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Finally able to get back online.....sporadic internet service for the past week.
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How did you make out with the storm Beth? We lost a few trees but no other issues. My parents got power back on Weds. My friend just got it back on Friday.
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We lost power Monday @ 3:30 PM and I woke up at 3:15 AM and it was back on so not quite 12 hours this time thankfully. Then on Tuesday while working (I work from home) I lost my internet service at 2:45 and every number I dialed from my phone said the number was busy and if it became available within the next 30 minutes I would hear a funny ring tone. I couldn't even call the phone company because their phone was messed up too. It came back up around 4:00 pm the next day but since then I keep having connection problems with my laptop. The phone company tried saying it was my computer but I don't think it is. When I can make a connection it works (although a little slower than normal). I think I'll be making a trip to best buy real soon. Driving me nuts. We didn't have any tress come down this time. After that bad ice storm we had a few years ago we had our property milled because we had about 30 trees come down landing on the sheds, my hubby's old ford truck and narrowly missing the house and other vehicles. My mom was without power until Wed or Thurs too.

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Just checking in! Glad yours was not as harsh, Beth. There is another storm coming this week they said, hoping it won't add to the problems so many are still facing.
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Libby -- Cute idea for swap but I just can't commit to that far out in advance right now for me.
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I know.....I feel bad for all those affected by the storm. Will be doing any donation swaps to send that way to shelters or anything?
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Not at this time on my end, but let me know if you see any others posted too. I've just got too much going on right now and am stressed over job situation things. In a flux and not sure what's coming down the path so not able to commit to hosting more or doing more at the moment.
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I'm glad everyone is ok and survived Sandy...

But I do have a gripe I need to air... (stepping up on my soap box)

Yesterday on my way to work, I saw about 15-20 power utility trucks headed West... That's odd, Sandy is on the East coast... So I call my Mom and she said there was an article in the paper about how they're all being sent home because they aren't union... Are you flipping serious??? All those people on the East coast, still without power and the power company volunteer workers are being sent home because they aren't Union??? OMG!!! I was floored... And still am... And somehow I bet the person that made the decision to send them home has power in their house and is nice and warm and cozy... Geesh...

Ok, I'm done with my gripe... (stepping down off my soap box)...

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!!!

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I live in a crazy part of the country and Massachusetts isn't the worst. NY and NJ have such strong unions that run everything!
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I just don't get it... It's a natural disaster... State of emergency... You'd think they'd want the power restored as soon as possible...

Iowa is a right to work state... And the shop that Mick works in is union, but he's not required to belong to it... But he still gets all the benefits as if he did belong... Wages, vacation, raises, retirement, everything... The only benefit he doesn't get is he can't vote on the contract when it gets renewed...

Back in the 70's, the unions around here broke a lot of companies... International, John Deere, Case... And those companies shut down and moved elsewhere because they couldn't afford the union demands...

It's sad that the unions has that much power...

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WooHoo, can I have a spot in group #5--and I will take another if you open another group that is not disney related too. First theme "girlie, finding myself" as I have went thru major life changes and enjoying the journey! This will give me a chance to scrapbook some of the pictures. If you do a group 6, I will determine a theme at that time! Thanks, Betty Jo
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Just the 3 of us... The older 2 were saying they don't want to do Disney again... But now they're sorta changing their minds... They said they'll go again, but they don't want to do all the parks, every day... They want to do other stuff while we're down there... So, I guess that's a start... I'll probably plan a trip for all 5 of us in 2014 for Universal and Disney...
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Sounds good Nancy. My oldest doesn't want to travel with us. We do not have a trip in the works yet. We were planning for next year but then dh isn't working. It is on the back burner until a new job comes along. He has an interview this week, but the job isn't really what he is interested in. Oh well, it is a start.
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That's a bummer that DH is laid off... Hopefully he'll find something soon that he likes and wants... I guess for now he can be your housekeeper and chef!!!

Yeah, that would be kinda hard to plan a vacation... But since oldest DS doesn't want to go along, at least you'll only need 1 room...
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I agree Nancy, he can stay with my parents. I am not thrilled letting him stay home alone! A new better job will come along, I am stressing right now, but I know we will be okay in the end! And I have to admit it is nice to go home after work and have dinner ready!

We had snow last night. Not much, just enough to have people driving a little crazier than usual.
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Hey swapping friends....

Some of you know about DH's cousin's grandson Mason... He is 6 yrs old but has a rare form of adult leukemia. Recently, they lost their insurance so I am hosting a Tastefully Simple party online as a fundraiser to help the medical expenses. If you would like to help, please let me know via PM as I don't want to violate any rules here otherwise. Thanks!
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Thanks for joining. I've added you to group 5 and started a group 6.
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My subject for group 6 will be HOME.... girlie if possible Thanks for letting me join and for starting another group so I can have another spot! Betty Jo
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You know me, hate to see anyone alone in a group so I'll take a spot in Group 6 -
Winter theme please... snowflakes, pine trees, cardinals and chickadees and titmice birds, and all those great wintry scenes. I'm hoping for a lot of snow this year.
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Sorry to hear of the layoff, Pia, ad will be praying the right job comes along quickly.

As much as I would like to Disney, we are holding off for another year I think til DGS is old enough to go. I wanted to take him this year but he is jsut too little still. He'll be 2 in January so I think when he's three or so it might be a fun big trip for us all.
We are planning a long road trip out west again next year to do some national parks... Yellowstone, Zions, Canyonlands, Arches, Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, Four Corners... Booked our timeshare already, now just have to save a LOT of pennies.
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Where are all the swappers of late??? Been awfully quiet! I think a lot must have gone into hibernation!!!
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You can add me to another group... either one is fine. With a theme of, Friends. For little girls. I will have a lot of pictures of my little miss with her friends and her Daisy girlscouts.
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well....I need to vent....my son and his girlfriend Nicole got their first apartment in August. I paid the security deposit for them and helped them come up with the first months rent. My son got a full time job and things were sailing along quite smoothly. Then my son meets a kid from work who tells my son of all his problems and my son having a huge heart and being too concerned for others tells the kid he can stay with them (studio apartment) for a little while in order to help him get back on his feet. 2 1/2 months later he is still there, my son is so stressed out he went back on his medication for ADHD and in doing so lost his job (trying to get correct dosage and being so frustrated one day while at work he said he wished he was dead and they let him go because they didn't "feel" comfortable with him because of his comment). The kid staying with him doesn't pay rent, doesn't buy food, doesn't help with any expense and my son has to cart him back and forth to work and he no longer works there. The kid blows all his money every week and has made no attempts to make other living arrangements. He brags on xbox live about how he lives with his roomates. My son called me last night in tears because he's so frustrated and doesn't have the heart to tell the kid to leave but at the same time he wants his life, his apartment and his privacy back. The kid is in some legal trouble and I drove him to superior court last week and he has another hearing on December 5th. His uncle drives from Connecticut to go to the hearings and I have sent him a text message and left two phone messages with him urging him to call me and letting him know his nephew needs to get out of my sons apartment and someone needs to help him and the guy doesn't even have the decency to respond. My son told the kid yesterday that he was going to have to start giving him $100 a week to help with the rent, food and gas to cart him around constantly and the kid says "that's an awful lot of money, are you going to pay me back?" Are you serious!!!!!???? He hasn't contributed to the household since he's been there and has no vehicle so he relies on my son for everything. When asked what his plans are all he says is "I don't know". I'm SOOOOOO mad and I don't know what to do. I'm a very charitable person and do what I can to help those in need but this is ridiculous and completely taking advantage of others. Looks like my sons father (ex-hubby) and I are going to have to get together and go out there and lay down the law. My son and his girlfriend both want him out but are so worried about where he'll go or what he'll do that they're afraid to say anything to him. Sorry for my rant......but I feel better now.

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Beth, you're a better person than I am... I would have booted that kids butt a long time ago... If his name is not on the lease, then he has no right to be living there... Your son went above and beyond to help him get back on his feet... His kind doesn't want help, they want a free ride... Time for him to find someone else to freeload off of...
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Beth, you're a better person than I am... I would have booted that kids butt a long time ago... If his name is not on the lease, then he has no right to be living there... Your son went above and beyond to help him get back on his feet... His kind doesn't want help, they want a free ride... Time for him to find someone else to freeload off of...

Well since my post the uncle sent me a text Friday night @ 8:00PM stating he got my messages and had just returned from a business and he needed to get settled and would call me in a bit.....still haven't heard from him.
On the bright side (if there is one) my sons girlfriend told the kid he had until Friday to find somewhere else to live. They were both so afraid to tell him that she ended up sending him a text message. He took his xbox tonight and told my son he was going to stay with a friend for a couple days and that he found a shelter he could go to. I feel a little bad but not bad enough to risk my son's mental health and well being. I told my son "NO MORE friends staying with you".
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JCI--wanted to tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving!! I am headed to some friends in NE Missouri for the weekend and the Black Friday sales! WoooHooo!
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Beth: Sorry to hear about the stress but sometimes we have to let them learn the hard way. My son (David) has a soft heart too and gets himself into situations like those occasionally but over the past few times he has learned the hard way that he can't do that... and to now say no up front. They need to learn that helping doesn't mean risking their own situations, and not enabling either, but that they can help in other ways, such as listening, making suggestions and pointing them in the right direction of other resources or how to look for jobs, etc. Sounds like its been a learning experience for your son and his girlfriend also which is good.

I hope your son is able to get his job back and get back on track.

The other kid just needs to have a reality check and sounds like he won't as long as he can convince others to enable him by feeling sorry for him. Perhaps the uncle already knew that too.
Don't feel bad for the kid -- you are doing him a favor in NOT enabling him either. As long as others enable, he won't learn, perhaps a shelter is what it will take to set him straight.

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How is your son doing? Did the freeloader get out?!

We had a nice Thanksgiving, it was pretty quiet. I have had some crafting time. I am glad I signed up for this because I am going to take a break from swapping. I love this swap and the SBPS but my heart hasn't been into swaps lately. I know I keep saying I am taking a break but this time I think I really will. I have so much stuff to use. I have been cleaning and sorting my craft stuff. I sold a bunch of stuff and it feels good. I need to focus on using what I have!
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Pia,
My son is doing good...the freeloader has moved out and he's feeling a lot less stressed out. I hear you with the swaps. I gave up on all but the PAT one's since you can choose your theme and I can actually use them. I've been cleaning out my craft room as well. I gave away about 10 grocery bags full of stuff and still have more to go. My mom wants to start doing a little scrapbooking so I gave her all the stuff. I must have given away about 10 12x12 paper stacks but hundreds of loose pieces of carsstock. I just have too much and can't realistically see myself using it. I still have a little more to go through but I'm getting there and can't wait until it's done.
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