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Old 12-25-2013, 05:57 PM   #3731
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Pretty, pretty, Mac!

You will survive! You tried so hard to make this a lovely Christmas, and you did! You would make a great woman too!
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:08 PM   #3732
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Thanks DL..I take that has high praise.

I tell you what....there ain't a gosh darn thing (I'm not taking the Lord's name in vain for Addie) wrong with a man that knows how to cook, and knows how to properly entertain guests. I'm actually thinking of writing a cook book for 20-something bachelors to teach them how to cook and entertain for their ladies.
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Old 12-25-2013, 10:47 PM   #3733
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Thanks DL..I take that has high praise.

I tell you what....there ain't a gosh darn thing (I'm not taking the Lord's name in vain for Addie) wrong with a man that knows how to cook, and knows how to properly entertain guests. I'm actually thinking of writing a cook book for 20-something bachelors to teach them how to cook and entertain for their ladies.
My dad has done most of the cooking throughout my parents' marriage. He enjoys it and he also enjoys setting a nice table and making everything look good. He's on here as Chief Longwind of the North. He had all of us kids in the kitchen from the time we were really young learning the basics of cooking.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:10 PM   #3734
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Congrats Mac, it sounds like you were as put-together as your table in spite of the challenges your sister's condition put in front of you. Well done!

Addie, it dawned on me that was what you meant after I hit "send". I was still a bit tightly wound up from the whole website snafu. Didn't mean to snap. ;-)
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Old 12-26-2013, 02:56 AM   #3735
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Congrats Mac, it sounds like you were as put-together as your table in spite of the challenges your sister's condition put in front of you. Well done!

Addie, it dawned on me that was what you meant after I hit "send". I was still a bit tightly wound up from the whole website snafu. Didn't mean to snap. ;-)
It's okay CG. Sometimes it is difficult to express one's attitude in the proper manner it was meant with just the printed word and in lacking facial expressions. Perhaps someday there will be forum in real time, other than Skype whereby we can exchange conversations with facial expressions. I am one of those folks who can find humor in the most serious situation. (Don't ever take me to a funeral.) You will notice that when a member will post a most difficult situation for them, (illness, pain, etc.) I don't respond only because I manage to find the humor in their problem. It would be my first and most inappropriate response. So I keep my mouth shut and fingers still.

For the past couple of weeks since this snafu came to light over the medical coverage, I had visions of me walking around a large room saying to folks sitting at computers, "Coffee, tea, Valium? Coffee, tea, suicide kit? Coffee, tea, murder kit?"

I am glad you found a solution to your problem. And I do hope our government gets this mess straightened out. I am just one of the wacky folks who refuse to get depressed or very upset with life.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:23 PM   #3736
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So came home to frozen pipes.... I didn't expect to be dealing with this.

Some pipes going in and out of the water heater aren't insulated. The next door neighbor is dealing with the same issue. We're the two that were gone all day to work, so water hasn't been running.

This week is testing my patience.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:38 PM   #3737
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Oh drat, Bakechef, what a pain! Frozen pipes are the worst! Hope you can get it sorted. Get out the hair dryer.

Oh, you don't have hair, so you probably don't have a dryer....see if you can borrow one?
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #3738
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I have space heaters out in the shed where the water heater is, hoping for the best. They are pointed right at the pipes!

You bet your bippy that we'll be leaving the water drizzling tomorrow while at work! All of the rest of the plumbing is inside the structure so it has to be out there.
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:58 PM   #3739
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Sorry to hear about the frozen pipes BC. It really isn't your week, is it?
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Old 01-07-2014, 09:09 PM   #3740
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Oh no! BC, can you perhaps move this water heater into your house?

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