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11/2/13 11:00 P

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Rick it sounds like you will be busy for a while. Just be careful too. Those big screen computer makes it easy to see what is on the screen and don't have to squint so much. Hope your wife can get the dog to listen to her, I think some of them take longer to get to listen to you. Some dogs will also test the one that they think is weaker to see where in the pack they are. Learned that on Animal Planet.

Cathy that is great that you are signed up and will be able to take it next month. You can do it. Don't be so hard on yourself. As for those phone calls I was getting one after my husband passed that they tried to tell my that my computer had junk files on and that they needed to clean my computer and they tried to get me to go to my computer and go to this website so that they could clean it. Not a chance, I know what they were trying to do and that is to take over my computer and then tell me that I have to pay them so that I could use MY computer. I don't think so. They called me three days in a row and I had my son talk to them the first day because I want to tell him about it and told the guy to call back in 10 minutes and that person did. My son had fun with him and for the next couple of days. He told me that at first he tried to tell him that engineers rank over tech support but they did not get it, The third day he acted dumb and then they realized what he was doing and cursed at him and then hung up. They did call two other times, at that the second time they called I just told them to leave me alone and not call me again. So far have not heard from them.

Deni hope that you are getting the rest that you need. With lupus it is harder to get well but I have found that Vitamin C helps me get better faster than taking over the counter drugs.

Had enough energy to get a work out in for about thirty minutes. Will need to start with cleaning this house this week. Need to finish painting my microwave cart and get that back in place too. It will look better and will look like I bought a new one.

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Afternoon all,

Sunny here this afternoon. Going to get up to the mid 60's today.

We didn't get any trick or treaters for Halloween but then we never do. too far out. I had band practice that night anyway so I wasn't home but my wife was.

We finally got our new Direct tv box installed yesterday. I really like it so far. Still have to learn how it all works tho. We also had the mini hooked up to our computer monitor (it's a 22' widescreen flat panel) that's in the kitchen dining room area. What a nice picture!

Not much going on today. Exercise and I'm Putting up new electric fence but have to dig a trench to bury a connecting line.

Wife is at dog camp learning how to be a better handler and put some focus on one of the dogs.

Have a good day all, gotta get back to work. need to finish this before the rain next week

Gotta run.


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Hey all
The sun is out today and it's in the low 60's. So glad I waited to do my errands today. The lawn guy still hasn't come by to do the Fall clean up. I hope I don't get a letter from the park!

I keep getting calls on my home phone from 'Name Not Found' and the number is 1-000-000-0000...kind of weird! Do they really think I'm going to pick up that call? But curiosity just might get the best of me!

I heard back from my HPOP worker and she signed me up for the exam. I got the confirmation email from them too...panic time! I'm happy and scared...let's hope I can last through the 6 hour test. When I'm home studying and coding I have to take breaks every couple hours as my eyes get blurry and I get stiff and sore. I'm sure it won't be a problem if I need to get up and walk/take a break. Thanks all for your support! You're such a great group, you all make life a little more cheerful!

Hope you're all enjoying the weekend.
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Good Morning All,

Thanks for your thoughts Dorothy. Dale needs to work till noon then home and we will veg out for the rest of the day. We need it. Last night we went out to run errands and was so hurting I wanted to jump in the grocery cart and let Dale push me around. Got home and had soup and a bagel for supper.

Cathy hope you get a spot for the exam. I am very happy for you. You have done so well. Keep up the good work.

Must close for now Deni emoticon

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11/1/13 9:56 P

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Cathy that sounds terrible with all that wind and rain. But those leaves sound like it would be fun when they are in a big pill and jumping in it. I know that I am a little too old for that but I can go in my mind and enjoy it. It got to almost 90 here and I am still waiting for the cooler weather plus it is suppose to rain tomorrow. Hope so we really need it.

Melissa what are you writing about? I guess I never knew and now I just want to know what you are writing about.

Rick as Melissa says the forest will grow back but it is the animals that suffer from the fires. That is what is really heartbreaking when the fires comes.

Deni take care of yourself and your husband too. Enjoy the movies.

Got the wood for the replacement for the fence. I was a little surprised that the boards only cost $2.39 a board. That is cheaper than the posts that go in the ground. Just have to wait until it gets cooler to do the other post and that might be the end of this month or next. would like to get it over with but will see.

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11/1/13 12:07 P

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The temps actually got up to 70 degrees today but it is pouring out and very windy. That will bring down most of the leaves. It's quite a mess out there. My lawn guy will be by sometime for the Fall clean up but right now you can't see the grass, just a field of leaves, pine needles and downed branches.

I need to go out and do a few errands but not wanting to going out in the rain and wind so I may just stay in and wait till tomorrow as the sun will be out.

I left a message with my HPOP worker reminding her she was going to sign me up for the Coding exam today. I just checked the site and there are still 7 spots left, so that's a good thing!

Deni, a lot of places cancelled trick or treating because of the rain last night and will have it tonight instead but I don't know if the rain will stop in time for that. What you going to do with all that candy?? Uh-oh! emoticon

The Holidays can be hard for many. I'm sorry you won't be able to get together with family. Maybe something can be worked out?

Well, back to the homework!
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11/1/13 9:47 A

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Good Day All,

Not much going on here. Both Dale and I have very bad colds. So guess we will hunker down this weekend and take care of one another. Read and watch movies. Maybe forget about ACA for the weekend.

Got no trick or treaters last night. It was raining pretty good here so guess the kids went to parties around town instead. Now we can all look forward to Thanksgiving. Dosn't feel the same without my folks. My kids are to far away to drive with kids. They don't like being in the car so long here and home. We can not go there either.They will spend the day with inlaws.

Dorothy please be careful.

Melissa have a great day at school.

Cathy hope all is well with you.

Rick hope to hear from you soon if you feel up to it.

Bye All take care Deni emoticon

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11/1/13 7:32 A

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Morning all,
Very quick check in here...lots to do!

Happy for you all Deni and Cathy that the Sox won!
Hope you are feeling better Deni.
Dorothy...don't overdo it. Yes...those fires are terrible. My brother lives in Orlando and works for the state Forestry Dept. When there are fires he sets up the communication, tracking and IT services for all the teams of fire fighters and others who work to put out the fires. He's also part of a Federal Team that does the same for larger disasters so he can be deployed at any time (like during Katrina).

Rick...those are hard images to see. Even more amazing is the amount of growth that will occur in just a few years time. It is humbling at best. Glad you had some rain.

I'm writing this week so I don't have time for much else. We had a fun night out last night with the kids and with some friends trick-or-treating. Today I have everything put together for my son's class party at school so I will be there this afternoon. Then home to teach piano lessons. Nothing new yet on a piano...still looking and still praying.

Time to go...too much to do today! I'll try to check in at some point over the weekend.
Until then....take very good care!

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10/31/13 11:33 P

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Deni that is great that your team won! Happy Halloween to you all too!

Cathy glad that you are so good at doing those codes, it has to be allot of work but with you getting such a high grade that is great because that is one thing that employers will be looking at too, You go girl.

Melissa hope that you get that piano soon so that you will teach to your hearts content with the new generation of students and maybe there would be a couple of great students like the one that you have right now.

Rick so sorry to hear about the forest that burned. Did they know what started it?

Still taking it easy but tommorrow I will be heading to Lowes to get the boards for the other post and to replace some that are breaking and replace the ones at the post too. When I do that one. Maybe wait for cooler weather comes to do it. It got up in the low 90's and that I think is what got to me too. Not good in hot weather.

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10/31/13 6:33 A

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Good Day All,

SOX WIN 6 to 1 !!!! They went ahead in the 4th inning and never looked back. It was a great game. The only thing I did not like was every time Ortiz was up to bat they walked him. Oh well we won anyway. When the game was over no one left the park. Went to bed when the game was over so do not know who was MVP. Have on the news so will hear it when it comes on.

Rick glad you got some rain. Must be so sad to see all the forest burned. What a waste. Glad to hear from you. Are you feeling any better? All the best.

Cathy hope they can get you into that test. You have been doing s well in school.

Dorothy hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE emoticon Deni emoticon

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10/30/13 11:38 P

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Cathy that is great and hope that they get you in before they fill. I know that you are working hard on those codes. It we don't see you we all know why. Best of luck on the test. Glad that the handyman came and did something to the door and also diverted the rain away from the door.

Rick can you send some of that rain this way. It has not rained on over three weeks at least not a good rain. If we don't get rain here then in the winter we burn. And we have firebugs here to that like to start fires and they still did not catch the ones that burned in our area a few years ago. Wish that they would catch them and them and put them in jail for a long time.

Deni good luck on getting on that website, watching the news and after three hours of talking to that lady that is the head of it the website was still not up and running.

Have been taking it easy because I have a little problem with some fluid around my heart and I can feel it but if I go to the hospital they would only do what I am doing and then also up my steroids and I have been coming down on them.

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10/30/13 11:21 P

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Hello all
I actually have the Red Sox on tonight while I am studying, they are winning, 6-1.

Deni, good luck with ACA. The website has been down and from what I heard it is very frustrating trying to sign up. You have to put in a lot of personal info 1st before you can compare plans and see the prices. If you call, good luck with getting a good premium, I've heard good and bad. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Rick, yeah, you had rain! Every bit helps but hope you get more. I can only imagine the destruction from the fire. I wonder how long it will take to come back...I would guess years, and that's sad.

Of the 3 different places that are holding the state exam for the Coding Certificate, 2 are already filled up and there are 7 spots left for the 3rd place. The HPOP program I am in will pay for the exam and for my membership in the AAPC. You have to join in order to take the exam. The earliest my worker can sign me up is Friday so let's hope there's still a spot. The exam is Dec 14th, a Saturday, 6 hours long. If I get a spot, I will be studying every day for that besides getting all my regular homework done...we are learning new stuff every week and it's just crazy and overwhelming. I'm struggling through it but not giving up.

The handyman came yesterday and got started on the door. He put some caulking around the door and a deflector? up on the roof to divert the rain away from the door. He'll be back.

I'm tired but the game is still going....I don't want to go to bed...9th inning....still 6-1!
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10/30/13 8:04 A

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Morning all,

Sorry been AWOL for a while. Been kind of busy.

Two days ago we had a lot of rain(finally) It rained all day. Not near enough. But it did bring some snow down to 3800 ft.

Yesterday, we drove up to Yosemite to see the fire damage and go to the snow. It was really sad to see all the area that burned. I took some pictures where we were allowed to go. A lot of the area is still blocked off.
You know, in your mind you can kind of imagine what 300 sq. miles looks like, but when you stand at the edge of a canyon looking down at all the burned land and trees it is so much more than you can imagine. It was depressing to look at and almost makes you want to cry to see so much damage.

Fortunately Yosemite Valley is still intact. We walked through Yosemite Village, had some lunch, stopped into the Ansel Adams photo Gallery. What an amazing photographer! Yosemite is a photographers paradise. I was telling my wife I hope to go in he spring at night to the falls and try to photograph a Lunar Rainbow.

Exercise this morning, the usual chores in the barn, then into town for a couple of errands.

Have a good day all!

Rick

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10/30/13 6:24 A

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Good Day All.

Had a very bad night last night so will rest today. Had an appt with Blue Cross last night and what a joke. The women did not even know what her own booklet said. I went out in the car so I would not tell her off. Will get an appt with ACA and see if they are better.

Tonight the Red Sox go for the win. Go Red Sox !!! I will be up watching.

Will close for now Have a good day everyone Deni emoticon

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10/29/13 10:37 P

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Deni get well and keep warm so that you will get better.. Try taking vitamin C about 500 mg three times a day to help your body too. That is what I did in May when my doctor gave me his cold. He was taking vitamin C but all at once and I told him that he needed to break it up into three times a day because the body can only use so much and the rest goes into the toilet. So he said that made sense and he was going to do it.

Just rested today and will build my strength so I can do what I need around the house.

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10/29/13 5:53 A

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Good Morning All,

Woke up this morning with a bad cold. My head feels like a balloon. We need to go to see the man about our health insurance. Just what I feel like doing with my head all stuffed up. Oh well must do what you must do. My Red Sox won again last night. Today they travel home and play the last 2 games at home. If they need to play both games. The sox are ahead 3 games to 2. It will be nice if they win at home. They have never won a series at home before.Go Red Sox !!!

I will rest some this afternoon so I will be up for our appt.

Hope all is fine with everyone Deni emoticon

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10/29/13 12:11 A

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Melissa glad that you are figuring out the page, I am still try to figure out it still. Not sure how to give the team points. It is hard to believe that October will soon be over in one more day. Will have to remember to turn off my light so that I don't get trick or treaters. My husband liked to do that but I did not. Plus with him being gone money is tight. Candy is just a tooth rotter.

Deni hope your hands are better tomorrow. It is hard to work with them when they hurt to do anything with them..

Cathy remember that you need to rest too. You sound like me and then you crash and your body makes you rest even though you know that you want or need to get things done. That is what happened to me. I do this every time I get some energy and then crash and burn for a couple of days.

Need to also get the garage cleaned out too. Weather is getting a little warn here and had to turn on the AC because there was no wind and it got hot in the house. Looking forward to cooler weather.

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10/28/13 2:19 P

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Hi all
Had class this morning and need to get to the homework. I didn't get much done this weekend as I had the 2 older grandkids here Saturday till noon on Sunday...they slept over Saturday night. We had fun.... made the 'bestest fort ever' around the couch with blankets and chairs, shut off the lights and camped out and read stories by lantern light....went out on the deck with glow sticks, watched Charlie brown....I got some sleep but they were up a few times and both ended up sleeping in my bed...the 4 year old, Isaac, moves around a lot and Olivia and I both got elbowed and kicked a few times.

I tried doing homework yesterday afternoon but kept falling asleep so finally just took a nap for an hour. So I need to get caught up!

Still waiting for the handyman...I know he's very busy!

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10/28/13 10:39 A

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Good Morning All,

Melissa yes the Pats played yesterday and what a win!!! My son Chris and family were here and had a chance to watch football with my son. We had a great day. Then the Red Sox played and won. The Series is now tied 2 tp 2. Play one more game in St Louis then home to Boston for the last 2. Its been a great series. Did anyone see the end of Saturdays game? Very hard to understand. Go Red Socks !!!

Dorothy so glad to hear you are taking things slow and listening to your body. Very inportant.

If my posts are short thats because my hands hurt. Thats what happens when it gets cold.

Must close for now Deni emoticon

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Hi all,

Dorothy...sounds like a good plan. I'm holding onto a Home Depot gift card...I'm hoping that we can finish re-doing the kids bathroom over the Thanksgiving break. My in-laws will be here and maybe my MIL and I can paint the bathroom while the guys work on getting a few trees down in the front.

I have indoor work to do today too...cleaning and finally finishing up some other projects. And I have some prep work to do for piano this week since I didn't have time to do it this weekend. And some writing to work on so I can post ideas this afternoon for the editor to approve.

I'm finally figuring out the new start page on SP...and so far so good! I like being able to give points to the teams and recording my sleep.

Take care all...it's rainy here today but supposed to clear by tomorrow.

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10/27/13 10:50 P

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Hi all and hope all are doing fine. Just resting still and will be working on my microwave cart and get it repainted and then clean the house. Will find time for the post that needs to get done but I have time since it is still connected to the bottom. The other one is now done and glad that it is fixed and the fence is not leaning. Will have to go to Lowes to get the fence planks to do the other one since the ones that I have are a little too short. I also have a $50 card for Lowes which will help keep the cost down for me.

Deni glad that you are feeling better and watch sports.

Melissa congrats on your son's win at soccer game. Love those crock pots and how you can put a whole dinner in and it will be ready in no time. Hope your football team wins.

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Hi all,

Deni...haven't had a chance to watch football until tonight...watching my team the Vikings against the Packers. Did the Pats play today?

Sunday school and church this morning, then a quick lunch, dishes and rotating laundry through, then went to a friend's house with my daughter. Had a good afternoon there while the boys were at a den mtg for cub scouts. Home for chili dinner in the crock pot and my DH made cookies for the week, and we got pumpkins carved tonight! Whew!

Yesterday was my son's last soccer game of the season and they ended on a good win. Then a quick lunch at home and off to Nutcracker rehearsal. The kids were at each other all day yesterday...constantly fighting so I kept moving their bed time up 30 min at a time. Not sure why they were so snarky yesterday but one was in bed at 7:30 and the other at 8pm last night. Today they were fine...so we'll be doing that again...good thing next weekend is daylight savings. We really don't have too many activities and aren't constantly running like some families, but I think having Nutcracker rehearsals this year every week is taking its toll. It will be over by Thanksgiving so hopefully that will make December easier.

Time to go...I've switched writing weeks so that I don't have to write when I'm on the road with my parents...so I'm writing this week instead. If I don't post much here...especially toward the end of the week just know that I'm writing during every spare minute.

Take care all!
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Good Morning All,

Got up early this morning to get my chores done before Chris and family get here. What a crazy ending to the Red Sox game last night. A Worlds Series came has never ended on this call before. They will be talking about this for a long time. Oh well tomorrow is a new day and a new game.

Do not have much time so will say bye for now Deni emoticon

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