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Old 09-03-2011, 12:07 AM   #1171
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<scritch, scritch, scritch> can i come in and hide too?
I would love that. I can sneak down to the delli real quick and get us some ice cream. Oh, and the break room has root beer and orange soda so we could even do floats.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:15 AM   #1172
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I would love that. I can sneak down to the delli real quick and get us some ice cream. Oh, and the break room has root beer and orange soda so we could even do floats.
Perfect! This has been a bad week.
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Old 09-03-2011, 12:45 AM   #1173
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Aww, hugs to you.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:05 PM   #1174
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I agree on the bad week. DH has been told his temp regular bus route (mat leave) is up three weeks earlier than normal, and with the route picks just two weeks away he is now back to casual and no longer on the seniority list for routes (the casuals get to apply for the few shifts left and most are out of our area and/or temporary and/or part time). This wouldn't be bad except his care aide job has also seen cutbacks and rather than increasing his one day a week, he is no longer even guaranteed that!

I applied for two four hour shifts a week at a new Michael's opening up; however I have finally gotten into a chronic pain management program after a 2 year waiting list - this is actually just a preliminary workshop of six sessions and I am still on the wait list for the main program so I have chosen to concentrate on this and withdrew my application (before DH got his news).

Yesterday our upstairs neighbour had a heart attack and died and I was really unnerved by it because I have lost a friend and because all the emergency vehicles were too close to home i.e. going through it three times in one year with Dad. Also, it was hard on Dad because he was remembering my Mom.

Today I woke up to our little dog, Joie, badly limping. We have had so many vet bills lately and this is causing tension between DH and I.

Finally, I just realized today that Snip hadn't been around and I checked her posts to find that she had left for South Africa and I didn't even notice. I didn't get to say goodbye and also realize that I am just so out of touch.

Also, a friend got some bad news and I hurt for her.

Okay, my whine is done - think I will go get some cheese.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:13 PM   #1175
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Hugs to you too LP. I hope things get better for you and your husband. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 09-03-2011, 02:34 PM   #1176
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Thanks, PAG. Hugs to your sister - I am praying for that baby to make a proper entrance sooner than later!
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Old 09-03-2011, 04:17 PM   #1177
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I agree on the bad week.

Okay, my whine is done - think I will go get some cheese.
Wow! It must be going in weeks. My bad one was last week. The flu had me ground into dust.

Hey LPB, Odette (Snip), told me in a PM that she would let us know as soon as possible after she and her hubby were safely in SA.

I sure hope your next week is better than your last. Keep your spirits up! Especially if they happen to have ice cubes floating in them!
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:30 PM   #1178
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o.k. hope i can vent this without blowing a gasket. i made a time call for 3.30 pm for a taxi to the hair dresser. he showed up on time. surprise? as soon as i got into the cab he went off on me. he said , "don't make a time call next time,( i have done this for years) he said dispatcher held me for a half an hour for your call. i was only going a short distance. he said for a lousy five dollar call. needless to say we had words. he said , i need to make money, and proceeded to tell, me his woes. leasing prices, gas cost, etc. i said well you need to take it up with your dispatcher. he said, "now i know who you are and i will refuse your call" by this time we are at my hair dressers. i handed him my credit card. then he really went off on me. he says" and credit too" i lost it and said how bout if i just get out and don't pay you at all. he says " go ahead , i don't want your money"" i got out , slammed the door and left without paying him. i told him to call a cop if he didn't like it. he sped off. i asked for his card, no deal. i called the co. and when i stated my business, they gave me a recording. i will pursue this on monday. if i don't get an apology, i will report to the better business bureau. it was difficult to deal with him, i kept saying "i beg your pardon" he did not speak english very well. i am a bit disturbed that he knows where i live. we are a captive audience here, only one cab company. would not have wanted to know my blood pressure after this encounter. i was still shaking an hour later. i will follow through on this.
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:37 PM   #1179
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Grrrrr.... After working with our pound dog for a few months, we got everything just fine. She never was a house-training problem (oh, accidents on occaision which were human fault, not doggie), crate trained when we got her (she was a dog who probably never had a home .... was found on the side of the road, from what I see, probably someone literally dropped a litter off, how cruel can people be?) . Shuttled from one humane society (who were going to have to put her down) to another (a no-kill facility). We could see the good in her and worked hard and disciplined ourselves to train her (as I've said before, most dog training problems are really human training ones, hubby and I worked at it together).

Now, after several months of good behavior ... I loved someone who said, "you expect 100% from your dog? Do you get that from your teenaged kid? If you get 90%, go into the business! I'm paraphrasing.

Anyway, point being, in the last few days she's taken to potty-ing in inappropriate places. She seldom has an accident in the house, and when she does we know it is our fault (I wish I could get her to make a noise, but she just stares at us in a certain way. So if distracted, we can miss it. Even so, her inside accidents in the 6 mos we've had her have been negligible).

Well, long story even longer is that in the past week she's taken to doing her thing on the back porch rather then the yard. I actually can live with that, although I'm discouraging it. But not by much. When we have two feet of snow, that's where she'll have to go, anyway.

My husband wanted her to sleep on the bed rather than downstairs in her crate. I caved and it worked well for 4 mos (the first 2 she slept in her crate). Now, twice in a few days, she peed on the bed.

OK, I'd arranged for her annual to be in September (she really isn't due until November/December) because I'm taking her to Florida next month. I was going to have a full workup on her anyway. I'll talk to the vet. The last time we had this problem it was our beloved, geriatric JR terrier, and she had kidney disease. So I do want to rule out a medical problem.

I also keep telling hubby that just before we go to bed, we need to take her outside and stay out there with her until she does something. But neither of us follow through.

I'm not sure who I'm more peeved at, me or hubby. Cannot bring myself to be angry at Rosebud, because I'm pretty sure it is either us or medical, not even a discipline problem.

Oh, by the way ... Rosebud doesn't even spend 6 hours a week in her crate. We're both retired and although we have activities separate, she's not home alone very often, and that's the only time we crate her. She loves her crate and goes in there to just lie down if she feels a little stressed.

It is just frustrating to have come this far and now I'm laundering sheets and blankets every day (in spite of having a good sized house, because of the house's age, I only have an apartment-sized over-under washer/dryer system)
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:45 PM   #1180
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o.k. hope i can vent this without blowing a gasket. i made a time call for 3.30 pm for a taxi to the hair dresser. he showed up on time. surprise? as soon as i got into the cab he went off on me. he said , "don't make a time call next time,( i have done this for years) he said dispatcher held me for a half an hour for your call. i was only going a short distance. he said for a lousy five dollar call. needless to say we had words. he said , i need to make money, and proceeded to tell, me his woes. leasing prices, gas cost, etc. i said well you need to take it up with your dispatcher. he said, "now i know who you are and i will refuse your call" by this time we are at my hair dressers. i handed him my credit card. then he really went off on me. he says" and credit too" i lost it and said how bout if i just get out and don't pay you at all. he says " go ahead , i don't want your money"" i got out , slammed the door and left without paying him. i told him to call a cop if he didn't like it. he sped off. i asked for his card, no deal. i called the co. and when i stated my business, they gave me a recording. i will pursue this on monday. if i don't get an apology, i will report to the better business bureau. it was difficult to deal with him, i kept saying "i beg your pardon" he did not speak english very well. i am a bit disturbed that he knows where i live. we are a captive audience here, only one cab company. would not have wanted to know my blood pressure after this encounter. i was still shaking an hour later. i will follow through on this.
I'm spoiling for a fight, want me to come over and back you up??? Sorry this happened to you Babe. You'll need to pursue it on Tuesday, the boss won't be in on Monday, Labor day.
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