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My SIL sent me an email telling me that the Movers with be here the AM of the 24th...we'll be in our new home for Yule! We're going over Saturday to do some Cleaning(and later dinner with the folks). The cable company'll be over on the 22nd to hook up our phone, Internet and TV. We'll have to use Chuck's since mine died during the storm.
I didn't think it was going to happen so soon, esp. when the contractor was "canned" for doing 8hrs of work in 5 days. I think Chuck's right, the folks are driving my brother and his wife crazy and they want us there to keep an "eye" on them ASAP. One "Good Thing" about the whole thing is that my SIL's a lot closer. I believe her newaginess tended her not to believe us about the folks who were on Good Behavior for the hr or so at a time she was around them. Both her and my brother have an idea what we've been dealing with for the last few yrs.
Cheers,
Pat

Packing Fun....

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One of the few "Good Things" about packing is that you find stuff you haven't seen for a while. Pictures from college, my folk's 50th Anniversary Vow Renewal, notes from workshoppes at my 1st Kindred and Hrafnar.....and a Paternity Suit;>!
Yes, you heard right. Back in the 90's this woman decided I'd look like a good cash cow to pay for one of her kids. Didn't last long. Didn't even have to get a lawyer. This was before the "Cocktail" so when I pointed out not only that I'd been "Out" and exclusively Gay since the late 70's but tht I had full blown aids, they dismissed the case....since she was hiv-. How long she'd remain o getting knocked up by random guys....
I tossed it, though originally I thought it funny enough to keep. Now, while I still find it amusing, I'm more sad. Not for her but for other guys she's probably scammed for Child Support who weren't "lucky" enough to have a Contagious Disease.
Cheers,
Pat

Fun! Fun! Fun;>!

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So, with the exception of furniture, clothing and plants we've got the old house cleared except for the kitchen. That's this weekend's project. We're taking today off from Moving BS because of yesterday. Just loooong. 1st, we were called at 0600 by my Dad asking me to stop by their house to pick up his tile saw. It was, and I quote "It's a square box in the shed on a shelf". Luckily, it was also next to a pile of tiles;>. We saw that the contractor got the drywall down from where the hole from the termites was. MUCH bigger damage. Not holding breath as so to get in by Yule. We also discovered that there was no key for the mailbox. So after driving to two PO's we got them....only to find out that we couldn't use them until next Tuesday. We picked up a couple of Moving Kits as well since when I tried online they asked for $40.00 for the both of us.
Then, our new mail carrier decided to drop the flag and NOT pick them up BUT choosing to drop off the post. I would have missed our old carrier. This one? NOT AT ALL.....
Cheers,
Pat

DVD Recommendation: 'Malificent'...

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I admit, I wasn't expecting much beyond "Pretty!" after the 'Beanstalk' remake. I was VERY Pleasantly surprised. And yes, it's very Pretty;>.
Don't expect great Acting or Dialogue but just a fun time. Pretty much any scene with Malificent and her Raven "sidekick" will make you at least grin. To me, it's like watching two old Queens banter;>. The LAMEST bits are those with the trio of idiotic Pixies who're raising the Princess Aurora. At least 'Hocus Pocus's Sanderson Sisters were FUNNY. Imagine the Irony that poor Malificent has to basically raise the child so that she'll be alive for her Curse to Work;>!
Definitely one I'm getting as soon as I see it in the used or discount bin;>...
Cheers,
Pat

Boing! Boing!

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Bit of an uneven day;>. The house cleared so as soon as they can get someone to fix the termite damage we'll be Moving. Now that I've seen it again(and for our own uses...last time was when the folks were going to get it;>)it's better than I thought for our uses. Botanically though, I want the tacky Euonymus and Crape Myrtle removed. That will give me space to plant my Yuzu Lemon and to plant a persimmon tree in the front court. There's actually more Sun than I thought. Don't know much about the Watering situation though. If it gets Sprinkled by the public system...GREAT! If not, I'll put in a rainbarrel collection system and drip irrigate.
The oddest thing to work with is that the house has two Dining rooms. I think the one off the kitchen is the one we'll use as and the other make into an office and cat playground(not that their toys won't wander;>). The only inconvenient thing is that there is no close bank of ours. Not that it's a biggie. The only reason I go to a branch is to check the balance and you can do that online.
The less positive bit yesterday was mostly around the folks. 1st was that Mom wanted her Yule stuff. Found out that Dad had changed the locks to the backyard so I had to lift the crates up and over the fence. Not the most Ergonomic;>! It also filled both the truckbed AND that behind the seats. So much for starting to bring our stuff over. Oh, and Rats had nested in their shed worse than ours. Needless to say, both me and my clothes needed an IMMEDIATE wash;>!
Oh, and my Insulin came in...WITHOUT needles. Wee bit difficult to give shots without the "pointy bits"......
Cheers,
Pat

New Yr's Projects.....

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In continuation with last yr's improving Diet;>:
Switching from Coffee to Tea...mainly since I require milk and sweetener to drink Coffee.

Switching from Milk to Almond Milk. Can't STAND Soy;>!

Increasing Breakfast Miso Soup from a couple times a month to a week.

Metaphysically:
Meditating on the Voluspa. Too bad I lost all the Voluspa discussions from the V Group in a 'puter crash a couple yrs ago.

Returning to an Asatru format. While ASH still resonates linguistically, the "cultural" aspects aren't a good fit. Shouldn't be surprised. It wasn't the 3 or 4 times I tried before over the last couple of decades;>!

UPGing the local Landwights. Since the Christians and their diseases wiped the local Indigenous cultures(and populations mostly), there's little beyond Folk "Spook" stories(similar to those about Louisiana)
Cheers,
Pat

Sigh.....

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The "Good News" from my clinic apt yesterday was that the overworked Diabetes Coordinator was gone. The 'Bad" is that my PA now does the prescribing. Medically? She's on the ball. Unfortunately, even after more than a yr she's still not "got" the concept County health Dept Client=POOR. She calle in a new Diabetes med for me and the Pharm sent me an email telling me it's not covered by my Insurance Medicare-D and the monthly fee is $149.35 OVER my monthly SSI.
Tomorrow I get to TRY to get a hold of her...

BOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!!

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Well, we found out yesterday that the lightning rod my Dad made was functional as well as ornamental;>! A direct strike and all we lost was a TV and a couple lightbulbs. It was powerful enough that it made your ears "pop" with the pressure change.
Cheers,
Pat

Wheee;>!!!!

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Fun day...and it's not even 1000;>!
1st thing this AM was that the Internet was down, so I had to reboot the system, TWICE.
2nd thing, while I was in the grocery store someone snapped off the driver's side mirror of my truck(of which yesterday I needed to get a jump from my Dad so I could get it to the battery store)
3rd thing, on the way home FROM said store the "Service Engine Soon" light came on
4th thing. Dad called and wanted to give us their spare dining room table that Mom had been using for crafts....NOW. Instead of having it moved when they moved and we walk it over two doors down. It, OF COURSE was in the loft of the A-frame guesthouse. Dad wanted me to "catch" when he lowered it. I TOLD HIM he couldn't do it but arguing with a Green Beret with Alzheimer's is pretty useless(as it was BEFORE;>). He couldn't, but luckily I'm still pretty fast if not the most graceful...........
Sigh....
Now I have to take the truck in to get a new mirror AND find out what's causing the warning light to come on.
At least it's not next week;>!
Cheers,
Pat
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This Showtime documentary series is very good. It's also VERY DEPRESSING. By the 3rd episode you pretty much realize that nothing less than a planetary Ebola epidemic's going to prevent a Devonian-level Extinction. Between bribed politicians and Ignorant populations there really is little hope anything will happen in time. Thanking the Regin I'm both Gay AND have never Reproduced....and Hoping my niece and nephew don't. A future where a rat meal in the USA is considered Luxury is no place to grow up.
Cheers,
Pat

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