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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2005 3:29:58 PM

This is the new home of me, Dirt Girl. Built at the request of a much loved GB icon. Actually, the old place was falling down and it was just cheaper to build a new one.
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dbgindy
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:34:33 AM

GM all.dg- May your weekend go by slowly. :-)
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 4:20:33 AM

db, Today went by as quickly. Hopefully the summer doesn't go by this fast. =:o

trugas, That's a compliment on your cooking and baking skills. :)

MadDog, Doing well here. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 1:09:55 AM

Hey DG!

Hey Trugas!

Hey db!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:37:01 AM

Morning:
Birthday party was a success. The two strawberry cakes l made were almost all gone when l went back to pick up my dishes. l made two 13x9 cakes.
I will keep looking for the perfect place. l did an entire trip over Oregon just going from senior place to senior place. It was a fun trip, tho none of the senior places were special. Most are on hills or two stories etc. Both killers for me.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 4:16:02 AM

GM all.dg- Hope that trend continues today.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:27:58 AM

How is everyone?
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:24:57 AM

db, Helloooo back at ya. ;) Workweek is flying by. :)

goldieolds, Too late, I looked. lol Only about 2 inches here so bad but at least not 20 inches. =:o

Hey MadDog. :)

Hi three30. :)

trugas, Keep window shopping, someday you might find the perfect place. :)

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:36:19 AM

Morning:
Been busy shopping and baking cakes and preparing strawberries and going around to get card signed for Big John's birthday celebration today.
Just cake and that's it but still entails quite a lot of prep. About a dozen people at least. Invited more but some can't make it.

Cooked leg of lamb last night and gave most of it to friend who loves lamb.
It is better than a lot of lamb l have had. Not as greasy.

Don't think l will be moving, but do keep my eyes open to improve living situation. Can't put freezer out of doors there as the summer heat would make the electric bill astronomical. I have fitted most of what l want into this kitchen (except food) so l like it here. If l could get a cottage with them paying utilities (like here) with new and lots of cupboards and room still for a table in the kitchen coz of built in dishwasher AND close to stores (within a block like here) and on site meals prepared well (in case l don't want to cook) AND indoor laundry (like at end of a hall) then l would move.
Since l can't get ALL of those things in one place, l will stay where l get some of them or most of them. SMILE.

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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:10:06 AM

Hi Dirt Girl,

I was in Leonore, IL the other day and all the brave Helios there were waking up their steeds to bring the warmth the countryside needs.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 4:25:30 AM

GM all.Helllllooooooo dg. ;-)
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:59:59 PM

DG, don't look out the window. Have someone drive you home so you can keep your eyes closed. LOL.

Tru, I assume that the apts. you're looking at would all be only one-bedroom. Too bad. My neighbor friend has a big horizontal type freezer in her second bedroom. Even when her son was living there with her, and it was his bedroom. Any possibility of any other nook or cranny or alcove or something that would accommodate it, if you otherwise like the place? Or even a garage stall or car port, weather permitting. Although I know that here we wouldn't be allowed to have anything like that in our garage stalls.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:22:01 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope you have a good Hump Day.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:39:30 AM

Hey all! Hope you all are having a great week! :)

Hey DG!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:17:21 AM

Morning';
Yeah my son has no money to put me anywhere. l value his input on my ideas, but make up my own mind. l am thinking about moving closer to him to save him time and to also improve my conditions. They have an onsite restaurant where l am looking .. But you pay $6 for each meal. And utilities would be very high coz of heat. l am thinking and so far the negatives outweigh the positives. They have the same complaints about planting in common area and fussing with new manager. The kitchens don't look like they would accomodate my big fridge and freezer and dishwasher. They are open galley style.
So probably stay right here. Fun to look and compare tho.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 4:31:42 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope your work day passes by swiftly today as well.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:18:57 AM

DG...yeah....the surprise was that they didn't want me to go and didn't have the stones to tell me to my face. They came up with a load of BS and I could force their hand, but then I just pissed off a hornets nest and I don't need that. :(
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:12:08 AM

Aloha!

Cooooold tonight. It felt more like late fall than early spring.

Stay warm.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 1:08:48 AM

db, A fairly good day. It went very fast. :)

trugas, At least your son leaves the decision up to you and isn't trying to put you into a nursing home. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 11:34:38 AM


Talked with any much-loved Gas Buddy icons lately? At least one plain-old human still loves you, anyway. Take care.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 9:50:01 AM

Morning;
I am not truly interested in moving, however to get one hour closer to my son and to have meals prepared for me should l choose, l am again looking at a senior place in Napa. I think l will get his input next sunday. I imagine he will say "whatever you want Mom" as he leaves my life up to me. There are a couple of other considerations. My death insurance is local. Secondary to seeing my son more frequently.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 4:24:26 AM

GM all.dg-Hope you have an easy Monday.
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 1:41:59 AM

db, Not long enough as seems to be the norm so this is a less than max post day. :)

trugas, That will be a long drive but sure you and your son will enjoy yourselves. Hope the drive home isn't too tiring for you. Good idea to spend quality time together. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 10:16:16 AM

mornin'

Temperature predicted to stay in the 70's into the future. Not great if the fog stays til noon and then it warms only for an hour or two then drops again. But if l wake to sunshine and slowly warms to 70's from the 40's then slowly cools ..that's better. Smile.

So l have agreed to drive to Citrus Heights to meet my son on Easter because he thinks the menu at a restaurant there is special. He makes the drive a lot , so l agreed to do it once. l can do it in a couple of hours, eat then drive a couple of hours back will exhaust me. But what else do l have to do? l want to be with my son as much as possible, and l haven't seen him since Feb.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:19:38 AM

GM all.dg- Hope it's long & restful!
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 1:14:49 AM

db, Longer than usual. Hope tomorrow is as long. :)

goldieolds, Hope for more spring myself. :)

trugas, Glad it went well with the cleaning lady. That's not good if your temps have dropped too. Hopefully it will be only for a short time. :)

MadDog, Maybe they want it to be a surprise. ;)

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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 9:36:02 PM

Our temps took a big drop too, down from 86 to 60's.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 8:53:58 PM

DG...I have not clue if I'm going out there or not. Still waiting. At this point, I'm beginning to doubt I'm going! LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 2:21:37 PM

Hi all.

Yes, and memories of one lone week of spring. I hope there's more to come, but the forecast is of highs only in the 40s after today and lows below fr**zing.



[Edited by: goldieolds at 4/12/2014 2:24:09 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 11:32:06 AM

Morning: Got that right. l don't like to have my space invaded by long winded stories that l don't care to hear about.

All went well until the end when housekeeper said "Are you firing me?" l was stunned and quickly set her mind at ease. She had made a big effort to be positive, therefore was more quiet. LOL. I like her a lot as to her work, and l just need to channel her into work and less talk. l remember l interviewed her and noted by her name, "talks a lot".

She is a good person and good worker, we don't need to be friends, just friendly. Smile.
It has always been difficult for me to maintain an employer, worker relationship.
They stress that in their guidelines book.

As to the time, l just am not willing to give up 8 hours every week to anything.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 6:58:03 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you have a long Saturday. ;-)
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 1:22:05 AM

db, The day went by very quickly. Hope the weekend lasts longer. :)

goldieolds, Not too bad of a week...3 60 degree days, one 70 degree day. Enjoy the memories. :)

three30, AM radio made a lot of stars. :)

trugas, Sounds like you have a plan in place. Hard to share your space with someone when you're used to being on your own. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 11:10:44 AM

Morning:
Today will be first short day for housekeeper. We will see how it goes. I prepared the countertops and the laundry cart. So when she arrives in an hour, she can go right back out the door to the laundry room, back for half an hour then gone to laundry for half an hour(I have her stay while clothes dry to prevent their being stolen). The counters l clear and spray with bleach water and let it sit. I need to mix more bleach water in the spray bottle. A clean up of kitchen and clean sheet on bed and she should be done. Bath room needs little attention. I think she should be done by 11, she may take til 11:30 no later. A lot better than til 1 pm. using up most of the day.

I have a movie waiting at the mail room. l think l will watch that while she is here if l can.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 8:54:35 AM

Hi Dirt Girl,

Poor old Johhny Ray...sounded sad upon the radio, but man did he move a million hearts in mono.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 5:32:48 AM

Aloooha! ahh, the the warm tropical breezes, the sweet smell of plumeria in the air, and the gorgeous moon over the water. Paradise! ;)

Well, the weather wasn't too bad in MN Thur. It felt warmer than what the thermometer was showing, when I was out. A bank thermometer.....

Tru, glad you got your housekeeping situation to where you are satisfied. Maybe sometime in the future when you don't feel like cooking, she'll remember how to make you the dishes you already taught her.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 4:07:12 AM

GM all.

dg- May your work day go by swiftly!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 1:44:32 AM

MadDog, Not many tornadoes are that bad. You have to think positive. :)

db, A pretty good day. :)

trugas, And that's the important thing, that you're happy with the situation. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 1:10:33 PM

Morning :
Exactly. l don't need twice a week for 4 hours unless they cook. So l dropped the cooking and cleanup from that and now l have two hours a week for housework and laundry. Laundry is 4 hours amonth and housework 6 hours a month, Errands, shopping, once in awhile. Back to the way it was. So l am happy again.

I am going to Petaluma today, went to Santa Rosa yesterday. Took a friend to tests. Then she took me to lunch, and we both shopped a little. l went to bed when l got home.

Goldie you are so right when l was really hurting l had no energy to do anything.

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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 4:22:25 AM

GM all.dg- Hope you have a good day.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 2:23:04 AM

Alooooha! This pikake lei sure looks pretty and smells so good. ;)

DG, mahalo (thank you).

Tru, I hope you feel better. Pain can really get you down and zap your energy.

[Edited by: goldieolds at 4/10/2014 2:27:08 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2014 1:38:19 AM

DG....I like it out there! Just not fond of going out in April. That's the worst part of tornado season! Moore, Oklahoma is just 5 miles away and that happened in April!
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 8:51:28 PM

goldieolds, That's the Blue Cross commercial with the guy who dances to the radio in the waiting room. Here's the I think the ad is something like groove for link.

trugas, You probably don't need a cleaning lady twice a week for your place and when she is there, you'll still have plenty of time to teach her how to cook once in a while. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 10:47:58 AM

Morning:
Yes, Life is Again Good. Smile. I think. We'll see how it works in action. I must say this lady is trying and certainly is not a slacker. $150 loss of income per month to her. Yet she is coming back. It is not all her fault. Part of it is that l don't like having someone here for 4 hours twice a week. Part of it is l don't think l have patience to teach. Part of it has been l haven't felt well lately due to pain.

Our weather has cooled off to 70's today. That's about what it should be in April anyway.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 10:35:48 AM

Aloha back at ya'.

I better pay more attention to those ads. I know the tag line: "A body at rest stays at rest, a body in motion stays in motion," and I use it sometimes to motivate me, at least a little. But I should pay more attention to the rest of the message. Only 10 minutes a day? I do try to do at least that much on my rebounder/mini tramp, but don't make it every day. Am trying to get back into using the Airdyne excerise bike that is here, courtesy of my Dad from when he lived here. I go through periods of doing it and not. It's getting harder to push myself.

But getting in the pool sometimes again would probably be beneficial, too.

Thanks for the encouragement.
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 6:08:33 AM

goldieolds, Aloha. If you don't want to swim, just try to move for 10 minutes a day...just like in the commercial. :)

db, A little cooler today but still not bad considering the winter we've had. :)

trugas, Glad you were able to work it out with the cleaning lady. :)

MadDog, Well...they do pay you to do it...or rather we pay you to do it. lol Think of it as a field trip. :)

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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 1:23:13 AM

DG...thanks...they told me today that they want to send me back in a week and a half, but not sure if they can or not. LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 1:25:46 PM

Goldie, it is hard to be seen in the shape l am in. But l get into the pool quickly and besides no one else around here is sporting a super build or spectacular curves either. Our pool is surrounded by cottages with windows facing the pool OH MY! They can look out and not be seen. But I doubt they want to look at me much. Smile.

Hey dirt girl. l am again happy, you missed all the drama. LOL l had a dreadful day with the housekeeper, but spoke to her today and think it is straightened out. The cooking was tough on me, so l dropped those hours. l am no teacher. No patience, especially when not feeling well.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 4:21:55 AM

GM all.

dg- May it keep getting warmer for you!
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 3:45:09 AM

Hi DG.

Tru, I agree that a pool is a great asset. I used to swim frequently, but haven't done it in several years. I'm thinking I should get back to it. We have a small indoor pool here. The chlorine was getting to me, though. It would be great to have an outdoor pool and the weather to use it enough to make it worth having. But now, I'm not sure I can even get into a bathing suit, nor would I want to be seen in it. Oh, dear.
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 2:17:38 AM

MadDog, Glad you made it back home safely. :)

db, A pretty good day. Nice and warm...compared to what we've had. :)

Hi goldieolds. :)

three30, Too many songs all mixed together. lol

trugas, Sad that people resort to stealing veggies from others gardens. Glad you have your own private garden and a nice warm pool. Who knows, maybe someday you'll find a better place. Until then, sounds like you have a pretty good setup. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 1:50:10 AM

Hey all! Have a great week! :)
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