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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
(Date Posted:10/16/2015 8:15 AM)



 

Good Morning!  I've been awake for hours so I got up and came into the "Morning Room" to say hello.   Instead I pharted around on Facebook and email.  Mike just got up and turned the heat up.  It was set at 68, and even with a lap-robe and shawl, I'm FREEZING!

I think I may have a good haircut, but I'm not sure yet.  It was so bad before you'd think it has to be better.  Then when Sharyl was styling it I commented that it looked 'thin' on top.  I had asked her to lose the Mamie Eisenhower bangs (not using that phrase, of course) and I wasn't sure what she had done.  To make it look better (I guess) she added a ton of goo, and then a lot of dry shampoo (for body) and then hairspray.   You seriously can not BELIEVE what it feels like.  LOL.  We weren't going to go out afterwards but I thought Mike needed a treat so I suggested we go to The Egg and I for their Wisconsin Scramble (delicious egg and cheese mixture that would be easy for him to eat).  He ruined it by asking for a side of green chile and buried it.  Sigh.  (lol)   I changed course and had their pumpkin pecan waffle ~ Oh, my dear!  soooo good.  

Tummies full, we discussed what we could have for dinners for the next few days and I suggested the egg/sausage/hash brown Breakfast casserole, but for dinner.  Mike loves breakfast for dinner, and I love meals that last for 3 or even 4 days ~ lol.  We didn't have all the ingredients so we headed for the grocery store.  Made for a long outing, but last night I made the dish, covered and refrigerated it, and we will bake it this morning.  ;-)

Bill was back working on our sprinkler system and I shagged Mike out to talk to him.   He thinks lightening got into the timer and it was fried, so he put in a new timer, but it still wasn't working right.  Turned on but didn't turn off.  He thought he would have it fixed in the next few minutes, and he did leave shortly afterwards, but who knows if it's fixed.   He recommended we get a whole house surge protector.  We have all of the devices IN the house on surge protectors, but who would have thought of the Sprinkler System?   One of our neighbors had a lightening strike that fried many of their appliances when we first moved in and recommended the whole house protector, but we didn't think we needed it.   We'll look into it.   It's always something, isn't it?

Going to be colder for the rest of the week, only 70 by mid afternoon.  Fall may be falling.  The leaves are changing, but not brilliant color this year.

 

Still haven't heard from Tom about what the actual charges will be and when the work can be done if we agree to the charge.  Apparently Joe the installer has to work up his costs and then give them to Tom, and then with the accurate measurements he can work up the carpet costs and combine them with Joe's charges.  He knows it needs to be soon, or it will have to wait until after the holidays.   At this point I can see advantages to either option, but I guess I'd just as soon get it over with.  Doesn't sound like a bucket of fun.

I agree about the tree ~ been nagging, but I feel sorry for Mike so I don't push as hard as I used to.  I THINK we are going to try to get rid of some Halloween decorations this weekend before the Vet's pick up on Tuesday, so that would be a good time to check the tree ~~ at least that's what I think.  What we will do is a whole 'nuther matter.  sigh.

I wish you could be here to give Chrystie some loving ~ and get some of hers in return.  Tonks are so people oriented and loving.  Mike and I both hold her a lot, but we'd love to share holding duties ~~ and she would love you to pieces!   I used to worry when someone would come and visit for a few days that when they left they might slip her into their luggage and take her home.   After she got so sneezy, she wasn't quite as lovable.  Nobody (including me) seems to want to have her blow her nose on them!   I worried less about someone taking her home with them.  Ha.  I don't know what they did at the Vet's office or if it's related to her "stroke", but she really isn't sneezing much at all now.  Makes holding her much more enjoyable.  She curls up and reaches up with a paw to give you a love, or climbs up so she can nuzzle under your neck ~~ hard to resist.   I still can't believe we still have her.  If you'd seen her two weeks ago, you would have "known" she was heading for the Bridge.  It's really amazing.  She can't do all the things she used to do, but she's really back in a big way.  Counting our blessings.

I've seen some of the lovely coloring you have posted on Facebook.  I don't think I knew they had adult coloring books, but what a lovely idea, and when you are doing it with the right kinds of pencils, what a fun hobby.   I am always amazed at how much you do.   I barely even read a book


OMG.  Mike just came in from the Great Room and said Chrystie is gone!   She seemed so good last night.   Oh, my poor little girl ~~ I didn't say good bye this morning.   I should have gone in and held her.  

I have to go.

 I love you, Whole Bunches.  Have a Fabulous Friday! 



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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
(Date Posted:10/16/2015 8:31 PM)


MY HEART AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

I AM SO SAD AND I FEEL WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH.

MAY GOD BLESS AND COMFORT YOU AND MIKE.  MY HEART

IS CRYING WITH YOU.  POOR BABY GIRL IS AN ANGEL NOW.

NO MORE CROOKED HEAD, NO MORE DETERIORATING STRENGTH.

NO MORE SNEEZES!  ONLY A HAPPY AND HEALTHY GIRL PLAYING 

IN HEAVEN.

I AM SURE I WAS PROBABLY NOT SUPPOSED TO MESS WITH THIS

GRAPHIC, BUT I DID AS IT SEEMED SO PERFECT TO ME.


NOVIA IS CRYING WITH ME AND I TOLD HER TO LOOK 

FOR CHRYSTIE AND SAY HELLO.


I LOVE YOU BOTH!

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
(Date Posted:10/16/2015 11:02 PM)


 

What a beautiful post.  I love the idea of Novia meeting Chrystie at the gate and showing her around.   Thank you for your love, and your tears, and your support.  I know they are all heartfelt.

It was a shock to find Chrystie dead, though I guess it shouldn't have been.  Two weeks ago we were sure we would lose her, but in the time since then, except for one day when she slept all day, she has been doing so well, eating, drinking, purring, cuddling and loving as much as ever.  We both thought that in spite of the stroke, we would have her for a good long time.    We're so grateful for these two really good weeks we had with her.

My prayer when this first happened and afterwards had been that she wouldn't suffer, and she didn't.  We found her behind Mike's chair in the bedroom, looking like she was asleep with her paws crossed and no indication of trauma or strain.   Mike picked her up and put her on the bed and, don't think me morbid, I took her picture because she really did look like she was just sleeping.  

I put a towel over her  because it was cold ~~ and I know and knew at the time how crazy that was. It was just something I needed to do.  Her head and feet were sticking out, and when I went into the closet to dress, Shogun started attacking her feet as if to wake her up and make her act right, before i shagged him off. 

We took her to the Vet's to be cremated.  When we arrived we saw a handsome young man carrying a cat case in.  Funny how there really is something about a big strong man loving a cat . . . .    We had called earlier and when they asked I told them that we had brought her for cremation.  Try to say that without losing your voice.  The young man's cat was crying, and while they did the paperwork I talked with him.  He said he was there for the same reason, his cat was to be put to sleep.  Bless his sweet heart. So much harder than what we were going through.   He had lost his dog earlier this year.



Good bye Sweet Girl.   We will miss you always.


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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
(Date Posted:10/17/2015 1:22 PM)

 

Hi, Sweetie.  

Yesterday kind of took it out of me, but I got a really good night's sleep for a change.   Even so, I haven't accomplished anything today. 

I didn't get a shower yesterday because of all the events, so that was the first thing on my agenda today.  My hair no longer feels like a gumball.  Cut seems ok, too.  It doesn't look bad.   Ahhhh.

Have a good and happy day.

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
(Date Posted:10/17/2015 10:52 PM)


THANKS FOR SHARING THE PICS OF CHRYSTIE ONCE AGAIN.  I REMEMBER THEM ALL.

I HAD TO LAUGH AT THE ONE OF HER AND SHOGUN SLEEPING NEAR EACH OTHER

AND HOW CHRYSTIE HAS TO KEEP ONE EYE OPEN ON HIM, LOL.  TOO FUNNY!

DO YOU KEEP YOUR CATS IN URNS IN THE HOUSE??

I AM NOT WELL. I AM RUNNING AN ELEVATED TEMP AGAIN, HAVE A KILLER COUGH

AND SPUTUM HAS CHANGED GREENISH AGAIN.  IF NO BETTER BY MONDAY WILL HAVE

TO GET IN TO SEE THE DOCTOR IF POSSIBLE.

CHECK IN WITH YOU TOMORROW.

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
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Helloooooo

We had lots of plans to get things done yesterday, but I basically did nothing!  Mike threw in a load of whites which I will fold today, and he washed Chrystie's beds, but we really took a lazy day.  I think we needed it.  I had made that Breakfast Hot Dish which we had for dinner, and otherwise we mostly just watched Halloween movies.  

We'd really better do a lot better today.  ;-)

Tonight, don't forget ~The New Jesse Stone movie on Hallmark!   We're going to record the Good Wife and watch Jesse.  Fingers and toes crossed that it is as good as it was when it was produced by CBS.

Oh no~~ Please don't get sick again!   You're barely over the last session.  I'm so sorry you are having to deal with this.   Please do call and get help in the morning!

In answer to your question, we have Jenny and Tosh's ashes in the curio cabinet in the Morning Room, and Chrysties will go there too.   Before that, we buried the cats and didn't have them cremated.  I'm so sorry we didn't.  I wish I could have all of my babies with us.  At the time, we put them in places they loved in the yards ~ not that they were really outdoor cats, except Pyewacket, who wasn't supposed to be an indoor-outdoor cat but his will was stronger than my mom's and mine.  

Neff and Chandon and Mac and Tosh got to go out in the yard on leashes occasionally.  Jenny and Chrystie were never outside and Shogun hasn't been outside either.  OhMyGosh, can you imagine if he ever did get out?!

Please take care of yourself and feel better!



 

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
(Date Posted:10/18/2015 10:42 PM)


CANNOT BE HELPED, I AM SICK AGAIN.

PRETTY SURE I HAVE PLEURISY,  HAVE HAD IT BEFORE

AND IT MATCHES.  A LOT OF PAIN, NO MORE HIDING IT.

SO MUCH PAIN SHIFTING THROUGH MY BODY.

LOWER RT BACK FRONT LUNG AREA AND THEN SHIFTED TO

FRONT HEART AREA. HURTS MOST WHEN I BREATHE.

IT SETTLES DOWN AND THEN WILL FLARE UP.

TOOK 2 TYLENOL WITH CODEINE WHEN I WENT TO BED

AND WOKE UP AROUND 4 IN SO MUCH PAIN.  I KEPT TRYING

TO GO BACK TO SLEEP BUT FINALLY JUST GOT UP AND SAT.

BETWEEN THE FEVER AND PAIN I AM PRETTY MISERABLE.

I HAD PLANNED ON CALLING DENISE IN THE MORNING.

BUT SUZ DIDN'T COME OVER TODAY SO SHE WAS NOT

ABLE TO DO LAUNDRY. I HAVE NO DECENT CLEAN CLOTHES.

NO ONE HAS DONE MY CLOTHES SINCE I WENT UP NORTH

AND WITH ALL THE PEEING GOING ON...I HAVE NOTHING LEFT.

SHE KNEW I NEEDED MY LAUNDRY DONE....MAKES ME ANGRY.

LOOKS LIKE I WILL HAVE TO SHAME HER INTO DOING IT.

ALSO MEANS NO DOCTOR TOMORROW.  OH WELL.  I WILL

SURVIVE.  I ALWAYS DO.  I HAVE BEEN GOING TO BED  BY

MIDNIGHT LATELY.  YET I STILL SLEEP OFF AND ON ALL DAY.

GOOD NIGHT MY FRIEND, I LOVE YOU.

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
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We got a little more done yesterday than the day before.  Laundry folded, two boxes made ready for the Vet's pick up on Tuesday, two boxes of Halloween decorations in the garage gone through and the contents of one ready for the Vets, and the other in one of the cupboards in the Library so maybe one day we will be able to put them out.   I'm still hoping to get rid of some more clothes, but we'll see.  

We also watched more Halloween movies ~ it was cloudy and overcast and the leaves have changed and it looked deliciously spooky out of the window.    In the evening we watched the new Jesse Stone movie.  Did you watch?   We saved The Good Wife to watch later.  Maybe tonight.

  

This is awful!   I had pleurisy once eons ago when I was flying back to Rochester from Denver, and I thought I was having a heart attack!  Of course I was young and invulnerable so I went ahead and flew home with my "heart attack".  What an idiot.  Fortunately it was "only" pleurisy, but I still remember that awful pain and how long it lasted.   I hate that no one has helped you so you can get to the Doctor.   I do understand how you feel and that you don't want to go in dirty clothes, but it really is more important for you to get the help you need from Denise.   At least call and talk to her and maybe she can send a prescription to you, and I'll bet if you explain she would tell you to come in anyway.  

I hate this for you, and wish there were SOMETHING I could do to help from here.   I will pray for you! 


With all that happened on Friday, I didn't thank you for my beautiful tag ~ I have it and the matching border saved.  Thank you!

Be healed!   I am sending good thoughts and lots of prayers!

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
(Date Posted:10/19/2015 9:44 PM)


 

I am a bit better today.  Less pain, which is a blessing. I do

not know why Pleurisy did not come to mind right away.  I have 

had it before. That was quite a while ago and mom told me that

and it was quite a while ago. I put my symptoms into WebMD and

when I saw Pleurisy listed, I thought oh God yes!!!  I knew it 

was what I had. I is horrible pain and the only thing I can think

 of that was worse was Pleural Effusion and they are related. It

 always gets worse in the evening and I hate that.

No we did not watch Jessie Stone last night.  I cannot even tell 

you what we did watch.  I just cannot stay awake in the evening.

I am in and out of sleep.  It sucks, though I did sleep well last

night, or at least I think I did, lol.  I called Suz after work

tonight and asked if she could please do some laundry.  She said

tomorrow after work.  Then mom calls me and says when Joanne

brings her home from TOPS she will start a load of laundry. I

said Suz will so it tomorrow but mom said Jo could get a load

 started. Maybe I can get down tomorrow and put them in the 

dryer and get another load in the washer and then Suz could

do the same.  It has been a while since it was done.

Damn, I have to go to bed.  I keep falling asleep & making

 noises that wake me up and mom keeps saying GO TO BED!

So I will.  Goodnight my sister.

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
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Looks like it's going to get cold here, but not until tomorrow.   We got three boxes and one bag ready for the Vet's pick up and they are on the porch waiting. 

Yesterday we had the outside of the windows washed.  They really needed it.   Normally we have both the inside and outside cleaned.  Shogun was panicked and hid behind the washer and we couldn't find him!   Normally he greets visitors, but last year he also hid when they came.  Sam, the owner worked outside, but this blond kid was cleaning the inside last year and he left the bedroom window wide open with the screen off, even though I'd had the cats closed in that room until they were ready to work there.  He just charged in without a thought to the cats.  I was really upset, and both cats hid.    Yesterday, the kid came inside to access the windows on the deck, and Shogun hid again.  We were afraid he had slipped out for a while.  

I strongly suspect the kid is a robot, specifically an Android.  He's pretty, with very light blond hair and has the personality one associates with an Android.  Doesn't speak, zeros in on his target, ignores instructions from us.  It would be interesting to hear his voice and see if he sounded like Robby the Robot, or perhaps one of the newer models, like the Androids from the TV show Humans.  He is largely the reason we decided not to have the inside of the windows cleaned this year.
 
I found a new recipe for potato soup that looks 
really good, so Mike is going Grocery shopping today to get the ingredients and then on his way home, he will pick up Chrystie's ashes.  I'm surprised we got them back so fast.   

I'll make the soup tomorrow night and we'll have it for two or three days.  It sounds perfect for really cold weather we're expecting ~ in the 40s and 50s.   It's made with frozen Hash Browns!

Today we will vote by mail-in ballot in our local election.  Mike and I felt strongly about the recall of the new School Board members ~ we're against it ~ and a couple of the ballot issues, but we are less certain of the other candidates.  Hope we did right.

 

We did watch Jesse Stone and initially thought we weren't going to like it.  It moved very slowly, but ultimately we did enjoy it.  I see there is to be a new "Good Witch Halloween" too.   How fun.

I hope you keep feeling better and don't get really sick again!

I also hope Joanne or Suz does the laundry and you don't try to go up or down the stairs!  You've been too sick and I'm sure you are weak.  Take it easy, please.

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Ok, I feel like crap and have no interest in doing anything.

So you are lucky of unlucky that I am posting.  Probably

the latter.  I have heartburn from some white cheddar 

chips mom gave me. Chris has been out of the hospital 

and home since last week Thursday and we have been 

providing them meals. I think that today was the last 

time.  She seems able to do quite a lot.

Jordan may be able to come home with a leg monitor this

Thursday.  I wish it was not so. I pray he does not screw 

it up. He has a job that the jail got him and has worked 

there several weeks now. Suz would prefer he get one in

 town so he is not having to drive so far come Winter.

I will have to tell you more later, I just cannot right now.

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
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It's Fall, Y'all!

Pictures from our porch ~ looking straight ahead . . . 





From our porch, looking to the left.


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Tiring day yesterday.  I need to go back to my do-nothing days.

I finally called the Upholstery guy ~~ have I told you about him?  Sue and John recommended him to recover and refurbish good quality furniture rather than buying new, perhaps more cheaply made.   I meant to call him a week ago, but finally called today, and he had some free time and came out in the afternoon, with fabric books!   We were impressed with him ~~ not cheap, but there is a 20% off sale going on.  We were looking for either a solid color cat-friendly fabric or something with a subtle pattern.   We found a few we really liked, and then I spotted a wild one ~ and Mike liked it too, and to both of our amazement, we picked it!      Are you ready?

Shock and awe!  It's sitting on the original sofa-sleeper which has far more conservative fabric. ;-)   

I know.  I can't believe it either!   He is about six or seven weeks out, so he is likely to pick it up the second week of December and bring it back right before Christmas.  Since we aren't planning to do any entertaining, it should be ok ~~ not great, but ok.  Now for the Buyer's Remorse to set in.   The fabric is $70 a yard, but we did get that 20% off . . . .  (she says timidly)

Shogun was all over him, chasing the tape measure as he measured the couch to provide an estimate.  He has three chihuahuas and said cats usually run and hide when he comes.  I had to actually take Shogun out of the room so he could do his work without being pestered to death.  Quite different than when The Android was here!  ha.

While he was here, Tom (the carpet guy) called and he is coming out this morning to discuss the charges for the new carpet (and furniture moving and old carpet removal and haul away and installation of the new) AND the "when", I hope.  I asked him if I would be unhappy, and he said "No, it's good news"   We'll see if his "good News" and my "good news" are the same.

For better or worse, we really are getting a lot done.  

It's COLD today, 46 right now, and that will be the high for the day!  It thundered and lightened like a major storm last night, and is supposed to rain today, too.   So much for our clean windows?  lol   Actually, it's too hard to try to schedule window cleaning when there won't be any rain for a while, and you know the rains will come.  At least the glass and screens the rain is hitting is clean, so hopefully it won't be too bad.

I'm so sorry you're still sick.   Did you get some laundry done?  Any chance of getting to see Denise ~~ or at least calling her?

You and your mom are too good, taking care of Chris when you are so sick yourself.   How is she doing?  Are there going to be any long term effects for her?   Is Scott staying with her?   Why isn't he taking care of her meals?   

I am really surprised that Jordan is getting out, even with an ankle bracelet.  I thought he was in for a long time.   On the other hand, with jail overcrowding and the fact that he isn't in for a violent crime, maybe that makes sense.  I just hope he uses this as an opportunity to turn things around, and not one to par-tay.  Really interesting that the jail got him a job!   The times, they are a-changing, and maybe in a good way.  

I wish I could make you feel better, little sister.  :-(

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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
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HELLO MY DEAR.

WE ARE HAVING VERY FALL LIKE WEATHER WITH COOL TEMPS

AND RAIN.  IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE 50'S FOR HALLOWEEN.  I WAS

HOPING FOR ANOTHER DAY LIKE LAST YEAR WHEN WE DID NOT

EVEN HAVE TO WEAR COATS.  OH WELL...AT LEAST WE WILL NOT

HAVE TO BE WEARING MITTEN AND HATS, THAT HAS HAPPENED

BEFORE.  WE EVEN HAD SNOW ONE TIME.  THIS YEAR THEY ARE

HAVING TRICK OR TREAT ON HALLOWEEN.  WE HAVE NOT DONE 

THAT SINCE 1974 WHEN A LITTLE GIRL WENT MISSING AND HER

BODY WAS FOUND LATER IN A BAG IN A FIELD...SHE HAD BEEN

MOLESTED.  IT WAS HORRIBLE.  LOUANN AND I JOINED A SEARCH

TEAM AND WE WERE PRAYING WE WOULD NOT FIND HER. WE DID

NOT WANT TO FIND A BODY.  SO VERY SAD.  SO TRICK OR TREAT

WAS MOVED TO SUNDAY AND EARLIER.  I REMEMBER IT GETTING

DARK WHEN WE WERE LITTLE AND T OR T.  I AM GLAD IT IS GOING

BACK TO THE HOLIDAY ITSELF.

MOM AND I REMEMBER WHAT JOANNE'S FAMILY WENT THROUGH

WHEN JOSH AND HIS DAD WEAR BURNED AND HOW HARD IT WAS

ON EVERYONE.  SO WE THOUGHT IT WOULD HELP THEM OUT TO

MAKE MEALS FOR ABOUT A WEEK.  JUST ONE A DAY AND WE ENDED

UP NOT DOING THEM ALL.  WE STARTED WITH HOMEMADE VEGGIE

SOUP AND GOOD BREAD.  THEN MOM WAS GOING TO MAKE TUNA

CASSEROLE, BUT I HAD DRANK THE LAST OF THE MILK IN THE CHAI

AT BREAKFAST SO I SAID I WOULD TAKE CARE OF IT.  SO I ORDERED

CHICKEN FETTUCCINE ALFREDO WITH BREAD STICKS AND DOUBLE

CHOCOLATE BROWNIES FOR DESERT.  I ORDERED IT FROM PIZZA

HUT AND HAD A 20% OFF COUPON.  SO WE EACH GOT A PAN OF 

PASTA, WE SPLIT THE BREADSTICKS AND THE BROWNIES AND WE

STILL GOT TWO.  WORKED OUT WELL.  MOM AND I HAD 2 MEALS 

FROM OURS BUT THEY PROBABLY ATE IT ALL.  THEN MOM HAD THEM

OVER FOR A SUNDAY HAM DINNER.  BOY WAS IT GOOD.  HAM,

MASHED POTATOES, GRAVY, CHEESY CAULIFLOWER AND CRANRASP-

BERRY JELLO.  THEY ATE LIKE THEY HADN'T HAD FOOD IN DAYS

AND KEPT TELLING MOM HOW GOOD IT ALL WAS.   THEN NEXT WAS

THE TUNA CASSEROLE.  MOM MADE ONE FOR BOTH OF US.  WE WILL

HAVE 3 MORE MEALS FROM IT.  I THINK WE DECIDED THAT IT WAS

ENOUGH.  SCOTT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL ABOUT TAKING CARE OF

HER.  HE RARELY LEAVES HER SIDE.  HE IS DOING LAUNDRY AND

ALL THAT STUFF SO THEY ARE DOING FINE.

I AM REALLY NOT SURE WHY HE IS GETTING OUT SO EARLY OTHER THAN 

WHAT YOU SAID.  I DO NOT THINK HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN ALL THIS

TIME.  IF IT WERE NOT FOR HIS LIE TO THE COP, CLAIMED HE HAD NOT 

SLEPT WITH THAT GIRL, HE PROBABLY WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN JAILED

AT ALL.  THE LEG BRACELET THEY WILL BE ABLE TO TRACK HIM.  HE HAS

HALF AN HOUR TO GET TO WORK AND ANOTHER HALF HOUR TO GET 
   
HOME.  HE IS ALLOWED 3 HOURS ON THE WEEKEND TO GO GROCERY

SHOPPING OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTALS HE MIGHT NEED.  BEING AT

HOME, HE DOES NOT NEED TO DO THAT.  THEY ARE NOT GOING TO

GIVE HIM THE CAR ON THE WEEKENDS.  HE CAN GO SHOPPING WITH

THEM IF HE WANTS TO GO OUT.  HE HAS TO BE IN THE HOME AND HE

CANNOT GO OUT FOR THANKSGIVING OR CHRISTMAS.  BUT THEY CAN

DO THE HALLOWEEN CANDY AND DECORATE FOR HOLIDAYS.  I DO NOT

THINK HE HAS ANY OF THE SEX OFFENDER RESTRICTIONS.

I DO HAVE CLEAN CLOTHES NOW AND I AM IFFY ABOUT GOING.

IN SOME WAYS I AM NOT BETTER AND IN OTHERS I AM.  I DO

NOT KNOW.  MAYBE I WILL WRITE AND SEE WHAT SHE SAYS.


I LOVE THE MATERIAL YOU HAVE CHOSEN, WHAT I CANNOT

BELIEVE IS THAT YOU CHOSE IT SO QUICKLY....AMAZING!!!

IT THINK IT WILL LOOK WONDERFUL OVER THE WHOLE

COUCH.  OUCH ON THE COST OF THE MATERIAL.  BUT THE

BETTER IT IS, THE LONGER IT WILL LAST.

YOUR PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL!!  OBVIOUSLY I HAVE BEEN

ILL AND I MISSED GOING OUT THIS MONTH.  SO REALLY

HAVE NOT SEEN ANY BRILLIANT COLORS SO I AM REALLY

ENJOYING SEEING YOURS.

SHOGUN IS LOOKING FOR A NEW FRIEND??  HE NEEDS TO BE

ENTERTAINED.  DO YOU PLAY WITH HIM MUCH???  I MEAN

PHYSICALLY, LIKE WITH THOSE FEATHER TOYS OR LASER

PENS OR THINGS FOR HIM TO CHASE.  HE IS TRYING TO BE

A GOOD BOY.

GOING TO GO NOW.  SUZ AND TRAVIS ARE SUPPOSED TO COME

OVER TO TAKE OUT THE TRASH.  SO WILL CHAT WITH YOU 

TOMORROW.

HUGS,



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RE:WELCOME TO OCTOBER CHAT
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It never got up to 50 degrees yesterday and it isn't going to be much higher today.  Rain off and on too.  

Tom the carpet guy came and spent most of the time talking about his carpet cleaning business. We will be entitled to one free carpet cleaning and discounts after that, which is good because I think he is pretty expensive.  They also give us a complimentary spot clean.  That all sounds good, and the price came in a bit under his original estimate AND they can put the carpet in the week after next, which would be perfect for having time to get ready for Marianne and Bill's visit.  The problem is our king sized platform bed, which needs to be taken apart by another group, and then reassembled after the carpet cleaning is done.  The installer (Joe)'s people will move everything else, but having to have the bed moved at a different time and date is problematic.  There are some other questions that I feel it's like pulling teeth to get answers to.   Both the Carpet guy and the Installer are highly rated on the BBB and Angie's list and have been in business for a long time, so I guess we're just supposed to "trust them" that everything will come together ok, and no damage will be done.  Trouble is, I have a very hard time with "Trust Me".  Rarely has it worked out well when someone has said that to me.  I'm concerned about "minor" damage to baseboards and things like that from the install, which if they occur are the responsibility of the home owner.  I don't even know for sure where they will put the furniture when they move it, or how long the install will take ~~ not that I didn't ask.   Over and over he tells us how terrible it would be to go with one of the Big Box carpet installers, and why.   Probably everything will be fine, but . . .    I got mad at Mike for not speaking up and letting (making) me do all the talking, so he is going to call the installer and the movers today and see if he can get some answers from them.  I'm trying to relax.  We like (I think) the carpet we have chosen and love when it can be installed.  I need to chill, I'm sure.   (You know "chilling" isn't one of my better things, though.  Ha)   

I wrote the above last night, thinking to and post early today.  Obviously not!  I got my shower and as soon as the Installer's and Mover's places opened, Mike called them directly.  The Carpet guy should be the project manager, but we can never get a good concise answer from him.   What we learned is that Joe (Installer) will be here between 9 & 11 on Friday Nov 6th.  They put down carpet strips and move the furniture on to the strips and then back into place once the carpet has been laid.   He will work as long as he needs to on Friday to get the job done, and if he has to, he'll come back on Saturday (the 7th).  Mike told him we have decided not to have the Master closet re-carpeted (too much work for us to do to get ready and we need the space to move things from the bedroom).  He said he would revamp his charge to reflect that.  We felt much better after talking to him.

Then Mike called the Movers.  They will pick the bed up and dis-assemble it and take it to their warehouse (after covering the mattress).  They wanted to leave it all here, but we have absolutely no place for it to be left.  Joe said he would do the bedroom first and work around them when they wanted to bring the bed back, but they are booked on Friday so unless we get VERY lucky, they won't bring the bed back until Sunday morning!   $220 minimum for each day.  smiley76    They sound very nice, and as the saying goes ~~ It is what it is.  

I sent Tom an email telling him what we had accomplished (by bypassing him ~ and no, I didn't say that), and that Joe was reducing his charge to reflect that he wasn't going to be moving furniture and laying the carpet and pad in the closet.  The closet is 8'x8', and there is a fair amount of furniture in there.    I told Tom we needed him to reflect the fact that we weren't doing the closet in his charges.  We told him that when he was here, but he hears what he wants to hear, I think.  Nice man.  Good salesman.  Lousy Project Manager ~ in the opinion of this old Project Manager.   If he gets a new contract to us with the new prices, I can write him a check (for the whole amount, btw) and if he has that by tomorrow we can have the install on Nov 6th.  That will give us a week and a half to recover, fix things, cook and whatever before Marianne and Bill come.   It makes me tired just thinking of the whole thing, people in and out of the house from Thursday through Sunday, all day Friday and maybe Saturday.  Ooooh, I don't know if I'm gonna make it ~ much less Mike!  
We have long said that we are never ever going to move again.  Now I'm adding that I hope everyone likes the carpet, even when it wears out, cuz I don't think we're ever going to carpet again! 

Today is trash and recycle day, and I got the cans to the curb last night and already have them in.  Lots of rain ~ the lids were covered.
   

We've always had Halloween ON Halloween, and I like it like that.  I always wondered why different towns held it on other days ~~ and now I know.  What a horrid thing!   Something like that stays in your memory forever.  Did they get the monster who did it?

I think you and your mom are good to take care of your neighbors like you do.   You actually do so much for the whole community ~ the entire family does.  Says a lot about how you all were raised, and the women you are.   Everything sounded wonderful ~ AND you got some meals that keep on giving.  You know how I love that.  I can imagine how they appreciated it.   I'm glad to hear that Scott is standing by Chris.  So many guys really don't.

I'm so glad you like the couch material we chose!   It's pretty busy for that little room, but there really isn't any other color in there so hopefully it will be ok.   We have pictures on the wall with mostly teal mats,the lamp and the stained glass sculpture Mary Ann made for me have shades of turquoise or sea foam, but the chairs are brown leather, the new carpet is "Georgian brick" and the wall paint is ~~~ hard to describe.  Ha.  Beigey, I guess.  A pop of color should be ok     I hope.

It isn't at all what we had in mind.  We've had the teal one with very subtle pattern for 22 years!  We got it at a really good Furniture store where they did such excellent work.  I have no idea why they went out of business.  The couch guy said he thought it was because of some problems in the family.  Really a shame ~ but that's why we are reupholstering rather than buying new, because it is so well made.  Sounds like I will get a chance to test out the hide-a-bed portion when they move our bed out for the carpet install. It used to be fairly comfy ~ for a hide-a-bed ~~ but it hasn't been used in a very long time.  The couch is still comfy, though beginning to look a bit shopworn.  And sneezed upon.

When I was talking to the Upholsterer on the phone I said we thought we'd like teal in a cat friendly fabric, and he told me that teal was the "in" color right now.  I'm usually wanting something that is "out".    As I said, I kind of shocked myself with the one I chose ~ I knew Mike would like it.  He's a good bit more adventurous than I am.  lol

I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have to pay much more for a new sofa/sleeper, if any, but I'm not sure the quality would be as good.  Will this last us another 22 years, you suppose?  Ha.

Have a lovely day.  It's going to rain all day and it would be a lovely day to curl up with a book ~~~ if I hadn't already blown half the day with the Carpet Crap.  Snarl.   
I'm glad I got the pictures of the trees in our 'Hood when I did because I knew it was going to rain and be cold.  It won't be long before we won't be able to get a picture like that, more's the pity.

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