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By Fauxpaws on Aug 29, 2015 at 4:24 AM

No straw hat then, eh? Darn. I would have liked to see that. Wow, your mom wasted no time getting rid of that tv! Good! Yay on the SUV, too. Yes - the new mattress is great! It even got Elf's approval, but only after much inspection. The delivery guys had no problem whatsoever getting it installed, much to our surprise. It took them about 10 minutes, tops. Ya know, come to think of it, they DO have a lot of brick houses in Dallas! At least in the housing developments, of which there are tons. The poorer 'hoods use more wood and the wealthy folks use whatever they want. =) There are some fine older neighborhoods that still incorporate a lot of stone. That's what I prefer. Stone and wood. An all-brick, or mostly brick house just doesn't appeal to me as much. It sounds like that couple on the show couldn't have been farther apart in their choices of a home! Weird! Never did hear from the doc, dammit!

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 28, 2015 at 1:44 PM

We could use more bio-gas in the world. I need to find you a good farmers hat to wear while you're farming. One of those old, straw, "broken-in" ones that's been around a while. Really get you in the spirit of the game. I don't see you in a baseball-type hat, unless maybe if it's green and says John Deere on it. Does your niece have a van or truck you can use to move the furniture? Or is it all in boxes and will fit in your car? A boys weekend, eh? I trust he'll behave himself. =) My goofing off has turned to work this afternoon. I've stripped the bed and am washing everything, and moving stuff out of the way to clear a path for the delivery guys. Chuck got a wild hair and is cleaning the back of the refrigerator. Haven't heard anything from the doc yet about his MRI yet. I was sure hoping they'd call today but it's getting late in the afternoon. Now that he's finally going to do something, we're both wishing it would be sooner rather than later.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 28, 2015 at 8:45 AM

I can see Kuiper shooting off some real stingers if he wanted. I'm sure he learned long ago just how far he could go, especially when broadcasting. Bio-gas, eh? That sounds like something entirely out in left field. =) The nice weather here is still holding. It's getting a little warmer and more humid every day but the mornings are still great. I should be doing more work out in the yard but it's so much nicer to get a little watering in and goof off the rest of the time.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 28, 2015 at 4:38 AM

LOL on Kuiper! I guess he would know all about Red Sox fans. I hope he's wrong in this case. It would be nice for Tomlinson to have that ball. I sure hope the 4th goes well for both of us! And today our new mattress is coming. I hope the delivery guys know what they're doing because it's going to be tricky getting it and the box springs up the stairs and around 3 tight corners into the bedroom. But Chuck and his pals somehow managed it all those years ago, so they should be okay. Goodness gracious, you can't run out of grass for those cows! =)

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 27, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Yeah, they definitely went heavy on the f-bomb, but it really didn't distract me too much. I guess I was laughing too hard. Let's just hope we can get through Halloween before the Christmas push starts. I remember the good old days when it didn't start until after Thanksgiving. *sigh* All I know about the house deal is that the buyers have to get it inspected first, and that has been set for Sept 4. I have no real idea what happens after that. I'm not even sure Chuck can remember all the steps. How's the cow herd coming along? Have you hit 100 head yet and moved on to other things or have you been too busy with the TV project?

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By Sylviag on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:47 AM

I have severeal used boxes with only minor shredding damage :) The kitties love Costco day vu I let them all play in the boxes for a day

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By Sylviag on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:40 AM

oh dear - that would be "time", She said she was going to write it down on her calendar. She gets days and times wrong a lot now Oh yes, a vid of the occasion would be very cool.

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By Sylviag on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Sorry you had to be a cat LOL No pic of a dog and 2 cats dancing. These two threads of your lives have been ongoing and so glad they are coming to a good conclusion. http://cheezburger.com/8558034944

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By Sylviag on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:23 AM

Mornin' Huh, when I went to Rite-Aid to pick up a prescription the other day - it was already Thanksgiving stuff they had up! Guess they decided to skip Halloween altogether. Reeedikulus. Yay on the TV - ED and it sound like all will be ready for the big day if niece's hubby can help you. So exxcited for your Dad and I know your Mom will love it too. Chuck got the short end of the stick when it comes to helpful siblings for sure. Nothing much on tap today except stop by MILs. Son settled on Fri eve for her Mexcian birthday dinner at 5 which is early enough for her. She is all excited and in my conversation with her last night she managed to get the tie tie son was picking her up wrong 3 times :) I will call her Fri aternoon to remind her when she needs to be ready. Been eating a lot of garden veggies. Made a big batch of breaded and fried zukes the other day and we feasted on the greasy goodness. Some sea bass tonight.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 27, 2015 at 9:06 AM

I didn't say, but Chuck's the one who brought up the Manning thing. I pooh poohed all over it. Let's see, constant pain or the very slim chance that you might have numb fingers. Hmm. Those videos were SO funny!! Whoever wrote the material has a big future in comedy. And the acting was great as well. Halloween candy in August! Unbelievable! I sure would have been tempted to say something, too. I suppose this means the Christmas gift commercials will probably start on TV in a couple of weeks now. ACK!

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 27, 2015 at 7:12 AM

LOL! Yep, Chuck's sibs are quite a bunch, aren't they? He's not even going to call BIL. He told his sisters they could let him know if they want, he doesn't care. Personally, I don't think he should have bothered calling any of them, at least until the deal was done and then only Dallas and let her pass the word along. Your siblings, on the other hand, are almost too good to be true! You sure got lucky there! Speaking of Chuck, he finally called the doc about his disc pain. Yes! He goes in to see him today. He's hoping he can get a steroid shot for it, kinda like your dad gets I think. But if not, he's resigning himself to the fact that he'll have to go under the knife. The news about Peyton Manning didn't make things any better. Apparently the neck surgeries Manning had have left his fingers totally numb. It's amazing he can even throw the ball without being able to feel it. Anyway, we'll see how it goes with Chuck. He'll probably have to get an MRI first. I'd love to be able to listen to K&K call a game! They're just too funny! Pretty gutsy of that girl to wear a Cubs jersey at a home game! The guy's sign was great tho! They must have a pretty good relationship is all I can say! =)

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 27, 2015 at 5:34 AM

Yay on the shopping mission! And everything at one place. Having niece's hubby help you will certainly be nice. Having it all set up for the party will be even nicer! Chuck called his sisters yesterday to tell them about the offer on the house, and Idaho told him he should have made a counter offer of 165 thousand. I just had to laugh when he told me. Yeah, like that extra 5 thou is really going to make a difference, split 4 ways between the siblings. I just don't know what's wrong with that woman.

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By Sylviag on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Thans on Bosco - my favrit liddul KKPS charcater. So is the TV and entertainment center furniture a done deal? Am thrilled with the house offer for Paws and Chuck! I thibk it will go through cuz there is some wiggle roo with the coing in at a pretty good offer. Bryan went fishing on the river today and just got home sans any troutski but had a great time rambling up and down the river. He's taking a nap now as he tuckered himself out :) I had a myriad of on line stuff to do. My Norton subscription was due for renewal and they had phased out Norton One which I had know they were doing. But that required downloading the replacement program on both puters which took some time. Had funds in KIVA, added some, and made some loans. I usually pick individual women or a woman's group and mostly loan to Africa. That always takes time to read their request for a loan and make a deciion. Wish I could help them all. Had some Amazon shoppng to do to include books for me since I have actualluy run out of trashy novels to read. That takes time cuz the paranormal trash I read is just like a lot of the fantasy genre in that they run to multiple book series where the heroine has to slay innumerable badasses (human or not) to finally get to the last book where she has saved the world (or her corner of it) and gets her mostly non-human man So I have to figure out where I left off, sometimes several years ago :) I really should read more mind enriching stuff instead of the brain candy - just like junk TV to me. To soothe my brain after all that deision making I cleaned up the greenhouse some ore and did some flower deadheading. last time until I trim back all the perennials this fall afer the fall bloomers are dne. Boy are you preaching to the choir on stores and their "sales" and "markdowns:" which usually result in the price it should have been originally anyway. Ny favorite, which I may have mentined before, are the "mismatched mattress sets".and getting rif f "las year's models." Yeah, wanna trade up for the 2016 model - sign me up.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 26, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Oh, I agree with you on all of that, but stores will continue to make ridiculous profits off of people as long as the people continue to be willing to buy from them. I know many of my friends continue to shop at Kroger instead of driving the extra mile out to Walmart even though Kroger's prices are considerably higher in most every category. I hope all of your purchasing goes well today! It would be nice to get all of that over with.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:44 AM

Nice thought, but it would never work. People, and I would imagine women even more than men, can't resist a sale, even if it does just make the price more in line with what it should be. So even if you started out with a lower and more fair price, people would still wait for a sale. So, will you be hunting for the perfect TV stand today? Did your search turn up a good DVD player and some videos?

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 26, 2015 at 5:18 AM

I know! Isn't it great? I'd imagine the appraisal will find some problem or other, but there's plenty of wiggle room money-wise if Chuck has to knock something off the price for that. It will be SO nice to have all of this behind us. Poor Chuck has had one seriously crappy year. The mattress thing was good, too. It's a fairly new store and we never see any business there, so we knew they were probably hurting. I'd found two on sale that I liked, really wanted the more expensive one but kept acting like we'd probably just get the cheapo, and then I told the sales girl if she'd knock off the delivery/setup price, we'd get the better one. She had to call the main office but they agreed and we got the mattress we really wanted. I'm usually not too good at haggling, so was rather proud of myself. =)

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:15 AM

Yep, you had it about right! I just wrote the following message to Syl and thought you wouldn't mind if I just copied it down here rather than rewriting everything since I got so carried away. =) ACK! Sorry I didn't get back to you and BD yesterday. It was just one thing after another all day. Yes, it was exactly the offer Chuck was hoping for! He had it listed at 169 thou, the high end of everybody's recommended price range, hoping to get an offer of at least 150 thou, and they offered 160! Yee Haw! Of course, there's still a long way to go yet, but it's a start! And a good sign, even if this offer falls through. Chuck stopped by his friend Jim's house on the way home and they decided we'd all go out to dinner to celebrate. We went out to look at mattresses after that and got a good deal on one that was on sale. Even managed to finangle free delivery out of the deal. That's coming on Friday. Then we had to watch several hours of FF shows on TV and get caught up on all of that since our drafts are this coming Sunday. Jim and his gal pal came by and we all went to eat Mexican food at a nice place up the street from us, after which we invited them over for a while and they stayed and stayed (insert "ACK!" here) and finally left around 11:00. We were both pooped after that and just went to bed. So that was my exciting day! I think that's the most excitement we've had around here all summer! LOL!

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By Sylviag on Aug 25, 2015 at 5:02 PM

ED and didn't see anythign about Paws' real estate. Was hoping it was a done deal. Lotsa errands done today. Got the rental manually wheelchair back to the medical supply company and they said they will give her the loaner electric one at no charge until all the approvals come through for the new one. They said that could still be months from now. That was pretty nice I must say. MIL was in the beauty shop. She is all excited about going Mexican for her birthday lunch sometime this week dependimg on son's schedule. They know him pretty well and will make sure the guitar singing guy with the big 20 gallon ling decorated hat will be there to serenade her. She will be 89 this year. I didn't get back to the crazy gun guy. Wonder what constitutes "redneck" to him. How many peeps are you expecting for the party? I am assuming it will be an afternoon thing.

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By Fauxpaws on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:07 AM

It's not the size of his wallet - LOL! It sounds like it was going to be his decision from the get-go, despite all the silly back and forth. Apparently she's okay with it all, since she'd been living there so long. The 16th! At last! I hope this long, drawn-out experience has taught you the importance of daily flossing! =) Oh, oh! The real estate gal just called and said someone made an offer on the house! She didn't say what it was, so I'm figuring it's probably pretty low. But Chuck is more than willing to go pretty low, so we might just have a deal! He's going over to her office in an hour. Keep your fingers crossed!!

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By Sylviag on Aug 25, 2015 at 7:11 AM

Wonderful bday card for Jenny - I'll have to do a belated one again :)

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