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7/12/20 8:39 P

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Woo hoooooo Janine!! Awesome!! That must feel so good!

Nothing much here. Just feeling sad knowing tomorrow is back to work. Sigh....

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I am here to state that I completely underestimated Mario yesterday! Not only did he clean the garage but he also pulled out some things I could give away (including a bike) and he even threw junk away! You can not only walk into the garage, but my bike is now easily accessible and I can get to my gardening tools easily and there is nothing to trip over on the floor! I could almost get a vehicle in there. He says he is not done, but it does look good. I made sure to tell him that. I guess the "you clean it or I clean it" got through to him.

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Good morning work day for me 4 hours . Hope everyone has a great day

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Hey all...quiet day here unpacking, grocery shopping and spent the afternoon and evening with the girls. May go to the beach tomorrow....may lay on the couch all day....will see how I feel in the morning

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Hey all,

Yes Janine, that did make me giggle. He probably got lost in the garage and then gave up. Projects like that can be overwhelming to people like him. I think your plan to get rid of one item a day is a good one and will be more effective in the long run.

Maryanne, it did poor here yesterday evening into last night. I did not have to water my garden again today. Yesterday was the only day all week it needed it.
Iím sorry youíre home. Iím sure the girls are very glad to see you though. Hopefully you can take the weekend to relax and unwind.

Sue, we poured too. I had earplugs in and I could still hear it pounding away out there.

I did not get called in yesterday so I spent the afternoon outside finishing some projects that needed attention. Namely, trimming our boxwood bush in front of the shed. I did some trimming and tidying up....as much as I can tidy up our backyard. Itís rough out there. Always has been but for the last 10 yrs of chicken keeping and Mosley running around it has progressed to disastrous. I do what I can but it needs a major rehab. The front is fine, thankfully.
Anywho, I do keep up with the garden, which is pretty, and the shrubs etc. The yard just needs to be redone with loam and grass etc. But, every time I think about doing it I start dreaming of putting in a in-ground pool and then all of my landscaping ideas go up in smoke. But, for now, I have done pretty much all that I wanted to do out there. I just need to keep up with it. Definitely spending more time outside this year.

I am working tonight and tomorrow night so I need to go get snacks and meals ready. I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful weekend. Stay hydrated.

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You ladies will get a kick out of this. Mario and I discussed the garage needing cleaning again (he took that time off to do some, but never seemed to get anything done). So he assured me earlier this week that he would work on it this weekend. So far he has taken the dog for several walks, had tea while surfing the internet, unboxed and set up the new dehumidifier in the basement that we bought over a month ago, and now he is in the garage. It's 11:00. Pretty soon he should be back in because it is too humid for him to be outside. BTW....he has been up since 7:00. I hate to complain because he is actually out there (I think....I haven't gone out to check actually). I would offer to help, but I am in a purging mood and he does not want to get rid of anything. Fingers crossed he gets some done. Laura...he may need you.

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Good morning It poured here last night. Hope you have a good day.

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Sigh, I'm home. Where is this rain??

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Hey all,

Very gray and muggy out there today!

Sue, way to go on the jump rope. I think Iíll try to squeeze in a workout today as well.

Janine, have a wonderful nap with Elvis.

Laura, that makes absolutely no sense at all to me. None. I have to wonder about a person that derives pleasure from destroying other peopleís property. What exactly makes that fun? Sorry that happened. It can be disheartening. Our neighborhood used to get the mailboxes smashed every, single summer. You just didnít put a lot of $$$ into a mailbox b/c it was just asking for it to be smashed in.

Maryanne, Iím sorry your OOB adventure for the summer is coming to an end SO soon. It seems to have gone by way too quickly. Iím hoping that the next time you go no one will have to wear masks anymore and things will have quieted down quite a bit.

Iím on call so just going to go get some stuff done in case they call. I havenít been called in for 3pm yet but, itís Fri and itís been busy on the unit this week. I may have to go in 7-11. Weíll see. I assume nothing when I am on call for sure.

That being said, I hope you all have a really lovely day. Iíll chat with you all tomorrow.

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The rain is coming soon! I am ready. I know we need this rain. I am sure I will need a nap as this gray kind of day makes me sleepy. I am sure Elvis won't mind.

Sue...you inspire me with your jump roping every day! I may have to follow your lead.

Laura...I am sorry about your car mirror! I just don't understand why kids feel they have the right to be destructive. What is wrong with them?!

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Good morning
Doing laundry before storm comes Hubby getting a motorcycle ride in. Got my jump rope workout done. Hope everyone has a good day

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another very warm day!1

Stay hydrated!! Looks like storms will be moving in later today so stay safe from the heavy rains

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Well some idiot cane down our street and smashed car mirrors with rocks. Mine was one of them. Thank God it is only scratched

We have three horses running this weekend. Although one is in a claiming race and if someone claims him
(Buys) it is $62,500. We only paid $30,000 Of course that gets divided by the partners

Been told casino is extra clean, temp check and all. Debated again. I can’t love in a bubble BUT we are ok as much as I would LOVE to get out I am not sure I want to play with a mask on either. They are so warm

Antibiotics working!! Although Dawn I think I have the problem with the esophagus sphincter Not surprised because it received radiation.
Watching what I am eating etc. I take Prilosec 20 mg x 2 am pm. And I do take 2 Tums now at night per the doctor. I do sleep elevated.

Just another wrinkle in my life

Stay cool all and BOY do I miss my pool



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Sorry your vacation is ending sooner Maryanne

Janine - it truly was hot but we benefited from a sea breeze albeit a tad warm

Dawn - hope it doesn’t spike/surge to the point of exhaustion for you

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Sue....sorry your husband had to do that! Gut thankfully he was able to end the bird's suffering.

Maryanne....I was worried you would be subjected to people who don't care about the well-being of others! I hope they didn't take away from your enjoyment.

Dawn.....everyone will always want to blame others when the numbers spike and not look at their own choices and the state's requirements. It is sad!

The heat was something else today! I gave Elvis a bath and it didn't take long for him to dry. My plants were really suffering today. I did water them this evening, but look forward to some rain we are expecting tomorrow.

Stay hydrated and safe everyone!

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Hey!

Oh Sue. How sad...
Dawn, glad work wasn't too bad. As for Maine....guarantee they will spike and say it was from all the MA people that are here!! Wait and see. Our neighbors are from NYC and not ONE mask has been seen...grrrrr

Awesome day today and sad. We're going home tomorrow night since the rain is starting around 9 pm and going right through Saturday. I bet a lot of folks are leaving. Sad...

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Hey all,

I'm at work but thought I'd take 2 sec to pop in and say hello. It hasn't been horrible here at work, thank goodness. I've been busy but not out of control busy. Just watching my pt like a hawk.

Maryanne, it's so frustrating to me that ME is acting like they could NEVER get COVID and like people from MA are completely contaminated but the rest of the N.E states can come right in without quantine etc. Yet there they are without masks, no social distancing. They're going to get it alright. You just wait and see. They are acting totally stupid and it's going to bite them in the butt.

Sue, that's really sad that the poor bird broke its neck like that. There wasn't much you could do to help him in that situation. I couldn't be brave enough to kill it out of mercy. But, if I could give him a big fat dose of morphine and put him out of his misery I would do that.

Laura, I do hope the abx do the trick and that you don't end up with the usual side effects that you seem to struggle with when you're on them.

Not much sleep the last 2 days. I'm dragging tonight. I hope I can get some sleep today but the painters are probably going to be there washing the rest of the house. But, I am not working tonight so I can collapse for real tonight. I'll probably be asleep on the couch by 7pm!!! I just need to make it thru the weekend and then I can have a few days off.

Nothing else new. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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Hi,

Wifi is brutal so once again lost my message so HELLO




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Good morning. Working for 2 hours today. One of my coworkers clients is out of food and she on vacation. Going to go shop for them. Then home. My boss you can say is not happy about this but told her I don't mind. The 2 clients live in the same town. Rather shop for the food instead of them filing a complaint.

Felt bad for hubby yesterday. A blue jay flew into one or our windows. It was so loud thought someone was breaking in. It was on its back Hubby flipped it over and went back on back. We did research got a towel and put it on a towel but it flipped on its back and we noticed had a broken neck. The poor thing was suffering. Hubby (dont know how) put it out of its misery.

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Evening all,

Dawn - I would blow a gasket about the paint!!!
Laura - Honestly, I'd steer clear of a casino right now. If it's anything like up here with people 'out to have fun'...Ö.. NOT WORTH IT
Janine - WOO HOO yay you! That's awesome. When I get home I'm getting back to my own de-cluttering. Apparently I'll also be looking for someone to do my windows.
Sue - hope your week at work is better than last week!

Lowes has NOT provided me with an estimate yet. I called again yesterday and no one was there - nothing again today and tomorrow is the last day of the sale. I'm DONE calling them. They can call me tomorrow or I will go there on Saturday and demand my measurements and go find someone else to do the job. JERKS!

Speaking of JERKS - YOU SHOULD SEE THEM ALL UP HERE! Parading around here like there isn't a care in the world. I told you the store up the street had no masks on the workers well we found 2 other stores in the center of town the same way. We walked in and then walked right out. Went into another that had a huge sign on the door saying masks required. Got my sunblock and as I'm paying for it here are 4 customers boldly walking around with masks but pulled down under their chin!! I felt so bad for the sales clerk. I know they desperately want the business but just crazy. So long story short, we just came back to the cottage. Not worth walking around up there as MAYBE 10% are wearing masks. I'll have to download a picture of our beach setup! Dawn you will be very proud of how we are social distancing ourselves. :) We literally are like the ONLY people that wear a mask down to the beach and while doing any walking back and forth etc. I shudder to think of the potential risk to so many of these idiots - oh well, as long as they all stay away from me.

Weather today was very cloudy this morning but by about 11:30 the sun came out but very cool with quite a breeze coming off the water (high tide). The wind shields helped but still quite cool. Tomorrow is supposed to thunderstorms from about 1 pm thru 7? So we'll walk in the morning and sit on the beach for an hour or two if it's not too cold and then go to Portland for the afternoon to walk around. Thursday is supposed to be sunny and 80 so fingers crossed that forecast does not change.

Ok, have a good night all.

Feel better Laura!

Maryanne


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7/7/20 4:40 P

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Well had a talk with my doctor and he is giving me a z-pack. Discharge warrants it. He thinks the reflux issue I have is not helping with the taste either. Adding Tums at night. Again the nose/throat all meet together and with the swallowing disorder something happened. Or I had severe allergies or cold turn it.

We discussed the casino and he said everyone will be flocking to it and yes as careful as WE ARE others ARE NOT. Love him because he asked me how the horses were doing. And how colie was feeling.



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Hey all,

Warm, sunny day here.

Janine, I bet that does feel good to be seeing some progress with the de-cluttering. Youíre inspiring me to get my basement cleaned up.

Laura, I know you really want to get back to the casinos and all of that but there is nothing that is worth risking your health and especially Colieís. Itís just not worth it. Youíll get back there eventually when it is safe to do so. But, I would listen to Dr. Fauci. He knows what he is talking about. There are way too many people who are acting recklessly. I will not be the one taking care of them WHEN they get sick though. I just canít any more. Iím done with it and theyíre SO incredibly thankless. ďOh youíre our heroes. Let us put you at further risk even though youíve been doing this since March. Iím tired of sitting at homeĒ. WaaaaaH! Poor babies!!! Imagine having to sit at home you poor things. NOT. Iím just so sick of it.
Iím going to TRY really hard to not go into work with this attitude tonight. But, as soon as I see the numbers spiking you better believe Iím going to be pretty vocal about peopleís responsibilities toward each other. Enough is enough.
You and Colie have been stellar thru out this whole thing and itís the people who ARENíT doing THEIR part that are prolonging this situation. It makes me want to chew nails. It really does.

Maryanne, enjoy the sun and the beautiful beach weather.

Back to work tonight and tomorrow night. Thur off, on call 3-11 on Fri and back Sat/Sun to finish the weekend. Not the best week but Iíll deal with it.

The day did not get off to a great start today, in case you couldnít tell by my attitude. I woke up to a text from Bobby saying he didnít know if the color the painters sent him via phone were what we wanted. We were told that they would just paint it the same color that it is now, which we both like. But, theyíre saying they canít get 5 gal buckets of paint in the color we want. I say too bad. Not my problem. I want the color that I want. Sorry. Iím not going to live with a color I donít like b/c it ďdoesnít come in a 5 gal containerĒ. Seriously, who ever heard of such a thing? So, then Bobby wanted me to go out and pick a color at Benjamin Mooreís. But, I had JUST rolled out of bed and was taking care of chickens etc. I hadnít had coffee and Iím trying to get meals together for the next few days. Just when am I supposed to be picking out colors? They had 8 weeks to tell me they canít match the color. Theyíre telling me the day they want to start painting and now everybody wants ME to jump thru THEIR hoops? Ya, I donít think so! So, they have ALL pushed my piss off button before I even rolled out of bed!!! Have to find a way to decompress. I read my Bible. I think I need to go use the punching bag!!!

Anywho, sorry for the rant. I had to get it off my chest just so you guys wouldnít think I am a grouchy somebody or other!

Hoping the rest of the day/night goes off without a hitch. Itís only Tues and so far the week has been a total wash for me.

I hope you all are having a better day than I am. I will talk to you all on Thur. Hopefully things will be better by then.

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Sue.....how'd the pie making go?

Maryanne....it is overcast here today. How's the weather there?

Laura....I am glad about Collie's tooth. I hope it continue to feel better. Prayers for him and for your sister too!

More purging today! I emptied a box from the porch. 12 items gone! I loved seeing the empty space where the box was! I am determined to use this summer to rid this house of much of the clutter that is consuming me here.

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Morning all

Gorgeous day - understand hot weather is coming soon - I plan on cooking a nice dinner tonight

Still ha ve post nasal drip and I c called the doctor and he will call me - he is leaving on vacation and I just want to see what my options are. No more decongestant it has been 3 days but I an breathe- could just need some oral steroids if there is swelling and irritation in there - trying to avoid antibiotics at ALL costs

Colies tooth seems to have calmed down too

Encore is actually having a soft opening for invited guests Friay and Saturday YES I WS invited but after watching the news and avoiding crowds from Dr Fauci - I just dont know what to do - and I could also go to Plainridge too that is a drive and I could see what is going on - or I could just NOT go to either one of them Funny thing it was this day last year I spent my first two nights free at Encore and looking at my slips I did rather well - popped up in memories today

Going to just take it easy as usual I did scrub and clean the house yesterday - wondering WHEN the occupancy permit will happen - everything is ON HOLD

My sister Sunny in Billerica is having a pacemaker put in today - she will be in the hospital a few days - my sister Pat is flying in from Colorado to help take care of her when she comes home - hmm no grandchildren or daughter to be there - she cant loft her arm for a few weeks because of the surgery - she has terrible AFib all the time

Have a great day all

OH and we would have canceled our vacation for the end of the month anyhow because the racetrack DelMar is not allowing people in to watch the races - I could go for morning workouts - OUR FAVORITE thing to do but that is about it. Super Patriot is running in another stakes race this weekend - Red King came out of his race great and h=being headed to the WIN and YOUR IN Breeders Cup race in August - sooo exciting and there is another HUGE race at Kentucky Downs - it is all grass races or TURF actually term for late September - honestly this keeps me sane - love getting their workout reports - just wish I WAS THERE for the workouts oh well

We are up to a full barn of horses too - DOZO, SUMMER LOVE, RONAMO, SEVEN SCENTS, and PR Radio Star for our 2020 Fund and we are continuing on with Super Patriot an d Red King from our 2019 Fund PLUS I own outright 10% of Atomic Drop!

Who would have thought this and I have been talking about horses ever since I joined SP years ago

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Good morning Hope everyone has a good day

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Morning....

Looks like it will be a good day here. Heading to the beach now to srt up our wind shields and chairs to ensure no one is sitting on top of us. Then a nice morning walk!

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Hey all
Dawn....I'm just so sad for you I have no words. I know that horrible pain of knowing your pet suffered. I still live with it every day thinking of what Harvey went thru. My heart hurts for you. And then your friend passing away. Hugs to you.

Hello to everyone else. My wifi is horrid here so keeping it short.

Weather was lousy all weekend but nice today. Having a good time and relaxing.

Will check in tomorrow.

Maryanne

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Hey all,

The sun is just starting to come out. We have someone here washing the house and trim etc. They will paint later in the week when the weather is, supposedly better.

I have never had rhubarb pie. I should try it some time.

Janine, Mosley is skitterish too. You just canít move too fast toward him or heíll nip. Itís just his nature. Heís never been abused or hit or anything. Weíve had him since he weighed 5lbs. Itís the Aussie in him.
Iím glad youíre feeling better. Donít forget to hydrate. Dehydration leads to more nausea which leads to more dehydration and nausea. Vicious cycle. So sip water or water ever you like...without sugar. Just sip so that things donít run thru you.
I hope you feel well enough to actually focus on the chapter youíre writing.

Laura, I do hope your sinuses are better soon. I donít do nettie pots. They just give me the heebie jeebies. Always have.

Maryanne, I hope the weather is grand there and that you are having a good time. Safely of course.

Sue, thanks for the condolences. Both losses are hard to wrap my head around. I just think that poor Chummie must have really struggled judging by the amount of feathers all over the place.

Iím off today and back tomorrow and Wed. On call on Fri and hope I donít get called in. Really hoping MA doesnít have a spike in cases although I donít see how we canít with everyone being so reckless. Itís just the most frustrating thing b/c all of us in healthcare are already suffering PTSD from the first round and not one of us is ready for the next round. Not at all.

Ok, Iím going to go get stuff done. Have a wonderful day everyone.

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Janine i have a request for strawberry rhubarb


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I am feeling a lot better today although I am hesitant to eat much. I have some chicken rice soup and crackers for dinner last night. I am worried about eating any roughage or anything heavy. Lunch might be more soup. Not doing much besides purging and relaxing today. I will work on my paper again as well. Elvis was enjoying the sprinkler next door with their little boy. Will is still a little hesitant of Elvis, but they will figure it out. Outside Elvis barks some and doesn't like quick movement, but in the house he is a love! When the greats would come over he would crawl all over them and lick their faces. Outside, he just is skittish. That probably stems from when he was living outside on the streets. Poor thing. I could cry just thinking about how badly he was treated living in a drug home that would cause him to have such separation anxiety.

Maryanne is off to OOB and I hope the weather is great and she has a wonderful time!

Dawn....so sorry about your chicken!

Laura.....I hope Collie gets that tooth taken care of soon.

Sue....enjoy your day off! What kind of pies you thinking about making?

Lessons learned from this whole pandemic has been simple....wear a mask! So many states are now seeing the downside of not wearing masks and practicing social distancing. It is very sad!

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Good Morning

Dawn sorry to hear about your poor chicken and also your friend.

Janine hope you are feeling better

Laura my hubby uses a netti pod everyday for allergies and has not had to take medication in 3 months since doing it. Hope you feel better.

Maryanne hope your having fun in Maine and at your brothers.

Heard from a friend last night from Fort Myers Florida. She says it is crazy. They just sent out a just put out a plea for all ICU, PCU, PACU nurses to reach out if they can help with staffing. They are so short staff.

Day off today. Just relaxing. I might make mini pies later for a couple of friends and hubby. Have a great day.

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Dawn - Check my temp 3/4 times a day. Normal so far - drainage taste is just yucky.

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Laura, keep an eye on your temp. But you already know that Iím sure. I just donít want your sinuses to get out of hand before you go for abx.

Janine, Jon and Rob are both having stomach issues as well today. I hope there isnít another something else going around out there.

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Afternoon all

I was sooooo depressed yesterday I spent the afternoon on my Dad's porch crying! Knew it was coming - Colie was not being a cooperative person with his tooth - I am acknowledging it is painful but giving in and not wanting to do anything I SDO NOT ACCEPT - MOVE around

THEN I had a long talk with Colie saying - I AM NOT GOING TO THE CASINO when it opens
WE HAVE BEEN IN THE HOUSE FOREVER - the trip to Newport FABULOUS BUT that has only escalated my feelings of depression

I want to buy a new food storage container and other things - TIRED of the lack of NOTHINGNESS from the other two

My sinus' are draining yucky taste and I am trying to clear then out and I AM THE ONLY ONE HERE REALLY DOING ANYTHING

I am cooking. cleaning which probably IS NOT helping the sinuses - I now wear the N95 Mask to block fumes etc and mopping floors

I saw that Fauci lets his housekeeper in every two weeks, windows are open while she is there - she wears a mask and gloves and then windows remain OPEN for an hour when she leaves

THINK I WILL DO THAT

Did a curbside order from Bed bath and beyond
WENT INTO walgreens, mask and chlorox wipe in hand and browsed the dental aisle for what I needed and got myself another Nettie pot - will need one in a bit and it was on sale

Currently using 24 hour Allegra for allergies, Afcrin extra moisturizing spray twice a day to get rid of the little congestion I have - a but less drippy today THANK GOD although every now and then I get that taste UGH BUT much better than it has been - I have two more days I can use the Afrin so that is what I am planning before I call the doctor WOULD LOVE to avoid antibiotics

Got the a/c's on - used yesterday to bake Christinas birthday cake and they are out so NOW I can see up the $$ that will go into the cake in special plastic envelopes and then when she pulls the happy birthday sign the money will come out of the cake -- I took the money and used sanitizer cholorox wipe and wrapped all the money in it and soaked or laundered the money

Have a great day all

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Janine - feel better

Dawn -0 oh my gosh soooo sorry about the death of your church member and friend and the poor chickie



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I slept in today and am not feeling great. My stomach is feeling off and I am not sure why. I missed my friend's son's birthday parade, but the thought of being in a parade line with a stomach that is off just doesn't seem like a good idea. So I will continue to declutter and work on my research. I found a few more things to get rid of and am doing some reading for my paper. It is a perfect day to do both.

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Hey all,

The sun is in and out here.

Maryanne, that is beyond bizarre that they would be so lax about social distancing etc there and being so adamant about people from MA. Very backwards for sure.

Janine, an item a day. Good for you.

Sue, are you working today? Relaxing? Hoping that there isnít really bad weather out that way again.

Laura, how are you guys doing?

Bobby went out to feed the hens this morning and found the small window in Chummieís coop busted out. Feathers all over the place, so there must have been quite the struggle out there. Of course, we were sleeping and didnít hear it. So, my feisty, crowing chicken is gone. I feel bad at the manner of her death. Itís heartbreaking. That coupled with the fact that our pastorís, wifeís sister, who we all knew and loved, died this morning at just after 8am. I was sick at heart and still am over that. Will be praying for them.
I hope you all have a better day than the way ours started.

Maryanne, enjoy your vacation anyhow. Just do your best.

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Greetings from OOB!!!

Interesting is all I can say. NO ONE is wearing masks or socially distancing...Ö.. Went to local store to grab a sandwich and not a mask in site with the MAINE workers and customers coming in (locals) and no masks. We were disgusted and walked out. I will NOT go anywhere I don't feel safe and what a nerve the governor has criticizing MA people!

Today we're heading to my brother's place so that will be fun.

Great job Janine!

Have a great day all.

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So far today I have had Uno cards (2 sets) and a little tin watering can picked up. I also have found 6 other items to post on the no buy site and will have several people pick up items today. I think I am pretty close to averaging 1 item per day. It feels great!

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Hey all,

Happy 4th of July!!! It remains cloudy here. The rain and clouds did not stop the usual 7/3 beach celebrations last night. Like you Maryanne, we had fireworks well into the morning. Really loud this year.

Maryanne, I am sure you are there by now. I hope you got there ok and are all settled in. Have an absolutely wonderful time there. Enjoy every second.

Janine, I like Maryanneís idea of getting rid of one item every single day. That makes a lot of sense to me. I may not be able to achieve quite that much but even if I did one a week it would be 52 items. That doesnít sound like a lot but if you inventory your basement it adds up.

Sue, ugh, I hate laundry day. It seems like I am forever doing laundry.

Ok, gotta run. Going to head to Dickís before going to Robís. Got my boys some patriotic rocking chairs for outside:) fun.

I hope you all stay safe. Have a great day.

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Maryanne...I hope you have the best week in Maine!

Have a great day everyone! Stay well and celebrate our country's independence as you see best.

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Good morning. Laundry day fun fun. Hope everyone has a good day and be safe

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Morning all

Quick check in as I'm packing the car up and heading out.

Sue that is absolutely horrid that person is walking around......OMG.
Dawn - glad you had a little break from work. Enjoy cake today.
Laura - you're so right. First day it will be immaculate! If you take all your precautions you should be ok. My only concern is that the place will be jammed with people and how many of them will NOT be taking precautions?
Janine - YAY for de-cluttering. Think of it this way, we spend years accumulating all this crap and then if you tossed/donated one item a day for one year that would be 365 items gone out of your house! Just keep plugging away at it.
Hi Jen/Elizabeth - hope you are both doing ok.

Happy 4th of July everyone!!!! Have a safe day and yeah, can't imagine the neighborhood fireworks tonight seeing as they have been constantly going. Last night at 3:10 they started for a few minutes! Far from me but I happen to be awake from 1:30 to around 3:30 so heard them. Amazing that people are complaining they have no money, losing their jobs, no food etc but they apparently have plenty of money for fireworks! Oh and expensive iphones to videotape every thing under the sun. smh.

Have a fabulous day all. I'm off to OOB!

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Sue..that truly is horrible that the person is out potentially infecting others! I hope someone is able to stop it all before it becomes too sick.

Dawn....I am glad you got the night off to rest.

Laura...sorry about the root canal. I hope it goes well.

Maryanne...I am glad you have a good plan in place to keep yourself safe!

Today I tackled the basement and organized some paper goods and got rid of a few small appliances I have not used in years. It feels so good to get this stuff out of my house! I still have so much to do, but each day I am able to clear more out the better it feels.



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Hey all,

Itís really cloudy and cool here. Yet, the fireworks are still going on and the traffic coming home from work this morning was TERRIBLE!!!!

Janine, I love to declutter and plan on doing more of it very soon. I want to get my laundry room closet down to just the bare essentials. Thanks for the inspiration!

Maryanne, your cleaning plan and self protection is perfect. There will be many on the beach that will be acting like thereís no such thing as COVID. Thatís where your mask and hand sanitizer will, literally, save your lives.

Laura, bummer on the root canal. Will definitely be praying for a safe and quick procedure. So sorry.

Oh Sue, that is REALLY scary that that person could be running around spreading COVID. This is why we canít get rid of it. Cases like this make it so much worse. Keep a close watch on yourself for any symptoms. Mine were very subtle as you know. I will be praying that you donít get sick.
Last night was very sedate at work. It was weird after running SO hard for so many months. I think of it as the reprieve before the next surge. We all know itís coming. I hope Iím dead wrong though. I hope we never see it.
Cancelled for 4 hrs tonight. I really didnít want to take it but they seriously didnít need me. I am thankful for the break and will not complain.

Okay, you all stay safe. The cases that we did get last night were mostly criminal and drug related cases. Think, drugs up the butt that explode causing an overdose etc. Cops and detectives in the hallway. Really sad. There were several more in the ED. I donít know why they put bags of drugs up their butts. They MUST know that it could kill them. Sigh.

Anywho, you all have a good night. Weíre at Rob and Jessí tomorrow. I will be bringing his cake to him. We go to Jon and Kateís on Sunday after church.

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Morning all. First July 4th I haven’t checked in at Renaissance waterfront. They are not open
Not sure what we are doing

Last year we were back and forth to Encore on the water shuttle.

Colie needs a root canal That will be done on 7/13

So life continues to be in flux

Will I go to the casino when it opens next week I could not tell you - it will be the CLEANEST on the day it open HA HA





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Good morning. Got my paperwork in once i got into a rhythm no stopping me lol. Office still being dried out. Yesterday was another nightmare at work. Our individuals live either with family or on their own. I have a client that lives on his own in a 6 apartment complex. Another company has 3 individuals (i used to work for this company and it was not great) one of the individuals was tested positive and he was still going out no mask etc and this company did not let anybody know. Found out yesterday. by a husband and wife who lives across from my client. We were upset. Like he said he would of cleaned the hallway more if had known. Told my boss and she reported them to the state that both companies are funded through. We called the board of health to find out if we should get tested and they said it was not necessary. Every time i saw my client had the hand sanitizer with me an when he answered door had him was hands when he went back in Fortunately the only time he went outside was to get his mail or open door for me and he would use his back door for the trash we have no symptoms so that is good

Next 2 days off. No plans Going to get popcorn and watch movies tonight and tomorrow and relax, my jump rope routines, and not sure what else.
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Morning all

Janine - that's awesome. I said the same thing when I first started......once I sat down and made a list and then tackled one room at a time things started to look better. I still have a long way to go but like you said, a little at a time and eventually it WILL make a difference!

WOO HOOOOO! I'm on vacation! It feels SO good. I just ran the daily report which we still have to do even thou the office is closed (smh) and now doing my spark stuff. After this I will shut the computer here down and put it away. Then I'm going to make macaroni and cheese and a tray of baked ziti. I'll bring both to my brother's place on Sunday.

As for Maine - yeah, their governor is NOT my favorite person right now but it is what it is. I just saw a report that people are already arriving there for the long weekend so I suspect it's going to be crowded. We have our wind shields to block people from sitting close to us and of course we have our masks/gloves/hand sanitizer etc. We figure when we arrive we'll leave everything in the car and do another quick cleaning of the house. I know the cleaning company will have the place spotless but we're going to be more comfortable cleaning it ourselves. While we're cleaning Aggie is going to take all the blankets there to the laundromat at the next block and wash those as well as it's supposed to be cool at night. I reminded everyone to bring slippers as well so no one is walking barefoot in the house. Silly things but anything to be safe.

Ok, I have lots to accomplish today. Cooking now, picking up Karen and heading to meat market, luncheon with the girls and then picking up my cousin Kathy and all her stuff. Oh and we have to transport the chairs and wind protectors to Aggie's car.

Ok have a good day all. Feels like another hot one...Ö.

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I've been slowly decluttering my house and it is starting to show some. I've been a pack rat far too long!!! I think my biggest problem is I flit around from room to room and never finish one area so it feels overwhelming and never looks uncluttered. It's getting there thankfully even if it is slow.

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Hey all,

Yeah, the sun is out!!! Now, if my lawn guy would come mow Iíd be in hog heaven:)

Laura, Iím sure the kids will adjust to the increase in food cost. It IS expensive where ever you go and Iím worried about people who donít have jobs or have been furloughed etc. How are they paying for food? Itís just obscene the way the prices have gone up.

Maryanne, thatís utterly ridiculous that ME doesnít include MA in the non-quarantine status. But, I know that once you get there youíll be just fine. Bring your masks, social distance, yada, yada.
Yes, Rob and Jessí new house is VERY large and very pretty. I hope theyíll be very happy there. Bear was so funny giving us the tour of the house the other day. It was just the funniest thing. Heís show us into a room and describe the room and who it belongs to. ďDis is bruddaís room. Dis is my new, big roomĒ etc.
I hope Loweís is able to come thru for you and that itís just what you want.

Janine, how is the next chapter coming along? Anything new and exciting going on there?

Sue, did you manage to get your paper work in? Why canít they bend the rules at a time like this? Itís like asking you guys to climb a mountain bare foot.

Back to work tonight and tomorrow night. Saturday, after a nap, weíll head over to Rob and Jessí to do some light fixtures that need to be put in. I am bringing Rob a candy stuffed cake to help celebrate his birthday. It may rain but we will be fine indoors. They have central air too. Love it.

Deirdre, excellent work on reaching your goal. I get there and then the weight starts creeping back on and then I have to tighten the bolts a little. They say maintaining is the hardest part and I do believe it. Youíve done so well with all of your other goals so I think youíve got this one in the bag as well.

Ok, gotta get going here. Got lots done yesterday so Iím happy with the way the house looks now. That wonít be eating away at me while Iím working.

You all enjoy the sunshine. Maryanne, safe travels darliní.

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Great job Deirdre! Good for you being able to stick to your goals and seeing them through.

Maryanne....how absolutely ridiculous that the governor of Maine thinks NY residents are safer than MA residents. Our numbers have been far lower than most states throughout this whole pandemic! I am excited for you to get going there though and hopefully you will have the best of times.

Dawn...Happy Birthday to Rob too!

Sue...how are things back at work today?

Laura....I do not blame you for increasing the food costs for the kids! $75 per week is nothing! I would love to see what they come up with for spending less than that amount. They both work and benefit from your cooking. Goodness.....it is not like you are serving them blue box mac and cheese and ramen every day either!



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Maryanne - maybe Charlie should do the same to people visiting to our state - ALTHOUGH my sister Pat is flying in from Colorado - Sunny is scheduled for her heart surgery on 7/7

Dawn - lots of birthdays - Happy belated birthday to your gang

Sue - ugh what a mess with that flood

Janine - YOU GOT THIS dissertation paper in the bag !! YOU GO GIRL


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HI ALL

Back from not doing anything I guess well Icant say that - Have cleaned the house, done laundry and obviously cooking/baking

Colie has a toothache and dental appointment at 10:30 Thinking if it is the tooth that has been repaired many times it may need an oral surgeon UGH

Not much going on - keeping social distancing a priority - I think my allergies are kicking in again - runny nose - nasal drip - windows open with the moisture (mold) one of my biggest allergies NO TEMP - NO ACHES etc - but gosh the minute you feel different your mind goes to COVID - honestly scares me to death to have a sniffle especially with Colie We do practice as you good sanitizing so I will leave it at that

He had a good telemedicine call from his rheumatologist - we did go to the lab that we like that is close and only one person - he Tech in it so that was great - she was a sweetheart - colie forgot his wallet - of course he did - why do you need a wallet - so we didnt have health insurance info - she said I know you guys come in here pretty much all the time so hold on and I will do some back tracking and find it - she did!! She was so sweet and caring - I sad her what her name was then she n we left I called my florist and sent her flowers -

No plans for the 4th

OH and we raised the food $ the kids give us and we got a OH we will do the shopping and I said IF YOU DO LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE - it is bad enough you are both working and going to strike lines, Union meetings and work gatherings -

DONT CHOKE we raised their food budget to $300 a month - $75 a week Last month between Beth shopping for us - Instacart and Amazon Prime Whole foods we spent $894!! granted we are all set for paper goods etc for awhile but DAMN GROCERIES are expensive

Lost my inside track too for meat - Chart House is now open for di e in so they stopped their market :-( althgoub someone was kind enough to hand me burgers to grill Julyn4th!!

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48 hours till I am heading to OOB.

Gotta love their governor! She lifted the quarantine ban on 5 states as of today and I said ohhhh, yay. Then I looked. Vermont, NH (which were already ok) and she added CT, NY and NY. WTH!!!! She considers it a lower risk for people from NY than people from MA??? OMG I am so mad that honestly, if I hadn't rented my place I would NOT be going there. She's a real piece of work that she thinks this is a good idea and to still block MA when right now we have the lowest transmittal rate in the country.

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Good morning. Work day today and my schedule is crazy. Hope everyone has a great day


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Morning all

Deirdre - THAT IS FANTASTIC!!!! Congratulations! Happy 4th of July to you!

Yay - last day before vacation. Morning reports have been completed and emailed off and now I'm going to take 30 minutes to change the cat box and clean the bathroom. Cleaned the spare room last night and it looks a thousand times better. Still not totally cleaned up but at least all the picture stuff is now boxed up and those boxes are stacked in the closet. When I come home from vacation I will tackle them one by one.

Lowes is going to be here around 1:00 today and measure the windows. Let's see how fast they return a quoted price to me and whether or not it's reasonable.

Ok, the cat box awaits me.

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Evening all,

Crazy busy day but got a lot of stuff done! I have one more task to finish up at work tomorrow morning...ÖÖÖ I have Lowes coming at 12:30-1:00 to measure the windows and then I'm on vacation! Once Lowes leaves I'm going to clean my car and bring in Jacob's car seat etc. Then I need to go to BJ's for water and then the bank. Friday should be a pretty relaxed day...Ö.I'm going to go shopping in the morning to get a few things for Karen and then I have to make some macaroni & cheese to bring to Maine for my nephews. Other than that just pick up my cousin Kathy and we'll probably pack most of the car up.

WOO HOO 6 more hours of work!

Dawn that sounds like a very large house! Nice.

Sue - OMG what a nightmare of a mess. You guys really can't catch a break lately.

Janine - sounds like it was a fun birthday celebration.

Laura, Elizabeth, Jen - where are you? Do stop by for a quick check in.

Have a good night all.
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Hey all,

The sun is finally making an appearance here. I am NOT going to be found complaining about the rain for sure. It was turning into a dust bowl out there!!!
Sue, what a nightmare this rain has been for you guys. Iím not sure why they havenít fixed that computer high jacking situation at your work. That is not helping matters at all.

Janine, happy birthday to Kate as well. Sounds like you guys had some quality time together. Yeah.

Maryanne, now weíre into the 3 day count down. You must be so excited. Iím excited for you.
Rob and Jess have those accordion shades all over their new house. They are very sleek and neat looking.

Today is Jonís birthday. I know Iíve told you guys my boys are 2 yrs and 1 day apart. Jon is 34 today. Heís my baby.

We helped Rob and Jess get settled yesterday. We left late. Got home after 9pm. Bobby will be exhausted for sure. But, the place is gorgeous. Itís not only 3500 sq ft but there are cathedral ceilings all over. It reminds me of the house we had in NC right before we moved up here and I think thatís why he loves it so much. We all have such happy memories of that house.

Today I am cleaning MY house. CLEANING IT!!!!.

Oh no, itís thundering again. Oh gosh. I have to get these floors washed and Mosley in before he turns into a mud ball and tracks it into the house!!! Gotta go.

Have a great day all.

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Sue...sorry for all the damage! I hope you are able to get that paperwork done and salvage some time for yourself as well.

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Good morning. Crazy couple of days at work . The whole basement got flooded. Was mulch, rocks, twigs,dirt and lots and lots of water from the rain on Sunday. 4 computers and paperwork gone we cant catch a break They are still trying to fix the computer system from when we were hijacked by ransomware. Now June is over and we have paperwork due tomorrow by noon Ugh So working on day off Hope everyone has a great day

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Dawn....Happy Birthday to Rob!

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Today is my Kate's 31st birthday! We had lunch earlier (Vietnamese) and will have dinner with my dad and his friend, her boyfriend (Chris), and Mario. Ironically we are having Chinese food. We are a big fan of all Asian cuisines. Our favorite is Korean and I am sure we will have that soon enough. I also picked up two cakes for later. I know I will indulge a little.

Sue...I hope there wasn't too much damage from the flooding.

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Good morning Yeah Dawn so glad the glasses were found.
Not sure what I am walking to at work Gardner where i work was hit hard by rain. 4.5 inches in an hours. Things were flooded included our office. We will see what happens.

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Morning all

YAY Dawn!!!! I'm so happy the glasses were found! WOO HOO!

YAY Janine!!! You are getting there! Very exciting for you. So right now you just need to get thru Chapter 3 and get that submitted. You SO have this!

Hope everyone else is doing well. I spent most of yesterday working on the stupid Q2 accomplishment stuff. I just have such a hard time writing about this crap...Ö..but it's pretty much done. The only thing left to do today is add in my actual project updates so that shouldn't take too long. Heading out now for a dentist appointment (cleaning) and then after work getting my hair done which I really can't wait!

I leave for OOB in 4 days! BUT, I get out of work at 1:00 on Thursday and hoping to get a mani/pedi. Then meeting Aggie and Kathy for dinner and to finalize the grocery list and all that stuff. Then on Friday I'll pick Kathy up early and we're going to meet both Aggie and Karen for lunch as we're all off from work. So excited because I ALSO just found out that Annabel WILL be coming to Maine for the week (she'll be at my brother's place) so praying I'll be able to see her at least once or twice.

Ok, gotta dash to the dentist. Have a good day all even thou again it's grey and gloomy.

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What a blessing Dawn! I am so glad someone found your glasses!

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Hey all,

Itís cool and very cloudy here but not raining...yet.

Maryanne, can you take the rug in and pop it in the washer. Go figure it would rain like that when youíre away.
Glad you got those reports out of the way. I seriously donít know how you have the patience to do that job. Iíd be gouging out my eyeballs for sure. I know you all think what I do is hard but, for me, the hardest thing is to sit still. I have no patience for it at all. ADHD for sure!!!!

Janine, thatís good news that you have started on the 3rd chapter! Yeah. Youíre making good headway there.
I like the idea of a balanced day. Itís not too often that I have them though.

Well, you guys are not going to believe this but, someone at work found my glasses. So, I have to head into Weymouth and go get them. I may as well head to Derby St afterward and do some shopping. Nothing big. Just getting some stuff I need.
That was a prayer answered. At first, when I sent the message to the group, they couldnít find my glasses in the break room. Somehow they made it out to the nursesí station and someone had put someone elseís name on them. I called them last night after seeing the pic on the FB group and told them to take that name off and to staple MY name to them and I will be in today to get them. I canít tell you how relieved I am. I will now make sure the holder is clipped to my purse and I have ordered a zip closure case with a clip on it to make double sure. I will also be putting my name and # in the case so that this does not happen to me again. I thank God for helping me to find my glasses again. I thought I had really done it this time.

Ok, lots to do. You all have a marvelous day.

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I got a good start on my chapter 3 yesterday. I am happy with the work I did but also did play some solitaire and watched a couple of movies. I did some cleaning as well. It was a nicely balanced day.

So to clarify. I have a total of 5 chapters to write for a dissertation. However, the first 3 chapters are needed to be approved by the review board so that I can start my research. If I can get those submitted, I can then work on getting participants to interview. The last 2 chapters will be about my research.

Dawn...sorry about your glasses! I hope you are able to get some new ones and they are not as costly.

Maryanne...do you leave this week for OOB?

Sue...how is your husband doing with work?

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morning all,

Just finished running the morning reports and got those all sent out. Yay me. Today I MUST get my 2nd quarter accomplishments document completed - ugh, hate that crap

Dawn - 1) BUMMER about the glasses. I'm so sorry and sad you couldn't find them. That really stinks. 2) YAY for the review althou I wouldn't expect you should get anything different than a glowing one. The way you work? You deserve every word of praise you can squeeze out of them. Good Luck with the move this week. Exciting but exhausting for sure.

Janine - Chapter 3 - YAY! That would be awesome if you could get even the draft of it accomplished in the next week or so. How many do you need to do? Is it 4 chapters or more? Praying it's only 4.

Hello to everyone else. Hope you all have a good day today.

YIKES - That was some rain storm we got yesterday! Sadly I had left one of my front windows open and didn't get home till an hour or so AFTER it had started. My front floor/rug windowsills were soaked completely. Then I left my pretty white bathroom rug out on the porch railing - that should be dried out by the time I come home from vacation! Sigh.....

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Hey all,

Mixed bag weather here. Very humid right now and the clouds are rolling in.

Janine, I hope you take some time for you during your time off. I know you need to get some research done as well but donít let yourself get crazy over it.

Maryanne, you sound very excited about your trip to OOB. I hope it is just the best vacation yet.
Ironically, Bobby and I stopped at Loweís on our way home from church. We could not find one person to help us. The one person we asked for directions to shutters didnít even look up at us. He just pointed his thumb over his shoulder and said, ďmillworkĒ. That was that. No further questions allowed!!! Rude as rude could be and we were not being loud or obnoxious. So, we did find our shutters and we werenít really impressed with what they had there. I will look else where.

Sue, I hope you had a nice day today. I know itís too humid to be racing for sure.

Well, I really did lose my glasses this time. They must have fallen out of my purse when I was running errands on Fri. I only need them for driving and seeing far away, like the monitors at work. $600 down the drain. Bobby and I spent a fair amount of time retracing my steps on Fri and calling restaurants downtown in case anyone found them. Next pair I am putting my name and phone # right in the case. I am also getting a case I can clip into my purse so that this does not happen again. I am sick over it. Itís the first time in my life ever losing my glasses.

Busy weekend for sure. Tues is Robís birthday as well Janine. It is also my best friendís birthday. It is also the day Rob and Jess are moving into their new big house. I will be there to help, of course. Thank God Iím still on vacation.
Got my review back. My manager says I go above and beyond in all areas but that I struggle with charge duty b/c I have a hard time delegating. I have to agree. But, Iím not letting someone else take care of my pts so that I can go answer the phone!!! Anywho, I plan on asking her specifically what areas I need to improve on so that I can work on it. Other than that it was a surprisingly glowing review. I just do my work and donít complain. I guess that means something these days. It used to be the expectation. Now itís the exception.

Anywho, back to Lunette tomorrow for MORE new glasses. Will just ask them to reorder the same. Will have to put new sunglasses on the back burner unless they are running a special. So mad at myself right now.

Have a nice night all,

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OOB is just a short time away Maryanne! I hope you have a great time.

The rain was wonderful and much needed. More expected later today. We definitely need it.

I am doing some cleaning and working on research for my 3rd chapter. Kate's birthday is Tuesday so I am doing some planning for that as well. We paid for a hotel for her for Friday at the beach. We also got her some rain guards for her vehicle. I think we'll order Chinese food for dinner for her birthday night.

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Morning all

Packed my clothes for Maine and got most of the kitchen stuff together and ready. So the only thing left to do is my personal stuff like toothpaste/brush, face wash etc. Stuff I can't do till Friday night :)

Heading out in a few to go pick up the shower hooks and might stop in Kohl's. I'll decide when I'm out.

Have a nice day all.

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Evening all,

I can't believe today is over like POOF, in a second...ÖÖ.. I was up at 5:00 this morning and cleaned my bathroom and changed the shower curtain and towels around to my summer set. Love the new shower curtain I got so that makes me happy. Then I put all the laundry away and was at Karen's by 9. We went to the bank, grocery store, meat store/butcher shop, liquor store and then back to her house. Prepped everything for the bbq at 1:00 and of course the rain started at 1:15? Fortunately we set up a tent so we were fine under that and it was a lovely day. Now I'm home and ready for bed..Ö..just tired and full. Tomorrow's another day and it's PACKING day! :) Woo hoooooooooo, a week from now I'll be in OOB!

Janine - WOO HOOOOOOOOO Vacation!
Dawn - hope you had a nice day and I agree, Lowe's right now is on a very thin wire but I will let their person come and measure everything for me.

Nighty night.

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Hey all,

Well, I must have missed yesterday altogether and lost an almost 2 yr streak. Oh well! I guess it wonít really make a difference in my days at all.

Janine, did you plant lettuce and carrots for your bunny? Thatís so funny. It looks like we may FINALLY get some rain here. It rained in Weymouth yesterday but was hot and sunny here allllll day long.
Enjoy your much earned vacation.

Sue, that must have been quite the anti-climax for your husband. He got himself all worked up and nervous about going into work and then ďpoofĒ, nothing. Monday will come soon enough as it is I suppose.

Maryanne, I would probably go somewhere else for those shades then. Loweís does not have a good record with following thru on stuff like that. Read their reviews. Lots and lots of complaints.

Laura, are you home now? Your stay in Newport was lovely. But then, Iím kind of partial to the place;)

Had to wait around yesterday for our exterminator to come re-bait the traps in the basement and shed. He got lost and went to Carver. He was super late but, the traps will be good til the end of the summer.
Then I had to traipse into Weymouth to put my schedule into the computer before all of the good slots got taken. Aside from that, I really didnít do an awful lot yesterday. Not much on the docket today either. Just going to do whatever I want. Bobby is at Rob and Jessí helping them load the gym equipment into a truck. I should pop over and see if they need help after I finish cat boxes. Move in day is Tues I do believe so I have to clear everything off the plate to get over there to help.

I hope you all have a really lovely weekend.

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It is more like a staycation, but I hope to enjoy it Sue.

I am eagerly awaiting the rain today. I planted some flowers and more plants I got yesterday. I even planted a rabbit garden so maybe it would stay out of my crops. I need this rain!

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Good morning

Janine-enjoy your vacation

Hope everyone has a great day

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I officially am on vacation. I finished up the last two pieces of work today and sent them off to my boss. Now it is time for me. I ran an errand for my dad today which I know he appreciated. Then I took myself out for lunch. Not healthy choices at all, but it was good. Now I am home relaxing with my boy. He is happy to have me home. There may be a nap coming up today as well.

Dawn....enjoy some time for yourself!

Laura....I am enjoying your Newport pictures.

Sue....I hope the bike ride helped your husband's day!

Maryanne...it sounds like the Lowes trip was successful in helping you find blinds. Hopefullu the nonsense will be worked out!

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Morning all Happy Friday!

Sue that's so funny - I hope your husband took that advice and went for a nice long ride! :) Enjoy your day off.

Dawn - I'm so glad you are getting some relaxing down time.
Janine - YAY! forget those parents. I agree let your boss deal with it. You do what's best for YOU and take care of YOU!
Laura - awwwww, are you home and back to reality?

Not much going on here. I did go to Lowes last night and picked out some shades I like. They are the Levelor accordion/blind like shades. I am waiting for a call from the person to come here and measure to get a quote. They have 40% off till 7/8 BUT that means I need to have all the preliminary stuff done and the blinds ordered by next Friday since I'm leaving on Saturday. I did question whether or not they would honor the sale price if the delay in getting things done is on THEIR side. i.e. the person measuring doesn't show till Thursday. She said sadly no, they would not and I have to have it all ordered by 7/8. I said ya well sadly, you would lose out on the sale because I would NEVER move forward and purchase thru them if they are going to conduct business that way. So we'll see how it goes. Supposedly the person has to contact me within 2 business days.

Annnnnnnnnnyway, have a wonderful day today - it appears it's going to be another hot one.

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Good morning,
Hubby first day was a flop. He could not get into his company sight. His both had cataract surgery and said he will deal with it Monday. He actually told hubby to go for a motorcycle ride and enjoy the day lol. We think his boss just wanted him back on the books which is fine.

Day off Planning on some doing some organization if i can get motivated. Hope everyone has a great day

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Hey all,

Wow, is it warm outside or what? And now fire risk warnings. That always scares me.

Janine, I hope your trip to Target went ok. Itís hard to find much of anything there lately. The shelves are always empty and you can only take one of some items that you may be out of. Itís nice to see toilet paper on the shelves again. But, still no real cleaning items and dish soap that is plant based is scarce as well. Hope you find what you need. Just wash your hands well when you get home. Use hand sanitizer when you get in your car.
Yes, it is time to focus on you for a few weeks and work on your chapters. And Elvis, of course.

Sue, ouch!!! Iím sure your husband will be fine. He just has to remember to sanitize everything including his hands and keep his hands away from his face. Isnít it funny that people are so frightened to go back to work when we healthcare workers have been thrown into the fire right from the beginning!!! I think of us as ďessential but not worth protectingĒ!!!

Maryanne, I hope the day has been ok for you with not quite so much stress. OOB is coming up quickly.

Not much here today. Going to put in some watermelon and take Mosley to get his nails trimmed and all of that. I donít have any errands to do. I am going to try to get out and trim some bushes today after Mosleyís appt.
Itís just SO nice to not have to rush around and get ready for work all of the time. Itís nice to feel somewhat rested. And itís really nice to be able to do what I want when I want. Itís short lived, I know but, Iím enjoying every single minute of it.

Have a good day all,

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Good luck to your husband today Sue! I am sure he is nervous, but hopefully the day will go well for him. Your finger still looks bad! Take it easy with that today at work.

Dawn...thank you for that information. Yes, he is on a blood thinner as well as several bouts of prednisone. I will worry less and just keep an eye on it.

I am heading out to Target soon. It will be my first trip by myself and I am nervous, but I know I will be okay. I take all the necessary precautions before going in and after. When I get back I will finalize the last IEP I have do to. I have decided not to bother reminding the parent to provide me information she insisted she wanted to provide. The meeting was two weeks ago today and they have not bothered to do what they argued they wanted to do. It is not my job to remind them! My boss is aware of the situation and he can deal with them this summer. This will be my last day to work for a while. I need to focus on my school work and get this last chapter all set. It is my turn to focus on me. And Elvis. Always on Elvis.



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Hubby goes back to work today after 3 months. He is a nervous wreck. Told him just take the necessary precautions. Told him he would be ok. I have still been doing it. Gave him ideas. Its a work day for me. Hope you have a great day

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Morning all,

Nice weather right now but going to be a nice hot day. Wish I didn't have to work! Oh well, 9 more days till vacation. Looking forward to HOPEFULLY a nice relaxing quiet week on the beach. I know it's still been pretty cool there so hoping it warms up before I arrive.

Meanwhile work is still stressful but I am starting to see a tiny glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Hoping today and tomorrow will be productive in getting a few overdue tasks completed.

Sue - that finger looks SO painful. I hope the pain has subsided and that it starts to heal soon.

Dawn - yikes no thanks, I do not want to be chasing chickens but OMG I'm laughing thinking of you doing it. Naughty bird.....

Laura - are you home yet? Looks like you've had a very nice time there.

Janine - how goes the plan work? making progress?

Elizabeth / Jenn - where are you? Do check in and say hello.

Have a good day all.
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6/24/20 1:35 P

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Hey all,

The sun is in/out here. Muggy. Iím still loving it.

Sue, I know itís hard to take a 3 y/o to the laundry mat however, for the safety of that child, you canít just let them run wild. Donít just yell at the kid, follow up with some action. Not a beating just corral the kid and let them KNOW that they canít be doing that. At 3 they understand. I hope the finger is doing better today. Is it massively bruised?

Speaking of bruising, Janine is your dad on aspirin as well or any kind of blood thinners? I have seen that kind of bruising with prednisone. As we get older our skin becomes thinner and papery. I have seen nasty skin tears several layers deep just from people trying to take tape off their arms. The longer youíre on prednisone the worse it can get.

Maryanne, have fun out and about today. I am hoping to get to TJ Maxx to find a new purse. Mine is very old and has had it.

Laura, Iím glad you are enjoying Newport so much. They do know how to cook their seafood really well there. Itís a great place for walking around for sure.

Got SO much done outside yesterday but am still needing to trim up some bushes. I finished placing all of my walkway stones and weeding etc. About 4 hrs of heavy yard work yesterday altogether. Was tired and sore when I got in. It looks much better out there right now.
Spent 30 min chasing a chicken that popped out of the run today when I was changing their water. I wanted to scream. If you all EVER need a good workout, chase a chicken for a bit. Not my favorite workout at all!!

Have to try to get Mosley to the vet to get his nails done and get his heart worm med and Bravecto. Itíll run us some $$$ as usual but it is very necessary.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Dawn

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