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9/24/17 11:13 A

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Thank you.

I just don't feel good about this site after my humiliating experience. Yes, I should have seen some red flags. I was too anxious to have anyone help me start getting my message alerts.

Love to you and Bruce

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
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9/23/17 2:47 P

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You are long since at goal..so really don't need SparkPeople any more. As you say, we can stay in touch via Fitbit or emails. Sorry you have had a bad experience. Even if you DO leave, I am so glad to have you as a friend!! We won't get lost.

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9/23/17 8:32 A

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Thanks. Joe understands, too, but we've been through this so recently with my actions.

I am strongly considering getting out of SP completely. I only use the chat boards anymore, and you are the important one. We could stay in touch through Fitbit and our normal emails. I gave "just Ask" my Sparkpeople identity. I feel very vulnerable.



Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/22/17 7:28 P

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WOW...you should notify SparkPeople of that. May not be directly connected to SP! I am so sorry..glad your bank/credit card are on the ball. SO many things like that happening these days. Signs of the last days for sure!

SP should not be charging you for helping you...so that would be a warning sign. noone is immune to the deception out there. We just do our best to be careful.

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9/22/17 6:45 P

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Oh, dear. I may never get my SP login back. I contacted SP on their home page asking how to fix my problem. I was redirected to "Just Answer" Joe is furious with me.

That is a total scam. The scam wanted a good faith deposit of $5.00 from my credit card. I gave it to them, but before I got an answer, my bank texted me asking if I'd just authorized $48.00 to Just Answer. I did not. I told them what happened and asked them not to honor any payment bc I didn't get an answer, and never agreed to $48.00.

So I have to get a new credit card being mailed to me. Joe is so upset with me. I trusted SP, but apparently "Just Answer" found a way to get on their site to steal from unwary folks.

I guess I can't order anything off the internet. Just too trusting.

Goodness!

Edited by: YIDDLE at: 9/22/2017 (18:46)
Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/21/17 9:24 P

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Really sorry your Kindle is not cooperating on your iPad. Doesn't it drive you nuts when things won't work right and you don't know how to correct it. You have had a bunch of layers of that with SP, Fitbit and now Kindle. One thing you might try it turning your iPad totally off. Press the on/off button on top and hold it down a few seconds. then leave it off a minute...and then turn it back on. I have been told to do that at least twice with something was not working no matter what I tried. Fixed it both times.

Sounds like putting off the move was a wise decision. Hope it will go well when Monday rolls around..with all the details cared for. My son's house has had all the detail stuff done, everything is working, but they can't get an occupancy permit until the stairs and a railing are installed in front and the stairs and deck are installed on the back. We have had just enough rain to keep things a sea of mud part of each week...then it dries like concrete. We don't know how many jobs there are ahead of us with the deck folks. Sure hope all this gets done, soon, too. They will be SO relieved to get out of the cramped trailer they have been living in for years.

I should have mowed this afternoon but got a phone call that set other stuff in motion. Got my steps in..still have 3 flights of stairs before I turn in.

Hope all is well with you and Joe and Kiwi.

Have a friend with two dogs. I don't see them often but just love both people and dogs. The people are in mid 80s and not in good health. Their disabled son died this summer and now they seem lost...they visited him nearly daily. Anyway, I asked them if they had provisions for the dogs if anything happens to them. She said no so I told her I will gladly take them if ever the need arises. She seems so happy to hear that. The one is a chihuahua and the other a very overweight Australian Blue Shepherd. That is a dog that should be walking daily...a lot! She needs her nails clipped..I have to find my clippers and go back. How did I get off on that subject? HUGS

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9/21/17 8:34 P

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Electronics are just not my forte. I do wish I could fix stuff myself. The Kindle app updated itself on my phone, computer and iPad, but the iPad is old, and it really messed it up. It does not sync with how far I've read, and just goes to a blank screen after a few chapters. If I return to the same book, it starts at the introduction all over again. Not fun. No plans here to purchase a newer iPad, so it just means I cannot read books on the kindle anymore. My Reader's Digest and National Geographic on the Zinio site work just fine. My ebooks seem ok. It's just the Kindle app. I tried updating my iPad, but no updates are available.

Got some quilting done on the embroidery machine. It's turning out nice. We have several patterns for quilting, and I just chose one I thought would work with the fabric's background. I'm working on the musical themed table topper. I'll take a photo when it's done.

Move cancelled for tomorrow. House not far enough along. They're holding off until Monday for the moving service. Too much finishing needs to be done (painting touch-ups, door pulls and handles, switches that don't work, etc.) Still too much construction debris laying around. She has a cleaning service scheduled for both houses. I'm babysitting now on Monday and the cleaning crew will be there in the afternoon.

I will be glad when this move is settled.

I'm teaching social studies Thursday and Friday the 28th and 29th. It's high school and students I appreciate. The teacher's grandmother died and she's taking off to travel for the memorial service.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/21/17 2:33 P

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Wow...bladder infection to that degree must be awful. I keep natural antibiotics on hand...and if thought I was getting something like that I would hit it hard immediately. Glad you were able to get through to a Dr. for the Rx. Glad to hear you are feeling well again. Hope you can stay that way!!

Big grocery expedition today, picked up lunch to go at new restaurant and have more than half my walking done. It is hot out...can't decide if I will wait and mow later, or yank out hat and sunglasses and go walk to get it over with. Hubby got the wood siding he has been waiting for and is again out there putting the new siding on ...in the heat and sun. It all looks SO good. Both of us will be glad when the job is done. I am relieved to not wonder if things were going to just give way..we didn't know what was going on under there!

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9/21/17 11:30 A

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Still coming in through the back door. Ar--r-r-g-g-g-g-h-h-h-h

Serious bladder infection set in last night after 8PM. Escalated frighteningly fast. Called urologist after 9PM, got the answering service. Finally the doctor on call contacted me after 10PM, and I was able to get a prescription to handle it. One dose of strong Sulfa killed all the symptoms. Amazing. Today I took a sample in to the urologist's office for lab tests Yes, I'll finish the Sulfa and drink myself to drowning proportions.

I haven't had an upset like that in years. From zero to out of control within a couple of hours. That has happened before, but it's certainly disconcerting.

Now all feels great. We're helping son at his new house. He wants his architect Dad to be there when the inspector wraps things up, and go over everything with him. Today is to be the closing, and Kelly has to know what he's up against.

Darling little Bella is with us until things settle down enough for her to be with them. Kiwi is not sure about sharing his home with her yet again. So funny.

Hugs for you

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/21/17 8:26 A

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Lots of excitement for you folks. Hope everything will go smoothly. Lovely you get to know your great grandson. My eldest grandchild is 16...not in any hurry for any of the five to have serious relationships and present us with great grands! Of course, you have a bit of a headstart on us. lol

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9/20/17 7:58 P

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SP not responding yet. Maybe it takes a day or so. Not sure what else to try.

Spanish for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades was fun again today. Great kids. I haven pending assignments now. That's OK.

We picked up Bella, DIL's dog, tonight to get her away from the moving chaos. Emmett was very concerned when I showed up and clung to his grandma the whole time. Smart little guy. He thinks every time our granddaughter Megan or I show up, his grandma will leave.

Tomorrow is the closing on the new house. Things are very close to ready. Friday they move in. Inspection is Monday They'll have a claus in the closing that any fixes the inspector wants must be done at builder's expense. Delores' soak tub is not here yet, but the shower is gorgeous. Tub should arrive in another 10 days or so and be installed.

I'll babysit little Emmett, 17 month old great grandson, in the play room during the move on Friday. Try to keep him happy and out of the way during the confusion. His parents both have to work on Friday. I'm not his favorite person bc he senses that his grandma will leave.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/19/17 3:17 P

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Sounds like worth a try. Hope that works!

Glad you enjoyed your classroom time. Crafts today and classroom again tomorrow. You are so active on so many levels. Fantastic! HI to Joe.

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9/19/17 10:25 A

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I found email p;references and put in my email, user name and password all over again I do hope that fixes it. I didn't change anything, just put it all in the way it's always been. Still going in through the back door.

Great teaching again Monday.

Craft circle today, and back in the classroom tomorrow.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/17/17 1:58 P

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Sounds like a busy weekend for you folks. Hope things with the move will go well from here. Curious about the workers and mistakes made. At least they should be fixable. Sorry your step count got messed up. That does happen sometimes and may not be able to be helped.

I got out walking early...happy about that, but now trying to decide whether to walk or mow. Normally would wait till later in the afternoon, but with a 5 pm meeting and earlier sundown, that is not very workable.

Weather is pretty nice, but also pretty warm for mid Sept.

Hope SP gets fixed soon..somehow. HUGS.

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9/17/17 12:53 P

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Step total yesterday was sure low. I was the cashier for the garage sale and kept to the money box. An important job without lifting, but it killed my step count. Joe went with me yesterday and that was great. He went with son Kelly to the dump to get rid of some stuff that needed to be thrown out not sold.

The day went well. Good sales, but not as great as the first two days. it's all done now. Tomorrow they start packing up unsold items and taking things to Salvation Army, a day care, and other charities. A cleaning crew needs to come in for the sold house (which they are renting back now.) The new house garage floor was polyurethane coated yesterday and blocked off from workers, hopefully who will honor the tape and off limits sign. The workers apparently do not read English bc they did not follow the destinations son had written in bold letters on the equipment boxes. A fan without lights and a long pole to lower it to usefulness was installed in a bedroom, while a fan with lights and a short pole was installed on the patio. Other mistakes happened bc the workers seem not to read English. Where is their supervisor?

The kitchen glass stove top, and bathroom faucets throughout have not been delivered. Kelly told the builder that time is up. Buy the equipment locally, have the house ready for inspection Tuesday, and the movers on Friday. Suppliers are using Harvey as an excuse.

Kelly has had an amiable relationship with the builder, but he's getting firm now that time is running out.

We're fine. I'm teaching Spanish grades 3-5 Monday and Wednesday. I have a full time assistant. Should be fun days.

Still haven't gotten SP turned around.

Sending love to you.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/15/17 9:50 P

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Whew..bet that was a lot of noise! I remember going to support HS basketball team...some of the kids screamed so much I thought I would lose my hearing.

Sorry you are having troubles with SP. Wonder if there is a way to notify them?

Beautiful weather today. Walked and mowed...still have a few stairs to finish for the day.
Sending much love.

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9/15/17 5:13 P

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Still not connecting. Have to enter through the back door for you every time. I have old email messages from the other two SP boards I communicate with a little bit. Few sentences now and then.

Today was grand with advanced high school economics. Then we had an all school (K-12) pep rally. Goodness! Such excitement and fun. Very entertaining.

Loved every minute.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/15/17 8:48 A

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Glad you are having so much fun with teaching.

Sorry you are having trouble connecting...SparkPeople does sometimes have glitches.

Was out to lunch with my step mother yesterday...got such a late start on walking..but still managed to get it all done. Fitbit is till arguing with me about number of flights of stairs climbed (it skipped first flight today!). this morning the sunshine is back and supposed to stay..and heat us up...for the next 4 or 5 days. So, clear for walking...and will be hauling water for plants soon.

Hope your day is great today...Thinking of you. emoticon


Oh..have to add. Went to visit the Orvis shop that opened here in Nashville. Wanted to actually try on pants for size...hadn't planned to purchase any. Started with size 12..they were too big. Lady brought me a 10 and an 8. Skipped the 10, tried the 8. I was astonished that they fit. Hubby said to buy them (I did but they are ridiculously priced!! Will have to war them a lot to get my money's worth! ) Tried on a medium sweater jacket..it fit well. Tried on medium ribbed turtleneck, it fit but I wouldn't wear it out because ribs make it so clingy and form fitting (My form is pretty lumpy! lol) Anyway, nice surprises.

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9/14/17 9:21 P

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Great clocks. Now I looked at all of them Lots of fun! Thanks

Today was fun with the 4th graders. We did a spelling rule worksheet on single vowels followed by single consonants and single vowels followed by double consonants. They caught on real quick that adding to their bases for single, single means you double the ending consonant like run becomes running, and get becomes getting, but with double consonants following a single vowel, jump, and ask only the base plus ing is right, so jumping, and asking. They had to pair 12 sets with cut and paste for the words. A bit messy, but they love that wort of learning.

I read 3 chapters of a good book, and then they put four events I gave them from the book into chronological order, and had to synthesize each event. They had to write the definitions for chronological and synthesize before they filled in the work sheet, but they figured it out after some puzzling over it. These events were cut and paste on a worksheet, too, but they had to synthesize from their own thoughts.

Now I am teaching Monday and Wednesday, too. Goodness. The new assignments are for Spanish 3-5. I do not speak Spanish, and told the teacher, but she wants me anyway and will have seat work for them There is an assistant in that class full time, too, so it will be a grand day.

Lunch was lasagna today. Delicious. Tomorrow is kosher hot dogs,, but I'll make a yummy salad instead and have another great lunch.

I am so happy to e back in the classroom. I really feel blessed to be able to do something that brings me so much joy.

Still not getting email notices. Trying to work my way through it again.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/14/17 9:07 A

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I think you got the short video of the clock now...sorry I couldn't reply last night. Was at Kingdom Hall. Wanted to reply from home so I could give you the page link for the clocks. www.overrainbow.com/cgi-bin/Store/st
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I would love a wall of them, but have no place...the one I got just came out.

Was about to head out to walk first jaunt down driveway when it started to rain...of course...so have waited it out. Need breakfast and the rain is now about stopped.

Hope your day is lovely. Greetings to Joe, hugs to you and Kiwi.

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9/13/17 8:44 P

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Where did you send the video. I didn't get it yet. I looked on my phone. I'd love to see those clocks. Sounds interesting for sure.

Joe walked again today. That's terrific. Not sure why he started walking instead of sitting at the mall, but I'm super pleased.

Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/13/17 2:17 P

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I have all the books in my bookcase ..only two that were released only electronically..and they are short, not full length books.

Just sent you a short video of my new sewing room clock. My sister-in-law has them on her website...This is a new addition to the collection available. She had a picture somewhere of a whole wall full of them at the lodge..so cute. i wouldn't have room for that display (and probably could not afford it!)

Happy to hear of Joe walking....and you getting in steps, too. I have nearly all mine done..now glad I had to rearrange step plans around the visits of the turkeys...I was coming up the driveway and they were feeding, so I did another lap up to the church and back. Now it i raining lightly, but I don't have to go back out again. Yay!

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She is good. I have some of her paper backs, but not sure if I have her in my Kindle app on my iPad. I'll have to look. Enjoyable books for sure.

I visited the SparkPeople set up page and learned that email has ceased bc they were notified that my email address was not a valid one. Weird. I checked the box to indicate my email is valid. Hopefully tomorrow I will start getting message notices again. Perplexing.

I walked the mall, but only for 30 minutes this morning. I took Kiwi on a moderate walk, so am only at 5,704 steps so far. Not great, but I'll hit the road some more. Joe is actually walking in the mall now. Very, very slow, but he's not just sitting anymore. Very pleased about that. He doesn't walk with me bc I am too fast for him, but I can see him while I walk.

I am still working on my getting my hair to look like the beautician did. I let it grow for 8 months, so she had something to work with. I thought I could make a vertical sort of curl over in the back to conceal part of my super thinness, but it wasn't working. It was over my collars and I just didn't care for the mess from the back view. She has never ever styled it before bc I always told her how to cut it.

Have a productive day. Me too. I'm going to the sewing room.

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Jean from Texas
Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/12/17 8:53 P

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Curious about not getting notices. That has happened to me a few times over the years, but usually when a new thread is started and I haven't visited...I think. It has been a while...and I think you and I are the only ones on this team who post any more. And we haven't started new threads, so that shouldn't be the issue.

I hear dripping on the roof by my computer, so it must be raining lightly again. It was grey all day, but temps were mild and I was able to be out side. Hubby is working on figuring out how the foxes and other critters have been getting in under the house.

Am reading an electronic novella by Jennifer Chiaverini...Have you read the Elm Creek Quilting series? I have them all. This one is called The Fabric Diary.

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So grateful you missed the horror.
Glad you are pulling weeds on a regular basis. Makes light work of a difficult chore.

I'll show you my table topper again when it's finished.

I am not getting any notices from SP about new replies to messages. And I don't even get a way to get back to Quilting Fans except by going to my own page to "recent posts" Not sue how I got blocked. The blue box at the bottom of my messages to you are checked.

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Co-Team Leader 50's 60's 70's and Older Team

I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/12/17 4:48 P

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All that wind and rain seems to have missed us altogether. Barely a mist in the air this morning. Did most of my walking as treks up to the church and back..gets a big chunk done at one time. When I walk my driveway now, I find I keep stopping to pull up grass and weeds...I have been at that project for much of the summer and now it is getting compulsive! But it all looks so much better. I do have other weeding to tackle..especially now that it is not roaring hot during the day.

Hope you had fun at Craft Circle. emoticon

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Thanks. Today is craft circle. I'll try to keep up the good steps.

Hugs for you.

Jean from Texas
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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

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it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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9/11/17 9:28 P

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Good day for steps today. Very pleased.

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We are getting fairly light, soaking rain so far..it started to drizzle around 4 pm. Not much wind as of yet. More breezy than what I would call windy...but they think most of that will affect us over night. I am not worried.

Thanks for sharing your haircut picture...and the quilt pic.

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Glad you are safe so far. My prayers continue for you.

I'm probably getting my hair cut today. Don't like it hanging on my neck, but uncertain about how to keep the very thin back of my head looking nice.

All is well here. Our weather is delicious in the morning, but warms up to high 80's each day. Love the mornings for sure.



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We are now under a wind advisory till sometime tomorrow. We are expecting rain...probably around 3 inches. Things will begin clearing up Wed. As you say, so many affected by this storm, and so many in areas they had not expected issues!

All is calm and quiet here right now. Will get my walking going and done early if I can. Weather related stuff will pick up late afternoon here. Hope YOU are having nice weather today and will have a good day overall.

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Irma is a tremendous storm. I pray she will stay away from you. So many loved ones are in her path. My prayers continue for their safety.

I helped a few hours again today at the garage sale. We went to 8:30 church, had breakfast, and then I drove over for a while. I'm teaching Friday, but will help out again next Saturday. I don't get steps guarding the cash box, but I want to help.

I'll watch the path of the storm and its destruction.

Thinking of you.

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I think we should be fine...Irma will, as it looks now, begin raining on us Mon. May be some heavy rain, wind, etc...but nothing like FL is going to get. We are to the East of Nashville and it looks like Irma will track to the west..they keep updating it. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for caring. I am sure whatever happens here won't be like what you folks experienced with Harvey.

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Wrote a long message and it wouldn't send.

Very tired from garage sale. Lots of fun.

Will you be OK or will Irma affect you also. 650 miles wide is treacherous.

Take care of yourselves.

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Check the website to see if your new Fitbit is just being uncooperative or really doesn't count stairs. Mine is working correctly today. Sorry knees hurt you. Do you take gelatin? I hear it helps. We take it in our smoothies.

Bruce is still working on his project, but the rock work is done, the clean up is done. He is working on detail work now..and has ordered the wood to replace the bottom rows of siding. I am so proud of him. Everything looks great.

Got my first walk in early this morning. We share garbage collection with son next door. The collection time has changed from late afternoons to before 7 am. I remembered just in time and high-tailed it down there..had to run the last few steps to put bag right into the truck! Gets the blood flowing and heart pumping doing things that way!! emoticon

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Morning
I'm having trouble falling asleep. Makes for late wake-ups.

Hope to return to the sewing room this morning, but need to walk first. The Alta HR apparently does not register stairs. Hm-m-m-m-m. I still climb some, but not as many as a few months back bc they bother my left knee at times.

Next Friday I have to wake up early to teach, so hope I get my sleep schedule turned around.

Hugs for you.

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Fixing a roof is pretty high priority esp. when folks are living IN the house.- glad yours is fixed and anything else can wait.

All your ongoing projects make my head spin! Whew! You are amazing. My friend in NC is kind of like that, too. She turns out so many projects! It makes me happy for both of you! I am busy cleaning woodwork and windows, mowing, walking..but often don't feel like I have accomplished anything that won't require doing again shortly! That's ok.I got vacuuming, dishes and one load of laundry done this morning. I also took broom down to end of driveway and swept off all the little stones, acorns, leaves and sticks that have been accumulating there. I don't like how messy it looks, but also fear someone driving too fast will slide off the road as they try to make the curve. I realized this morning that the guy that hit our mailbox recently was better off hitting the mailbox and getting his vehicle deflected into the rock and plants...if he had stayed straight, coming off the road from his lane with no obstructions..he would have hit a tree. That could have been MUCH worse.

Happy that you like your new Fitbit. Mine is being obnoxious today..not counting stairs correctly. It has recorded 4 out of 11 flights so far. annoying, but the steps are counting ok. That is more important..and I don't mind if it is not exactly precise as long as it is close.

Beautiful weather here...in the low fifties overnight makes for chilly walking if I get out early. Today I wore long pants for the first half of the day.

Take care, my friend. Greetings to Joe and Kiwi, too. emoticon


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GirlFriend Sew is so inspirational for all of us. We sew together on our own projects, and drool and admire what others have done. It's tons of fun. DIL Delores bought a kit to make a "Fear the Beard!" quilt for her youngest son, 24 year old Matt who has a heavy beard. She has asked him to shave it bc he looks dangerous, but he loves it. He has a fine job with a great company and they don't seem to mind. It's just a mom's preference. The fabric has shaving equipment, lots and lots of bearded men, beer, cigars, and funny stuff. The pattern pieces are sort of like men's ties without the knot on top. Then there's an appliquéd banner that reads, "Fear the Beard!" Very amusing. It will be for his Christmas if she can get it finished after her move and settling in. Their closing has been moved up to Sept 13th bc the buyer is leaving the country until Sept 28th.

Delores and I looked through my camping theme fabrics and came up with a plan for those quilts. I feel good that we worked out a good solution. Tackling multiple small quilts will be lots of work, but at least now I have a workable plan in place. They'll all be for the Up North family. Should be fun if I don't get bogged down.

My new Fitbit is logging steps accurately as far as I can tell. I'm pleased. I walked the mall after Kiwi's walk and have 8.4K steps so far. That's good for me.

I have four greeting cards and checks to write for the family. Birthday for son Jeff, Anniversary for Jeff and his wife, and anniversary for Jeri, their daughter plus anniversary for son Mike and his wife. They all expect my computer made Print Shop cards (and checks of course!) Getting back to normal means taking care of family stuff.

Roof is fixed. Other insurance paid fixes will have to wait until the contractor gets caught up with Harvey jobs. Bless his heart. Glad he did our roof quickly.

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Great news on your end regarding roof repairs and Kelly and Delores' upcoming move.

DH has just about completed the rock work under one side of the dining room. It is like a giant jigsaw puzzle to get things to fit snugly. I am so impressed with all he has accomplished..and really in a pretty short time.

Have fun tonight. I am about to tackle study for tonight's meeting. Don't like to wait this late in the day..everything is a bit off schedule, but that is OK. I should have time to finish up before it is time to go.

Enjoy your girlfriends!

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Of course I wanted you to have them if you could use them. I am very pleased with the new Fitbit bc the steps are good. I was worried that I'd have a harder time hitting 10K each day, but apparently it will be the same as before. Very grateful.

The contractor is here now fixing the roof. We had a bit of rain this morning, but at least now it will be covered. We'll see what else he can do from the estimate the adjuster left us. He may not want to tackle some of the ceiling painting, and deck replacement. Others may need his work more than us once the roof is fixed. So many folks suffered in this hurricane. Tremendous losses all around us.

Girlfriend Sew tonight gives me a chance to turn in he cowboy quilt. I'm glad. I've started other projects I can work on with the ladies tonight, so it's all good.

Kelly and Delores' house is nearing completion. It looks like they can move from their sold home into the new one seamlessly. Their closing is Sept 14th on their house, and Kelly said since he is paying cash, he may go ahead and close on the new one Sept 15th. Only the soaker tub and plumbing for that tub may not be done. They'll withhold that amount until that installation is complete. They are going to cover the new garage floor with the polyurethane coating that takes three days to dry before they move in. But the buyer of their home will be out of the country after the closing until Sept 28th, so they can rent their existing home until they move. Very exciting time for them. Delores has things packed,and even started on food stuffs in their pantry. Kelly was disturbed until she told him she's only packing baking things she'll not use until she's settled in the new home. Grins.

So glad your repairs are coming along nicely.

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I have two of the ONEs ...finally turned up the one that had gotten lost. I think I am pretty well set, thanks. You could always label them, package them in a baggie and donate them to Goodwill. I really appreciate your thoughtfulness and your offer.

I think DH has finished the repair project except for getting replacement siding wood ..which of course will need priming, painting and then installation...but the worst is over. There is still a dip from the corner of the log house inside...with no indication as to why it has done this sloping from the corner ...so I guess we will just live with that. Eventually, that flooring will have to be replaced..hope a pro can do it.

Hugs to you.

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I have no need now for the Fitbit One charger cable and holder clips for it. I have two clips. Do you need spares? I can mail them to you in a brown envelope.

The Alta HR cable is even different than Joe's Charge HR. So we can't swap each other out.

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Adjuster changed time to 1:00PM, so I went to craft circle on time, but left early and stopped at Best Buy for new Fitbit. He did our inspection and subtracted $4,700 from total for our deduction of 2% of insured dwelling. He went over his report with us, but his printer in the truck was out of ink so he has to mail our check. He emailed me our report and we have a hard copy for the contractor.

Tomorrow is my Girlfriend Sew 5:00PM meeting at the quilt shop, so I'm taking the quilt in then. They'll process it for someone else to quilt. So day got turned around, but still a lot accomplished. I'm taking my "camping" themed fabric to Girl Friend sew to get started with some simple quilts for the Michigan family. I think I can make 4 small quilts for the family with the fabric I bought.

I have a new pattern for the table topper I'll create at craft circle with a 12" 90 degree ruler on a border print. I understand the cutting now, and can get started here at home. The gal who is guiding me will go over the step by step next week when I have the triangles cut. Glad we could spend some time today before I left.

So happy your Bruce can repair things on your beautiful home. Joe just cannot do that kind of work any more. He can draw his plans, but not execute them. Such a blessing that your man can still do most of his own work.

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You sure do have a full day today! Hope everything will go well.

Hubby continues to work on the house repair job. He put in a really long day yesterday...but has gotten things very well stabilized..and he then put sheet metal strip along the exposed wood so as to protect it from the rains we expected (and got) overnight. This has, of course, turned into more than he expected, but it has allowed inspection underneath and really solid structural repair. Proud of my guy! Looking forward to this being done, of course.

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I do hope you can attend the quilt show with your quilting friend. How wonderful that would be.

Today is full.
9:00AM the insurance adjuster comes.
When he leaves, I'll go to Craft Circle.
When I leave there, I am taking the cowboy quilt to Quilter's Crossing to have someone quilt it for me.

I hope to shop for a new Fitbit while I'm out and about without Joe. My only steps now are manually entered on the computer.

So much planned. I'll see how things work out.

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Figured there must be some roof damage with that big a tree. Perhaps someone can at least get up there and put a tarp over the damage until insurance inspects and repairs can be done. I am glad you HAVE a roof and really not all that much roof damage.

Beautiful here again this morning. Yesterday was gorgeous all day. Front coming through tomorrow will bring rain and cooler temps. I am pleased to be at 8500 steps so far. Will mow later and hopefully finish this round of the yard before the rains set in.

FINALLY sat down at my sewing machine again over the weekend. Did seam repair on a skirt...I bought the skirt at the airport very impulsively..wore it several times and spilled something on it. So, gently washed it. Noticed a thread hanging so looked..and discovered all the seams were raveling on the inside. NONE had a finished edge! Now they all do. With cooler weather coming, and shorter days, I would like to get some of the junk collection OUT of here and get back to quilting. May need help figuring out where I left off on the ones halted after classes.

Found out about the Asheville Quilt Show at the end of this month. Am contemplating maybe trying to go so I can meet up with my online super quilter friend, Cindy. We'll see how that develops. I hear the Houston show will go on as planned. I can't even imagine a show that big.


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Normal will not return soon for so many hit hard by Harvey. I can see roof shingles mangled even from the ground now that the tree is down. No idea what the adjuster will say. Rain can get in, I know, bc the ceiling in the guest room already had two moisture circles. No holes in ceiling, but I don't know what's over the ceiling.

Hope to get straightened around here soon.

Looking forward to seeing the quilt top.

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Will share a pic of the quilt if/when I can.

Tree effort must have been mammoth. We had a 100 yr old sugar maple by our house..we knew when it had been planted..when great aunt and uncle...Laddie and Lassie, were born in 1900. The tree looked wonderful despite the ongoing drought at the time. In the middle of the night, a HUGE branch came down and hit the dining room roof. In the morning we could see from where that branch had joined the trunk right up through the top of the tree. The whole thing was rotten inside. The branch that fell was the size of a huge tree itself! Husband and sons worked long to safely bring down the rest of the tree and cut it up for firewood. It was heartbreaking to see such a special and beautiful tree have to come down. DH is still working on the stump all these years later and the tree he chose to replace the maple...a weeping willow (planted over my objections much too close to the house) is now taller than the house.

Very glad to hear of the good report regarding all the flood relief efforts. So many organizations and churches are pitching in. In 2010, Jehovah's Witnesses here did all the repair and replacement for JWs affected here. There was ongoing construction and relief all summer that year...especially on the weekends. I worked every weekend except I think two that summer. Knowing such efforts are ongoing all over warms one's heart for sure.

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Sun Bonnet Sue quilts are beautiful. I do hope you can find someone willing to complete this in time for the dear quilter to see it done. What a gift for her.

I have dozens of photos for the adjuster on Tuesday to see the tree that caused the havoc here. I'll share just four of them with you.



Quite an adventure.

Our church has been the donation and distribution center for our area supplying local shelters with needs. (We volunteered to be a shelter, but there were already three open in our community, so they designated us as donation and disruption) Our church's gymnasium has been filled four times and emptied sending out food, clothing, household needs, cleaning agents. Plus already this week they have taken in over $100 thousand dollars designated for Harvey relief. 13,000+ members have been generous with support. Multiple teams of muckers have gone out cleaning up flooded homes. One member even bought a boat to help evacuate folks stranded in their homes. A beautiful outpouring of love for those in dire need.

So much is happening here. It was good to hear a report from our pastor.

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Thanks for SHARING the PICS!

My DIL was just given a quilt top and approached me about finishing the quilt. Her Granny has made quilts all her life...all from scraps from making clothing etc. This is probably the last one she will finish. Dianna said her Granny is making pot holders now instead of quilts. Dianna wants to finish this one so her grandmother can see it completed. It is a queen size...I have NO idea how I could ever do it for her, but I suggested some things we can do to get help. My niece at Over The Rainbow will probably take it on, but she is expecting a baby in about a month..so don't know how that is going to work out. I don't have pics, but pattern of quilt top is Sunbonnet Sue.

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I finished the backing today. It's complete. Tuesday I'll deliver it to the quilt shop to have someone quilt it for me. My shoulders and lower back are not happy with the project, so I won't even try to quilt it myself. This is the largest quilt I have ever attempted.

Thanks for looking at it.

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That is beautiful. I am sure grandson is going to be delighted. I am sure he has no concept of what goes into a project like that. What a special treasure for him.

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This is the quilt top. The top and bottom of it have the three sashes running all the way across. It is laid out here on our King bed, I meant for it to be a couch quilt, and then decided a twin would be fine. It does fit the twin batting I bought, but the quilter will need 4" on each side, top and bottom which is 8 " larger in both dimensions. So I'll deliver the quilt and backing and let her choose the batting for me. I like it,and so does my Joe. I think grandson Joey will be delighted especially since he's tall and sleeps on a twin bed.

Back to the sewing room. I have figured out the backing, but am still cutting it to size. It will be all NFL fabric. I'm pleased about that.

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Since our Harvey deductible is 4K, We may not get anything from the insurance. We'll see what the adjuster says.

My Fitbit will not sync at all now. It records only the first hour or so after charging all night. I hope to replace it when I can get out alone to shop.

I finished the Cowboy quilt, and am working on the backing. It is much bigger than anything I have ever tackled. I am going to have someone else quilt it on a long arm machine. It has been wrecking havoc on my shoulders and lower back. I keep sitting up straight whenever I think about it, but then I start hurting and realize I am bent over the machine again.

Grocery store was stocked this morning so we could get some good food in the house.

Hope your rain was just what you need and not a drop more.

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Amazing experience. The 70' tree is down. The workers are still here, but just wrapping up removing debris. I have zillions of photos for the insurance adjuster. Hope they pick up at least part of the expense. It was over 4K, but totally necessary. No we were not ripped off. this is our tree service that we go to for major events, trustworthy and honest. They were wonderful in a scary situation.

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I am drinking from my saucer cause my cup has overflowed. -- John P.Moore

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
it's about learning how to dance in the rain!"
. . . . Vivian Greene


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Bet that is quiet the event!! Hope there is not much roof damage!

It is raining off and on today..this time Harvey rain. I have managed to get in some walking in between downpours. Heading out for another round in just a minute. So glad I don't have to GO anywhere today.

Stay well, my friend. emoticon

"Save the earth...it is the only planet with CHOCOLATE"


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