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Old 02-05-2016, 02:09 AM   #25061
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+2. Hoping for better times for you and your family, CWS.
+3 (((Hugs)))
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:10 AM   #25062
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I always have a real jigsaw puzzle going on. Sometimes it takes me several months to finish one.
I guess you don't have a cat.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:47 AM   #25063
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Here it is 4:30 in the morning. I have been getting the apartment ready for inspection today. The yearly inspection. They check the faucets, door handles, and just look for any possible hazards. Pirate thinks this is an invasion, I tell him it is in the lease. That shuts him up.

What he doesn't understands is that they can't open the door to a closet, but they can test the handles to make sure they work properly and the doors open and close with ease. All my appliances are in good working order and clean. I do need a light bulb for the oven. But that is a minor thing I can take care of myself. They check the pathways to make sure there are no obstacles in the way. Do all the outlets work and light switches? Yeh. They will be here no longer than five minutes. But I can take a couple of hours making sure everything is just fine. I have two kids that are in the trades. They take care of any problems I may have. Saves maintenance a lot of work.
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:16 AM   #25064
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This is not turning out to be one of the best days of my life. First I get the news that the apartment inspection scheduled for today has been cancelled. The head of maintenance didn't show up. Then my son Pirate tells me that he lost my phone. He borrowed it because he ran out of minutes on his and he was going to go down to the square to get more minutes and a better phone. So now I have to buy a new phone. The urge to kill is so strong some days.

I am not the only one who breaks their back getting the apartment ready for the inspection. So now I have no idea when it will be rescheduled.

I have a Lifeline that Winthrop provides for me. But I have found when I test it monthly, they are slow to answer. So I use the 911 on my phone instead. I get instant service. Here's hoping I calm down and don't have any incident before I get my phone replacement.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:42 PM   #25065
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Just came in from the pool and not fun to cool off for a bit. SO and I are watching her grandson so her DD & SIL can have a romantic dinner alone.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:08 PM   #25066
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I guess you don't have a cat.
I do, but thankfully he doesn't show any interest in messing with my puzzles.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:22 PM   #25067
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I do, but thankfully he doesn't show any interest in messing with my puzzles.
I didn't know that was possible.
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:50 PM   #25068
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Today I have applied for voluntary work on a project that I am very interested in. It is called FoodCycle and uses surplus food (from supermarkets) to cook healthy 3 course meals for vulnerable people, e.g. the homeless and those on low incomes.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:48 PM   #25069
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Today I have applied for voluntary work on a project that I am very interested in. It is called FoodCycle and uses surplus food (from supermarkets) to cook healthy 3 course meals for vulnerable people, e.g. the homeless and those on low incomes.


That is very interesting to me, I hope that once you become established you will give us some reports.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:41 PM   #25070
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+2. Hoping for better times for you and your family, CWS.
Thanks, all. My dad refused hospice care today. Working on care for the Girls, etc. so I can get to MN soon. It has been a rough month. I just want to be in MN. I just want to be there, not here. The prognosis isn't good.
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