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Old 01-13-2012, 09:52 PM   #1341
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First I'd have to convince them to come outside in the snow...then I'd have to have several (probably about 20) loaves of bread to motivate them....

After 30 minutes of shoveling (the driveway is long and about 8 inches of snow had fallen) (so I basically had shoveled about 12 ft of it), the neighbour swung into the driveway with his plow. I was really glad to see him. It took me another 45 minutes to chisel my way into the van. I've parked it at the end of the driveway (which is about 300 ft long) since more snow is forecast for tonight. I can handle shoveling the snow left by the plow and the 10 ft behind the van to the road. But 300 ft is quite daunting. The blade is on the tractor, but I'd have to charge the battery and see if I can figure out how to drive it--I haven't driven the tractor for about 3 years--and back it out of the barn without hitting one of the girls. I should've moved the van before the snow started...I should've gone out to cover the van when freezing rain was forecast. I am looking forward to having a car with heated mirrors and heated seats. And, having my garage back.
I'm glad I don't have to deal with the snow shovelling. I live in a condo, so we pay our landscapers to deal with the snow in winter. They have plowed the walkway in front of my house twice and shovelled it once for this last round of snow that started yesterday.

Don't forget, not just heated seats and mirrors, little wipers on the headlights. That's really nice when the driving gets dirty.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:54 PM   #1342
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I hear those wipers break often...but cute!
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Listening to parents arguing. Awkward. Want to hide in a corner :( worried about my mum...
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Old 01-14-2012, 01:57 PM   #1344
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Hang in there honey, can you go for a walk or something to get out for a bit?
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:12 PM   #1345
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Good idea. Maybe call a friend?
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #1346
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Great news!
I don't know that he has a name, but this guy will do just fine. I think Maxwell is on the ski lift right now anyway.

And thanks to you, too, Dawg.

Oh what a relief it is!
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:28 PM   #1347
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Listening to parents arguing. Awkward. Want to hide in a corner :( worried about my mum...
Remember, they have been together for all these years. Arguments are a part of marriage. Just keep your ears and eyes open. If you think that there might be a physical problem with the arguing, then you will have to make a decision. Try to take a walk with your mom, take her out to lunch and see if you can't get her to open up. Unfortunately for all of us, the day comes when the child becomes the parent and the parent becomes the child. A few prayers might help. Good luck.
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #1348
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Listening to parents arguing. Awkward. Want to hide in a corner :( worried about my mum...
Sorry you have to hear that. It's hard as my parents used to argue when I was a teenager. I'm sending big hugs to you. Is there anywhere you can go, put on a head-set and listen to some music... or call a friend and get together?
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:49 PM   #1349
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I'm not doing much at the moment, still in pj's and it's almost 1 pm. I went out last night and got a few groceries and was up in the wee hours, because Mark got up to go to work at 4am. I cooked some chicken to be used for a chicken-noodle soup for tomorrow, then I went back to sleep. I slept in, and I'm taking my time waking up. I am in the process, though, of doing one load of laundry and have a load of dishes in the dishwasher. So, at least I am accomplishing something. The weather is dreary and rainy. The kind of day you just want to laze around, watch movies or read a good book.

Early this evening, I am going out to get somemore groceries. I wasn't that ambitious last night.
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I'm heading out to work soon. Blah. I don't want to work tonight.
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