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Old 01-19-2014, 09:46 PM   #16931
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We have our grandson overnight. After dinner I told him I had made a special dessert cake that wasn't chocolate (the only cake he would eat). I told him it was a white cake soaked in melted vanilla ice cream and then frosted (with whipped cream which he hates).

He reluctantly agreed to taste it and opened his mouth with great apprehension so I could put in a forkful. The expressions on his face were priceless. Then he swallowed and proclaimed, "Oh, my god, this is so delicious!" Of course, he got a big piece for dessert and ate it all.

This kid is really good for my ego.
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:50 PM   #16932
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Good, he's getting to the age where you can override some previous teaching. He's going to trust you the next time you tell him something is good. Great job, Grampy!
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:55 PM   #16933
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I love it Andy. What kind of cake was it?
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Old 01-19-2014, 09:55 PM   #16934
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Good, he's getting to the age where you can override some previous teaching. He's going to trust you the next time you tell him something is good. Great job, Grampy!
He ate some of my quick chocolate cake with ganache topping before Christmas and said I was the best cake baker ever. The myth grows.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:32 AM   #16935
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.....Mark your calendars. Saturday, February 8th is TRUCK DAY!!!
I don't know when the trucks roll for the Tribe, but I do know that pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 11th. Many years it was Feb. 14th - I considered it the Indians' Valentine's Day gift to moi.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:35 AM   #16936
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TB just got home and we were on our way to dinner, but it looks like we will be making a stop at the ER first....for him this time....
Oh LP, if it wasn't for bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all! Hopes and prayers that TB's hand is fine and that the station fixes the problem so this doesn't happen again.

Did you guys make it to dinner? Hope so since you were looking forward to it. Unless TB didn't want you cutting up his food...
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:38 AM   #16937
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Wow. Talk about a streak of bad luck!
I don't even know how that could happen.
Apparently it was sabotage. The owner of the service station called me on my cell at the hospital. Hue said he examined the nozzle and someone had wrapped a piece of metal with a sharp edge on the nozzle but it wasn't quite visible. He is very upset and is basically going to give TB free gas for a few months and cover any out of pocket expenses which there shouldn't be as the meds are covered on his work plan and he won't need to take time off work.

He got five stitches in his hand just above the thumb, a tetanus shot, antibiotics and pain killers. He is sleeping now.

Tomorrow he has to give a statement to the police, but he doesn't really know anything. The attendant said it had been quiet and no one used the pump for awhile before TB. The attendant is in the clear because of cameras on the booth but there aren't any on the pumps.

Just a week ago a hockey mom who went outside the rink for a cigarette was murdered for the smokes and $32 in her purse. This was very close to the gas station. Our neighbourhood is becoming really dangerous.
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:44 AM   #16938
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Oh LP, if it wasn't for bad luck you wouldn't have any luck at all! Hopes and prayers that TB's hand is fine and that the station fixes the problem so this doesn't happen again.

Did you guys make it to dinner? Hope so since you were looking forward to it. Unless TB didn't want you cutting up his food...
Yes, I wanted to come straight home, but he insisted. And yes, I had to cut his chicken for him. I hate that this happened, but with driving, helping him change and eat it felt good to be on the giving end for a change.

He has two days off to rest up.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:58 AM   #16939
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Apparently it was sabotage. The owner of the service station called me on my cell at the hospital. Hue said he examined the nozzle and someone had wrapped a piece of metal with a sharp edge on the nozzle but it wasn't quite visible. He is very upset and is basically going to give TB free gas for a few months and cover any out of pocket expenses which there shouldn't be as the meds are covered on his work plan and he won't need to take time off work.

He got five stitches in his hand just above the thumb, a tetanus shot, antibiotics and pain killers. He is sleeping now.

Tomorrow he has to give a statement to the police, but he doesn't really know anything. The attendant said it had been quiet and no one used the pump for awhile before TB. The attendant is in the clear because of cameras on the booth but there aren't any on the pumps.

Just a week ago a hockey mom who went outside the rink for a cigarette was murdered for the smokes and $32 in her purse. This was very close to the gas station. Our neighbourhood is becoming really dangerous.
Geez, I was thinking the only way that could happen is if someone messed with the nozzle. Too bad the cameras weren't facing the pumps.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #16940
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I wonder what kind of people have such ideas....
Hope TB will be well soon!
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