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Friday, April 27, 2018

Another day... another appointment. Sigh. At least this one I can take the Cooper-dog with me. Not all of my appointments does it make sense to bring him. He might be my ESA, and I depend upon him, but I take the responsibility to not put him into situations which will overly stress him or put him in danger if there is any way I can control that. He is an ESA... definitely not a PSD... he was not trained and socialized from puppyhood. It is obvious. Anyway, I think I might go out to my dad’s house again this weekend to escape the end-of-year partying by the college students... besides, I usually end up sleeping a good 9 hours a night when I go stay there! I also walk even more than usual. And I culled out a few more books. The problem is that I have a personal relationship with my books. I read, reread, and reread (over and over) I am a bit of a fast reader, so I savor a good number of books every week. (As evidenced by the pile that develops beside my recliner...) It is crazy how attached I get to the physical thing that I know I could probably get on my kindle. There is just something special about the visceral experience of reading a paperback (or hardcover)! So, the fact there are now 25 bags waiting for donation is a Big Deal! (At least in my world... lol) Very little flips my switch straight to steaming anger, but the building manager here managed it. (Haha, at least she “managed” something I guess?). I am considering filing a formal complaint. I hate to put myself in her sights. I have managed to live in this building without much incidence of interaction with her or maintenance for 9 years, but I have seen how she “targets” people for harassment if they annoy her. I have heard rumors she is retiring next year though!! I can’t go into detail, but it is an ongoing situation. Which is why I am still stewing. I am hoping a little physical distance from the building this weekend will be beneficial. There is a chance of snow this weekend... ewwww.
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    I thought I’d never give up “real books”, but the demon Kindle seduced. I still have some small stacks of TBR, but I just can’t get into them ...
    Fihgers crossed the manageless management decides to move to Florida soon.
    223 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    Well Done! 25 emoticon for donation! emoticon emoticon
    225 days ago
    I am SO proud of you for 25 bags of books to donate!
    Wishing you relief from this frustrating conflict, friend. Imagine if every irritating person would finally go away by next year. Whew!
    226 days ago
    I love to read, your building managerr gets on my last nerve she is so useless. I hope she retires and leaves you in peace !
    226 days ago
    I LOVE to read, but could never the smell or feel of a book. Of course I HAD to in order to read. Thankfully not any more!!!

    Enjoy being at your Dads if u go. Love a real sleep. Izzy is a certified therapy cat. Of course I'd not take her out unless its to the vets. Its at home she helps me with.

    226 days ago
    Enjoy your weekend!
    226 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Have a great weekend away from the insanity.
    One can only hope that retirement is on the horizon aye!!
    Books!! I love them...collect them and keep them like old friends that I can always visit!!
    226 days ago
    I can't even COMPREHEND reading my books on an electronic device. It seems weird to me! i LOVE to hold my books, turn the pages, go back a few sentences...or pages...if I was sleepy the night before and forgot some of the action. I have a ritual of reading right before I go to sleep. It relaxes me and is one of the high points of my day. Right now I'm reading C.J. Box which is a monster series of books about a park ranger in Wyoming. I like these books because the author is so descriptive of the wonderful rugged landscape and they always have a bit of a mystery twist to them that involves the environment.

    I love books that teach you some things while they are entertaining you also don't you? As a kid I escaped to wonderful places with my books...it's much the same even now at my ripe ole' age. Some things just give you joy and I'm so happy I found books!

    Between writing stories, reading stories...and occasionally your poems, designing my jewelry and my chalk paint projects I'm a happy gal!

    I think you should write a book about Cooper and what a helpful wonderful service dog he is. It would be a great book and would help many people understand that beautiful bond you have together!

    As for your building manger...a POX on her! I feel you are one of the easiest going, take it as it comes tenants she would ever have....why she makes your life aggravating is truly unforgivable! emoticon
    226 days ago
    Have fun at your Dad’s this weekend!
    226 days ago
  • MBPP50
    I hope you have a nice, restful weekend. emoticon
    226 days ago
    I think you're wise to get away for a bit! That will be good for you and Cooper! Hope all goes well w/your Dr. appointment.

    Hugs and prayers.
    227 days ago
    Hoping you get to have a restful weekend. emoticon
    227 days ago
    Here is to her earlier retirement!
    227 days ago
    I am so DONE with winter! I also like real books
    227 days ago
    What snow i would cry after all this beautiful weather !
    227 days ago
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