August 2011

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    You might be able to use a carpet sweeper with Resolve, but IF it picked it all up, you'd have to empty it a number of times because the "powder" is a little bulky.  I think I'd err on  the side of saying you need a vacuum.
     
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    Just had a wonderful surprise call from my friend who had back surgery.  She came home yesterday.  Of course, still has a lot of pain, but has meds to keep herself comfortable, and is just glad to be out of rehab and back in her own home.  Really upset with relatives who keep telling her she should have stayed in rehab until she was able to walk with just a cane (that is her goal, but still has a walker).  As she said to me, they should try being in one for 10 days and then see what they would say.  Her voice was strong and feisty, and I couldn't help but smile listening to her.
     
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    Fabulous news, tt!  And, anyone who was encouraging her to stay has never been through such an ordeal (thankfully for them) and has no idea what they are saying.  The risk of staph infection alone is reason to get the heck HOME.  Praying for her continued on-track recovery!
     
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    Good morning ladies,

    tt, so happy to hear good news about your friend.  I know from personal experience that I recovered much faster being at home and Kar is correct about staph infections and God knows what else you can get from a hospital.  What I lacked was rest believe it or not.  The changing shifts for the nurses and the blood preasure monitor on my arm going off every half hour was not condusive to my recovery for sure!  Will bring in what I can from my patio tomorrow and keep my fingers crossed no trees damage the patio or come through my kitchen.  I guess there was damage to the patio before I moved in from a large tree limb. That would not be fun!  Luckily it will hit Sunday when I am home. 
     
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    Good morning,

    Beautiful morning, the air is still - calm before the storm, I guess.  Had hoped to do a few errands this morning, miss my morning outings, but now that I'm up and about a bit, knee/leg is still very painful.  I think it is probably another case of the fluid leaking out behind my knee from arthritis, a bit different than the original cyst that broke, but the same reaction now a few days later with it extending down into my calf muscles.  Have started icing it already today, so it's just a matter of time.

    So glad I made the orange coffee cake yesterday.  That was just what I felt like with a huge cup of coffee this morning.  Love the delicate flavor, and just enough sweetness.

    Haven't checked out the carpet sweepers yet, Amber, but will today or tomorrow.  Most of what I order from Amazon are books, so will hope the shipping on that isn't exorbitant.

    Working on a little poem to send friend on her return home after back surgery.  She and I are friends via the phone, and met through my neighbor whose husband is her brother and now living with her.  We all used to go to Foxwoods together.  I'm very fond of her.  She's a person who tells it like it is, no sugar coating with her.

    It's a Friday, so I'm sure a busy workday for you all.  Hope to see some chatter during the day.  If not, stay safe, warm and dry this week-end.  Hunker down and cook up your favorite foods.

     
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    Just opened up an email and thought of you, Amber, it's one of those pic and saying things you pass on to 5 friends in 5 minutes and "good things" will happen to you - I hate those things, never forward them, but this has the cutest cat/kitten pictures attached to each saying.  Looked for a site to copy so you could click on it on your own, but don't see any.  It starts out in the subject with "This is You!" and then first pic is "you color my world".  Have you seen that one?  Pictures are adorable.
     
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    Of course once again I couldn't help myself : )  shipping is $6.73.  Looks like I will have a quiet day today as my boss is on vacation, so I am here tt if you get bored and want to chat.  I'm sorry you are having pain.  Does aspirin help at all? 
     
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    [QUOTE]Of course once again I couldn't help myself : )  shipping is $6.73.  Looks like I will have a quiet day today as my boss is on vacation, so I am here tt if you get bored and want to chat.  I'm sorry you are having pain.  Does aspirin help at all? 
    Posted by ambergirl[/QUOTE]

    Wow, that is fantastic, Amber.  I figured $17 or something.  I hesitate to use my credit card number, do you use yours for stuff like that?

     
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    So funny we are so alike in many ways.  I finally got my friends and family to stop sending me those emails you have to forward.  My sister was especially bad.  But I would have loved to seen the cat pictures.  I tried googling it, but nothing came up.  But thank you for thinking of me!
     
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    Good morning everyone.  tt, glad to hear your friend is making process.  I think for some people (who need to be pushed to do PT) that a rehab is the best place.  But I'm thinking because she sounded feisty she will be good at home.
    Amber, we too will be putting the patio furniture away after my son's party...only to bring it out again for the Labor Day BBQ. 

    ETA:  tt, Amazon is a great and safe site.  I use it a lot and I am a Prime member which makes my shipping free.  I think you'll be quite happy with them.
     
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    I have been online shopping for a long time tt and I was at first very hesitant to use my credit cards, but not anymore.  I only buy from websites that are familiar and Amazon is great.  Never had a problem with them and their prices and shipping is very reasonable.  I love overstock.com too for deals. 
     
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    what time would you like us there Winter?  Sealed
     
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    [QUOTE]Good morning everyone.  tt, glad to hear your friend is making process.  I think for some people (who need to be pushed to do PT) that a rehab is the best place.  But I'm thinking because she sounded feisty she will be good at home. Amber, we too will be putting the patio furniture away after my son's party...only to bring it out again for the Labor Day BBQ.  ETA:  tt, Amazon is a great and safe site.  I use it a lot and I am a Prime member which makes my shipping free.  I think you'll be quite happy with them.
    Posted by Winter2011Bride[/QUOTE]

    So tell me, Winter, how do you like being the "people with the pool"?  I know my son loves it.  He says he would much rather stay at home and have everyone come there than have to pack up and be the one hitting the traffic coming and going, and fussy kids in the car because they're tired, etc.  Much more relaxing for him, and he loves being the grill chef.

     
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    Amber anytime after noon would be fine.  :)  tt, it's a lot of fun, since it was the first season we haven't gotten too much activity, but I'm sure it will increase.  My son hasn't really met any kids in the area yet, so I'm thinking that will pick up once he gets out there.  All the kids on our street are girls and they are away most weekends.
     
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    Amber, I went back to the email and scanned again, and I think it's something someone put together themselves, a lot of the pics have a different identifying site on them, some none.

    My pleas go unheeded, I think in the case of this particular person, this is the type of stuff that gets forwarded to her, and since I send her a lot I get (not this type) she wants to reciprocate.  I  have another distant, distant relative who continually forwards me all these religious and ultra patriotic ones.  I've told her when I see them coming by the "subject", I just delete without even opening, but I've a feeling she sends "to all" when she sends out an email so everyone in her address book gets it - want it or not!  Oh well, could be worse, I could get NO email!

    ETA:  Have sat too long, have to get up and move around.
     
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    You may want to rethink the closing of your pool so early, Winter.  Lots of times we get those warm week-ends in Sept, right into October.  Once it's closed up, it's closed up for the year.

    Too bad about there being no boys in your neighborhood.  Except for one family, most of the kids my grandkids chum around with are all from their school, where the kids come from all over.  Parents transport them to and fro, as do my son and DIL.  That seems to be the way it is today, kids are more mobile.  I raised mine in a simpler time, except for sports, they were pretty much playing up back in the woods, over the park, or right here.  Good thing, because there were very few 2 car families then, at least in our neighborhood.
     
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    Good late morning ladies,
    I just finished moving my patio and deck furniture and loose plants inside in expectation of Irene (had help of my ever-so-wonderful maintenance guy). So, now we are ready to meet her. Those loose items can be projectiles in a severe storm.
    This is it. I have my one case of water (35 bottles), should it be needed. My pantry and my freezer have enough to carry us through for a week or so, should it be necessary. I am not one of those customers stocking up for another 3 months. But I do remember, when we had a storm last year, and due to a break in a pipe, we had to BOIL water. It was a PITA. When looking for water to buy then, there was not a drop left in the stores. Fortunately for us, we have 5 Gallons water bottles in our office, which carried us over. I am just hoping my small precautions will be insurance for all of us (like bringing an umbrella, and it will not rain), that Irene will not hit us too badly.
    tt, I am sorry to hear your knee has not improved much. Time to see the doc? Followed your "cleaning a carpet" chatting. I have used Carbona with great results on my orientals for spot removing and just general cleaning. It has a small brush attached. No need for vacuuming afterwards. But you have to be on your knees to do it. Not an option for you these days, I suppose. If you use Amazon to buy your carpet sweeper, please keep in mind that an order over $25 will give you free shipping, if you are willing to wait for the least expensive method of shipping. Maybe there is a book or some other item, you would want to add to your order. Amazon is a safe website. I use it all the time, but collect a few items at the time, so I don't have to pay for shipping.
    Amber, good you are not working for me. Being on the website all morning (even if it is to help a good friend) would not make me give you a raise at your next review - LOL. Too bad you are so bored at work. There is nothing worse, when the clock doesn't move, and you must be there - thinking of all the things you could have done at home otherwise.
    Winter, I have to agree with tt. You may be closing your pool too early. Remember we may have Indian Summer? We will have many pool days in September. But the pool companies pressure their customers to close early in order to spread out their pool closings.
    Hope you all will have a great day and that we all will be safe come Monday - Pingo


     
     
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    We have a lot of trees in neighboring yards...DH doesn't want to deal with their leaves falling in the pool, can't say I blame him.  My son does not attend the towns school at this time.  He'd like to stay at the Catholic school he is at, so playdates only on weekdays would work with those kids.  However, I am having him join a local Cub Scouts so he can get to know some kids in the area.

    ETA:  I suspect it will be closed the weekend of the 10-11th.  Co-workers I know with a pool seem to close it at that time as well.  We are also going to close it ourselves. We opened it ourselves as well.
     
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    Pingo, if you use Amazon all the time, the Prime plan may be a good option for you.  It is $79 to join, but you get free two-day shipping no matter how much you spend if the item is from Amazon.  It has been worth it for me.
     
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    The funny thing is Pingo I am always asking for work.  My "boss" is hardly here and I think I am just a fixture.  I was hired to get this office off the ground and be the admin for the tenants that filled our space.  Well I did get it off the ground (we didn't even have one office supply) and set up all the tenants.  Ends up the tenants are self sufficient and don't use me.  I have work but not enough and especially when people are out.  I don't like being bored.  I have always had jobs where I was busy, especially being an office manager, executive assistant.  But when I got laid off, it took me 8 months to find a new job, so just have to deal with it until the economy turns around.  I have been looking, but so far nothing.  And trust me, the benefits here are terrible and they don't treat their employees well.  Just biding my time until something better comes along. 

    ETA: As far as raises, I got the best reviews from this company and I have never gotten more than a cost of living raise.  This on top of them hiring me for $8000 less than what i was making.  Companies are taking advantage of good workers because of the economy.  There certainly is no incentative for me to do a great job since I am not rewarded.  Not by pay, benefits, perks, nothing.  So I don't feel too bad Laughing
     
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    Amber, I hear your pain. I was just kidding. I hope for you, you will find a better job, that can keep you busy. It is difficult these days, I know.
    However, from an employer's point of view employees browsing websites is taking it's toll on productions. One of our exec. vice pres. was the worst of all. He was on a porn site all day. We finally had to fire him, b/c the other employees of ours were complaining. A secretary had a side business and was on e-bay all day buying and selling. She left on her own, when we set our net up, so browsing is only possible during certain hours. During lunch time and 1/2 hour before our office closes. And believe me, the traffic is booming during that time.
    But it is one of the bennies, a company must supply these days. Everyone expect it. - Pingo
     
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    I know you were : ) But wanted to explain why I was browsing.  There are a ton of websites that are blocked here, thankfully boston.com is not one of them.  I would go crazy without the internet for sure.  I worked with someone who browsed porn and got fired.  How gross and why??  And a side business???  LOL!  You must have a ton of stories Pingo.
     
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    Now, just got back in and catching up -  a funny thought crossed my mind - -
    Amber, you are  looking for a new job -
    Pingo, you are looking for dependable, intelligent office help - 
     
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    tt, I was thinking the same thing...
     
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    Amber, I certainly do - I could write a book. But protection of privacy, you know. I just don't understand, how people can be so ignorant and stupid. We have listed in our Employee Manual, that IT is not a private option. My employees all know, that our son is our sys admin. He checks our IT every single day (for other reasons, I might add) and will always notify us, of anything "unusual".
    Like f. ex. one of our employees of 20 years, who we could never classify. Is he gay or is he not? Not that is matter to us in regard to his work performance. But we found out, that he frequent nudist camps  3 or 4 times a year. Of course we will never address him with that, but why is he using the company website ? He does have a computer at home. Is he asking us to be caught? Is he asking for some kind of help? As an employer, you are always walking a very thin line.
    Then there was the employee, who went through a nasty divorce. She never let us know, but we knew from the net, what was going on - so we gave her some slack for coming in late and leaving early. So it works both ways. This employee is still with us and is now in a great relationship. And more so, a great employee. Of course, we will never let her know, that we knew. - Pingo

     

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    [QUOTE]I know you were : ) But wanted to explain why I was browsing.  There are a ton of websites that are blocked here, thankfully boston.com is not one of them.  I would go crazy without the internet for sure.  I worked with someone who browsed porn and got fired.  How gross and why??  And a side business???  LOL!  You must have a ton of stories Pingo.
    Posted by ambergirl[/QUOTE]
     

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