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Old 12-13-2011, 05:14 PM   #661
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Trying to get DH up to speed on HIS new iPhone, which was provided through his work. For some reason, I'm his IT support, and am supposed to know everything. HaHa.

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Old 12-13-2011, 06:27 PM   #662
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Just got done wrapping again. Some of the gifts were gift cert., what I do now is before I wrap them I call the number to make sure they are activated. We had that problem one time.

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:38 PM   #663
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This afternoon I installed a new fluorescent fixture under the kitchen cabinet to illuminate my primary work surface. Boy is it bright! Seems like everything takes longer and has more complications than ever before. Not sure why.
I"m doing the same thing for my own primary counter in the kitchen, Andy. What did you use? Are you happy with it? Right now, my own shadow from the ceiling light is cast over the vey place I"m working at. I'm lucky I still have all 9 fingers!
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:54 PM   #664
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I'm guessing you have quite a collection of guns. Does it center around a particular era?
I've been recently bitten my the Mosin Nagant bug. The ones I have are all around WWII plus I have a 1953 M44 carbine. There's all kinds of variations and they are cheap, although excellent shooters. It's that whole Russian surplus thing. The history is fascinating. Wiki has some good info, but if you have half a day with nothing to do, visit 7.62x54r.net
I ran into eight today and had quite the time sorting through them, trying to cypher the markings and details. Lots of fun. The long time collectors said I really made a good choice on one, as it's not a common one at all
And they are all shooters, not wall hangers
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:54 PM   #665
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I bought an under counter fixture with an 18 inch tube. I ran a line into the wall, snaked it to and tied it into a nearby wall outlet. It is much brighter than the previous fixture with two thin 12 inch tubes.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:41 PM   #666
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Enjoying baby-time again. Surfing DC and wondering if I should be saying happy birthday to Pacanis???? ( something he mentioned earlier in this thread about birthdays) ;-)
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:47 PM   #667
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waiting for gas and electric repairman. hopefully he will be able to fix oven today. still have one load of laundry to fold. it is gloomy and rainy. the next chore is to sit in front of little electric heater in my sun room and knit.

gas and electric tagged my stove, not to be used. seems to much gas coming in from park lines. supposed to be fixed tomorrow. then maybe it will work right or will have to replace the regulator. bummer, good thing i had left overs for dinner. the manager did offer to buy me dinner and that was nice. they really hopped to it when gas and electric threatened to shut down have the park. best service i ever have gotten from park
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:01 PM   #668
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Babe, sorry you are having to deal with this, but glad it's getting fixed. Crossing my fingers that it all gets repaired early tomorrow. :)
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:16 AM   #669
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It's a Wonderful Day!

What am I doing? Rejoicing over the events of the day.

First off, I got an email from DH that he got the lateral transfer with the accessibility bus company - it means he is still part time (with benefits which also came today), but he works out of the depot closer to us and will drive in an area he grew up in. He now works Monday to Friday (5 hours a day) instead of Sunday to Thursday. It also means that when shift change happens in April he will be able to pick in the first round in the area he wants instead of picking in his current area and THEN trying to transfer. He is still near the bottom of the list, but it will give him a better chance of getting a full-time shift.

Second, I took Dad in to get his hearing aids adjusted and the audiologist said they were old and should be replaced. Dad's hearing has been getting worse and it sounds like part of it is the fact the he was unable to adjust the volume. They called up veterans, who paid for the first set and they immediately approved the replacements. They will allow a new pair every 4 years....Dad has had his for 7! Oh, and they even come with a remote control! He gets them December 23rd.

Finally, I got word today that I have been accepted into the chronic pain clinic day program. They said I am a perfect candidate and I will start January 17th. I have to work out some transportation details and get extra help for Dad's lunches but neither of these should be a problem. This is the best news I could get. I know a lot of what I should be doing, but I need guidance in putting it all into place.

Now, if I could just get my back and leg spasms to stop so I can get some sleep (it's 11:16 pm here), it would be the perfect end to a perfect day!
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:34 AM   #670
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glad to read your news, Laurie - a good day indeed

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