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9/24/17 9:10 A

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I about froze in church this morning. It seems strange to have to be bundled up on a morning when the day will get to 90.

My youngest son will be by this afternoon with his family, don't know if they are blowing through or want dinner. I need to know, I can't stretch dinner for two into dinner for 6 without a little notice. It will be good to see them, though. They will be picking up my warming trays for their annual Diwali party in October, so it may be a quick stop.

Time to start my list for the day.

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9/23/17 7:24 P

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I did lots of small chores today at home. I need to get to Home Depot, but I don't go near that place on a weekend. Buying lightbulbs used to be so easy. Now it almost requires a college degree, what with color and shape and lumens and temperature. Whoever thought about that stuff before?

It was hot, but not bad enough to turn on the AC, and it cools down into the 60s at night. I did go to Walmart, but our cars are still on the street because of driveway sealing, so I'll wait till Monday when I can put my car back in the garage to bring in the 35 pound bucket of kitty litter. It's too heavy to carry up the hill.

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9/23/17 6:54 P

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It's still really hot and humid here so I just laid around in the pool for a while and finished my book. We went to Target and I am working on laundry. Other than that, I had coffee with my friend after our run early this morning and nothing else much is going on.

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9/22/17 9:44 A

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I remember sitting in traffic, it got worse every year. It's the best part about retirement, I don't have to leave the house during rush hour.

We are getting our driveway sealed today so our cars will have to be on the street for a couple of days. Hubby had my son carry out porch bench into the garage so he can sand and paint it, but he is awful about completing jobs. He bought two Adirondack chair kits saying he would assemble and paint them. Ten years later, they are still sitting in boxes in the basement. He thinks he can park in the driveway while he "gets around to painting", but he is going to park on the street. It's one thing to have boxes in the basement, it's another to have a bench in the garage.

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9/22/17 8:44 A

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I spent 2.5 hours of my time sitting in traffic yesterday. Then this morning, traffic again. I am just so tired of it. And it's exhausting to get up early every day to miss the traffic (but then sit in it anyway).

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9/21/17 12:26 P

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I downloaded a Quicken "upgrade" this morning, and the program simply stopped working. After half an hour on hold, and two hours with a tech, I finally got it working, but I still get the warning that there is an upgrade I need. I don't think so, I'll just maintain the one file I do manually and bag the internet downloads on the other files. My brother still uses Quicken 2005 because he is manual only, and his files were never migrated to a more recent version.

That killed the morning. Not to mention the stress. Thank God for coffee!

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9/21/17 8:54 A

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I carry so much stuff, my gym bag, my food bag, my computer bag and my handbag. I probably carry 50 pounds of stuff. But anyway, today I carried the larger handbag because I've got continuing education this afternoon so I wanted to bring my iPad and my Kindle. I like to have stuff handy to work on when I am waiting but I just don't want to carry that much anymore.

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9/20/17 9:03 A

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Gloria, I like smaller pocketbooks, I can't deal with the heavy weight of a larger bag hanging off one shoulder. That probably contributed to my neck problems.

I went to Mom's yesterday, she had no memory of going to the Medical Center the day before, let alone three times. And she had no memory of any shoulder pain. Sigh.

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9/20/17 7:30 A

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Hope all is well with your mom Nell. I know that must be really difficult dealing with her dementia and not knowing if her complaints are real or not.

I'm trying not to carry my life in my purse and I have a new smaller bag. I am not sure if that will work long term or not. If I can carry it instead of the larger heavier bag, I will have to do everything at home rather than on breaks or times when I am waiting. That could be a blessing or a curse since I am not home much and time there is so limited.

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9/19/17 8:11 A

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I have to head out to Mom's. I got a call from the medical center in her community. Seems she was there 3 times yesterday complaining of shoulder pain, something she had never mentioned before. She is a complainer, loves the attention of the medical community. She'll say or do anything to have people fuss over her. She had dementia, so it isn't intentional, but it's something else to do for me. It's one of those tasks that is never done, no matter how much time I put into it.

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9/19/17 8:04 A

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Waiting around for a call or what about party lines? I remember as a teen being attached to that phone on the wall and the cord getting all tangled up. It drove my mom nuts. I can't imagine being a kid and having a cell phone. I would probably have failed school because I would be on it constantly instead of studying and doing homework.

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9/18/17 10:42 A

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I am waiting for a delivery today that requires a signature. I have to go to the grocery store, so I have to wait for hubby to get back from the gym before heading out. I am also waiting for a couple of return phone calls, thank God for cell phones. I can be reached wherever I happen to be. Remember the old days when you had to either hang around the house waiting for a call?

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9/18/17 7:43 A

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I managed the two hour church service okay, but like you Nell, I prefer an hour, that is what I am accustomed to. But it was a really good service with a great sermon. We went for coffee after.

Back to the office today.

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9/17/17 10:25 A

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My old church did hour and a half services, that was hard. Good luck. I like the hour like my current church. They have to get people out and out of the parking lot before the next batch arrives.

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9/17/17 10:10 A

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With work and everything that has been going on I have neglected things at home, I hope that today I can get some of this stuff done. I also want to go for a walk and maybe hang around in the pool a little. Lemur is out of cat food so a trip to the store is a must. I am going to church with my friend and it's for two hours. Two hours of straight sitting will be very difficult for me.

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9/16/17 6:46 P

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It's steamy here today, a pool would have been nice.

I had to race out to the Verizon Store just as I was starting dinner. My youngest cat had chewed the power cord to hubby's cable box and it wouldn't work, I had to rush out and get a replacement. She has chewed through HDMI and coax cables, I replaced several and now they are all wrapped in duct tape, but I've never seen her like that kind of power cord, she seems to like to chew on smooth and round, not flat. I have no idea what to do about the wire nests we have behind the TVs and computers. I got back, rushed dinner, at least I had prepped it all before I had to leave. Hubby has become a hand wringer, he no longer knows how to deal with these kinds of situations.

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9/16/17 6:20 P

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I close my pool in November, or whenever I am ready. There is still usually good weather in late October where I can use it. I will take advantage of every good day that I can. We open it early too. But it's mine so I can do what I want when I want and it's almost 90 here today so I am going to take advantage of it. Got in today for a few hours, just rested and relaxed in there, read for a while. Honestly, I have often thought I should just leave it open all year.


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9/15/17 8:09 A

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Our pools all closed on Labor Day. It's still 80 and muggy, but summer is over.

The board meeting did go well, and we accomplished a lot. Which means writing up the minutes will be quite a task. A job for tomorrow. Today I have my usual Friday grocery run, and this afternoon I have to take Mom to the foot doctor yet again.

And today is Doug Hill's last day as weatherman on the ABC affiliate, he is retiring. I have been watching him do the weather for 30 years, he has been that comforting sound of Home. I'm happy for him, but it's just another sign of time passing. These last 30 years seem like the blink of an eye.

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9/15/17 7:45 A

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Hope you got everything accomplished at the board meeting Nell. Friday at the office, I have a lot of deadlines today. I resolved some issues yesterday and that was a great accomplishment, but I still am about a week behind on my work. Normal hot weather is back, I hope I can use the pool this weekend.

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9/14/17 10:14 A

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Condo board meeting tonight. It won't be bad, I don't expect owner complaints, but we do have a lot to accomplish.

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9/14/17 8:57 A

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We have three kitty urns on our fireplace. One kitty grave at my in-laws home, along with a bunny and a chinchilla.

Back to work today, and stress has already started with deadlines, requests, etc. I rode with DH today.

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9/13/17 4:11 P

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It finally cleared off here so I could run errands.

I talked to the condo lawyer today, it looks like the owner did herself a big disservice by putting another tenant into a unit with high mold levels. It looks like all the mold is causes by poor maintenance on her part, though. We'll discuss it all at the meeting tomorrow night and have the lawyer write her a letter. The owner lives on Siesta Key in Sarasota, though, I'm not sure when mail delivery will resume. They don't even have power yet.

Our Isabelle hated going anywhere, vet or otherwise. She was sick, we let her die in peace. Then we got Rosie and the kitty roster continues. I have 4 little kitty graves out in the woods, in view of my living room window. My 11 year old cat isn't well, never really has been, and the vet wanted to do tests and xrays and sonograms, but what would be the point? She can live out her life in peace, whatever that turns out to be.

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9/13/17 11:23 A

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Yes, the damp weather we have been having is from Irma. Fortunately we didn't get nearly as much rain as expected but it is cold and gloomy. It is a good day to stay in, more like November or December than mid-September. But the mid to high 80s are back in the forecast and that will be here to stay for a while.

Earl has been going to the vet once a week for a while now, he despises it too, cats hat to be in the car. But he is doing well and so unless he takes a downturn, he won't go back for a month. He had actually gained a pound in the past two weeks. Of course since he went to vet on Monday he has barely eaten.

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9/12/17 12:10 P

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Aren't you getting Irma's remnants, Gloria? It's just cloudy and cool here.

Just got back from taking the cats to the vet for shots, always a dreaded job. They hate being captured and transported, and I hate to do it to them. I have to get one of them back for dental cleaning, she is the one who yowled through the entire process. Sigh.

And I'm waiting to hear back from the condo lawyer. An owner complained of high mold levels one day, her tenant left the next week, and there is a new tenant moving in today. We had a plumber in to check our components, and had our own environmental testing done, but she didn't give us any time to diagnose the issue let alone deal with it.

And Mom is complaining about her toe again, so I have to get her back to the podiatrist to see what is going on.

My friend died on Sunday, I still haven't heard anything about a memorial, I don't think her husband will do a funeral. She always complained about his ineptitude, he couldn't manage to pay a bill (he just spent the money) or arrange for a plumber, or even handle the billing from his own practice. She had to do it all. I hope he doesn't ask his own children for helf, they hated her.

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9/12/17 8:04 A

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I wanted to stay home today but I have a doctor's appointment so was going to be driving to Nashville anyway. It would be nice to leave afterwards but I can already tell that things are going to be crazy in the office and I probably won't be able to do that.

It's damp and cool, going to be around 20 degrees below normal today.

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9/11/17 4:02 P

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So very sorry about your friend Nell. It sounds like despite everything, she had her affairs in order and it sounds like you did everything you could to help her.

I stayed home from work today to rest and catch up on some things, but mostly I have been resting. I wouldn't mind staying home tomorrow but I am not sure that is practical.

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9/11/17 7:52 A

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My friend died yesterday morning. It's going to be a busy day, but somehow none of it seems important.

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9/10/17 7:53 P

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So very sorry about your friend Nell, you have certainly done what you can.

Our friend from Tampa has posted periodically on Facebook...they are doing okay, it is very windy and conditions are deteriorating but as of a couple of hours ago, they were fortunate enough to still have power. How long that would last is unknown. I have other friends there who are very close to the water near Clearwater and I haven't heard from them. I hope they evacuated because they would be in a place with storm surge.

I rested most of the day and will be taking tomorrow off work to rest some more. I was already behind on household chores and now I am even more behind. I hope tomorrow to get to the grocery store if nothing else so that we don't have to eat junk or eat out all week.

We are supposed to get a lot of rain this week.

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9/10/17 8:54 A

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How awful, Gloria. I hope you let yourself heal before getting back to running.

We are all watching the storm closely, I have many friends who retired to the barrier islands of the west coast. Those islands will be overwashed by storm surge, I just hope the bridges are intact afterwards. That would be horrific if the only access were by boat.

I saw my dying friend from a distance, her husband is keeping everyone from her. He has no idea how close a sponsor/sponsee relationship is in AA, he thinks we were merely friends. At least he passed on my plea to her daughter to talk to her, and we did yesterday. I told her the whole story, she had no idea that her mother had set up a trust to protect her children from her husband in the event of her death. Her husband certainly has no idea. He is in for a shock. Anyway, I have done all I can do, now I just wait for word that she has passed, and a date for the memorial service.

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9/9/17 9:31 P

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Well, I am not getting any sleep at all. I was up all night and I guess being exhausted doesn't work well with running 20 miles. I tripped again today on uneven sidewalk, ended up in the ER this time. I am okay though. I've got a doozy of a bump on my head and bloody forehead from my sunglasses. Knee and shoulder are badly scraped and bruised, it's worse than last time. I am trying to figure out if I can run again tomorrow.

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9/8/17 7:59 A

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One more stressful day at the office and things should calm back down again. I thought today might be better but it is headed the wrong way. I am exhausted.

My husband works for a big hospital company and they are doing a lot of prep work because they have a lot of facilities in Florida. He expects to work most of the weekend. A few of my friends have left there, most are sticking it out.

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9/8/17 6:52 A

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Good morning. I just got an email from a vendor I'd ordered something from. Turns out they are located in Miami (I never pay attention to the source, just that it's in the US) so deliveries have been postponed for at least 2 weeks. There is a lot of stuff shipped into the port of Miami, we are all going to see a problem in deliveries for awhile. After the storm passes, all transportation infrastructure will be concentrated on getting help in, not in getting goods out. If companies can't ship out, there goes their income, and in many cases, jobs. The devastation will be more than just wind and water.

My dying friend's husband is keeping people away from her. I'll try to get hold of her sister and youngest daughter. They need to know how much they were loved. She could barely tolerate her husband. A tough situation all the way around.

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9/7/17 10:33 A

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The visit to my friend was grim. She looked awful (what did I expect, she's dying), but her sister and youngest daughter were there, along with her awful husband. That was the first time I'd met him after 10 years of listening to her talking about him, and he is everything she told me he was.
She goes to the hospice today, I'll go over today or tomorrow. So sad.

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As a CPA, I would certainly agree on tax withholding, the estimated quarterly thing is a hassle and you can get a tax refund if too much is withheld per the annual income.

So sorry about your friend Nell. Hope you had a good visit.

I am must working working working, which is stressful and when I work this way, my weight starts going up. I just had a vacation and a three day weekend but I worked so much that weekend and I just feel exhausted.

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Our financial planner will be here at 10 to discuss withholding from hubby's IRA payment. If you withhold taxes, you don't have to pay quarterly estimated taxes, which makes life a lot easier.

This afternoon I'll head over to the hospital to visit a friend who is being transferred to an inpatient hospice to die. The whole situation is a shock.

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It's cooler here and expected to stay that way, much below normal temperatures. I hope that the hurricane(s) doesn't head your way Nell.

Work is really stressful right now, I worked Sunday and Monday with the hopes of alleviating some of the stress this week but yesterday was a 11 hour day with no breaks at all and then the commute yesterday both coming and going was worse than ever. Thankfully this morning's commute wasn't as bad.

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We're back to normal today, traffic was back to dreadful. I'll have to make sure I never leave the house before 9:30 for anything, and be back home by 4. It's hot and steamy today, a perfect set up for storms tonight.

All eyes are on Irma, though. The last big hurricane that went through here was Irene (another "I" storm) and the flooding was terrible. The big commuter parking lot and all the cars were underwater, and we had 8 units at the condo flood. And power was out for over 3 days, so no grocery stores could be open or gas pumps run. We all had to go over to the next town for everything. I was so hoping it would curve out to sea, but looks like that won't happen. Florida is going to be nailed.

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It's very gloomy today with storms in the area. It's going to be crazy busy at work but I hope to go to yoga this afternoon. I am very tired...the three day weekend didn't turn out to be three days for me since I worked Sunday and Monday.

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It's beautiful here, going to be a lot warmer today, back to normal weather. I'm fixing my husband a breakfast casserole, sitting on the patio while it is in the oven, then I need to work for a few hours. I've got a lot to do and I don't want to work tomorrow so I need to be productive.

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I'm back from church. It's still damp out, I wish the sun would emerge and dry us out. We didn't even open the condo pool yesterday, raining and temps in the 50s, what would be the point?

I thought the people across the street would be moving in yesterday, but no one was there at all. Maybe it was the rain from Harvey. All eyes are now on Irma.

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RA is pretty terrible. My grandma took steroids for so many years and it, combined with the RA, ended up making her bones so brittle that she ended up shrinking over a foot. And then one day while she was washing up, she was just standing there at the sink and her neck snapped and broke, which killed her. It was devastating and most of her life she was in severe pain. She had artificial joints and was a pioneer for the research of that sort of thing. We have come such a long way since then.

The inclement weather has cleared out and we are having a gorgeous day here - typically it would be in the high 80s but it it is in the low 70s with very low humidity and a very nice breeze. The sky is clear blue. I am sitting on the patio enjoying a chai and relaxing before I work - at least I can work at home and don't have to go to the office.

Speaking of...it was a long hard week at work, but we did have a barbecue yesterday, had to be indoors but it was still good food and a good time. They had a nice Greek salad for the vegetarian option and it was one of the best salads I've ever had.

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We'll be getting that rain tonight and tomorrow, but it's supposed to clear out and be gorgeous Sunday and Monday for picnics.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a lot worse than my osteoarthritis. My MIL's best friend was diagnosed with RA when she was 8, and she took steroids all her life. It killed her when she was 58, but she said she wouldn't have made a different decision. A short active life was better than a long life in a wheelchair.

Condo problems today, of course at the start of a 3 day weekend. I have a call in to the lawyer, hopefully he will call me back today.

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My grandmother had rheumatoid arthritis, it was terrible and eventually killed her. But she crocheted most of her life. Despite the artificial joints in her knuckles, somehow that movement kept her fingers nimble. She mostly did afghans and I was lucky enough to receive two of them, the first one she ever made when I was a young girl (not sure why I was the recipient of that first one but I feel so honored now that I understand the enormity of the undertaking for her and I realize that I had a lot of cousins and aunts/uncles to whom she could have gifted it), and then one that she made me when I was in high school. I will treasure them for as long as I live.

Weather here is interesting. I rode with DH yesterday, he picked me up early and we were lucky to get home before the flooding and tornadoes started. It took people forever to get home from work due to water over the roads and in the night people were rescued from homes. Currently the center of the tropical depression is pretty much right over the top of us so it isn't too bad at the moment, but I do believe that our annual office barbecue will have to be moved inside today. The weather is very cool, at the last minute I changed and wore a sweater (and jeans because even though they allow us to wear shorts on barbecue day, it is way too cold for that).





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I just do simple crochet, mostly throws, while watching TV. Can't do much now because of arthritis in my thumb, and I can't take Motrin until I get cleared by the surgeon in October following my neck surgery.

Travel and communication will be a long time returning in Houston, even for those who didn't suffer loss of property. It's a big city, lots of roads to flood and be covered in debris. I can't even imagine.

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We are supposed to get 8" to 10" of rain. I hope not. My DH said it rained a lot at home yesterday but it didn't rain that much at the office. Then it poured in the wee hours of the the morning at home and it was raining on the commute this morning but not here in downtown. Our friend in Houston said his home has not flooded but he cannot leave the neighborhood because the only way out is covered in water that is over waist high.

How many grandchildren do you have Nell? Do you crochet a lot? I used to crochet when I was younger, and counted cross stitch too but don't do much of either anymore. I would like to though.

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We had rain yesterday from that Atlantic storm that never got strong enough to name, and we'll get the remnants of Harvey this weekend. Hopefully it will clear off in time for Labor Day picnics.

I'm off to my youngest son's house this afternoon to hand off stuff I've been collecting for him. I finished crocheting a blanket for my youngest granddaughter a few months back, but he hasn't had time to let me get it to him until now. I was that busy once, long ago, but I was a lot younger than he is when my kids were little.

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Good job on the wifi extender Nell.

Our friend in Houston says so far he hasn't had water, power outages but he has fared well. A woman from high school lives in Dickinson where it is really really bad and they are toughing it out, her husband is out helping with rescues.

Hope you don't have any trouble as a result of the tropical storm Nell. We will have the remnants of Harvey over the next couple of days. West Tennessee is likely to have some flooding but I haven't heard if we will have that much here in Middle Tennessee. By the time it gets here it should be faster moving.

I've got the ophthalmologist today. I think I might get new glasses this time.

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It's raining here today from the tropical storm off the Carolina coast. We won't get the remnants of Harvey until the weekend.

I got my wifi extension up and running yesterday, not much help from Verizon. Even they didn't know how it worked. I called, and the tech kept trying to get me to select the extender on the TV, but the password didn't work for it. I noticed that the wifi bars were the same for both the router and the extender, so I selected the main router, entered the password, and it worked. It's not a separate device, but a true extender of the main router. Then the kitchen TV failed because of poor coax signal. They couldn't figure it out, so I did. I put a different coax bridge cable to the splitter and it worked. If they are going to offer a new device, they should train their techs in how it works, it certainly isn't obvious.

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Yeah, they can't do anything in Texas right now with all of that water.

I feel like fall is in the air here. Average high temperature here for us now is around 88 but it is cool and foggy. It's not going to be as warm as average and we will be getting a lot of rain. I see the differences in the shadows and the way the trees look.

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Insurance adjusters can't even get started in Texas, I have no idea how they are going to recover from this.

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We heard from our friend in Texas and he is in danger of his home being flooded. I don't know how much rain they are going to get. It's raining here but we did have our annual office 5k this morning. So much fun!

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I get up early every day, Saturday and Sunday included...usually up by 4:15 or 4:30 a.m. and honestly, an alarm is not really needed. I just wake up.

Our friend in Texas texted this morning. He said he is okay but things are going to be bad there for a while.

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We're leaving for church in a few minutes. Sunday is the only day of the week I have to get up to an alarm.

The news out of Texas is horrifying. I am grateful I have a church I can go to. Mom thinks Texas had an earthquake. There is no disabusing her of a notion once she gets it into her head.

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Another pleasant day. I did groceries and am working on laundry. Back to work on Monday. At least next weekend is a three day weekend, that will be nice. Today Earl is eating a lot and he is very chatty. He has always been a cat that likes to talk.

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I will always have cats too and Lemur still seems to be healthy, though he is old too, around 16. With Kitty we just knew when it was time, and I hope with Earl we do too because my husband is not one to just make a decision to do it. He has to have evidence that it is the right time. As long as the cat is thriving at all, he will carry on. This week Earl has been eating heartily and acting like all is well in his cat world. Giving him the pills is another story though.

The hurricane looks like it will be something, I hope for the best for everyone in its wake, hope people evacuate as requested. One of our close friends lives in Houston, hopefully will have no issues.

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I've had to make that same decision before, and we always just had the cat put down. It wasn't so much not extending misery as ensuring that they didn't suffer terrible pain later in order for me to accept reality. The grief is the same this week as next, and the next cat has always been a joy to ease the pain. For me there is always a next cat.

All eyes are on Texas this weekend. Harvey looks to be worse than Allison about 30 years ago. There are a lot more people on the coast now to be affected.

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I've done a few pre-orders from Amazon, that is definitely a fun thing to do! I have too many books on my Kindle as well, I think it was 986 last time I looked, how ridiculous, I will never have time to read all of those! We still have a lot of actual books around the house but they are from before the Kindle (which was many years ago) or only when I find a great deal on something I really want.

I am trying to help my husband see that whatever we do now for Earl is for his comfort and not to extend his life. He has cancer and is in renal failure and I don't want to prolong any suffering. Right now he seems very happy and doesn't seem unwell but I know from experience that he can go downhill in just a matter of a day or two. The vet has asked us to give him IV fluids and I was very leery of that, that seems invasive to me, but DH wanted to try it. We did it for the first time yesterday and Earl was very compliant and didn't seem too trouble or upset. However, when I tried to give him a steroid pill, well, that was not a pleasant experience. He ended up spitting it out and scratching me all up. I have been able to pill five other cats but Earl is very wily.

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It cooled down here, too, I just opened the windows and turned off the ac. I love hearing the world outside, and the cats like being up close and personal to the birds outside the window,

I don't buy real books anymore, either. I'll get one from the library, but my purchases are on kindle. I need to do a spreadsheet of my kindle books, I can't keep track on the device, there are too many and I can't remember if I already have the book. One of the problems with being into cozy mysteries is that all the synopses sound the same, not very helpful when buying a book. And I love the advance purchase: at 12:01am on August 29th, the latest Marcia Clark Samantha Brinkman mystery will appear on my kindle. How efficient!!

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Husband and I had a nice day. We went to a used bookstore (I don't buy real books anymore, just books for the Kindle, but he still likes the actual books). Then we had breakfast at a place called Loveless Cafe, which is kind of famous around here. After that we hiked five miles in one of the large city parks and then he stopped into a toy store for a few minutes. I got a chai at the coffee shop and he got a shake at another place, so it has been a nice and relaxing day. Weather is perfect, a storm came through and temperature is way down to the mid-80s and humidity is low too.

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Cleaners are coming shortly. I love having someone else clean every other week, I don't mind cleaning in the off weeks.

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Oh, how nice to share that moment with the mail lady! I just love that!

My cousin helped change the water filter on our kitchen sink, we've been in the house for eight years, hadn't figured out how to do that and so now we have better tasting water in our kitchen. I'm very pleased about that. DH grilled burgers and hot dogs on the grill, had pretzels, chips and fruit to go with it. I really don't eat any of that besides fruit but for eclipse day and having company, it worked out well. My cousin just left for his trip back to Michigan and we are on vacation but we have made no plans. It might be nice to float in the pool and hang around home.

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We only had 81% eclipse, but it was great. Clouds moved across the whole time it was happening, but a 2:43, peak moment, there was an opening. I was standing in the street watching through my paper glasses, and the mail truck came up behind me. The driver was a woman I'd not seen before, but I told her it was "the moment". I told her to quick get out of the truck, I gave her my glasses, and she got to see it. How's that for everything coming together at just the right moment? It's fun to share, even with a total stranger.

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The eclipse was incredible. There was a tiny bit of cloud cover that I was afraid would interfere but it ended up being perfect. It got strangely dark, not like when it is night but in a weird way, and the cicadas and crickets started to chirp and sing. We were able to take the eclipse glasses of for 2.5 minutes and look at the corona which was amazing. It was like 360 degrees of sunset. Beautiful. So glad we were able to experience that.

Otherwise, I am off from work and I got up early and went to a circuit training class at the YMCA and then I went for a short run and then took a nap. We cooked breakfast after that - a rare treat because I usually cook something super healthy for myself and eat mostly plant based whole foods, but this was gluten free pancakes with [real] maple syrup from an Amish farm nearby, and bacon.

Earl Grey is happy I am home. He hangs all over me when I am here. He likes to be carried like Toto, always has been like that.

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Yes I got my package. I was out but hubby was here to sign, so it worked out fine.

I'm glad you don't have a houseful of strangers. You can now just enjoy your cousin's company and the eclipse. I hope the weather holds for you. My brother went out to Wyoming to watch, less chance of weather interference.

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8/20/17 1:58 P

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Yeah, I don't get why people keep it so cold inside, it is so uncomfortable. Did you get your package from UPS Nell?

My cousin is here, sans friends, so all is well.

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And if they show up on your doorstep,you still have the right to turn them away. All they can do is cut you out of their wills, which you aren't in anyway.

I'm off in a few minutes to get my hair highlighted. I hope the room isn't too cold. It seems the hotter it is outside, the colder people air condition, I have no idea why.

I'm expecting a UPS delivery today that requires a signature, and of course I'll be out (hubby the unreliable will be here) and of course there may be thunderstorms canceling further deliveries. That happened last time, and I had to stay home for yet another day. I hate being trapped in my house.

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Okay, I think it is just going to be my cousin coming, which is fine. I told him a long time ago he could come, just wasn't expecting his entire social circle to be in tow.

I feel very munchy today. I want to eat and it is not even 8 a.m. I didn't exercise yesterday so I don't know why I am so hungry.

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Gloria, you have the right to say NO, even to family. It's bad enough when your kids show up on your doorstep with friends, your cousin is doing a pre-meditated invasion. Good luck. I'm old enough now that I have learned to say No. Don't wait until you're in your 60s.

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My cousin said he was coming to watch the eclipse with us and I was okay with that but last night he contacted me to say he is bringing friends with him, people we don't know at all, have never met. It's a family of four with two small children. Now I am really stressed. We have a large house but only one guest bedroom and I have geriatric cats who unfortunately go out of the litter box due to health issues (Earl has had some tests lately and seems to have a mass on his liver and maybe lymphoma). I just wasn't prepared for this and now will have to spend some time preparing.

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My brother is going somewhere to see the eclipse, don't know where. I'll just stay here and watch it on TV, I don't have the glasses to watch our 81%. I remember when I was little, there was a partial eclipse, and there weren't any glasses for watching. My father set up the telescope, and held a piece of cardboard above the eyepiece to see the progress. Then we looked at the back of the house, and the leaves on the trees acted as a million tiny pinhole cameras, projecting a million little images of the eclipse onto the back of the house. I think I have an old photo of that somewhere. But the total eclipse will be exciting for you Gloria, and you don't even have to leave home to see it!

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Storming here right now, but staying hot and humid for a while. I am on vacation next week and I need it. I am exhausted and I desperately need the rest. We are staying home and I think my cousin from Michigan might come to visit. We are in the area of totality for the eclipse on Monday. It is a very narrow band and there are expected to be 100s of thousands of tourists.

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My brother still keeps his landline, too, though he never answers it, and just checks the voicemail once a week or two. He's had that number since 1989, and he wants old classmates to be able to find him, though it's rare. It's part of his Verizon package, so canceling it would only save about $2/mo. His wife used to use it, but she died 12 years ago, I think it's still her voice on the voicemail.

I tried to freeze Mom's credit reports to keep her from getting talked into new credit cards. She doesn't even understand what a credit card is. She has a Visa with a low limit, my name is on it, but doesn't think it's a credit card, just a Visa. Equifax was easy, I did it online. Transunion and Experian wouldn't let me do it, so I mailed the required info with a letter Mom signed, and Transunion sent a credit report rather than the $10 being for the requested freeze. They didn't even read the letter. The guy on the 800 number was in India and barely spoke English. I'll have to go out to Mom's and let her speak to the Indian guy. That ought to be fun, a woman with dementia and a guy who doesn't speak English. Experian hasn't even checked their PO box. The request got to the box on August 8, no confirmation of delivery though, and they haven't cashed the check. It's shocking that our financial soundness depends on organizations that are so utterly incompetent.

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Hahaha, I laughed about the answering machine thing. Of course we have one built into the home phone, of course they are built into the cell phones too, but I pretty much ignore them. I don't answer phones, let the voice mail pick up and then decide if I want to talk to the caller. I don't even pay attention to the one at home, I let my husband deal with that, no one calls us on that phone anyway. Only reason we still have the house phone is because after a tornado here several years ago the cell phones wouldn't work. So it's really just for emergencies. I have to agree on the user name and password thing though, there are way too many and it's hard to keep track.

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Gloria, I have always been the responsible one, too. I was in great demand as a babysitter when I was young because of it.

Errands today. I have already sent emails and made my phone calls. Hubby's shoulder is hurting him, so I got an appointment at an orthopedist for him. And of course they have a secure website, another username and password and more secret questions. I must have 1000 of them by now. What do patients do if they don't use computers? I know people who still don't believe in answering machines, let alone anything more modern.

Onward!

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It's very humid today and quite warm for this early in the morning. I wanted to sleep extra but I got myself up and to the office, as usual. Sometimes I wish I wasn't a responsible person I could just lay around and not go to work simply because I am tired. That's not how my parents raised me though, so I am always at work when I am supposed to be.

It might rain today and I forgot my raincoat so I am not sure if I can go for a walk today.

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Honestly I am more worried about sprains than breaks. Three of six people who sit in my section at work have been or are still in boots for sprains, all within the past few months - two still are wearing them. I had to get some better Band-Aids for my knee. I was out running again this morning, I will rest tomorrow.

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Gloria, I had a friend who broke her leg when falling while running. I hope your scrapes heal without too much discomfort.

I went to see Mom yesterday, give her more stuff, and found out that she thought my sister's husband had died. I have no idea where that came from, when my sister was here last week there was no mention even of illness, everyone is fine. She made it up. That's one of the problems with Korsakoff's dementia, they confabulate, make stuff up and believe it. She has mentally rewritten her entire life, now she is rewriting everyone else's life. Real or not, it caused her unnecessary grief.

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Very hot and humid today, I thought it was supposed to rain but it hasn't so far. I fell on my run this morning, tripped on big bad place on the sidewalk. Nashville has barely any sidewalks at all and those that are here, many are in terrible condition. I cut my leg, scraped up my arm and have a small cut on my hand. The leg wouldn't stop bleeding but finally it did. I was at mile three at that point and I got up and did 12 more miles for a total of 15. I was with my training group and we have someone who drives around to support us and help us when needed and thankfully he had a first aid kit.

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The condo board meeting went pretty well last night. I'm glad it's over for the month, though.

On the rare occasions I make popcorn, I still use a heavy pot on the stove with oil, and shake the pot until it's done. Then I use real butter and fine salt. I can't eat much of it, but if I'm going to eat popcorn, I want the real thing.

Today I catch up on errands. Last week was Mom week, this week was condo board, I need to shop.

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I can understand your adversity for the artificial flavors. Luckily I got my drink at a nice (expensive) coffee shop and they use the real thing. It had real caramel in it. I don't know about those flavored coffees. Those have to be processed. Probably not healthy. And haven't they said in recent years that microwave popcorn is bad for us? I will eat microwave popcorn but would rather just pop my own in a brown lunch bag.

It's going to be quiet in the office today. Not sure if many on my team will be here.

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Good morning. Condo board meeting tonight so lots to do to prepare. The other board member who knows anything won't be there, and the old property manager who knows the property won't be there, either. It will all be on me. It's been cool, and the chiller for the air conditioning doesn't work below 63 degrees, so there will be people complaining about lack of AC. I don't know what they think can be done about it, but that never stops people from complaining.

I've never had a flavored coffee drink. It sounds stupid, but I can't handle the smell. I have to avoid the coffee aisle at the grocery store because the smell of artificial flavor makes me ill. I can't eat microwave popcorn either, the smell of artificial butter makes me feel sick. I wonder why?

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Yeah, those UPS boxes are much heavier than one would expect.

I got a caramel macchiato at the coffee shop - definitely something I wouldn't have often because it is expensive and full of sugar that I don't need. But for a treat every now and then, I am okay with that.

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I got a new battery backup and got it in place. Boy is that thing heavy! I had to move some furniture, untangle wires, and disconnect everything to get it installed, but got everything plugged back in. The instruction book said to register my product online, but then said that the serial number is on the bottom of the unit. I have no intention of moving furniture again and disconnecting all my electronics just to read a bloody serial number. And, of course, the plugs are so close together that I can only use every other plug. Who designs these things? I'll need to call the company to get help programming it. I have no idea what selecting a sinewave type means.

What special treat do you get at the coffee shop?

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It's still warm here but not as hot as it could be in August. I've got a doctor's appointment today and will walk over there, as usual. I might hit the coffee shop after that for a special treat. It's a little out of the way but I will skip lunch since I've got the appointment anyway.

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