kinds of changes that are needed. I saw the personal trainer yesterday, and then I had a sports massage last night. I expected to sleep well but didn't. It's kind of rainy today but I hope that I will be able to get outdoors at some point in time for a run.

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5/22/17 8:03 A

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I had a peaceful day yesterday, there won't be many more of those for over a month, so I enjoyed it immensely. It's raining today, and I have a ton of errands to run, including a return trip to EZPass at DMV. A week ago they dismissed the violation due to a dead battery in the transponder, but on Saturday I got another violation demand. This time I want the dismissal in writing, their computers obviously don't talk to each other.

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5/22/17 7:40 A

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Yesterday somehow ended up being a difficult day, though I can't say why exactly. I got everything done that needed to be done, though there is always more. Maybe I should have taken myself out for a little run or walk. It seems to help with stress.

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5/21/17 12:21 P

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Sorry about your neck Nell. I've had only minor issues in that area, nothing like you, nothing that physical therapy didn't help.

I got a lot of sleep last night, needed it I am sure. It is cooler today with on and off sprinkles. My husband slept really late this morning (you would think he is a teenager the way he sleeps in) and so I got a late start as well because I didn't want to bother him. Now I am doing laundry and trying to catch up on all of that - wasn't able to get anything done yesterday because I was just too tired.

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5/21/17 7:07 A

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I'm off to church shortly. I feel pretty good when I get up, but within 10 minutes the tingling and aching begins. I really need this surgery, I fear.

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5/20/17 6:18 P

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Yes Nell, that sounds like a long recovery and I remember last time you had surgery on your neck you were super restricted, that would be so difficult. I guess if you are recovered by the time the holidays roll around that is at least a positive.

I did a half marathon this morning, it was so hot and miserable. I was a full 20 minutes slower this year than I was last year. The humidity was just unbearable. Now we are having storms and it is going to cool significantly.

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5/20/17 6:31 A

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I woke up at 5, remembered surgery and was wide awake. I dread the recovery more than the surgery itself. It's a major limit on my activity for a couple of months, but necessary. By the time football season begins, I'll be back to normal as long as I follow instructions.

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5/19/17 8:09 A

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Well, I do need surgery, it's scheduled for June 20. It may be two back to back surgeries, I'm hoping not, but he won't know until after he does the first. If he can't complete the repair from the front, he'll have to finish up the job the next day from the back. I am so hoping it isn't necessary, but hopefully this will be the last problem with my neck.

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5/19/17 7:34 A

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Yes, it's in the 90s here. My Wednesday night run, it was 90 degrees. Yesterday's run was only 84 degrees but the humidity was much higher and it felt much worse.

Hope you got good news from the surgeon Nell - hope that there is no need for surgery.

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5/18/17 8:41 A

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I hope the temps are better for you than they are here: 90s would be hard to run in.

I have an appt with the orthopedic surgeon this afternoon to see if I need another neck surgery. He told me last year I would, but I hate the idea. We'll see.

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5/18/17 7:36 A

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My weight has been very stable this week but I have a half marathon on Saturday and I need to be extremely well hydrated and keep my electrolytes balanced. That could mean some sodium intake which could cause me to retain water. I will probably get some extra calories from the coconut water too. I left my chai at home this morning so I got one at the coffee shop on the way, that is definitely extra calories too. Last night my legs were cramping a lot after my run (in 90 degree heat). Traditionally they say that is caused by sodium loss but it could also be magnesium, potassium or calcium. I take magnesium every day, so last night I took a calcium pill (I should be getting enough of that from diet but who knows) and ate something salty...today I will be increasing potassium and sodium. It worked for the marathon so it should work for Saturday's half marathon.

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5/17/17 3:29 P

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Lemur wasn't shut in, he could have gotten out at any time. The door wasn't closed when he went in and it was still open when he finally decided to come out. I am not sure why the door wasn't closed but I suspect my husband just didn't push it shut. It never occurred to me to look there. He seemed very content.

I had continuing education yesterday all afternoon and then this morning until lunch time. Glad to be getting it done but I sure don't like sitting for that long. At least at work I can get up every hour and take a short walk. The past couple of days I have been getting in the pool in the evenings. It is very relaxing. Tonight I will run with my friends and I won't have a lot of time to sit in the pool but I might get in just to cool off for a bit.

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5/16/17 10:54 A

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When any of my cats are locked in someplace, they let us know in no uncertain terms that something is wrong. I'm glad you found Kitty in good form.

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5/16/17 9:26 A

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My cat didn't show up for his insulin shot this morning. He is ALWAYS there at the designated place and at the designated time. We looked all over the house for him and were starting to worry about his well-being. It took about 15 minutes to find him - in the pantry. Apparently my husband had closed the door on it tight and he was in there on the floor just resting. He was happy and content and didn't want to move.

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5/15/17 8:35 A

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I have a ton of things to do today, and, of course, my oldest son left home without his cell. He is getting his car inspected and the oil changed, and I need to give them a credit card, but how can I do that if he can't call me? I don't even know where he is right now. It's amazing how reliant we have become on instant communication.

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5/15/17 7:32 A

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I had my week planned but I neglected to take into account that I have a lot of continuing education this week. Because of that I need to change some of my plans around a little. After this week I will have almost enough continuing education for the year...quite the difference from the past two years when I was cramming it in on my vacation time the week after Christmas.

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5/14/17 12:36 P

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Happy Mother's Day Nell! Enjoy your time with your son. We won't see Greg today, but we did see him last weekend and that was nice. He will spend today with my mother-in-law. It's great weather today, and it will be warmer.

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5/14/17 7:00 A

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I'm off to church on this Mother's Day. I'll hear from all my boys today,I'm sure, but only see one of them. It is supposed to get up to the 70s today, finally a break from the 50s of the last week.

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5/13/17 4:08 P

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Beautiful weather here today and I am sitting outside with a chai latte enjoying it. I've gotten the laundry done and everything is ready for next week. I have a few things to do but I've got some time to relax.

I went and ran this morning with friends, perfect weather for it. The sky is so blue and clear.

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5/12/17 9:44 A

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It's cold here, too, 50 degrees and misty. It's a break in the rain, though, so the landscape crew is back working. That stone saw is NOISY, and I am not used to noise anymore. They'll finish up this morning.

The condo board meeting went well, I guess. No owners showed up, the rain and cold kept them away. Yay.

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5/12/17 7:44 A

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We had strong storms in the night and it is still rainy today. It is also cold. I actually wore a sweater today and I am still uncomfortably chilly. It will be quiet in the office today. My manager is out and two of my teammates are out.

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No, they only did half the job, and it's raining today. I made them clear my half of the driveway so I could get my car in, thank goodness. They won't be able to finish up until Monday.

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5/11/17 7:27 A

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Did your landscapers get the work done Nell? I know that mostly has to be done when it is dry, hope they were able to finish.

I am just so tired this week! This morning I have quite the headache. I used some peppermint oil, I hope that relieves it somewhat but if not, I might have to resort to some Ibuprofen or Tylenol.

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5/10/17 11:05 A

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Gloria, I hate being late. I remember one time when the farmers came to DC and shut down the city. I was 3 hours late, and got docked pay for the 3 hours. Not something to make me sympathetic to their cause.

I have landscapers here to remove the slate front walk and replace it with pavers. It's a noisy job as they grade and cut stone. They are a month late because of rain, and it will rain again tomorrow and Friday. I sure hope they can get it done.

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5/10/17 10:18 A

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Hope you have found relief with your ear Nell.

I got up for work really late today...like an hour and a half late, this happens to me maybe once every three months or so. I guess the exhaustion just sets in and I just don't wake up. I only went for a walk yesterday, went straight home after work and went to bed on time, so this must be a cumulative effect. Of course it sets off a chain reaction, the multiplier effect of traffic from leaving later and all made me almost two hours late.

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5/9/17 9:14 A

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Mom's care community agreed to keep me more in the loop with her medical care, so I don't need to move her to assisted living. In half an hour I'll leave for my own doc appointment. My right ear is totally blocked up from an attempt to clean it with over the counter earwax cleaner. I look forward to being able to hear again.

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5/9/17 7:40 A

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I was very tired yesterday, and then I was out late on top of it. I'm undecided on how this day will progress. It might be good to just go home after work and get things done around the house and go to bed early...on the other hand, a short run might be nice. Or maybe I should just do yoga. I will just kind of go with the flow and do whatever I feel like at the time.

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5/8/17 9:11 A

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This afternoon at 1 is the meeting with the social worker at Mom's care community. 5 hours from now it will be over!

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Back to work and I didn't get everything accomplished that needed to be done this weekend. Last weekend was the same way so the house is getting to be in more and more of a disarray. Somehow I need to day where we don't have company and I don't have somewhere that I need to be.

Tonight I've got my papercrafts group, which means a late night out.

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5/7/17 1:27 P

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It's nice here today, though since it has been so cold, it is really chilly in the house. I refuse to turn on the heat knowing it will be in the 80s within a matter of days. Stepson is visiting for the weekend, and I am just trying to get all of the regular stuff done. We went yesterday and checked out the big new Kroger near our house, but I didn't get my groceries done because my husband didn't want to hang around there long. So I went later and got most of what I want.

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Back from church. It's 50 out there and the heat is off in the church, we all huddled in quilted coats.

I think I'll head to the mall this afternoon to buy some underwear. I just bought my usual panties at Macy's, their brand, but they changed the sizing: S is no longer S. I need to find a different brand.

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5/6/17 7:27 P

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It's been a really good day here, very nice weather and I did some things that were very enjoyable (ran with friends this morning, went to a fitness class for runners). I need to get stuff done around the house and go to the grocery store.

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5/5/17 2:24 P

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Yeah, we can plan when our kids need to go to college, when we need to pay off the house, when we can retire, but we can't plan when we'll die.

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5/5/17 7:39 A

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Wow Nell, $70,000 a year, that is pricey. That is why I am not ready to retire....I am trying to save as much as possible for just that thing. Hope I never need it but one never knows. My great grandmother lived to be 108, that is a long time to need money.

Work was busy yesterday but I was able to get up at least once every hour to walk a bit. It's better than nothing I guess.

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I went back to the assisted living yesterday with more questions, and it's a lot more expensive than I thought. Their price schedule makes sense when explained, but it isn't transparent. The lowest level of care will cost about $70,000 a year, rather than the 34,000 a year we are spending now. I am intuitively cheap and my stomach is clenching with the decision. It's cheaper to go to Harvard than to assisted living.

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Personal trainer yesterday and he made me do bear crawls, which I hate, but if it works, I guess....haha. I was going to run a couple of miles after that but after those bear crawls the idea of crawling into bed sounded better, so I skipped the run and came back to work - not any better really - haha! Anyway, I went after work and did two miles fast. It's not good weather today but it would be nice to get out and do a few more miles after work if I can get out of here early enough.

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5/3/17 8:15 A

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I have a contractor here now to repair a wall and mount a new towel bar in our bathroom. Hubby tried to fix it, and ended up creating a bigger hole. Poor guy just can't do the things he used to do.

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5/3/17 7:41 A

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I hope you can get some relief for your ear Nell, that's a long time to wait for the doctor.

I am having a busy week at work but all in all, it isn't too crazy so far....three more days, and I am hoping May will be a relatively calm month but I do have a lot of continuing education scheduled so I will need to stay focused.

I went for a walk yesterday and today I have the personal trainer. If work is not too bad I will go for a short run too.

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5/2/17 8:30 A

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Good morning. My right ear is still blocked, has been for a week now. I am getting a headache from it, but I don't have a doc appointment until next Tuesday.

The cleaners are here, I need to get off the computer.

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5/2/17 7:42 A

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After the grueling heat and humidity of the weekend, it was only 48 degrees this morning. That would have been much nicer race weather.

I am in my busy week and work but things yesterday were relatively calm. I was here late but I did at least go to the personal trainer and get some strength training done. If I can today, I will try to get out for a short walk.

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5/1/17 8:27 A

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I did my marathon Saturday, sort of. I thought I finished but I ended up doing only 25 miles because they cut off part of the course due to the heat and humidity. People were passing out all over the place - one friend said she saw at least 10 people down for each mile. One of my friends got taken in the ambulance - she lost eight pounds by doing 16 miles. I thought I finished, didn't realize they had cut off part of the course. After the brutal four months of training and then running 25 miles, it is a serious disappointment to not have finished.

My dad was here, had a wonderful visit with him...crammed in some laundry and grocery shopping but my house is a disaster and I am facing a 70 hour work week.

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5/1/17 7:06 A

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My baby brother is 65 today. Of course, Mom has forgotten.

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4/29/17 5:25 A

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I got The Call from my mother's continuing care place. On May 8 we have to discuss a move to assisted living. She insists on wearing shoes that don't fit the way she shuffles on her walker, so she keeps getting a corn on her left toe. A podiatrist has shaved it off twice, and it keeps coming back because she simply will not wear the running shoes he suggested, and the corn, of course, not only doesn't heal, but keeps coming back. She has been to the medical center three times this month, and on Thursday she threatened suicide if they didn't fix her toe again. I know it's just drama, but they take suicide threats very seriously these days, and independent living places aren't set up to deal with it. A move like this is a very big deal, we have to do all the work and spring it on her at the last second. She will hate assisted living because she'll have to eat with other people. In the 5 years since she has been at this current place, she has never once eaten with others, she sees them as her inferiors, even though she is the one with dementia.

May will be a long month.

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4/28/17 8:27 P

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I took today off work and slept in a tiny bit....needed some rest before the marathon since I have been sleeping so poorly for the past month or so. Got up went out to breakfast and then back to the race expo where I met one of my SparkFriends...she is here from upstate New York. She is a runner too but not running this race - her daughter is running it so she is here to see her daughter. Had a great time with her!

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4/27/17 9:03 A

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I got the toilet at the condo fixed yesterday, it was a bigger problem than we thought. But it's done. I have to get to Mom's this morning to give her some new shoes I got her. She isn't available until 11:30, which will put me late. She has some lecture which she won't understand a word of, but it makes her feel intellectual to be seen there.

Gloria, I remember those days of innocence. I wish I had better appreciated them when I had them.

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4/27/17 7:57 A

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Race weather for Saturday is extremely hot and humid. We are being warned to be very careful, hydrate well in advance and not push it. Today I will drink coconut water for potassium. I tend to eat low sodium but some salt won't hurt me at this point (other than some temporary weight gain due to water retention).

When I got home last night it was almost bedtime but I had dinner all ready in the crock pot so that was easy...but then my husband wanted to run out to the for something. I would have stayed home but I needed something too so I went with him and then we had coffee, so it was super late when I went to bed. I know I shouldn't have done that because as a result I only got five hours of sleep, which is not enough for me considering I am doing a marathon on Saturday. But I enjoyed the time with DH. It is reminiscent of our younger years when we were still in our 20s and would go out and eat at all hours of the night, or go shopping in the 24 hour stores....or watch TV all night long. Those were the simple times, seems like nothing is that simple anymore.

Gloria

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4/26/17 8:37 A

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Turns out the problem is my son's toilet. About a year or more ago, he had told me that the flushing mechanism wasn't working but he could fix it himself. I gave him money for replacement parts, and thought he'd done it. He never did. Now he can't find the parts. Sigh. I have to go to Home Depot shortly to buy new parts in time for the plumber this afternoon.

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4/26/17 7:42 A

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This week has been okay, traffic hasn't been too bad so far and I've been able to cook more. My husband's work schedule has been horrendous...he ended up having to work all weekend, including all night Saturday. Then Monday morning he started early and worked through late yesterday afternoon. That sort of situation is not common with his job.

My stomach is still not right but otherwise I feel fine. I've been able to rest more this week and I was able to get a bit ahead on laundry....so overall it has been a productive good week.

Gloria

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4/25/17 7:59 A

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Maintenance staff will be at the condo in a few minutes to diagnose the leak. I just hope my son is up to let them in. He didn't get home from work until after midnight last night, I know he's tired, and he has to be back at work by 3. Until I know what to do, my hands are tied. I am supposed to be dealing with my mother's shoes this week, but instead it's a condo leak.

I hope you are feeling better Gloria. An early day sounds good.

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4/25/17 7:29 A

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Hope the plumbing issues are easily resolved Nell. I've had stomach issues since last night, don't know if it is my usual issues or if I ate something bad or what. I had to come to work today because of deadlines but if I can get things done, I might go home early.

Gloria

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4/24/17 9:38 A

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The ground is soggy here, too, I wouldn't want to be parked on it.

The condo is still leaking to the unit below. I wish the woman who lives there had talked to my son, we could have figured it out by now. As it is, they'll check at 8 tomorrow morning. It's probably a toilet that needs replacing.

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4/24/17 7:51 A

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Monday again, I've got some deadlines - usually I'm done with my stuff at this point but I guess I am a bit behind this month. My car was stuck in the yard due to to all of the rain that we had - I didn't realize how soft the grass had gotten when I tried to turn the car around on Saturday - one guy towed it with his pickup while DH and another guy pushed and it finally came out. Now the car looks like I've been mudding and the yard is torn up.



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4/23/17 4:55 P

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Wow Tricia, that is cool that you are finding this rewarding. I would love to hear more about that!

Nell, cold here today too, and yesterday as well, only about 50 compared to the almost 90 degree weather we have been having. And the rain....lots and lots of rain. The lake looks a lot bigger right now, I expect they will open the dam soon and let some of that out. Our pool needs to be drained too. Yesterday there were some water rescues from people getting swept away. Today it has been more of a drizzle than a hard pounding rain. My car is stuck in the yard - in mud.

Gloria

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Good morning. It will be cold today, relatively speaking, it won't hit 60, and it's drizzly. I tried to turn on the gas logs this morning and the remote control isn't working. I changed the batteries in both the remote and the receiver, and it still isn't working. Oh well, I just need to remember to have it serviced this summer before the season begins.

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Whenever I'm gone for a long time like I have been, I'm so happy to see you all still here. I'm in the middle of my clinical rotations at the county jail. I actually find it really meaningful working here, and I plan to apply when I graduate (and pass the NCLEX).

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Just got back from Mom's. I took away her shoes and left ones that are softer. She thinks since she used to wear narrow shoes that she still does, but they rub her little toe into a corn so they don't fit. And she just doesn't understand. She chose new shoes last August but never wore them, says they don't look right. Sigh. I'm sure she'll think I stole her shoes.

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Our last group training run got canceled this morning due to lightning and flooding. Pretty bad weather here. My group will try to get out and do our miles tomorrow. I need to stay focused and on task today because tomorrow I won't have time to get much since that will be a big part of my day.

Gloria

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