February 2013

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    Oh, yes, happy anniversary, Winter!!!!

    tt, time flies at warp speed, doesn't it?  I look back and can hardly believe...

     
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    Kar,  why can't you leave the heat on a low temp while you are gone?  Also, any plowing can be caught up when you get home.  We travel a lot throughout the year and just leave the temp high to no freeze the pipes.

     
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     We could, but what it really comes down to is DH doesn't want to leave the property unattended in the winter.

     
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    Good morning,
    Happy anniversary, Winter. Is it 2 years or 3? What are you making for dinner for DS and yourself?
    Did anyone have trouble with BDC yesterday? I tried to post twice yesterday afternoon, both posts went puff.
    Allready, I believe the main thing is, the Kars don't want to leave Gracie in the kennel that long. The rest is just excuses. We also travel during the winter, leave the temp on low, so the pipes don't freeze and my plants don't die, and worry about the snow, when we get back. Our main concern is our mail. We have our mail box near the curb, and our neighbors are kind enough to pick it up for us. We are very lucky, that our wires are burried in the ground, so we rarely have extended black outs. That would be another problem for many. But I can certainly see, if you have to worry too much when away, then it is no vacation and waste of time and money.
    Kar, for your sake, I hope it is you, who will be going. But for our sake here, I hope it is Mr. Kar. They did promise us snow this weekend, but I don't believe it will matter to much.
    I had my eyes examined yesterday morning. I worked w/ sunglasses on and and felt like a blind bat the rest of the day. I need new glasses, which I expected, but otherwise my eyes were "exceptionally good considering my age" (????).
    Can't believe you didn't unboxed your new toy yet, Kar. You will love it. I gave my old blender away.
    So nice to see the sun out this morning. Hope some of all that snow will melt. Especially the piles, the good plowers have left on the corners and at end of driveways. Can't see beyond them.

     

     

     
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    Your post was there when mine came up, Kargiver.  Hard choice to make about Fla.  I think the weather looks pretty good, only a few flurries predicted if I remember correctly.  Too bad both of you couldn't go, but as Pingo said, no fun if you or he are going to be worrying about what's going on with the house back here.

    I'm killing time waiting to go to dr.'s appt.  Have started a list of other places to go while I'm there.  Since it's in Peabody, think I'll hit B&N and do a little snooping, plus I have 4 or 5 cards to buy and I love their different assortment.  Keeping GGD in mind too when I hit the book sale racks.  Hate driving 128 in that direction, usually find back roads to travel, but my Peabody son said their roads are a mess, only one lane in some spots, so will do the 128 route.

    Do have to be back by 1'ish, because, yes, there are leaks in the toyroom again.  It's why I hesitated so long to have the roof that was on there touched, hadn't leaked in over 20 years, but before then always had a problem with ice under the windows, leaking in.  Whatever they pulled off, evidently was keeping the water out.  Oh well, they're certainly attentive and will get out here this afternoon to check it.  It's only a wet ceiling, no drips.

    Cheerio is reminding me by pacing back and forth and meowing, that she needs some kibble put in her dish before I go out.  When I put make up on, she begins her ritual.  Make up signals I'll be leaving her, to her.

    I'll check in later.

     
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    We have an excellent kennel; the owner trains certified assist dogs, show dogs, runs the puppy kindergarten class we took Gracie to...she's excellent.  But, Mr. Kar does not want to leave the property unattended (ever, really).  An unplowed driveway says we are away, etc, etc.  No worries, really, I won't mind holding down the fort for awhile.  Sleeping in, not cooking, working on organization projects without having to stop and get dinner, sprawling out in the bed...a little time alone has its perks. :)

    Yes, Pingo, I'm eager to unbox my new toy, but not eager to explain why I replaced a blender that esentially gets the job done with a $500 replacement.  I think once I make soups in it and demonstrate all it's other capabilities that he'll understand, but the initial "uh, why?" isn't something I'm looking forward to.

    oh, tt, I lived in Beverly (at the stop sign ramp, no yield) and feel your pain.  However, with the snow piles so high I have to agree with going 128.  I wish  I could join you at the NS Mall.  And, that's a bummer about the wet ceiling.  Good thing you have people to take care of it immediately.

    watching the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...anyone else?

     
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    Good morning. Thank you for the Anniversary wishes. My DH is home tonight, it's Valentine's Day that he won't be home for. I made meatballs last night, so I think we are going to have meatball subs. Which DS will love. He was cute this morning, said today is the day that the three of us became a family. 

    Kar, sorry you both are unable to go to FLA, but I don't think we are supposed to get a lot of snow, so maybe you'll be getting on that plane. 

    tt, sorry your roof is leaking again, I hope that company gets out quickly to look at it and takes care of it.

     

     
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    Happy Anniversary Winter!

    Kar - I know exactly what you mean.  We hate to leave our house as well, and we really don't want to leave MIL for any extended time.  You would THINK that DH's 2 brothers (or his adult nephew or niece) would step up for ONCE and say they'd check in on her or take care of her . . but nope (as you can see, it's a touchy subject, lol).

    Honestly - I would be happy as a clam to be home with my pup doing things you want to do.  Perhaps it's a win-win either way.

     
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    That was cute of your son, Winter.  Being officially a family must mean a lot to him.

     
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    Thanks Prin. Pingo it's 2 years. tt, yes he is very excited about it. He and DH get along great. He also sees his father a couple of times a week, which is wonderful for him as well.

     
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    Winter, I can relate to DS - I am a step daughter of a wonderful Dad.  Precious.

    If we don't get snow it is DH who is going.  He would have to stay and plow, otherwise. But, yes, I'm just as happy either way, as nutty as that might seem. :)

    pingo, I updated my latest LoseIt post with info you were looking for.

    eta: prin, that is so often the case, just one sibling ends up with the entire care of a parent...and, it's always a painful thing.

     
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    What a nice thing for DS to say, Winter. Has to mean a lot to him.
    So sorry about your roof, tt. You were talking about a lot of ice on the roof. That means a lot of heat is escaping, and the melting snow will have no way to go, as it cannot pass the ice barrier. It will just find a miniscule hole to enter.  Maybe some more insulation will solve the problem. Keeping putting a bandaid on a roof never works. The water is smarter than all of us. At least your contractor is a nice and prompt one. Hope he will solve the problem for you once and for all.
    Kar, soup is the only thing, I don't use my Vita for, unless I cook them the traditional way and then blend them. Tried a couple of the recipes, that came with the mixer. They didn't look appealing at all. So off color no one wanted to eat them. Hope you have better luck.
    Princess, can't you ask those two BIL's of yours directly? Doesn't seem fair at all. Couldn't your MIL stay w/ them, while you are gone? Their mother too, you know. As you say, a sore subject.
    Leaving for the office. Hope the roads are better today. Take care all.

     
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    Hm, will try it just to see, but if it doesn't work for us, either, no real disappointment.  I blend soups with my immersion blender quite easily.

     
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    Kar as long as you are fine with that is OK.  Me, no way would DH be heading to FL and me home during the winter:)  I do love alone time and get excited when he is off for a guys weekend.

     
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    I really am. :)

     
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    Beautiful day out, if you have a chance, get out for an hour or so.  Wish I didn't have to wait in for the roofers, I'd be right back out again.  Did stop in B&N after appt. and picked up a few cards, tho the one in Peabody, at least, has really cut their card section more than half.

    Princess, as Pingo said, it is always one sibling who takes care of family and family business.  They see you filling that role now, and I'll bet even asking for their help won't change things a whole lot.  They probably would say they are perfectly willing to, except for a thousand and one things they'll come up with as excuses why they can't - "right now".  Just know when the time comes that your MIL is no longer with you, you and your DH will have no regrets of things you wish you had done.

    Well, I'll have regrets if I don't get a move on and accomplish something inside this afternoon. The sun feels so warm even coming through the windows, think it will be something here in the front of the house where I can enjoy it.  Stopped at the library on the way to the dr.'s and picked up and started reading Tracy Chevalier's new book, "The Last Runaway".  Enjoying it so far - but then, I do like her style of writing.  Her books following "The Girl with the Pearl Earring", really fell short as far as story goes, but her writing flows easily.

     

     
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    Yes, it's gorgeous!  I went out and cleaned the car.  Still have more to do, but got all the trash and miscellaneous stuff out so now can actually clean.  I have the pet protector cover in the wash.

    I totally agree - it's one sibling that gets stuck and the others dodge any and all responsibility.  Better to just accept it than deal with the constant rejection of having asked and their having yet another excuse.  My friend in town is in her mid 50s and is in this exact boat.  So common.

    Did the doc give the thumbs up on your bp dose, tt?

    will scrub the car then take Gracie for a walk.  It's windy so still need to bundle a bit.

     
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    Yes, he was pleased, in fact, said to me as I went out, "I must tell you you look wonderful.  When I saw you in December, you looked - ohh, I mean, ohh."  Having a lot of bloodwork done the first of March and as long as those numbers are as they should be, I'll stay as is.  I love this guy, wish he was a p.c., tho he speaks very highly of my p.c. doctor.  Why is it we always fall in love with our specialists (OB, and others) ? lol  I remember we all were in love with my obstetrician.  Of course the fact that he was handsome as all get out didn't hurt!

    It's gotten very grey here the past 15 minutes.  Guess I didn't listen carefully enough to the weather - didn't think we were supposed to get rain until tomorrow night.

     
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    Great news, tt, and that's true about specialists, lol!!

    Our forecast doesn't have any snow in it for the next 10 days...they've changed it from at least some thursday night and this weekend. It doesn't have rain in it, either...hm.

     
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    Mail came - I'm somebody's valentine!

    Roofer came too.  He and I figured it's coming from the corner where the dormer sets on the roof.  They will pull off all siding in front and side of that part of the dormer.  Not this week, we'll talk next week and see what is happening weather wise.

     
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    It was beautiful earlier, but I just got home, stopping at S&S, and it is miserable raw and windy out. Feels a lot colder, than what the thermometer tells us.
    They decided to paint and put new carpet in my office today. So I couldn't do any work there. Would have been nice if I had been told in advance. I could have brought work home yesterday. So after lunch I packed up and brought home bills and billing, I can do here. Maybe.
    I asked DH, what I could make him for dinner on V-day on Thursday, when he gets back from his hearing. Meatloaf. Imagine that? So I went to get the ingredients for it. Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and snap beans.
    While there, I saw they had a table with discounted children's books. Thought of Pumpkin, tt. I think they were $1 each.
    I also noticed, that the rose bouquets, they adverticed for $29.99 in their flyer, was not to be found, but you could get roses, if you wanted to pay $45 for them. Unbelievable. The same roses, I saw last week for 12 for $10, but w/ a couple of Babies Breath stuck in today.

     
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    Thanks for the info about the kids books, Pingo.  I stopped in Shaws today to get parchment paper, wax paper and GladWrap, but the end of the week will be going to S&S for other necessities, I'll write it right on my list to check out the sales tables.

    Just had my supper - you will die at what I tell you - a beer, some shredded mozzarella cheese, and the last of the blueberry muffins!  Whatta girl!

    Too bad about your making the trip to work for nothing.  Maybe you'll get to work from home tomorrow too.  Was watching Judge Judy, but got up and came in here because she was making mincemeat out of someone testifying.  Hate when she does that.

     
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    I'll be headed out in a few. Think I'll make spaghetti and meatballs for DS on Thursday, he'll be pleased. Judge Judy is so funnty, I wouldn't want to cross her.

     
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    Judge Judy is entertainment tv, she would not get away with speaking to people the way she does for 1 minute in real life!

    All the guests are in on it, they are being paid...kind of like the Jerry Springer Show.

    ETA: Believe whatever you want, I know I'm right :)  judge judy is a scam (google it!)

    Court Costs

    With jurisdiction over the dispute signed away to them, the TV judges make their decision on the case and either decide for the plaintiff, in which case the show's producers award them a judgment fee, or with the defendant, in which case the producers award both parties with an appearance fee. This system seems to skew things in favor of the defendants, and gives them an incentive to take their case from court to TV. If they have a weak case, appearing on the show absolves them of any financial liability, and if they have a strong case, they stand to earn an appearance fee along with their victory.



    Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/29829/what-legal-authority-does-judge-judy-have#ixzz2KmANHagF
    --brought to you by mental_floss!

     
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    I had heard that the show contacts people whose cases they read about, and asks if they want to come, all expenses paid, to have their cases heard on her show.  Her decision will be binding, and they have to agree to that.  Not that they would be paid for being on the show.  That rings a little different with me.

     
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