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6/29/15 10:04 P

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Having cantaloupe as a dinner-appetizer. Yum!

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6/29/15 7:17 P

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Going to get hotter, so replacing the windows is a good idea! My washing machine is dying and the repair part costs $400 (and that's with my husband replacing the part himself). Guess it's time to get a new one. I really liked this washing machine, too. Oh, well.

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6/29/15 10:34 A

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Finding new repairs or renovations I need to do to my new home. The summer heat is leaking right into the old single-pane windows. Most of the house seems okay, but two rooms seem to really bring in too much heat. Now, I'll be getting a quote on replacing at least those two windows.

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6/28/15 9:24 P

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Exasperating! It's so much easier to have a definitive diagnosis with a specific plan of action. At least Jade is doing just fine and that's wonderful.

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Doubting there is a single thing wrong with my hound. All her lab tests are final and all are normal. The vet is now calling it "idiopathic coagulapathy," meaning unknown, random, bleeding or bruising. She did some research and says she found older greyhounds sometimes present temporary, non-threatening coagulapathy (or lack of coagulation after getting banged up, resulting in bruising or bleeding). As long as it doesn't continue or recur often, then we just ignore - though she is getting vitamin K for two weeks, as a safety measure. If it recurs, then we will readdress - perhaps with a specialist.

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6/26/15 3:40 P

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Coming up with no new ideas here. How on earth did Jade do this? If she fell she would indeed be limping. Huh. Certainly this has been an exercise in frustration!

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Beginning to think the issue with Jade (hound) is an exercise in unnecessary spending! So far, all lab tests have come back with either normal readings (blood counts, etc) or with negative results (tick fevers). We still have some of the tick tests outstanding as it takes 2-3 days to obtain a result. Her crotch-to-ankle bruise is much faded and the swelling is gone. If she hurt herself badly enough to have a 16 inch long bruise, why wasn't she limping????

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6/25/15 8:04 P

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Admitting that I always hated it when my fur babies were sick. I'm such a wimp. Hopefully your dog will have something benign that can easily be treated. Keep me posted.

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Waiting for lab results from my vet. One of my dogs has a humongous bruise on her leg, yet no limping and no sign of an injury. Vet said she may have low platelets, and that could mean a variety of illnesses. We'll have the initial results tonight, but the tick titers will take 3-4 days.

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6/23/15 9:24 P

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Vowing to never have another house without central air! When Susan, my daughter-in-law, visited her parents in Maine, she said she hated being without central air conditioning. She said the temperature was in the 90's and humid and the window air conditioners in the upstairs bedrooms couldn't cool down the rooms. I can imagine. Her parents don't have air conditioners in the downstairs, they just open all the windows and doors. Yikes! Of course, it's not over 90 degrees for months at time in Maine, either.

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6/22/15 10:16 P

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Using central air conditioning in the house, a/c in the car, and working in a building with a/c, keeps me from suffering too terribly in the summers! I just back off my normal outdoor activities.

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6/22/15 8:11 P

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Trying to get used to the heat in the summer took a while. I can't be out in the sun too much, but I've gotten used to it. I love the warmer winters and spring and fall are really nice here, as well. My daughter-in-law, who's from Rhode Island, loves it here. She says she's never moving back to those cold winters. And, hey, we've got central air conditioning, so I can't complain.

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6/21/15 10:57 A

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Seeing triple digit highs every day now. Oh well. I love living in Phoenix for many reasons, so I have chosen to put up with our summers, even though the summer heat is NOT one of my many reasons!

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6/20/15 5:01 P

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Reporting record high temperatures here for the last week or so. We're 10 to 15 degrees warmer than normal, but the humidity has been well below 50%. August here is hot and humid. I'm not looking forward to the humidity--every day is a bad hair day then. I saw where Phoenix has been having higher than normal temperatures, as well. I could go for cooler weather. When does fall start? Sigh.

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6/20/15 10:08 A

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Questioning my sanity is what you'd need to do if I were walking about in the heat of the day! Oh no! The dogs and I get out for our morning walks about 5:30 a.m. and are done by 6:00 a.m. This time of year, we keep them short, sweet, and cool. It's dry and low 80s before 6:00 a.m. Later in the summer, I'll probably give up the outside walks for a bit (August) as it won't even cool down to 80.

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Prancing around the neighborhood in 115 degree heat does not sound fun! That's a whole lot of hot. We're having temperatures in the high 90's. It cooled off to 90 degrees before with a passing storm. Rained somewhere close by but not here. We need rain.

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Observing the nice parts of my neighborhood and snapping photos. I may have to blog about the hounds' favorite new walks. :D

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Nothing makes a room look better than a fresh coat of paint. Yellow is not my favorite color. I'd have to repaint all of it. Soft green sounds great. My husband likes beige, but there are so many shades of beige! My bedroom is a green beige, but the rest of the house is the same color beige the builder used. My husband matched the color. I would love something different.

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6/15/15 10:15 A

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Making plans left and right! I don't really love the wall colors, so I picked up paint sample charts at Home Depot yesterday. The walls are now all a light golden-yellow. Maybe okay for some rooms, though I want the living room to be a soft green. I'll get some sample sizes and try a little paint here & there, though I'm not in a hurry to do so. Unpacking is more critical. :D

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Looking like you've got a good plan for the backyard. Don't thyme and parsley do okay in the heat? My basil didn't come up this year. I think the seeds were old. I'm going to steal some from my son. I found that I can't buy fresh basil at the store in the summer, so I need to transplant some soon. I don't have a garden--I have big planters. Where we used to live I couldn't keep up with the critters, so I went to container gardening in our 50 foot square pool area. The rabbits could still hop into the containers, but we made enough noise to keep them out (most of the time). We moved some to Monroe, but not many, still it's enough for some tomatoes and herbs.

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6/14/15 12:32 A

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Keeping summer in mind as I plan the landscape. The sod website says I can put in the type I want - St. Augustine - in summer. It does take watering 4-5 times a day for the first week, then 2-3 for a week, then 2 for another two weeks. Loads of water! First thing is to have the yard plan laid out, then the walls built, then the sprinkler system, I believe. I have drip irrigation now, so I think they can probably use the same timing system to run a sprinkler.

Whether I can do the grass now, or not, I will do the walls and the sprinkler system so we can grass ASAP. I want 2.5 to 3 foot walls along the sides (a few feet in from the 6-foot fence). Then I want a divider along the back which is level or near level with the grass. Veggies & herbs will go on the sides and decorative plants in the back. Fruit trees scattered about. I believe this far into the heat, the *only* plants I can probably put in are the grass and a few heat-lovers, like basil. The trees and other plants will have to wait for autumn.

Your commute stories do sound terrifying! I cannot imagine seeing the auto so foolishly going on the tracks.

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6/12/15 10:37 P

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Joking about the commute--I used to have a commute like that. The most dangerous thing I had to contend with? The school bus driver who didn't stop at the stop signs! Scared the daylights out of me one icy day on one of the 90 degree turns. Although the day I saw the bear on the side of the road startled me. Oh, and one time I watched a car cross over the railroad tracks in front of a train. That train came within three or four feet of the car. I shook all morning and my boss said he'd never seen anyone turn so white.

Must be tough to get grass in this time of year with the heat. I think it would be easier in cooler weather.

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Investing in a house which my dogs also enjoy was important. Although they won't truly love it until I get the back yard grassed in! No, it is not a walk to the office anymore. I used to be 0.7 miles, door to door. Now I have a horrendously long commute of 5.1 miles. (just kidding!)

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Having a walking path and walkway along the canal is an incredible bonus! Wow, you chose a house. Can you walk to work from there, too?

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Gaining an appreciation for my new neighborhood. Took the dogs for a walk this morning. There is a very wide street, divided all the way by a wide walking path landsacped with rocks, desert trees and bushes. If you follow the path south, it merges into a walkway that runs miles & miles along a canal. Really nice, low traffic walks for the hounds!

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Financing a house is huge, but you'd be paying for housing whether you rent or own. This way you have some equity (and all the liability). My neighborhood can be pretty quiet until all the lawnmowers and blowers start up.

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Enjoying the very quiet mornings at my new house. Didn't realize how noisy my old neighborhood was (I thought it was quiet!). Now, when the only noise is chirping birds, you really hear how quiet it can be.

I'm totally okay with the loan (smile). When the loan officer told me how much I could qualify for, I demanded he write my pre-qual form for $40k less, as I felt it was just way too much. He laughed, yet complied. And the house I chose was even $37k below what the pre-qual form showed. So yes, it is a huge sum, yet the payments are completely within budget. I'm a happy girl.

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Drowning your sorrows in chocolate (big loan)? Consider this: great for your credit score. No, it's funny, but horribly true, as well.

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Chuckling at my friend's comment yesterday, "Congratulations! Now you're a loan owner!"

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Becoming a homeowner means jumping through lots of hoops!

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Answering questions left and right. That's what I was doing when I applied for the loan. :D

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Yawning, eexcuse me. Just tired because I have yet another cold. Hanging artwork? Something I should be doing. Some of my walls are bare. I just can't decide.

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The big stuff is set. I can move a bookshelf or dresser alone! Where do I have the pine tree art vs. where do I hang the desert art? We shall see!

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Working on decorating your home can be fun as long as you have someone with a lot of patience to help move the heavy stuff!

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Vacillating on where to put certain items can be rather fun! Try it here. No, not quite right. Okay, move it over there... Yah! Better!

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Unpacking is like Christmas (at least that's what I tell myself.) Plus, you get to create a special place for yourself.

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Taking a breather from the work, now that every last item is at the correct house. Still, there is much work to do! Now, it is happy work.

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Sleeping at the new house? That's great. This is it, then. Now you get to unpack it all and put it away. Yippee!

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Returning to the house this morning to pick up what I *thought* was the final load, I realized I was wrong. There's at least one more, maybe two SUV-sized loads. (sigh)

I wanted to be done last night... maybe tonight.

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Quitting later than usual today to get it all done or going into the month of June with the move?

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Planning doesn't always go right. Still, we are almost done and yet two more friends are helping me with a truck and some of the "too big for a large SUV" items this afternoon.

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Outstanding! One more day, will you make it with a little help from your friends?

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Nothing goes according to plan. Sometimes, this can be a good thing.

My house closed one day late and the key was late that day in getting to me. However, friends popped out of nowhere to help me and a friend of a friend even spent almost 6 hours helping with the heavy lifting and taking apart/putting together. nice! Still a lot to move, but the worst of it is done.

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Missing a day because I had that pesky annual physical and vaccines and shopping and yikes! I'm recovering today. lol.

Getting out by the end of the month makes sense. Makes for a busy weekend coming up, though. Five days left.

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Letting go of more old junk today. Feels good. Need to take a load to goodwill.

My drop-dead date to be out of the current place is June 17. A solid overlap in case things take a bit longer. I'd like to be out by the end of May, though, so I don't have to pay any more rent!

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Knowing you're going to have a busy week ahead, too! Do you have to be out of current house by the end of the month?

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Jockeying my various desires and responsibilities helps me stay sane. Today, I've packed another nine boxes, gone to aerials class, visited my daughter for a short while, and am home again.

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Ignoring packing and giving your kids a break by watching the grandchildren instead, sweet of you to do. Our grandson, Alex, stays overnight every Friday and stays all Saturday. This morning the guys (Granddad, Dad, and Alex) went swimming in our neighborhood pool. Alex gets out of school in a week and a half. he intends to stay here two or three nights a week! I'm not sure how I feel about that. He goes back to school July 27 and there'll be two weeks in Maine. so that's not too bad.

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Having fun with my grandkids today, instead of packing. Went up to my daughters and took the oldest out to bookstore & lunch, while middle child napped. That left Mom, Dad & new baby to bond unhindered. :D

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5/23/15 4:53 P

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Going to be a big change letting go of all the ephemera you've saved! Gee, I'm not sure I can remember 4th grade!

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5/22/15 11:52 P

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Forcing myself to throw away and shred stuff I've held on to for far, far, too long! It's a good feeling, but also sometimes a little sad. But, Linda, do I really need my 4th grade report card? I'm 57!

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5/22/15 8:26 P

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Exciting way to spend the holiday weekend! lol No, you're fortunate to have a three day weekend so you can get everything done. I've found moving to be one of the best ways to declutter.

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Deciding what to pack, what to donate, and what to trash is how I'll spend a good bit of my weekend.

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5/22/15 5:05 P

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Congratulating you! Woo Hoo! Nothing better than a new grandchild and a new house. That's fantastic.

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Beginning to reflect on what an amazing day yesterday was for me. My younger daughter gave birth to her third child. Baby Miles was 9 lbs 8 oz, 21 1/4 inches, born at home with a midwife -- approximately 5 hours labor. I also received the phone call from my mortgage broker telling me the loan came back from underwriting and he only needed two things from me. 1) a receipt from the home inspection and 2) an ink signature on a document I had already signed electronically.

Looks like May 27 is my move day. :D

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Amazing how much time these things take! You would think they would be more efficient.

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Yearning for this to be done! Oh yes, I know I'm forgetting things. I do have a written list of what they said they would fix, so I can check.

The loan company say underwriting is 24-72 hours. It went on Monday, so now it is 48 hours. Why does it always take the maximum they list?

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Wondering if you're remembering everything in the house? Even with pictures there are things you forget.

Yes, Eabl81 is a Sparkfriend.

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Verifying the repairs the current owner agreed to complete are done this Friday morning. I'm excited to get back and walk through the house. (poor sentence construction...)

Is Eabl one of your sparkfriends? I don't know her/him.

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Using the computer at night isn't my favorite thing, especially for Sparking. Occasionally, time gets away from me or I forget to track my exercise, then I'm Sparking later. Sometimes I'm just checking to see if Eabl made it to the Spark cybercafe. (So, this is a cybercafe, what'll it be?)

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Taking my sparking to mornings, most days. Sometimes I do spark at night, but have found I do better focusing most of it early in the day.

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Sitting here falling asleep. I'm going to finish my sparking and then go to bed!

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Remodeling a kitchen is a very pricey adventure. My kitchen is acceptable. Not ideal, but pretty good and definitely workable!

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Quarreling with the people who designed my kitchen--okay, only in my mind. But, still, what were they thinking! It looks pretty. It's just not a practical design. It's going to stay just the way it is though. Can't afford to over improve my home. I can live with it.

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Playing house in someone's kitchen can be great fun. Mostly, their logic of where to put things conflicts with mine.

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Opening all the boxes reminds me of Christmas. I like that part. We had one move with my sister-in-law helping and she decided she had to put my kitchen together. I ended up redoing the whole thing. At least it kept her busy and out of my more personal belongings.

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Nothing would convince me to let my friends OPEN the boxes they help me move! I want the opportunity to go through every single item and determine the best place for it.

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Moving with the help of friends makes things go so much faster. Unless they decide to organize your kitchen for you. That just makes me crazy! Ha!

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Listing agents often set the price above what it should be, though. They know people will offer lower and it gives them room to negotiate. I'm planning to move all the small stuff with the help of a couple friends. Only the large items will go with the movers.

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Keeping within your budget is difficult when buying a house. We've had realtors that would show us houses just outside our price range. Made me crazy. Then, of course, there are always extra expenses. Good thing you are moving locally.

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Justifying a higher price was not working for prior sellers. It doesn't matter how fair a price is for a house, if the price is too high for my budget. I'm very happy to have found a house that is affordable, in decent shape, and in a nice, quiet location relatively central to all my activities.

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Insisting on finding a house at the price you want has paid off! Woo Hoo! Wow, you could be living in your own house by June 1.

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Having a very good day, today. Two wonderful things happened: 1) The appraisal came back at my offer price; 2) Seller agreed to fix all but one thing and I accepted her agreement.

My mortgage broker sent everything to Underwriting, so as long as all the paperwork is in order, I should have a house in two weeks!

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Going crazy waiting to hear from you! Did she say yes or are you looking for a new house? That overwhelmed, surreal feeling is pretty much normal when buying a house and moving.

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