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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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MadDogUSMC
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 1:46:59 AM

DG....are you sure? LOL

DB..just found out I have a 3 day weekend coming up because they changed my schedule to be on day shift for training next week! I only get one day off next weekend though. :(
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 1:11:43 AM

db, Today went just as quickly. :)

trugas, Glad the living situation is working well for him. :)

Hi three30. :)

goldieolds, Maybe someday everyday will be Earth Day. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:06:01 PM

Happy Earth Day!

Too bad every day can't be Earth Day.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 4:06:29 PM

Hi Dirt Girl,

I was in Sublette, IL yesterday morning and I ran into a band of footmen and likewise Captain Farrell.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 10:40:21 AM

Morning:
The room mate thing works well for my son l believe because he goes to work at 5 a m and comes home and they are all at work. He has the kitchen to himself (hopefully clean) and then he goes to bed way up in back corner away from noise by 8p m. The kitchen is the only real problem he has with sharing. It would drive me nuts.

I was telling him that he could get his own place again in a few years by applying at senior housing. Not that far away as he is in late 40's and they allow you at 55. I told him to start looking around for where he wants to live at about 53. No one told me any of this. l had no idea when l had to leave work because of an injury and my i
ncome would have been only $200 more than my rent.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 4:19:00 AM

GM all.

MD- You are that much closer to the weekend.

dg- May this workday go by equally as fast.

[Edited by: dbgindy at 4/22/2014 4:19:23 AM EST]
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 3:14:25 AM

db, The work day went very fast. :)

trugas, Sounds like the dinner was very nice. Glad you got to tour your son's home. 9 roommates is a lot but if they're planting a garden, they can't be all bad. ;)

MadDog, No. lol
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 1:04:28 AM

LOL DG! Are you all "hopped" up on candy??

Hey DB! I wish....Just finished day #2 of work!
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:06:34 AM

Morning:
Dinner was lovely. No buffet, so had prime rib. Excellent. No wait as we were first there. Nice visit with son, and we went to where he lives, and he gave me the tour. Not bad. He has 9 room mates. Great yard with fruit trees and some one is planting a garden. I was envious of their soil. I have to buy mine. CLAY. YUCK>

The drive wasn't as bad going as l thought but lots of traffic. Coming home about 4 it was heavy traffic and stop and go in places for no obvious reason. There were a lot of lane changers constantly weaving from fast to slowest to middle to fast and back and almost colliding with each other and l couldn't see that they gained all that much. But l guess they felt better. LOL.
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 5:11:01 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you have an easy Monday.
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 1:05:29 AM

MadDog, Hippity Hoppity the easter bunny is on his way to next year. :)

goldieolds, I always leave mine handy, just in case. lol

db, Slept in a bit and relaxed most of the day. :)

trugas, Hope your dinner with your son was wonderful. :)

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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 10:05:59 AM

After listening to the man who came to fix my door so l can ride my power chair in and out I have no complaints. The chair will get better or not.
THis man's Mother had a car run into her home. She moved in with him and while they were going somewhere, a car hit them or anyway they were in a wreck and his Mom was hurt. Then he not only had to take her in, but he had to care for her. So he was delayed getting back to finish his volunteer work here.

I condensed the story. He and his Mom had a real run of bad luck.

I am so glad to be with my Son today. Celebrating and enjoying the buffet he is taking me to.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:41:03 AM

GM all & happy Easter to those who celebrate it.Hi MD!dg- Hope you are able to get some rest today.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 5:45:42 AM

I wonder if I can put the scraper-brush back in the trunk of my car now. Maybe I should leave it out as "insurance". ;)
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 2:29:21 AM

Good to hear DG!!

Happy Easter everyone!
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dirt girl
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 12:23:45 AM

db, Got a lot accomplished today so it was good. :)

trugas, Are you able to return the chair because of this reason? I would think that they would understand as lots of people are sensitive to chemicals. :)

goldieolds, It was wonderful today, even with the rain. I hope it's done too. :)
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 3:29:26 PM

Hey, Maddog, you forgot me. ;)

Tru, I wrote the other post before reading this one, so I see you have answered my questions and explained more.

Toxic chemicals are way too pervasive in our society today. It is good that they are finally labeling them, sort of, but of course it was too little, too late to help you. Chemicals used on fabrics are likely formaldehyde, fire retardants and stain resistors.

Is it at all possible to leave it outside for a while until it has a chance to off-gas more?

During this time that your body is having to deal with this extra heavy toxin load, I'd recommend being especially careful about limiting any other possible chemical exposures, such as strong chemical household cleaning products (plant based ones are always better), insect repellents, synthetic fragrances, chlorine from the pool, etc.

DG, nice day, isn't it? I hope it stays this time! Last week I heard various people talking about the sn** that we had in May last year. I'd forgotten. I sure hope this is it for this year. Done!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 9:05:00 AM

Lazy-Boy has let me down. After 30 years of buying many chairs and one couch from them, they are trying to kill me with chemicals in this new chair l just had delivered. At least that is the way l feel. No one mentioned this chemical to me when selling me the chair. But the pamphlet that came with it has a one by one inch notice in tiny print on the back cover that warns the "chemicals in products cause cancer" or something close to that.
Boy it sure smells of chemicals and l wear masks and have the house open even at 4:30 a.m.

It is so bad l am glad l will be gone this morning and all day tomorrow. l will leave the a/c on tomorrow and the stove vent fan on even gone. It is unbelievable. Sprays help but don't stop it.

I have an appt to have the oil changed in my car of course, and will shop while that is done. Home Depot has an anti-fatigue mat l will buy as my feet and legs are really bothering me. Then some rollers from Sallys and hope the car is ready by then. I want to get back because l finally heard from Helping Hands volunteer who has the necessary supplies to fix my entryway so l can ride my power chair in and out and l told Bob he can come in on his chair and we don't have to visit at the front door. Smile.
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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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MadDogUSMC
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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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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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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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