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Old 01-31-2007, 02:40 PM   #101
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WOOHOO!!! Our treadmill is getting fixed either this afternoon or tomorrow. *doing a happy dance*
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Old 02-08-2007, 05:43 AM   #102
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This so easily could have been a vent: but like most things, I realised the silver lining won out.

Last night the cats were tearing around the bedroom, unsettled because DH is away and playful. For the first time since they were kittens I had to tell them off about climbing the curtains! Anyway, this went on for a long qhile, until, inevitably something broke, and unfortunately its was my barely used perfume, which one can only buy in France. I wear two perfumes, one is this one which I wear in the summer and in day time, the other one can only get in London, and I wear it in the evenings and winter, but I have run out of that one!

Anyway, as the bottle shattered and the bedroom filled with the scent of sun and violets I admit my lip quivered, but the cats froze with shock, and seem distraught too. I aalways know I love them, but they seemed so genuinely remorseful, and after gathering them up and settling them down I cleaned the glass up and then, got a clean mop and sorted out the perfume.

The joy of it was, I was reminded that my little cats mean so very much to me, and what faithful friends they are, and we slept, just the three of us in a warm bed in a room that smelled divine, and DH is going to bring me my London perfume home, and I get to anticipate the joy of a new botle of scent.

Thank heaven for cats and perfume!!
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:09 PM   #103
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Oh lulu what a lovely story, thanks for sharing it with us! You are truly special to have been able to see the bright side of that episode. I confess I might have had a hissy fit in your position.
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:16 PM   #104
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Nah, I'm nothing special, but my cats have me wrapped around their paws,lol. Actually, the cats are quite special. When we lived in London people used to pop in to see the cats...not us!
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:09 PM   #105
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Hurrah, two celebrations in one day! DH managed to get another flight home! YIPPEE. His flight WAS cancelled, but he went to the airport and found a suitable alternative and will be home about 1 am! He could not get my perfume, BUT he found one he thinks I'll like, and he has an excellent nose, so really, I am just celebrating all over the show today :) Life is good!
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:19 PM   #106
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Alix I am so glad that your Threadmill is getting fixed - it is really good exercise for you to use.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:20 PM   #107
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I'm still numb from a phone call I received a few minutes ago from Buck.

Last Wednesday when I drove the 30 miles for my vittles supply shopping day, I had a little negative experience. As I was pulling out of my parking space in a shopping area, a little old lady backed out of her space right into the right rear of my car. I had already gotten to the point where I was almost completely out of my parking space and was beginning to straighten my wheels to leave the lot when she came out. I tried to honk at her to get her attention with no luck.

Okay, I reparked my car and got out to talk with her. She said she didn't see me. My car was nearly twice the size of hers. Hard to miss. She suggested we just drop the whole thing because it probably wouldn't be enough to worry the insurance company about. Told her "no" we needed to exchange the proper information. She was reluctant to do that but, in the end, did.

Buck took the car to the garage on Thursday for an estimate. About $200. Not bad. They just had to fix the rear bumper. In fact, the mechanic whacked it with a mallet and brought it out slightly.

Her insurance company called and said they'd send an adjuster to look at the car. The fellow came this morning, took pictures, etc. He left a check for the repair.

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$1,300.00 We're in shock. Came at a good time, too. Last month's heating bill was nearly $400.
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Old 02-12-2007, 01:58 PM   #108
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Thats wonderful Katie E. It sure brightens up your day

AS most of you know, we have family sunday dinners here. Yesterday the girls came early with the kiddos so I got to sit and play with them..Ethan, spent the day strutting around telling us all he didn't wear baby diapers anymore and was now a BIG BOY Olivia, followed me around so I sat with her and we practiced new words and I got called MA for the first time by our little girl, then Carson, who dosen't talk unless Carson wants to, opened up and said everything I asked him to. Wow,that was such a grand feeling. I've been really worried about him and now just hearing him yesterday was such a relief So,even the darkest day can change into one of sunshine and smiles with little kids.

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Old 02-12-2007, 02:00 PM   #109
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Katie, WHOOOHOO!!! What a lovely surprise!


Kadesma, I love hearing about your grandkids, they sound like such a special bunch. I'm glad Carson was speaking up for you too.
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After 3 weeks in the hospital (one at a regular hospital & the other two at a rehab center to help learn to walk again) my FIL came home yesterday!! He was supposed to come home Friday but my MIL had a stomach virus & we decided it wouldn't be a good idea for him to come home until she was better.
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