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Old 12-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #6941
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Last thing that made you smile?

That's so sweet, Creative. So happy you're there for her.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:04 PM   #6942
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My godfather (cousin's) daughter's husband's best man was this man. His joy for life is something that touched me to my core. His wife's devotion to him is beyond what most of us would take on knowing what was at the end of the road. I've smiled, I've laughed, I've cried as I followed her blog. I am so happy that she and her husband had the opportunity to go to Lake of the Woods and stay at the cabin where I grew up, that my mom helped build, and that was, for all of us, magic. And, I am so very sorry for her loss. He was an amazing person. As is she.


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Old 12-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #6943
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Hard to believe, but it's the Health Connector 2.0

Seriously! I've been putting off signing up for health coverage next year because I was expecting the same kind of hell I went through last year. But no! The redesigned website worked! Well, except for a burp in the wee hours of the morning, on my first attempt. That was probably tech support doing something because no one would be on at 2:30 AM. But today, start to finish, took less than 45 minutes. The new website required ALL new everything, from establishing an account all the way through to selecting insurance. However, I did that and more...I actually was able to pay for the January premium online! I have a comfirmation number and everything. You might remember that didn't work last year either. The only "ouch" is the premium. Himself's medicare/prescription/supplemental insurances all total far less than I'm paying, and his total coverage it better than mine. But, only one year, six months, and 13 days until I get to go on Medicare too.

There is one downside: since we won't be heading into the "big city" to straighten things out in person, we won't be making a trip to our favorite Irish pub for Irish potato pizza and beer. Instead, we'll save the money from that trip to check out the Irish pub back home in OH - actually run by old friends of ours!
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:30 PM   #6944
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Yay, CG! So glad it went smoothly this year! When do you leave on your trip?
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #6945
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I remembered that the forum has an ignore list.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:04 PM   #6946
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Ah, the Ignore button...has been very helpful!
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:46 PM   #6947
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Yay, CG! So glad it went smoothly this year! When do you leave on your trip?
Hopefully next Sunday. Can't wait to see Twerp and Twerpette!
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:50 AM   #6948
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Yay, CG!! So glad it worked out, and have a great trip!
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:55 AM   #6949
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LOL. My 4 year old grandson's first experience with snow. He didn't quite know what to think of it.
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:12 AM   #6950
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And then he found out he could build a snowman, just like in his storybooks.
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Old 12-15-2014, 02:07 AM   #6951
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How cute, Cheryl! You're grandkids are so precious.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:37 AM   #6952
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And then he found out he could build a snowman, just like in his storybooks.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:47 AM   #6953
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Beautiful pics Cheryl! I only hope he can remember it if it never snows for him again.
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:15 AM   #6954
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Smile

I was just relating to someone a sweet moment that occurred when I babysat for my baby niece - a long time ago now. I was feeling a bit upset over something; she could see this, looked down at her doll and offered it to me!
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:19 AM   #6955
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Old 12-15-2014, 09:58 PM   #6956
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Thank you, CG, GG, and Princess! Tyler is so much fun.

Princess, it's only about an hour's drive up the mountain to where there's snow in the winter - hopefully we'll get up there often this winter. Even better, hopefully we'll actually get some snow here in the valley this year!
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:21 PM   #6957
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Wonderful, every kid should have a winter.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:42 PM   #6958
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Last thing that made you smile?

The lady who weighed our bags at the airport this morning. At 5 AM. There was a basket of brand new decks of playing cards at the Delta check-in desk. I took two packs and said the kids would like them. She asked how many kids we had, and I told her that we like to bring gifts for some of the poor kids in Mexico. She proceeded to funnel playing cards into each bag until the weight was 50 pounds each! We ended up with 17 decks of cards!
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:35 PM   #6959
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Having my friend's two sons (12 and 10) come out to play in my kitchen with me. I taught them how to apply baker's percentage and make some Swedish baked goods. It was so much fun. They were awesome. Their parents have done a great job with those two. They are just lovely boys (I have known them since they were born, so I am a bit biased...).
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:58 PM   #6960
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Having my friend's two sons (12 and 10) come out to play in my kitchen with me. I taught them how to apply baker's percentage and make some Swedish baked goods. It was so much fun. They were awesome. Their parents have done a great job with those two. They are just lovely boys (I have known them since they were born, so I am a bit biased...).
Biased can be a good thing. It shows that these two boys get extra love from a very special friend.
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