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1 Where is everyone? on Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:19 pm

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Where are all our friends who used to visit here? I don't even see Esther around lately. Mikey I've seen a little and Lari and Freddie. Rich is here now and then. No more Howell, Fishlips and all you other members. I wish you'd all come back ex[nod]


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2 Re: Where is everyone? on Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:20 pm

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It is easy to get too busy to check in everywhere sometimes. Lately I've been doing more actual book and less forum "reading". I'm sure it is like that for other people sometimes too.

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3 Re: Where is everyone? on Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:26 am

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Seems like we all get caught up in life now & again. I keep coming back. You're right not much happening these days.

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4 Re: Where is everyone? on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:45 am

Still here ....just not posting much
job takes up a lot of my time now. Work is going pretty well too, i think I am becoming a (gasp) "salesman"
I have already landed more new accounts in 6 months than our other sales rep has done in 2 years

Never thought I'd be a salesman, let alone a pretty good one.
Also never in a million years did I ever picture myself getting "dressed up" to go to work. ex[woot]

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5 Re: Where is everyone? on Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:47 pm

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I know all you working stiffs have to make a living and you are busy but it sure is nice to see you all when you get a chance to post every once in awhile. Just letting ya know I miss you and hey it would be fun for you all to post a picture of your getups for work attire. Some of us are fortunate enough to be done w/all that work stuff cuz we are over the hill ex[giggle]
My DH Bill just sent his paperwork in to retire on Nov.30th of this year if all goes according to plan. He is back to working now for a few months but it will end soon they say again. After figuring out all the figures it makes more sense for him to retire now than to wait. Each year he continues to work they take out a bigger percentage away from his pension plans. We'll have to pay the bucks for our health care plan each month ourselves but we can buy it through his union and it's comparable to other plans and is pretty good. He's not old enough for social security or Medicare yet for several years but we think it will work out good so yahoooooooooooooooooo we can have some fun with this thing they call retirement real soon


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6 Re: Where is everyone? on Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:31 pm

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I come in and look but figure if noone has said anything for 3-4 days I might as well save my breath and usually don't have anything earth shaking to say anyway so I zoom on.

Pete and I have been busy the past couple of months working at our church. We have been perking up the landscaping by pulling LOTS of weeds, mulching in those places that are minus the weeds, cut down two trees, cut them up and hauled them away, pulled out small tree stumps, pulled out 4 overgrown evergreen bushes and lots of poison ivy vines. Pete did get PI badly as he was in it working before he realized what it was. We also have spent quite a while and used 2 gallons of iron stain remover from the beige bricks on the outside church wall and on the sidewalk where the sprinkler hits and leaves a stain. We have terrible water.

Now we are working inside, going after stuff commercial cleaning places don't look, like under the sinks. Today I spent quite a while cleaning the janitor sink that hadn't been cleaned for a long time. I actually first spread a layer of Stripeze on it and let it sit before tackling it with a razor blade scraper. Then I used cleanser and a sink scrubber thingy. Pastor came down because he could smell the Stripeze up in his office. He kinda scolded me because the room the sink is in, is kinda small and has no cross ventilation. He then set up a fan for me and said he didn't want to lose me. In the meantime, Pete was working on the last of the iron stains on the sidewalks, fixing the sink stopper in the lady's room, rerouted the water service hoses to one sink as they had the cold running to the hot faucet and vice versa. LOL.

Another thing I've been working on is organizing a way to get meals to people from church who just came home from the hospital or may need meals for whatever reason. There is a neat website if anybody has a need for something like this. It is www.takethemameal.com . It's so cool. For our members who have computers, it'll allow me to plug in the needy person's name, any food restrictions, the number in the family, how many meals they need and then send off the notice to the people involved. Then they go look at it and can fill in their name, the day they're taking food, and what they're taking. Then the day before they are to take food, the site sends them an email reminder. It also has a few tried and true recipes and tips about taking food to people. The only ones that will cause a problem are the ones who don't have a computer so I end up calling anyway. But we are hoping to get enough volunteers so we can make up separate teams for each month.

We also will have on hand some canned and boxed foods at the church for people who may want to participate but are hurting financially. We hope that if they can take some of our supplies and just add in, say a pound of hamburg and maybe an egg, they can put together something without blowing their grocery budget.

So we've been assigned a location that is not being used that already has nice cupboards and is easily accessed in the basement of the church. Trouble is, they are the lower cupboards and real deep and of course low. I can just see some of the ladies in high heels and a short skirt down on their knees trying to see what's in the cupboards. So today we went to Home Depot and bought 4 drawer guide sets, some plywood and 1 by 3s and Pete is going to build some kinda trays that will roll out and make it easy to view what's in those cupboards. I also purchased a bunch of cheap Dollar Store tinfoil containers with cardboard tops and from Gordon Foods I got plastic 16 & 32 ounce disposable deli tubs and covers, and 16 ounce styrofoam containers with covers. We are asking that people bring in used butter tubs, whipped topping tubs and most anything that can be closed tightly and reused so maybe we won't have to buy as many.

Now aren't you sorry you asked. LOL


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7 Re: Where is everyone? on Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:38 pm

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I still try to stop by every day or so. The last few weeks have been a bit crazy, though! Since my back isn't 100%, but considering we like having electricity and having food, I had to suck it up and go back to work. Since I dealt with a boss I couldn't stand to be with in the same room for the last 5 years, it was time for a change. So, instead, I went out and bought myself a business.

If you are on Facebook, search for The Mailbox Connection. That's ME!! It is a private postal service-type place. We rent different size mailboxes, as well as shipping and receiving. We also offer fax/copy/notary services, as well as a few other misc. svcs. I figure if I can help Gator Country have a record summer with nothing to gain, I cann most definitely build and promote my own business. I plan to really do some serious advertising and we are gonna grow this business!!! I have room for a few different types of odds/ends as well. So far, so good! I'm still liking it!

Anyway, ya'll drop by!!!!!

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8 Re: Where is everyone? on Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:47 pm

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Esther,very nice thing you all are doing for people in need. With times the way they are I bet there are a lot of people needing help nowadays.
That's great that Pete is fixing the cupboards for the ladies. He really is the king of handy men to have around...........I'm sure you will agree and everyone knows you are a real do it yourself queen yourself


Ewwwwwww, I've heard about the effects of Poison Ivy but never came into contact w/ it myself fortunately. Guess next time Pete will take better notice where he grabs the weeds. Hope he is better now. I've gotten into nettles before and that stuff isn't fun either. Jumped off a runaway horse once as a teenager and wouldn't ya know it I picked a big huge spot w/ the stuff in it to land in. Oh ma ma that smarts for quite awhile. Guess some people actually cook the stuff and eat it


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9 Re: Where is everyone? on Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:52 pm

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Bartender, sorry you are having back problems still but glad you found a way to get some extra bucks coming into the house. Sounds like you have the right attitude on getting the business going and I hope it works out well for ya. I'll stop by Facebook and check it out ex[happy]


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10 Re: Where is everyone? on Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:34 am

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I check in every day, but it has been very quiet lately. Bullfrog has been absent some too. He is kind of like the glue that holds us all together here.
Since we've been having much cooler weather, a friend and I have been walking around our neighborhood instead of in the mall. We are up to 2 miles every morning. That doesn't sound like much to most people but, believe me, it is a lot to us. I've been trying to get my hubby to walk with us, but he is still resisting. I'm not going to give up though. His doctor said he really needs to get more exercise.

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11 Re: Where is everyone? on Fri Oct 08, 2010 12:48 pm

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I'm here everyday too and yes Bullfrog is our common denominator and w/o him this forum would not exist. He's prolly gonna be pretty busy now w/ his moving and getting things all situated over at the new place but hopefully he will give us updates and lots of pictures on how the progress is going.
Very good and pat yourself on the back my friend on your walking program. 2 miles is a great start and it sounds wonderful to me. My DH won't go w/ me either except every once in awhile but he will ride a bike and we do that every now and then. Maybe now that he is going to retire in Dec. he will get more energetic and we can ride more often. Biking is great exercise too and you get to see lots of sites when you put the bikes on the car and do different areas. Maybe your hubby would ride a bike?


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12 Re: Where is everyone? on Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:25 pm

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TWO MILES!!! Well it sounds like a long ways to me!!!

Your own business!! I hope it does well. I don't know what is worse though, having difficulty with the boss or being the boss.


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13 Re: Where is everyone? on Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:39 am

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Sorry but I have been busy. I moved all of the furniture and appliances out of the trailer because he didn't have insurance on the contents. I can't see just giving it to the insurance company. I signed the papers today on the new mobile home, the guy says he will have me approved Monday. I asked if he could just pull the other one to the side of the property and put mine there, he said no problem. It will take 20 days to get the title, then I'll file on the insurance. It was insured for $23,000.00 This will pay for the fence, driveway and garage and maybe even the pond.


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14 Re: Where is everyone? on Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:55 pm

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Yep we understand you are busy getting into your new place by the river. How cool is that? I'm glad you were able to save a lot of the usable items instead of it all being thrown out or hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? wonder if the insurance company cleans it and sells it? Anyways we are all looking forward to your move and hearing all the neat stories that come from your new life on the river


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