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Old 06-10-2015, 01:00 PM   #23421
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Moving Day...moving out of the Motel and into a temporary studio apartment for the next month. Will be able to move into our house on July 10th, before closing, on a rent to own basis.

Things are starting to move along, finally. Got my first paycheck and am enjoying my job. I found my Great Grandmother's name plaque on the Memorial Board at the facility, made me feel comforted...I am where I should be.
That's always a great feeling when you know things are as they should be. I am very happy for you PF.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:08 PM   #23422
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It may have been Visicalc, not sure. I was so excited when we got our first IBM PC in the office. It took a 5.25" floppy and had minimal RAM but we were amazed at what we could do.

Our first home computer was an Apple IIC "for the kids to do their homework". It had a 9" monitor. Yikes.
I started on Micom word processors. They used 8" floppy discs that held very little and had 64k RAM. The keyboards were such that they were the original sources for carpal tunnel! But I loved them because you could save your work...and make corrections before printing!
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:11 PM   #23423
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Moving Day...moving out of the Motel and into a temporary studio apartment for the next month. Will be able to move into our house on July 10th, before closing, on a rent to own basis.

Things are starting to move along, finally. Got my first paycheck and am enjoying my job. I found my Great Grandmother's name plaque on the Memorial Board at the facility, made me feel comforted...I am where I should be.
That is such a nice surprise. It was meant to be.

I am glad to hear that Shrek is doing better also. Who ever said you can't go back home, had a hole in their head. I have always told my kids since they were old enough to understand; "It is all about family. Never forget, family comes first. Always."

I would like to think that your great grandmother is guiding you when you are at work. She is at your side as you walk the hallways.

Now just think. You and Shrek can sit real close while watching movies on your laptop. How romantic!
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:33 PM   #23424
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I started on Micom word processors. They used 8" floppy discs that held very little and had 64k RAM. The keyboards were such that they were the original sources for carpal tunnel! But I loved them because you could save your work...and make corrections before printing!

I remember back when my eldest had to write a report on James K. Polk (mid 1980s). She and her mother worked hard on it and got it all typed up. I got home late from work and was asked to proofread it. The word "Tennessee" had been misspelled throughout the paper. Mommy had to retype the whole paper. That was all I needed to justify buying a computer for the house.
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Old 06-10-2015, 01:46 PM   #23425
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I remember back when my eldest had to write a report on James K. Polk (mid 1980s). She and her mother worked hard on it and got it all typed up. I got home late from work and was asked to proofread it. The word "Tennessee" had been misspelled throughout the paper. Mommy had to retype the whole paper. That was all I needed to justify buying a computer for the house.
Andy after my daughter had died, and I had custody of her oldest child, I was helping her one night with homework. It seemed to take forever since it was all handwritten. I bought her the first of many computers to follow, the next day. It seemed like every year she (really me) just had to have the latest and greatest. I always had the best at work. So it just had to be at home also.
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...I am where I should be.
*sigh* I am so happy for you and Shrek!

A little jealous, too, but almost all happy. Now, hum the tune " Our Day Will Come"...
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...I am where I should be.

What more can you hope for?
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I was hoping I could do a major kitchen cleaning today, washing down the wood things and moving some of the furniture. BUT I need a kick in the pants to get moving. Any volunteers?
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I was hoping I could do a major kitchen cleaning today, washing down the wood things and moving some of the furniture. BUT I need a kick in the pants to get moving. Any volunteers?

Yes, but I don't make house calls.
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Sounds good PF. Pleased to read it.
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