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Old 03-16-2013, 10:26 AM   #9431
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I just ordered 4 jumbo lobster tails and some lobster stew online.
It will be a surprise for a buddy on the other side of the state who helped me with my computer yesterday. It's better he gets a surprise gift than my usual IT guys get paid for a problem they could not seem to eradicate.
I did this once before about five years ago and he was blown away.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:36 AM   #9432
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When my daughter was murdered, the three youngest of her five kids were adopted by family friends. All were open adoptions. The two families that adopted them were also friends. One adopted the boy. He had a lot of medical problems and it was felt that he was best served if he went where he could receive individual care and love. The two girls went together to another family. Many times me or some other member of the family would babysit. The only problem I had with any of it is that the youngest was never told she was adopted. I didn't feel it was my place to tell her. But when she asked me a few questions, I refused to lie to her. Her mother became angry. But she should have told her before she started to ask questions.
I agree. We are open w our daughter about being adopted. Every july 22nd we celebrate her"special day". It's the day we went to court & legally adopted her. We always make it just a fun family day with the 3 of us. And 2 for you & your daughter
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:40 AM   #9433
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From a consumer's perspective a value added tax (VAT) is a sales tax.
It's likely it would start out at a low rate (as did income taxes) and then be increased over time. Perhaps you'd be interested in reading more about it at-
Why a VAT Won't Solve Our Deficit Problems - Newsweek and The Daily Beast
Interesting article Bill. Not much I would argue in what is written in that article.

I'm reminded of something Ronald Reagan said when he was running for governor of California. If you are teaching a teenager to spend money sensibly and they can't stay within their allowance, the way to get them to spend less isn't by giving them more allowance. This was a comparison to government spending.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #9434
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Giving the Feds more money won't erase the deficit. They will look at it as more money to spend.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:54 AM   #9435
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Wondering why I am awake and not sleeping in some more.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #9436
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Feeling torn between ironing or riding the motorcycle. It's a beautiful day again. I'll have to wait to see what my sweetheart wants to do. He may have something else he thinks he needs to do. Right now he's out in the back yard playing with the household nutcase, er I mean the dog, Harley.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:06 PM   #9437
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I try to avoid going to doctors but it sounds like you should be seeing one soon.
I have been to way too many doctors about this and they all say they can't find anything wrong and send me to another one and for dozens of tests. I just do what I can with diet, rest and medications (more natural the better). I am no stranger to chronic pain so I use my techniques the best I can. It is just frustrating is all.

Good news though, I actually went to bed at 12:30 am and was asleep before 1 with very little moving and discomfort! Pain and headache are still there but very manageable!
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #9438
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Feeling torn between ironing or riding the motorcycle. It's a beautiful day again. I'll have to wait to see what my sweetheart wants to do. He may have something else he thinks he needs to do. Right now he's out in the back yard playing with the household nutcase, er I mean the dog, Harley.
LOL! Tell him the other nutcase (you) will be even nuttier if she doesn't get a bike ride... It's called "cabin fever" it's real...I just said so.
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Whatever happened to pacing it off and driving a stake in the ground?
OMG Fred, I can't believe how things have changed since we went into the woods to build a little cabin with nothing more than a couple of college textbooks and Ken Kerns' The Owner Built Home, and no oversight.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:29 PM   #9440
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'visible progress' sounds good to me! i'm impressed that all of the building team plans to meet together at the same time and place today to start work on your house building project. are they working on both houses?
everything is so high tech today. you will probably get a whole new education working with your contractors in the coming weeks. what style and size house are you building? do you have an estimated completion date for it yet? i have no idea how long these things take with today's prefab capabilities. thanks beth, for sharing your exciting news. please keep us posted with new developments when you can....
Thanks for the questions; I never know what folks may be interested in.

No, my sisters' house has been under construction for 6 months now and I am using all different contractors and specialists. The exterior is mission/arts and crafts cottage style with the interior being more of the SW Pueblo style. It has 1200 sq ft. living space, 120 sq ft unheated storage area and 168 sq ft in small front and back porches. It's a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house; the guest bedroom doubling as my office and sewing room, and a nice sized kitchen with a walk in pantry right next to it. The builder estimates it will take 6 months to build, once we break ground in early May.
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