Monthly Archives: September 2009

WEDNESDAY UPDATE…

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 FROST  IS COMING!!
 
What happened to the service people who did their job and
did it alone without the customer assistance? Is this just me
or do they do this all over the county? In ALL the cases we have
had in recent days and weeks. I have been asked to hold this or
get this or carry that, find this or do you have that? I am not
complaining a lot, just wondering if maybe the one man
jobs are not being totally done by the ONE MAN any more.Thinking
Mom picked up on this when the man who came awhile back
and looked into our garage door opener. Without me assisting
him.. welll his job would have been a lot longer. WAS I SUPPOSED
to do that? Hold this light, get this screwdriver etc.. I mean I know
the lighting problems we have in our home are not the best,
but do ALL service personnel do this when there is a person
who looks able enough? I DON’T OFFER.. THEY ASK ME!! Thinking
 
The only people who came here in the past 2 years who never
ask me to do a thing were the cable guys and YES there were
TWO of them. That could be why. Wink
 
Mom is not liking all the strangers in the house..
they might carry the flu bug.Confused We are very careful to spray
and clean after each person leaves. No need to
take any chances. Yesterday, the news stated that a perfectly
healthy 13 yr old died of the swine flu after about 4-5 days
with it. I cannot imagine the family’s shock. What in the world
must the people who have other underlying illnesses think now?
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Today I am cleaning out
furnace pipes with my dry vac and the service guy will be coming to
see how it  goes this year. I will NOT offer ANY assistance and
see if I am asked to do things this time too.  I will wear my mask and
dread the dust. This time of year always makes my allergies and
asthma rear it’s ugly head. Last night was cold but I was toasty!
Who needs a furnace? LoL  We have portable ones.
It will get down to freezing tonight here they say.. you heard that
right.. FREEZING or Hard Frost… so I will
trim up my tomato plants and take off all the ones that look
like they would ripen. I sure will miss my FRESH tomatoes
this winter. Sad
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Thoughts and prayers go out to those in the Tsunami zone in
Samoa. One minute there is a quake and the next you are under
water. That to me is just so tragic and scary.
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If Michigan had a large enough quake out in the lake.. would all the lake water spill
over onto land? Someone on the news asked that question also yesterday.
The answer was YES.. I really am glad we are living far enough away
from the lakeshore. It’s a scary thought.
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HOPE YOU ALL

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY  SIS!! HOPE YOU HAVE MANY MANY MORE HAPPY
DAYS!!

WEDNESDAY UPDATE..

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 FROST  IS COMING!!
 
What happened to the service people who did their job and
did it alone without the customer assistance? Is this just me
or do they do this all over the county? In ALL the cases we have
had in recent days and weeks. I have been asked to hold this or
get this or carry that, find this or do you have that? I am not
complaining a lot, just wondering if maybe the one man
jobs are not being totally done by the ONE MAN any more.Thinking
Mom picked up on this when the man who came awhile back
and looked into our garage door opener. Without me assisting
him.. welll his job would have been a lot longer. WAS I SUPPOSED
to do that? Hold this light, get this screwdriver etc.. I mean I know
the lighting problems we have in our home are not the best,
but do ALL service personnel do this when there is a person
who looks able enough? I DON’T OFFER.. THEY ASK ME!! Thinking
 
The only people who came here in the past 2 years who never
ask me to do a thing were the cable guys and YES there were
TWO of them. That could be why. Wink
 
Mom is not liking all the strangers in the house..
they might carry the flu bug.Confused We are very careful to spray
and clean after each person leaves. No need to
take any chances. Yesterday, the news stated that a perfectly
healthy 13 yr old died of the swine flu after about 4-5 days
with it. I cannot imagine the family’s shock. What in the world
must the people who have other underlying illnesses think now?
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Today I am cleaning out
furnace pipes with my dry vac and the service guy will be coming to
see how it  goes this year. I will NOT offer ANY assistance and
see if I am asked to do things this time too.  I will wear my mask and
dread the dust. This time of year always makes my allergies and
asthma rear it’s ugly head. Last night was cold but I was toasty!
Who needs a furnace? LoL  We have portable ones.
It will get down to freezing tonight here they say.. you heard that
right.. FREEZING or Hard Frost… so I will
trim up my tomato plants and take off all the ones that look
like they would ripen. I sure will miss my FRESH tomatoes
this winter. Sad
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Thoughts and prayers go out to those in the Tsunami zone in
Samoa. One minute there is a quake and the next you are under
water. That to me is just so tragic and scary.
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If Michigan had a large enough quake out in the lake.. would all the lake water spill
over onto land? Someone on the news asked that question also yesterday.
The answer was YES.. I really am glad we are living far enough away
from the lakeshore. It’s a scary thought.
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HOPE YOU ALL

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY SIS.. HOPE YOU HAVE MANY MANY MORE!!

OUT OF ORDER!!

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RE-posted from yesterday… got deleted by
mistake… Sad
 
What next? I mean it is enough to make you crazy. One thing
after another. I am glad though that things break down before
winter. Winter around here makes things a lot more difficult.
This time it is our old phone line. This sounds like a rant, but
it is just the facts. I replaced the phone thinking it was the old
phone we had. That worked for awhile and then the popping
and such started again. Then it stopped. I bought a cordless
phone which works great. No distortion on that.. so it led me
to believe that it WAS THE LINE itself. Sure enough.. this morning
it was DEAD!!  Made several calls and finally got a guy out of
town to come and check it over. it is long past due.. 40 some
years worth! Embarrassed
 
Well hope that does it for now.. if one more thing goes on
the fritz I will sit right down and laugh because when it rains
it pours around here. 
Cold this morning, time to get the furnace serviced. Thinking
DID I mention when it rains… etc?? Nahhhhh it just wouldn’t
or would it.. ?????
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UPDATE  Tuesday night….
The service guy said "the guy who put this in was dumb..he put
the thing in upside down and all this dirt and dust is in there."
I told him it had been in there at least 25 years or more. He said
the workings looked "ancient" .. ahh yes. this house is very old
and some of it was original to the house. He replaced it all.
wires and box and was on his way. I liked the friendly guy
and the promptness of service. He will get work from my
reccomendations that is for sure.
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Gas dropped again to 2.35 and stations were busy. Town prepares
for the Corn festival this weekend and praying for NO RAIN..sounds
like it will be a chilly one and that means low turnout. It sure
was loads of fun last year. Might have to dig out my winter
coat to take on the events though.
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HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
 

CATCHING UP …

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Rain and storms blew through here last night and so
this machine has been unplugged for safety sake.
Quite the lightning display and now the winds are fierce
and COLD. We will be lucky to have 60’s for highs this week.
 I guess OCTOBER will come in like the time of year it
really is. Days are short and seem to be over in the blink
of an eye. Never enough hours to get things done. Can
you say NOT READY.. yes I sure can.
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Gas went down here over the weekend to 2.39 and today I heard,
on the news, that crude oil is down so heating oil will be lower this
winter than last year. BEST NEWS that we could get when so many
are struggling. Sunday I made a trip to the TSC.. (that is the
Tractor Supply Company) here in town. They had a one day sale
on infrared electric furnace heaters similar to those you see
on tv. The ones that heat the whole room and never get hot
to the touch. I bought one because our old house is so drafty with
13 foot ceilings, and mom is so cold already I fear for what
is to come this winter. I have to say .. YES IT WORKS!!
In no time at all the whole large room was very warm and
OUR FURNACE IS NOT ON! Talk about savings!! I know with
this unit our gas bills will be a lot less this winter. EXACTLY
what I was hoping for. The next challenge will be when it
gets below freezing and snowing to see how it does.
Will let you know. IF the store near you advertises they
are selling them there.. go see about them and listen and
ask questions for yourself. ALL I can say is  IT WORKS!!
The man said they had sold 70 the day before and nearly that
yesterday here in town. They brought in a whole truck load from
the factory. I told the manager of the store that this was a great
help to people who are struggling and thanked him for getting
them to come. Smile
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Watched one of my fav shows last night Desperate Housewives.
They sure had some shockers.  Left my comments about
that at the group site though. Glad the new season has started now on tv,
I was so tired of re-runs on every single show. The new FLASHFOWARD
looks good too on ABC. This show is a real thinker.. leaves you wondering
after you watch it.
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I feel like the mad hatter today.. I’m Late.. I’m late.. got tons to do
and got off to a late start..
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A


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SATURDAY VIEWS..& MORE

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Yesterday was a day of many errands and dodging rainy skies.
Very windy too. Saturday looks to be even cloudier and colder.
Used the new camera yesterday while out and at least learned
a few more things about it. I did manage to finally figure out
how to put the date and time on a picture. Now what would MY
pictures be without that? LOLOpen-mouthed Still a learning process.
 Here is one I took of the last sunflowers of the summer bowing their
 
heads to fall that has come.
 This one is better if you click it. I see I still have a long
way to go..I entered the wrong date..but the sky is
really neat!
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Had trouble at hotmail again yesterday. I would not open
no matter what I did. You know what would a month be
without some kind of e- mail screw up?
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Guess what? Mom changed her mind about the cake and wanted COOKIES
instead. She said they would last longer.. she is right about that.
So I made her Sugar cookies, she only eats one or two a day. 
YES I HAD to take their picture.. Recipe given upon request.
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Rain and storms blew through here last night and so
this machine has been unplugged for safety sake.
Quite the lightning display and now the winds are fierce
and COLD. We will be lucky to have 60’s for highs this week.
 I guess OCTOBER will come in like the time of year it
really is. Days are short and seem to be over in the blink
of an eye. Never enough hours to get things done. Can
you say NOT READY.. yes I sure can.
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Gas went down here over the weekend to 2.39 and today I heard,
on the news, that crude oil is down so heating oil will be lower this
winter than last year. BEST NEWS that we could get when so many
are struggling. Sunday I made a trip to the TSC.. (that is the
Tractor Supply Company) here in town. They had a one day sale
on infrared electric furnace heaters similar to those you see
on tv. The ones that heat the whole room and never get hot
to the touch. I bought one because our old house is so drafty with
13 foot ceilings, and mom is so cold already I fear for what
is to come this winter. I have to say .. YES IT WORKS!!
In no time at all the whole large room was very warm and
OUR FURNACE IS NOT ON! Talk about savings!! I know with
this unit our gas bills will be a lot less this winter. EXACTLY
what I was hoping for. The next challenge will be when it
gets below freezing and snowing to see how it does.
Will let you know. IF the store near you advertises they
are selling them there.. go see about them and listen and
ask questions for yourself. ALL I can say is  IT WORKS!!
The man said they had sold 70 the day before and nearly that
yesterday here in town. They brought in a whole truck load from
the factory. I told the manager of the store that this was a great
help to people who are struggling and thanked him for getting
them to come. Smile
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Watched one of my fav shows last night Desperate Housewives.
They sure had some shockers.  Glad the new season has started now on tv,
I was so tired of re-runs on every single show. The new FLASHFOWARD
looks good too on ABC. This show is a real thinker.. leaves you wondering
after you watch it.
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I feel like the mad hatter today.. I’m Late.. I’m late.. got tons to do
and got off to a late start..
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A


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SATURDAY VIEWS…

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Yesterday was a day of many errands and dodging rainy skies.
Very windy too. Saturday looks to be even cloudier and colder.
Used the new camera yesterday while out and at least learned
a few more things about it. I did manage to finally figure out
how to put the date and time on a picture. Now what would MY
pictures be without that? LOLOpen-mouthed Still a learning process.
 Here is one I took of the last sunflowers of the summer bowing their
 
heads to fall that has come.
 This one is better if you click it. I see I still have a long
way to go..I entered the wrong date..but the sky is
really neat!
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Had trouble at hotmail again yesterday. I would not open
no matter what I did. You know what would a month be
without some kind of e- mail screw up?
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Guess what? Mom changed her mind about the cake and wanted COOKIES
instead. She said they would last longer.. she is right about that.
So I made her Sugar cookies, she only eats one or two a day. 
YES I HAD to take their picture.. Recipe given upon request.
Well not much more from here getting off to a late start.
 
HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GREAT DAY!!

SO MANY HAPPY BIRTHDAY’S!!!

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There are so many birthday’s today it is hard to know where
to start. My long time girl friend from Oregon has a birthday
today.. My sister-in law has a birthday, BOB R U SERIOUS
had a birthday, BETH MARIE and CAROLE have birthdays
too. This is for all of them, and anyone else who is celebrating
today.
 
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Something odd happened Thursday. Phone lines in
several counties really got mixed up. Not just one phone
company, but many of them. Gas stations, businesses, offices,
etc all had troubles at the same time. Credit card machines
were not functional. Would be okay if it was one company
responsible, but this included many at one time. Now talk
about HOMELAND SECURITY! Thinking Makes a person think again about
people who are out to put our country into a panic situation. This
could surely cause it. I sure hope they find out why and how it
happened so it will never happen again. Confused
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Some of you ride a mototcycle or have before. If you were riding it
and got tired for some reason, would you pull off the side of the road
and lay down in a parking lot helmet on and all?? This happened
at a business I know. Customers came in saying there was a
man lying in the parking lot. When asked by the manager if he was
okay.. he answered "YES I am just tired." Hmmmmm if he was that
tired why not lay on the grass? Why a hard parking lot?
The whole thing sounds creepy to me.. I am sure it was to the
people who saw him too. WEIRD..! He was asked to get up off
the parking lot and use the grass area or leave. SO strange! Eye-rolling
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Hope You All Have A Great Day!!!