By jennybookseller on Jan 26, 2015 at 5:24 PM
Hi, BD. Saw the doc this morning. I have a fever, so I'll be on another week of antiviral. Lost three pounds in six days, which is not the right thing to do when fighting a serious virus, she said. Hate to miss another band practice this week, but I might have to. Oh! Another of my animal poems was published today on Tails Magazine if you want to see it: http://www.tailsinc.com/2015/01/devins-tails-snow-cat/
By Fauxpaws on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:54 PM
The horses are all ages here, from noobies still trying to win their maiden races, to 5 and older. It's really become a major track and we get a lot of really good horses running here. Maybe they will eventually open M-W as it grows more in popularity. It's so much nicer to go on a Thursday or a Friday now than on the weekends when it's so crowded. Boy, Kimberly had better be a little more careful who she's trying to spin that story to about Charlotte's less-than-stellar traits being from Ryan's side of the family! I'd say you've done really well with your room-a-day plan so far. Of course you can't be expected to do a room when you have other plans. That is a perfectly legitimate excuse in my book. Of course, my book is pretty large! We'll see how it goes tomorrow tho, won't we? Heh heh Today was "stick day" for me and once again I wished Becky could have been here. She would have enjoyed it considerably more than I did. But I did get a good number of sticks tossed down the hill, not that Chuck will even notice! =)
By Sylviag on Jan 26, 2015 at 4:10 PM
Still working on the General, eh? After plodding (I mean reading :) through some more of the book did you relax and wander through Minecraft world? Played DG incrementally better than last week so hopefuly if we keep playing once a week by the time of our trip back to WA end of Apr we won't look totally clutzy on our old course. Bryan tried to weasel out of it with his "project". I told him to stuff it (in a nice wifely way), we were going. W didn't play for most of last year because of "projects", this that and the other. We used to play 32 baskets in WA and here we only play 18 so when we got home, I did a turn on the treadmill too. Halos firmly in place. It is good they diagnosed your grand niece fairly early - how old is she? They have made some advances in treatment but not yet the cause and some treatment is still controversial. Often children "outgrow" it to some extent and I hope that will be the case with her,.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:28 PM
The track was supposed to open on Jan 16, but they cancelled that entire weekend due to the freezing weather. We're due for another cold weekend here, so will just have to wait to go. Too bad they don't race on Monday thru Wednesday, since that's when we seem to have our warmups lately. That's a shame your little niece (grandniece?) has ADHD. Kids are hyper enough without having that added into the equation. It must have been nice to get her to smile for her picture! Did she wear your mom out or was she up to the challenge? I'm sure she enjoyed it either way. Back to the general, eh? LOL! Your perseverance is admirable! Are you still waiting for The Only Woman in the Room? I checked with our library and they don't have any copies of it. I was bummed.
By Sylviag on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Good grief - T-shirt weather here yesterday. 60+ The weird warm weather was definitely a topic of converation at the party. It was really fun, some people we hadn't seen since fall. We left around 9 when things were starting to get a bit wild LOL Got home and was all talked out so piddled around on the endless task of organizing my faves. Did some spring cleaning yesterday morning that started with reorganizing the freezer now that I'm down to one smaller frozen Christmas cookie contianer Bryan is already in mourning for when they are all lgone. That segued into cleaning the fridge and indoor freezer. I keep it pretty clean but there are always the 1/4 jar of some kind of condiment that is out of date That led to the pantry and other food cupboards :) Then went outside as it was so sunny and warm and helped dig out the weeds between the bottom rocks of the part of the bottom terrace Bryan will butt the deck up to. That was the real drudge job of he project and I kno he didn;t want to do it :) That will involve a lot of tricky cutting on the ends of the deck planking but will look so cool. I was purty tired after all that and went to bed very early. WIl be very nice today, mid 60s - almost San Jose weather! - so we will play DG as part of our effort to play at least once a week. Glad to see Paws back but OMG the BIL drama is unbelievable and I really hope Chuck sticks to his guns Really bad form to just go out and buy all that stuff and then charge back the estate without getting the OK from ayone else in the famiy. He is a piece of work. So glad your plumbing issue was taken care of by the city. ED that lunch at folks was nice.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 26, 2015 at 3:30 AM
Well ok, so better than a lottery ticket! I won about $350 on a $12 trifecta bet at the track once. That was fun. More than covered my bets for the rest of the season. The track here has already opened but we haven't gone yet. Too cold most days and when it does warm up we always have other stuff to do. Sorry your other niece and her family didn't make it, but glad it was a nice afternoon.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 25, 2015 at 3:37 PM
Wow, the city took care of it for free! And in time to cancel the plumber! You really were lucky there. Yep, you missed your chance on the lottery. Almost as good tho, in my opinion. It was cloudy and windy here all day and I never did get outside. I kept expecting the power to go out but it held here. It did go out at FIL's house. We won't hit freezing tonight so it won't be a problem. I guess the northeast is really in for a doozy of a blizzard. I feel so much better today and am glad to have that over with. What've you been up to?
By 2katmom on Jan 25, 2015 at 1:12 PM
BD -- Copper likes makin snow angels! mom and dad got about 6 inches this week - and he's been enjoying rompin and playing - but ....... mom and dad gotta watch. Mom thinks it's cuase he's worried that if they go inside he won't be allowed back in wihtout them. --ie - he'll get stuck outside like where he used to live before. You and I know that would NEVER happen - lol. He's doing good though and the vet report is - no worries. She doesn't think there's any issue or at least not a major one with his kidneys -- his protein is a little high but- not enough to change anything or worry. He's also really enjoying the sofa and now regularly visits on the bed. I'm guessing he just omes for cuddles and then goes back to his own bed as mom would have said if he was trying to spend the night in the bed iwth them. Did i tell you he SNORES! ---- hes' loud too. But- not as loud as my Dad used to be. Hope you and Becky are having a good day- keep your fingers crossed that i don't have to shovel this week - sigh - may get some snow this time at mmy place. ( I'm enough south-east of my folks that their 6" was maybe 1/2" then rain so just lots of slush that i could push off the sidewalk with a broom this llast round. ) DaVinci tried to add an ohai - but- wasn't readable - (climbed on the laptop keyboard just now). Have a good week ahead.
By Fauxpaws on Jan 25, 2015 at 7:05 AM
60k IS ridiculously low and I'm sure they could get more. I'm afraid BIL has just worn Chuck out to the point where he's actually considering it. I hope not, but we'll see. I have no idea if he would flip the place or not but I'm guessing not. As far as we can tell, he hasn't got enough business to where it would matter if he moved and started over here. Chuck did mention that if this deal went through, he would tell BIL in no uncertain terms that they would not be hanging out together and further, he would not be welcome at our house. Hopefully that would be enough to keep him from popping in whenever he felt like it, which is what he was doing when he was here in November. Well, enough of that. I saw Thompson's amazing scoring frenzy on TV the other day and meant to mention it to you. Kinda glad I didn't now so you got to see it for yourself!
By Fauxpaws on Jan 25, 2015 at 5:16 AM
OK, got all caught up on my ed'ing of you and Syl! Had to laugh at Syl's 'weed' typo, and you trying to swim in lava! LOL! Still feeling ok this morning, so I'm thinking this stomach thing is over. I hope so. Chuck didn't get sick, so that's good. More problems here with Chuck's BIL and Idaho. She wants to come back here during Spring break, for whatever reason, and BIL has made Chuck another offer to buy the house for a mere $60 thousand. He also sent Chuck a copy of the receipts for all of the new kitchen stuff he bought while he was here, around 6 to 7 thousand, and expects Chuck to reimburse him out of the estate's account. Makes me wonder if he didn't plan it that way - get the estate to pay for everything, then buy the house dirt cheap and not have to pay for all of it himself. Maybe he's not as stupid as I thought.
By Sylviag on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:38 AM
ROFL I had to look back and see what typo I perpetrated. Lowe's hasn't started carrying that - yet. The head guy called this morning and he really was not happy with the cedar decking stock they had on hand so will order more for delivery hopefully Wed. I thought that was great customer service. They do always appreciate Bryan cuz he can talk their language as to what he is doing and needs, and takes advice well. They thought his blueprint was ossum. Tomorrow they will go ahead and deliver the rest which is what Bryan needs first anyway - the pier blocks and treated joists. Wow, that is like summer weather! Is that unusual for this time of year there? Does the visit to the folks include a meal? I am assuming you can "spend" those sparklies on buidling materials, better boots or something. Good to hear on Paws. You both are pretty regular (as oposed to me sometimes :) so when I EDd and didn't see her I had a little worry
By Sylviag on Jan 24, 2015 at 8:14 AM
Mornin. Where's Paws? Yard congrats - what did you start? Nah, gibberish of consonants since you brought it up :) How did the mining go - any precious gems? I've decided I need to be on a lookout for a fancy, but sharp, sword for Bryan. That would be way cooler hanging on a rack on the back window of the Ridgeline than a shotgun ROFL Oh that is a funny neighbor story! Good thing you didn't interpret it to mean something like pickled herring souffle. Worked out great at Lowe's. Once Bryan figured out how much weed we needed, he decided it would take hours to pick it all out. We are on first name basis with the 3 guys on the contractor desk, having gotten most of our DIY stuff from there. They assured us they would take extra care with our order and if there was a bum piece we could exchange it. Gave us a sweet contractor deal of 14% off and the 6 months to pay off. It came in a lot less than I expected considering we are using cedar. We always get a 10% military discount since they honor retired civil service IDs. So 14% was even better. They will deliver tomorrow. Son coming by today to pick up the ping pong table that has been sitting around since our pre holiday party for the party tonight so Bryan will have more room in the garage. Getting a 3 gal can of a stain we picked out. He will have to stain all the decking first in the garage, top, sides and ends but not the bottom as that has to breath to get any moisture out. He is definitely looking forward to the project. But after staining about 50 or so boards he may rethink that "fun" part LOL Supposed to have some possibly record breaking temps this coming week maybe up to 60 which will be ossum for him to work on the deck. Bizarre winter so far. I am only on the hook for making a Mexican appetizr for tonight and have a great warm dip I will make. Have one of thos mini crockpots that will keep it warm at their house Right now eating anything Mexican is off the table but I amh oping there will be something I can nosh on - the Frito Scoopes I am brining if nothing else :) We don't have to be there until 6 so have tim ehere to putter, do my treadmill, some more MP3 stuff, etc. What you do besides mining? Brought a very old song to mined "16 tons" whih my Dad loved as he was both a coal and copper miner before jining the Army. Went into the mines right after 8th grade and ti was not a pretty environment in those fr off day.
By Sylviag on Jan 23, 2015 at 11:34 AM
RYSJYF? But is Y a vowel or not? I thought everyone knew that Talking Heads tune from that ghastly rubber Billy-Bass-on-a-plaque that breaks out in the first two lines whenever one passes it. MIL had one at her old house and I would turn the damn thing off as soon as I walked in. I still like the song despite the traumatic memory of that LOL Well Bryan is wanting to start the deck which is not in the fluid cash budget for the next couple of months. But I relented and will just do a Lowe's 6 month deferred interest and pay it off in portions like we did with the carpet, fllooring and the kichen reno in the old house. I hate paying interest on anything except a car so always gives me incentive to pay it off within the time frame. He's making a detailed drawing on graph paper so he can estimate materials. We'll go pick out material today (he always selects his own wood) and have them deliver wheneve they can. Are you maanging to task ignore today as per plan? I alway have a list of music I want to download as I hear it on the radio or on the diital music service we get free with our cable. So I really want over 2 gigs left. Ok, the vision of you wielding a sword is pleasing me very much :) Unless you have protective boots there really is no sense wading into lave dude! I think this game will keep you occupied in a fun way for quite awhile. A soon as Bryan gets done with his architectural masterpeice we will head out. Have to stop at Ptsmart and grocery store also to get some usual stuff and stuff I need to mae a Mexicn dippy thing for the party tomorrow.
By jennybookseller on Jan 23, 2015 at 8:22 AM
Thanks! And yeah. Even Mack would have a hard time sucking it up and not whining about this pain! And it is still spreading. In the shower last night I see new eruptions on one of my breasteses. I read that new outbreaks can continue for up to ten days. Fun.
By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 7:33 PM
Thanks! Seems like maybe we sang "Take Me To The River" together before we passed out LOL I ED on Minecraft and nice that you get to wake up in your bed all healed up after you get killed umpty ump times. How are you supposed to kill the zombies and other beasties - beat them over the head with one of your boots? Has this taken the place of your hard drive project of which Ihave heard othing lately. Got hung up today tweaking my playlists for the MP3 which takes an inordinate amount of time. Still have to make some deletion decisions cuz I want at least 2 gigs free for new music. Only have1 right now. General puttering and papry stuff other than tha and the treadmill. Bryan got about 2/3 done with his projet. The weather was beautiful. He wants to start the deck now too Soon as he droes tht, it will likely snow 3 feet. I have never herd of adjustable dumbells and had to look them up Same principles as large weights. Well yes, they do know good sitting in a closet all unadjusted LOL How did school go? How is the doodler girl doing>
By Fauxpaws on Jan 22, 2015 at 7:20 AM
Always good to have a spare pair of boots. Sure sounds like you'll be playing that game for quite a while, since you've barely scratched the surface. That should be fun. Chuck has gotten all the stuff together that will need to be hauled off now, but he's not going to try to haul it himself. He'll hire someone to do that. There's just too much stuff and a lot of it is pretty heavy. I'd sure like to get BIL back here for a couple of days and make him do it! So far we've just got plain old rain - not real heavy but enough to keep the windshield wipers on full time. Looks like it will continue all day and might even turn to ice for a while tomorrow morning. But it should all go away late tomorrow. In and out and gone - just the way we like it!
By Sylviag on Jan 22, 2015 at 6:01 AM
Mornin' Yes I did and it felt good. If we had more room I would consider some other piece of exercise equipment tht invovled weights like we had in WA but did not bring with us. But I figure house puttering, patining, laundry all get me movig in one ay or another House cross training I guess :) We are going to try to get out to the DG course once a week depending on weather. Ah, so he lives close. Sounds like Rusy's human was amenable to the idea of playdates. Glad you got your boots as walking barefoot must have been a bit painful LOL Puzzle and seek games are way more fun than stright shooters. As Bryan has gotten older he enjoys them much more now also as the shooters require such quick reflexes and straight line moving from one mission to another with no fun stops inbetween. Honda all good. Way back this summer on our trip Bryan thought the brakes were feeling a bit strange at around 60 - 65 mph, kinda shimmying. And he mentioned that to the sevrice guy yesterday when he brought it in for an oil change. The guy said we weren't too far off our 30k and since we had a good coupon for major service he suggested we do that and they would also take a look at the brakes He said it was likely the brake "rotors" whatever they are that needed tweaking and that is what it was and they fixed them. Other than that, whatever they do for 30k so we are good to go for awhile; at a cost of course :) They dropped him off in their service car and picked him up about 4 hours later. Before that he had some dental work done. They are doing deep cleaning again so one quadrant at a time and he needs a cap and he needs a crown. So we will schedule one thing every month as the dental insurance that comes with our Blue Cross is abysmal. We got some T-111 after disc golf to enclose the outside bottom of the sun room. Bryan noticed Sonny likes to hang under there and then leap out to try and catch birdies of which unfortunately he has caught a couple in the past couple of months. He thought that would help since he would have no place to hide to ambush them. We were going to do that when we buil th deck but SOnny has made that part a priority now. Bryan will do that today. I would rather have him be an all indoor cat like the other 4 but just not feasible right now and he loves being outside especially when Bryan is out working. He follow him around. What up for you today?
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